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We need clear guidelines to implement charcoal ban – Deputy IGP

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen Geoffrey Katsigazi Tumusiime, says that the police are waiting for clear guidelines from the Environment Ministry to effectively implement the ban on charcoal production and trade in the Acholi Sub-region. The Ministry of Water and Environment issued …

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People protest for ban on assault weapons in Washington

Washington, US | Xinhua |  Hundreds marched to the Capitol to protest for a ban on assault weapons, in Washington, D.C., the United States, on April 17, 2023. Four people were killed and at least 28 others injured in a shooting at a birthday party on Saturday night in the …

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Wimbledon to lift ban on Russian and Belarusian players

London, UK | Xinhua | Russian and Belarusian players will be allowed to play at the Wimbledon Championships this summer as “neutral” athletes, the All England Club announced here on Friday. “Our current intention is to accept entries from Russian and Belarusian players subject to them competing as ‘neutral’ athletes and complying …

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Health rights advocates sue Kenya for lifting ban on GMOs

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Health rights advocates have dragged the Kenyan Government to the East African Court of Justice for lifting the ban on the use of Genetically Modified Organisms-GMOs. The lawsuit was filed by the Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights- CEFROHT, a human organization that promotes …

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Illicit waragi distilling resumes in Mbale despite ban

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Illicit waragi distillers in Musoto Mbale City Industrial division have resumed their operations two months after Mbale city environment authorities stopped their activities. The city authorities banned the distilling of illegal alcohol in August 2022 to curb water pollution and poor garbage disposal. However, the …

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China considers ‘complete ban’ on wildlife trade

Beijing, China | AFP |  China’s top legislative committee on Monday began deliberating a proposal to ban all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the country’s deadly coronavirus outbreak. The official Xinhua news agency said the proposal was submitted to the Standing Committee of the …

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