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VIDEO: Stealing from the sick

VIDEO: Stealing from the sick – Full documentary – BBC Africa Eye Kampala, Uganda | BBC VIDEOS | Everyone in Uganda is entitled to free medicine to combat killer diseases like malaria. Despite Government efforts to improve access to essential medicines, a significant number of people have to use private facilities …

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BBC journalists arrested, NBS TV’s Sserwanjja wanted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three journalists attached to the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC) in Uganda and Vivian Nakaliika, the wife of NBS TV news anchor, Solomon Sserwanja are in police custody. The journalists are Godfrey Badebe, Kasim Muhammad and Rashid Kaweesa. Security operatives are still searching for Sserwanja. Robert …

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Burundi to suspend BBC and VOA radio broadcasts

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi’s press regulator on Friday said it was suspending broadcasts by the BBC and Voice of America (VOA) by local radio stations ahead of a constitutional referendum on May 17. The head of Burundi’s National Communications Council told journalists in the capital Bujumbura that a …

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BBC presses UN over Iran death threats, harassment

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The BBC said Monday that London-based members of its Persian service had faced death threats over their reporting, as it pressed the United Nations to act against Iran in defence of press freedom. Britain’s public broadcaster is lobbying the Human Rights Council this week to help …

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BBC launches Igbo, Yoruba language services in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | The BBC this week launches its new Igbo and Yoruba services in Nigeria, as part of an expansion in local languages aimed at more in-depth reporting of countries around the world. The digital-only services go live online and on social media on Monday, joining a …

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BBC launches Ethiopian and Eritrean radio services

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The BBC on Monday launched new daily radio services producing news, current affairs, features and English language training for Ethiopians and Eritreans. The BBC World Service programmes will be broadcast from Monday to Friday in the Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya languages and will …

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Farah shock winner of BBC award

Paris, France | AFP | Britain’s four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah was named BBC sports personality of the year for the first time on Sunday, edging out motorcycling champion Jonathan Rea to the award. Farah, 34, successfully defended his 10,000-metre title at the World Championships in August, although he missed …

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Kutesa in Paradise

Foreign Minister fingered in dodgy deal in Seychelles Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | Days after it emerged that Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa set up a company in a tax haven, the move continues to be scrutinised. Apparently, in 2012 Kutesa hired Appleby, a company renowned for creating offshore account …

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DNA surgery on embryos removes disease

Health and science reporter, BBC News website | James Gallagher | Precise “chemical surgery” has been performed on human embryos to remove disease in a world first, Chinese researchers have told the BBC. The team at Sun Yat-sen University used a technique called base editing to correct a single error …

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BBC editor gets bodyguard for Labour conference: report

Brighton, United Kingdom | AFP | The BBC’s political editor is attending the main opposition Labour Party’s annual conference with a bodyguard after being accused of bias for the governing Conservatives, The Times newspaper reported Monday. Laura Kuenssberg was seen at the conference in Brighton accompanied by a shaven-headed man identified …

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