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Panic in Moroto as rustlers turn to burglary

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is high among residents of Moroto municipality following attacks by suspected cattle rustlers who have resorted to breaking into people’s homes asking for money and food. Joseph Puwan, a resident of Katanga ward says that the warriors attacked him on Friday last week around …

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UN aid convoy reaches Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | An additional aid convoy has entered Ethiopia’s conflict-hit northernmost Tigray region, aiming to reach 43,000 people with emergency relief food and 24,000 vulnerable mothers and children with nutritionally fortified food, the United Nations World Food Program said Friday evening. A convoy of 50 trucks …

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Ramadhan: Mufti asks Govt to subsidize commodity prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda has asked the government to consider subsidizing commodity prices.  According to the Mufti, many Ugandans are currently unable to afford basic commodities such as soap, bar soap, sugar, salt and cooking oil because of hiked prices. …

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Ethiopia earns $2.9 bln from agricultural export in 7 months

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | XINHUA |  Ethiopia earned 2.9 billion U.S. dollars from the export of agricultural products during the past seven months, the state-run Ethiopian News Agency reported Thursday. The 2.9-billion-dollar export revenue was facilitated by the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX), which traded Ethiopia’s major export commodities such as …

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Health ministry calls for strengthening of nutrition laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Assistant Commissioner in charge of Nutrition in the Ministry of Health, Samalie Namukose has asked Members of Parliament to strengthen laws and policies related to food and nutrition to prevent the risk of Non-Communicable Diseases-NCDs. Namukose made the statement on Monday at the start …

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Buliisa flood victims continue to suffer

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 3,500 flood victims in Buliisa district are languishing in poverty almost two years after they were displaced from their homes by floods triggered by the rising water levels in Lake Albert The most affected people are from the landing sites of Wanseko, …

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