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The Kenyan women and girls who joined Al-Shabaab | FATHIMA AZMIYA BADURDEEN | The direct involvement of women and girls in terrorism has attracted increased interest as the nature of recruitment tactics has evolved. In Kenya, their involvement in terrorist networks, such as the Al-Shabaab, is an emerging trend. The …

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Killing suspected ADF fighters

Human rights defenders condemn security forces for extrajudicial killings | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | On Nov. 17, social media sites were awash with grisly pictures of four men who had been executed and dumped on the roadside near Kisege trading Centre in Ntoroko District, in southwest Uganda.  Eye witnesses say …

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New dangerous COVID-19 variant

Heavily mutated coronavirus variant puts scientists on alert | THE INDEPENDENT | Researchers in South Africa are racing to track the concerning rise of a new variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The variant harbours a large number of mutations found in other variants, including Delta, and it seems …

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COVID cost for children

What happened when they stopped going to school? | CONRAD HUGHES | The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted schools and universities across the world. UNESCO figures state that the worldwide average time lost due to COVID-19 related school closures has been two thirds of an academic year. In Africa there have …

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Mixed emotions as COP26 ends

But can Glasgow Climate Pact speed up pace of climate action? Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On Nov.13, as thousands of climate scientists, diplomats, senior government officials, civil society activists, bankers and fossil fuel executives exited Glasgow, almost a day after the COP26 was scheduled to end, many left …

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Uganda under attack

Twin bomb blasts in city centre leave country on edge Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Where does the nation go from here? Many seemed to ask. Two bomb blasts in the heart of Kampala brought back the sad memories of the 2010 bomb attacks that killed 76 Ugandans enjoying …

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