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Archbishop Kazimba calls for reopening of Sunday schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Dr Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu has pleaded with the government to re-open Sunday school services for children. The call was made during Easter service prayers at All Saints Cathedral in Kampala. Sunday schools were closed nationwide as a means …

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Three children perish in house fire in Kiryandongo

Kiryandongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fire has gutted a house in Kiryandongo district killing three minors. The incident occurred at around 8:30pm on Saturday night in Panyadoli B cell of Bweyale town council in Kiryandongo district. Police have since identified the deceased minors as Omira Mugema 5, James Ali 4 …

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U.S. reports over 3.2 mln child COVID-19 cases

Over 63,000 new child COVID-19 cases were reported last week Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | Over 3.2 million children in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, according to a latest report of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association. …

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48 children rescued from illegal ferrying in Lamwo

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Lamwo district have arrested five suspects for attempting to illegally ferry 48 children to work as casual laborers in commercial sugarcane plantations in Bunyoro and Busoga regions. The suspects were arrested on Wednesday evening from Agoro sub-county after police intercepted their truck, …

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Archbishop pleads for children to return to church

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Dr Stephen Samuel Kaziimba has asked the government to put in place strategies to enable children to attend church prayers again. According to the primate, the youngsters were not included in the arrangements as the …

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Uganda’s daycare centres petition Parliament

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Operators of daycare centres and nursery schools have petitioned Speaker Rebecca Kadaga over the indefinite closure of the facilities saying government is unfair to both the operators and parents. The group under their umbrella body, Early Childhood Development Association of Uganda state that the …

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More resources needed to treat cancer in children – UCI

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the world commemorates the Children Cancer Day on 15th February 2021, only 30% of the the children diagnosed with cancer in Uganda are getting treatment according to Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI). Dr. Joyce Balagadde Kambugu, a consultant and Head of Pediatric Oncology at Uganda …

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