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Uganda to open shelter for stranded girls in UAE

Dubai, UAE | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said that the government of Uganda is to open a shelter in the United Arab Emirates-UAE to shelter girls that get stranded in that country after being trafficked. Museveni made the pronouncement after discussions with the executive leaders of Ugandans …

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Adjumani baby boom, maternity runs out of beds

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Adjumani hospital maternity ward is overwhelmed with the number of mothers who have been admitted to give birth in recent months and some mothers now sleep on the floor as all the beds are occupied. Pauline Idia the assistant district health officer in charge …

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Bishop asks girls to stay away from priests

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rt. Rev. Sanctus Lino Wanok, the Bishop of Lira Catholic Diocese has warned young girls to stay away from clerics especially priests and stop looking at them as marriage material. Speaking at the ordination of one priest and five deacons at a scientific event inside …

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Kenyan repatriates 32 Karamojong girls

  Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty two Karamojong girls and three of their infants have returned to Uganda through Busia one-stop border post following their repatriation by the Kenyan government. The returnees who are from Napak, Nakapiripirit and Moroto districts among others in Karamoja sub-region were stranded in …

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Acholi paramount chief calls for protection of girls in lockdown

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwot David Onen Acana II, the Paramount Chief of Acholi Cultural Institution has called for collective responsibility to protect young girls from sexual abuse as the country battles the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rwot Acana told URN during an interview at his palace …

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Sexually abused girls, women to get legal assistance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal Aid Service Providers Network- LASPNET has launched a campaign to connect sexually abused girls and women to lawyers who will help in giving them timely legal information and assist in seeking justice. In the campaign for eliminating violence against women and girls, Sylvia …

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