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More refugees opting for cash assistance-WFP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Programme – WFP has said it is recording more refugees in Uganda opting for cash assistance instead of food. WFP currently transfers 31,000 shillings each month to each refugee to help them meet basic needs. As of June 2019, WFP Uganda …

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FAO, Japanese government boost refugees in Moyo, Yumbe

  Moyo, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | It is 1pm.  Dressed in UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) white T-shirts, men and women sing songs of praise as a convoy of vehicles snake its way in Palorinya East Village in Moyo District. The delegation consists of FAO representative to Uganda …

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Zambia bans ‘Viagra’ energy drink

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  Authorities in Zambia have banned an energy drink after laboratory results showed that it contained the active ingredient of the anti-impotence drug Viagra. SX Energy Natural Power drink, produced by Revin Zambia, is exported around the region including to Uganda, where a consumer recently complained …

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Americans have grown fatter, shorter since 1999: US data

Washington, United States | AFP | Americans have got fatter over the past two decades, adding girth to their bellies and even growing fractionally shorter on average, according to federal health data released Thursday. The report gave no specific reasons for the trends, which come as no surprise as the …

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Porky peak: Manila pig roasters in Christmas frenzy

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Row upon row of pigs on bamboo spits sizzle slowly over orange embers in Manila just days before Christmas, peak season for the Philippines’ pig roasting “lechoneros”. Smoke rises day and night from their cooking pits in the La Loma area, which brands itself a …

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Eleven die after eating ‘toxic’ rice at Indian temple

New Delhi, India | AFP | Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony, a health official said Saturday. Another 29 people were critically ill and undergoing emergency treatment across various hospitals in Mysore, a city in …

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Protests as Sri Lanka cuts tax on sugary drinks

Colombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | Sri Lanka Saturday slashed a tax on sugary drinks in a controversial reversal of an anti-diabetes policy that attracted immediate criticism. The finance ministry ordered an immediate 40 percent reduction in the levy as part of a package of tax cuts launched by the …

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