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Gavi in new bid to reach unvaccinated Ugandan children

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT l The global alliance for vaccine initiative -GAVI says that about 50,000 children in Uganda have never received a single vaccine dose, and therefore remain unprotected against any killer disease. This also makes it almost impossible to eradicate some diseases from the country. For this reason, …

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Lukwago calls for Gov’t action on child trafficking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has asked the government to boost the fight against child trafficking. Speaking at the celebrations to mark the International Day of Street Children, Lukwago said that the children are not on the streets to beg but rather …

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Gulu mother stabs two children, killing one

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Grief engulfed residents of Vanguard Cell in Pece-Laroo Division in Gulu City on Saturday after a woman stabbed her two biological children, killing one on the spot before attempting suicide. Cathy Ayaa reportedly stabbed the minors from their rented home on Saturday morning. Police identified …

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Children discover body of missing Luwero man hanging on a tree

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of Robert Kisakye, 49, a resident of Kiyenje in Luwero Town council. Kisakye’s lifeless body was found by children hanging on a tree in a coffee plantation Saturday morning. The deceased was last sighted on Thursday when he …

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