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Fathers top list of those abusing their children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development reports an increase in sexual violence against children since March from 20.1% to 40% by the month of July, with fathers being the worst perpetrators during the lockdown. According to the commissioner youth and children affairs …

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Lockdown affected HPV immunization uptake in Kanungu

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The HPV vaccination campaign in Kanungu district suffered a huge setback because of the lockdown that was initiated by the government to disrupt the spread of coronavirus. The government launched the Human Papillomavirus Vaccination (HPV Vaccine) exercise at Bwera Secondary School grounds in Kasese district. …

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Security blocks prayer hungry muslims at old Kampala mosque

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After more spending more than 6 months without going to the mosque due the lockdown that was put in place by government to curb the spread of covid-19, many muslims in Uganda who had missed 26 Juma prayers have today resumed going to the mosques. …

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Bishop Kitara wants all girls who got pregnant back in school

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kitgum Diocese prelate, Bishop Wilson Kitara has called upon stakeholders to cater for all the girls who became pregnant during the lockdown ahead of the schools reopening. Bishop Kitara told URN in an interview that there is need to pay attention to the future …

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Why we need more journalists – not fewer

It is a great concern that like all other sectors of the economy, the coronavirus crisis has hit our media houses hard. COMMENT | CYRIL RAMAPHOSA | Dear Fellow South African, in many countries around the world, the coronavirus pandemic has required the limitation of many civil liberties and put …

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Businesses canceling planned investments

Majority of the respondents do not anticipate demand for their products to increase until after 2021 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Several businesses are cancelling planned investments as a measure to survive the negative economic impact caused by COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report published by the Institute …

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