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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Hunger in Uganda?

Top stories in the Independent this week. Buy your copy at the latest news stand.

COVER STORY
Hunger in Uganda: Does country have a food or policy problem?

THE LAST WORD
Uganda’s agricultural crisis: How politics, not the drought, explains the current famine our country is experiencing.

ANALYSIS
Secrets of ongoing registrations: Link to President Museveni unknown birthday and why many Ugandans don’t like that.

ANALYSIS
School fees crunch: As schools across the country opened for the first term of 2017 a few weeks ago, the anger among parents over hiked school fees appears to have hit boiling point.

ANALYSIS
Tight healthcare budget coming: Analysts predict more individuals will have to pay for treatment in private clinics as government fails to deliver on its pledges and donors flee health sector.

SOCIETY
Iwawa gives back to society: Former street kids turn to helping vulnerable women.

RWANDA
21 graduate from Mama Rwanda initiative: Group supports vulnerable single mothers.

BUSINESS
Agency banking: Stanbic to hire 1000 agents: Other banks say the government needs to urgently pass regulatory framework.

TAXES
Chasing tax revenues in the Great Lakes: Report shows that Rwandans were most responsive to either gentle reminders or positive messages underscoring the role of tax in funding public services.

BUSINESS
Nakumatt gets Shs280bn cash injection: Retail chain finalises plans to pay suppliers debts, revamp outlets.

HEALTH
Herbal medicine’s future: Two top practitioners speak to The Independent about their fears and dreams.

ART
When great art makes you LOL: Is funny art actually funny? The answer, as we see it, is a rousing chorus of “it depends”.

MOTORING
Used parts you should never buy: Choosing whether to buy a new or used motor vehicle replacement part has never been easy. But it has gotten tougher recently due to what I hear are tough times economically.

FRANKLY SPEAKING
Maro: Proud of his rags to RnB tale: When Ronald Magada aka Maro, who is one of Uganda’s top RnB musicians, tells his life story, the pain is unmistakable. His mother died when he was only three years old in 1990. That left him at the mercy of everyone in the large extended family of his father, James Magada, a policeman.

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