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African conservationists sound alarm over surging human-elephant conflicts

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Sub-Saharan African countries should invest in innovative wildlife conservation models to stem the escalating human-elephant conflicts driven by competition for space, campaigners said on Friday. John Scanlon, CEO of Elephant Protective Initiative (EPI) Foundation said that urbanization, shrinking habitat and climatic shocks were behind the spike …

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Drug resistance

Does antibiotic use in animals affect human health? Kampala, Uganda | ANA SANDOIU  | Antibiotic resistance is a global public health crisis and the use of antibiotics in animals and its consequences for human health, were recently discussed at the London Microbiome Meeting. According to the Centers for Disease Control …

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Activists mark Human Rights Defenders day

Coalition boss decries shrinking space, calls for constructive engagement with state Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Robert Kirenga, the Executive Director National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Uganda spoke to the Independent’s Flavia Nassaka about his perspective on the international human rights defenders day and general human rights situation in …

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World’s first human head transplant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A controversial surgeon who aims to carry out the world’s human head transplant claims to have successfully carried out the operation on a corpse in the past week. The 18-hour operation showed that it is possible to reconnect the spine, nerves and blood vessels, according …

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