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Why women stay with abusers

An academic study offers some insights Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES  | Domestic violence is a public health problem in most parts of the world. A 2021 United Nations report showed that one in three women aged 15-49 years in sub-Saharan Africa had experienced one form of violence or another …

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The Maasai ‘Olympics’

Why warriors are swapping lion massacre for sports trophies Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On Dec.10, thousands of spectators in traditional red cloaks and beaded jewellery gathered to watch 160 young Maasai – 120 men and 40 women – compete in the 5th biennial ‘Maasai Olympics.’ The sporting jamboree …

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New public health law coming

Emerging health threats prompt Govt to revise Uganda’s colonial Public Health law Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda’s unending battles against deadly infectious diseases like Ebola, COVID-19 and Marburg are among the factors that have prompted the government to swiftly amend its 87 year-old colonial law on public health. …

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As the 8 billionth person is born

Here’s how Africa will shape the future of the planet’s population In mid-November 2022 the eight billionth person was born, according to the United Nations. In its analysis of this milestone, the UN makes two key observations. The first is that the global population has been expanding at its slowest rate …

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