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Congolese man gets death sentence for recruiting children into ADF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Beni Garrison Military Court has handed a death sentence to a man after pleading guilty to recruiting children into the ranks of the rebel Allied Democratic Forces-ADF. Jonathan Kasereka Malamu, a resident of Eringeti in Beni territory, North Kivu Province appeared before the Beni …

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Experts urge government to drop move to vaccinate children against COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Ugandan authorities plan to start vaccinating children aged 12 to 17 years against Covid-19, experienced medical experts continue to disagree with the move, urging authorities to drop the idea. “I’m completely against vaccinating healthy children against COVID-19,” Dr Renee Hoenderkamp, a qualified medical doctor working …

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U.S. weapons manufacturer makes rifles for children

JR-15 semi-automatic rifle for children is modelled on the AR-15 style Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | A U.S.-based gun manufacturer has unveiled a semi-automatic rifle for children modelled on the AR-15 style, the New Delhi-based television news channel NDTV recently reported. “The gun dubbed the JR-15 is being marketed by maker WEE1 Tactical …

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Police warn on rising number of child murders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police have expressed concern over the increase in cases of infanticide and child murders. Statistics at Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) indicate that for the last three years, there has been a gradual increase in incidents of killing infants, toddlers, and children. Although CID …

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Learners with nodding syndrome in Kitgum fail to return to school

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least twenty pupils of Alune Primary School suffering from the nodding syndrome have failed to resume studies. The school with an enrollment of 449 learners is located in Labongo Akwang sub county. Of these, 30 were suffering from nodding syndrome as of the 2020 enrollment, …

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World Vision, Iteso Cultural Union partner to end child marriages

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Iteso Cultural Union has partnered with World Vision Uganda to end violence against children and teenage pregnancies in Teso sub region. Records from various districts across the region indicate that more than 30,000 girls of school-going age were impregnated between 2020 and 2021. The most …

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