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Spain struggles to accommodate thousands of young migrants

Barcelona, Spain | AFP |  Spain is struggling to accommodate thousands of young migrants who over the years have arrived alone on rickety boats or hidden in trucks, some of whom have ended up on the streets or even become involved in crime. There are currently around 14,000 unaccompanied young migrants …

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Bilateral agreement for disarming Turkana in offing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The governments of Kenya and Uganda are finally set to sign a bilateral agreement to compel Kenya to disarm Turkana pastoralists.   The pack is part of a United Nations’ supported Trans boundary initiative for promoting peace and socio-economic transformation of the Karamoja cluster which …

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Lesotho, Africa’s medical cannabis pioneer

Marakabei, Lesotho | AFP | Vast white greenhouses sit high up on the slopes of Lesotho’s Marakabei town, hidden from view. It’s not fruit or vegetables, however, growing under the 18 plastic covers, but thousands of cannabis plants. The cannabis is grown legally by the Lesotho-based company Medigrow and is regulated …

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Gov’t to award best performing primary schools Teachers with land

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government is going to reward the best three performing primary teachers with land titles for their exceptional work in promoting learning in government funded schools. The three will be part of 58 teachers that will be awarded during the 2nd National Primary Teachers Conference that …

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DRC: Tshisekedi finally forms coalition government

DR Congo announces new govt seven months after president inaugurated Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  The Democratic Republic of Congo announced a coalition government Monday, seven months after the inauguration of new president Felix Tshisekedi. “The government is finally here. The president has signed the decree and we will …

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People living with HIV demand access to holistic health care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Persons Living with HIV and AIDS want government to provide them with holistic health care instead of concentrating on HIV alone. Through their umbrella organization, the National Forum for People Living with HIV/AIDS Network in Uganda-NAFOPHANU, they want the government to start providing them with …

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Somali state braces for election with risks to regional stability

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Somalia’s southern state of Jubaland is under lockdown ahead of a tense election Thursday which has pitted regional authorities against Mogadishu and sparked tensions with neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia. The highly contested election in the semi-autonomous state has been postponed several times as a result of …

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