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UBOS 86% ready for 2024 population census

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) has reported substantial progress in preparatory work, ahead of the highly anticipated Population Census in 2024. According to Chris Mukiza, the UBOS Executive Director the bureau has achieved an impressive 86 percent completion rate in preparatory tasks. The …

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HIV among key population worries AIDS commission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The prevalence of HIV among the key populations is complicating the fight against AIDS in Uganda. According to Uganda AIDS Commission, the key populations which include Commercial sex workers and men who have sex with men are increasingly becoming vulnerable to HIV. Commercial Sex work …

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Egypt’s population hits 105 mln: statistics agency

Cairo, Egypt | Xinhua | Egypt’s population reached 105 million on Saturday, showed the population clock of the country’s statistics agency. On Oct. 1, 2022, Egypt’s population stood at 104 million, meaning the population of the most populous Arab country has increased by 1 million in eight months, according to the …

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UBOS trains supervisors for pilot census, 2 errant staff fired

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Bureau of Statistics has concluded training of district and national supervisors ahead of the pilot census activities scheduled for June 2023. The two-weeks training is aimed at equipping and empowering the supervisors with knowledge and technical capacity on how to manage the …

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Zambia’s population rises to 19.6 mln, census finds

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Zambia on Friday announced the results of its first-ever electronic national census, which indicated the country’s population stood at 19.6 million, up from 13.1 million in 2010. The sixth census of population and housing was conducted between Aug. 18 and Sept. 14, 2022. According to preliminary …

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As the 8 billionth person is born

Here’s how Africa will shape the future of the planet’s population In mid-November 2022 the eight billionth person was born, according to the United Nations. In its analysis of this milestone, the UN makes two key observations. The first is that the global population has been expanding at its slowest rate …

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