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Uganda and Afghan refugees

Uganda’s temporary accommodation of 2,000 Afghanistan refugees underscores the reputation Uganda has of being progressive, says Dr Evan Easton-Calabria, from the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford When did Uganda start hosting refugees? Uganda has a long history of hosting refugees. This started in the early 1940s with Polish refugees …

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GM mosquitoes to fight malaria

Ugandan scientists seek integrated approach to tackle killer disease Scientists at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) plans to undertake a research on genetically engineered mosquitoes to tackle malaria.  Dr. Jonathan Kayondo, the principal investigator Target Malaria Uganda and Senior Research Officer at UVRI had an email interview with The …

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Struggle to contain COVID-19

  What Uganda has got wrong – and right In June, President Yoweri Museveni tightened restrictions in the country following a worrying rise in COVID-19 infections and deaths. The new stringent measures included a 42-day lockdown and restrictions on the movement of people. Public health specialist Gloria Seruwagi reveals some …

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UK committed to Ugandan democracy

  British High Commissioner to Uganda, Kate Airey, shares her views with The Independent’s Ronald Musoke in an email interview  You arrived in Uganda in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Still, I would like to imagine that you have tried to move around the country over the last seven …

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