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Global food prices decline but remain near all-time highs

Rome, Italy | Xinhua | Global food prices slipped for the sixth consecutive month in September, as lower demand and strong production levels helped balance the impacts of higher energy and transportation costs, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported Friday. The monthly FAO Food Price Index, averaging 136.3 …

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Private schools prematurely end term due to soaring food prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many private schools around the country have closed the second term or plan to do so before the statutory deadline citing the increasing commodity prices, particularly food. According to the national school and institution calendar, the second term was supposed to start on May 9th, …

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Food prices: Schools in Luwero struggle to feed learners

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Schools in Luwero district are struggling to feed learners due to the skyrocketing food prices. Some schools have resorted to adjusting menus while others intend to close before official dates. In Luwero district, the prices of beans, maize, and rice range between 3,500-4,500 Shillings per …

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Rising food prices exacerbate global hunger: report

Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | Rising food prices have further exacerbated global hunger, the German non-governmental aid agency Welthungerhilfe said on Tuesday. “Millions of people are on the brink of famine, because families no longer have any resources,” said Welthungerhilfe secretary general Mathias Mogge. “The increased prices hit those hardest who …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Col Besigye’s protests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Col. Besigye’s protests: Will they ever achieve change? THE LAST WORD Uganda’s Prisoners’ Dilemma: Why public investments and appointments are economically inefficient in multi ethnic societies ANALYSIS America snubs Museveni again: Crackdown on …

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Five of 15 students who protested rising prices get bail

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five out of the 15 students who were arrested last week and remanded for protesting against the increased prices of various commodities in the country have been granted bail by Buganda Road Magistrates Court. The group is jointly charged together with ten others …

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