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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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WFP gets Shs 490bn for refugee crisis

UN agency says it needs more aid to stave off looming crisis Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has commended several donors for their recent response to the call to ramp-up funding for the refugee response in Uganda. According to WFP, since 2020 …

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2,000 Karimojong flee to Teso in search for food

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several families in Napak district in the Karamoja sub-region have fled their homes into the Teso region to search for casual jobs. This follows the current food shortage which is hitting the region. Joseph Lomonyang the Napak LC V chairperson says that over 2,000 people …

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Sex for food increasing HIV infections among Batwa in Rubanda district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The rapid increase of HIV/AIDs among the Batwa community in Muko and Bufundi sub counties of Rubanda district is a result of trading sex-for-food, URN has learnt. An HIV testing and counselling camp organised by Kabale District Orphans and Vulnerable Children Living with HIV/AIDs –KADOLHA, …

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Ugandans eating less food per person every year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The consumption of food per person per year in Uganda declined between the period 2013 and 2019, a Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) report notes. According to the ‘food balance sheets report’ data, food availability from starchy roots was initially estimated at an annual …

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