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Covid-19 devastates the Batwa

Marginalisation of the minority tribe keeps relief away Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Sylvia Kokunda, a young member from the Batwa minority community in southwestern Uganda has watched with frustration the recent debate on which groups of people in Uganda deserve to get the government cash relief during the …

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Batwa community included in global environment study

Global study that seeks to understand how environmental change is impacting indigenous communities Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Batwa, a small indigenous forest-dwelling community found in Southwestern Uganda, are set to benefit from a new research project that seeks to understand the emotional effects of environmental change experienced by the …

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Kigezi leaders appeal to gov’t to resettle Batwa people

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political leaders in Kigezi region have implored the government to resettle the Batwa following their eviction from national parks in the 1990’s. The leaders were speaking during the release of a study by Mbarara University of Science and Technology-MUST, dubbed “Understanding the Marginalized Batwa people of …

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Sex for food increasing HIV infections among Batwa in Rubanda district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The rapid increase of HIV/AIDs among the Batwa community in Muko and Bufundi sub counties of Rubanda district is a result of trading sex-for-food, URN has learnt. An HIV testing and counselling camp organised by Kabale District Orphans and Vulnerable Children Living with HIV/AIDs –KADOLHA, …

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COMMENT: Safeguarding minority groups

  Indigenous minority groups in Uganda have five major problems that need to be addressed holistically COMMENT | JULIUS ODEKE |  Recently, I traversed the Rwenzori sub-region making it to almost all the sub-counties in the area, enjoying the beautiful landscape and the cultural and environmental atmosphere of the area. …

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Rwanda’s Twa challenge

Historically Marginalised People want more from the government Joseph Ngizwenimana is from the Rubavu district of Rwanda. He belongs to the Batwa community which is considered among the Marginalised People of Rwanda. Recently, Ngizwenimana is one of several Twa people asking the government to initiate affirmative action programmes for the …

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