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Hope Kivengere passes on

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hope Kivengere, the President’s press secretary for a record 15 years – 1986-2001- has died today at Nakasero Hospital. “She always checked in on the Press whenever she was back home. We have lost a great civil servant. RIP HopeKivengere,” said Lindah Nabusayi, President …

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Electricity is creating new hope in medicine

A radical new approach to treating disease Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. This saying is particularly apt in medicine where doctors treat nearly every condition–from depression to hypertension–with a pill. If your doctor prescribed you anything other …

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Rotary gives hope to children with Rheumatic Heart Disease

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 150 Ugandan children suffering from Rheumatic Heart Disease have been given a new lease of life thanks to Rotary International. The international service organization has committed a 1 billion Shillings (USD 272,500) grant towards correcting the life threatening complication caused by throat-bacterial infections. …

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Framework of hope

By Albert Rudatsimburwa Will Mary Robinson’s intervention as UN envoy make a difference in troubled DR Congo? The recent visit to Rwanda of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, alongside heavyweights such as the President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, and former Irish President turned UN Special Envoy to …

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Framework of hope

By Ban Ki-moon and Jim Yong Kim In Africa’s Great Lakes region, peace dividend must follow peace deal Africa’ s Great Lakes region today has the chance to achieve something that has eluded its war-weary people for several decades.  It can silence the guns, boost trust and trade between neighbors, …

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Keeping hope alive

By Aloysious Kasoma Born deformed and abandoned by the State and NGOs, a helpless woman dreams on At 29 years, Veronica Namawejje has the usual dreams of womanhood; finding Mr. Right, marrying, and starting a family. “I want a husband who will not cheat on me and bear children out …

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No hope after fire

By Julius Businge Parkyard vendors stare into an uncertain as government insists on relocating them It was 2:20 am on Sunday morning when Chief Fire Officer Simon Peter Musoke of the Uganda Police received the first call. “Owino is on fire,” the voice on the other end of the phone …

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Some hope for Somaliland

By Independent Team & Agencies Opposition win pressures world to recognise enclave of peace In the run-up to the June 26 election in Somaliland, a candidate for the position of vice president, Mohamedrashid Sheikh Hassan, told IRIN that peaceful and well-conducted polls will lead to international recognition of Somaliland. On …

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