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Why torture persists despite efforts to end it

NEWS ANALYSIS  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The perpetual nature of the acts of torture in Uganda remains a puzzle as Uganda joins the rest of the World to mark the International Day in support of Torture survivors. Numerous Ugandans have experienced torture despite the 1995 Constitution guaranteeing the freedom from …

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Kasese school massacre worries educators

High drop-out rates feared as education bosses are arrested Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The recent attack on a secondary school in the western Uganda border district of Kasese that left at least 41 people dead; including 37 students, has left educators worried about its impact on children in a sub-region …

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ANALYSIS: Why are more countries eager to join BRICS?

Beijing, China | Xinhua | Bangladeshi newspaper Dhaka Tribune has reported that Bangladesh has formally applied to join BRICS, an acronym of five major emerging economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, once again drawing wide attention to the expansion of its membership. After over a decade of development, …

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Examining textbook distribution hurdles, delays

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After a significant period of waiting, both private and public schools will finally receive the textbooks for the new curriculum, the Ministry of Education and Sports has announced. Despite the implementation of the new curriculum in 2020, numerous aspects ranging from teacher training to the …

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Were Ancient Egyptians Black or White?

Netflix’s Queen Cleopatra has revived a century-old controversy Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | “I announce on this day to the media that Cleopatra was not black. Cleopatra was Greek, similar to the queens and princesses of Macedonia. If we look at the scenes in the Egyptian temples, we can see …

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