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150 children rescued from Kampala streets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 150 children have been rescued from the streets of Kampala following a city-wide rescue operation conducted by the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) law enforcement team and the Uganda Police on Wednesday. The children mostly from Karamoja were picked from various parts of …

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Tayebwa calls for investigation into same sex vices in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Education has been tasked to expeditiously carry out investigations into same-sex vices in schools. This follows a directive given on the matter by Speaker Anita Among on Wednesday, 18 January 2023. On Tuesday, 24 January 2023, Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa expressed concern …

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Moroto district officials embark on massive back to school drive

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Moroto district have embarked on a campaign to ensure that all children return to school when the academic year opens next month. The district officials have started with community sensitisation about the value of education as a way of encouraging parents to take their …

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UNICEF appeals for 272 mln USD to help 3 mln Somalis in 2023

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The UN Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, on Thursday appealed for 272.3 million U.S. dollars to provide humanitarian services to 3 million people in Somalia, including 2 million children in 2023. The UN agency said the funds will help it expand the delivery of essential multisectoral services, with …

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King Oyo tasks parents to teach children cultural norms, values

Fort Portal, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The King of Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV has tasked parents to ensure that they teach their children cultural norms and values in order to preserve the Tooro culture for future generations. Omukama Oyo was speaking at the Annual General Meeting …

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Experts push for financial literacy lessons in primary school

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts have expressed the need for equipping children with financial literacy skills to save and invest early in their lives. The experts were on Thursday speaking at the closing event of a donor-funded financial literacy programme for primary school children in selected schools in the Kampala Metropolitan …

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