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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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Post road crash care

Many deaths could be prevented with the timely arrival of competent emergency pre-hospital medical services at accident scenes | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | When you enter the accident and emergency casualty ward at Mulago National Referral hospital, it is screams and grinding of teeth in pain, with doctors and nurses pacing …

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COP26 message for Uganda

Frontline communities ask investment banks to stop financing climate crisis Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | As the UN climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, came to a somewhat disappointing close on Nov.12, indigenous community rights activists gathered outside the offices of banking giants, JPMorgan Chase, in Glasgow, to demand …

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Why journalists ignore Media Council

Threats that journalists will be criminally liable if they don’t register can’t cover up outdated policies and bad intentions Kampala, Uganda | JOSEPH WERE | It is great news that journalists have once again ignored the recent directive by the Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Chris Baryomunsi, to register …

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Uganda school system could lose up to 30% of learners

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A recent National Planning Authority (NPA) report on the re-opening of schools “Towards Safe Opening of The Education Sector in Covid-19 Times” indicates up to 30% of learners might fail to return. Whereas the report released in August acknowledged that worldwide, school closures …

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Benet: Uganda’s stateless people

International human rights bodies want ancient home restored Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Ugandan government must recognise the Benet as the indigenous inhabitants of the forest from which it evicted them and restore them to their ancient home. Amnesty International, the London-based international human rights NGO made the …

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