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Kyagulanyi explains his children’s trip to the USA

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi has said that, he sent his four children on vacation to the USA over safety reasons. Kyagulanyi’s four children flew out of the country yesterday. Although he didn’t specify the duration of his children’s stay in the USA, …

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U.S. reports over 2 million child COVID-19 cases

  Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | Over two million children in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest data of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association. Nearly 179,000 new child COVID-19 cases were reported last …

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Archbishop urges parents to mentor children during festive season

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Archbishop Dr John Baptist Odama of Gulu Archdiocese has urged parents to take seriously their parenting role during this festive season saying many children are getting wasted in the presence of their parents. Archbishop Odama said many parents have neglected their responsibility of parenting, counting …

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Cases of child neglect are on the rise in Acholi sub region

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight children with physical disabilities have been abandoned by their parents in Acholi. The eight include three girls and five boys who were brought into the centre from the four districts of Kitgum, Nwoya, Amuru and Gulu. Josephine Ogweta, the Deputy Director for St. Jude …

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Fathers top list of those abusing their children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development reports an increase in sexual violence against children since March from 20.1% to 40% by the month of July, with fathers being the worst perpetrators during the lockdown. According to the commissioner youth and children affairs …

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