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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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This is our time to get food systems right

Following the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa’s food systems approach to tackling hunger and poverty COMMENT | HAILEMARIAM DESSALEGN |  For many decades, it has been perceived that the solution to food insecurity in Africa is increased agricultural productivity. While this is part of the solution, it is not …

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Children living with HIV in Mukono skip ART treatment over lack of food

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Children enrolled on antiretroviral therapy in Mukono district are finding it difficult to cope with the medication due to food shortage. Some of the children have either been skipping the life-prolonging drug or abandoned treatment altogether due to lack of food. Those on antiretroviral therapy …

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Police officers in Masaka on the spot for starving suspects

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Masaka district is on the spot for allegedly starving suspects while under detention. In a petition to the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, a social rights activist Joseph Kasirye wants the MPs to probe into reports of violation of suspects rights while …

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