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CEHURD probes how Mukono stillborn ended up in placenta pit

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Center for Health, Human Rights and Development-CEHURD, a non-government organization fighting for social justice, has started investigating a case involving a baby that was allegedly thrown in a placenta pit in Mukono. The organization has written to the management of Mukono General Hospital following a  …

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Health rights advocates call for regulations of fast food industry

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health rights advocates have asked the government to develop regulations and policies to govern the fast food industry in the country because it contravenes children’s nutrition rights. The call follows a lawsuit filed by the Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights-CEFROHT, a …

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Dealing with sexual harassment in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Despite the implementation of several campaigns targeting to eliminate sexual harassment, the vice is alive in various city areas. It isn’t uncommon to see men hissing or suggestively touching the bums of women in the streets, market, garage and taxi park among other places. …

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Constitutional court dismisses petition challenging Tobacco Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The panel of five Justices of the constitutional court has dismissed an application challenging the constitutionality of the Tobacco Control Act 2016 citing lack of merit. The judges are Alfonse Owiny Dollo, the Deputy Chief Justice, Kenneth Kakuru, Fredrick Engonda-Ntende, Hellen Obura and Ezekiel Muhanguzi. …

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