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EPRC: Men doing work traditionally done by women

Makerere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study by the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) has found notable shifts where men are increasingly taking on care work that was traditionally assigned to women. This is against the fact that previous data has stipulated that women and girls spend twice …

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Fresh elections to select new ‘King’ for Bugisu

Inzu Ya Masaba to Conduct Fresh Elections for Umukuuka Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A consultative meeting convened by the Gender, Labor and Social Development Minister, Frank Tumwebaze to end the stalemate over the cultural leader of Inzu Ya Masaba has resolved to conduct fresh elections. The closed-door meeting …

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Saving chimpanzee using culture

How communities who regard the animal as a totem are saving it Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Agnes Nyangoma Mukooto, an elderly grandmother in Kabwoya, a quiet sleepy village near the shores of Lake Albert in mid-western Uganda, grew up listening to her father tell stories about the totem …

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Delegates oppose proposed fresh Umukuka election

Masaba Cultural Delegates Oppose Ministerā€™s Proposal of Fresh Umukuka Election Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |Ā Leaders from the Mwambu clan have resoundingly opposed a proposal by Marry GorretiĀ  Kitutu, the minister of energy,Ā  calling for fresh election of the cultural leader, the Umukuka. Over the weekend during the burial of …

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Police blocks coronation of new Masaba cultural leader

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police and the military today deployed heavily at Mutoto cultural site located in Industrial city division in Mbale city after learning that the coronation function of Amuram Wagabyalile, the new elected Masaba cultural leader, is going to take place from there. According to Rogers …

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Arts, crafts industry struggling to survive Covid-19 impact

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |Ā They were shocked and sent into a panic, as COVID-19 paralyzed the world. But at the same pace, they have recovered, innovated, and created art pieces to not only kill boredom but to earn a quick buck. This is the story of Ugandan artists and …

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