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‘Uganda’s population now at 40 million’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s population has hit the 40 million mark, according to government statistics agency Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). According to UBS projections, Uganda’s population his the 40 million mark on Thursday at 4:00AM. This according to their population clock which updates growth hourly. The …

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Tackle poverty and birth rate to end Boko Haram: emir

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | One of Nigeria’s leading and respected Islamic figures on Tuesday renewed calls to tackle endemic poverty and rapid population growth to help end deadly Boko Haram violence. More than 27,000 people have been killed since the start of the insurgency in the country’s remote northeast …

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MUSEVENI: Uganda is richly populated

Busia, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said Uganda’s big population is the country’s most important asset. Speaking in Busia July 11 as Uganda joined marked the World Population Day, Museveni hailed the NRM government for interventions that have resulted in citizens living healthier and longer lives than ever …

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US to end funding for UN Population Fund over abortion claims

Washington, United States | AFP | The US government plans to stop funding the United Nations Population Fund because of the organization’s “coercive” family planning practices, including providing abortions, officials in Washington said late Monday. According to a State Department official, President Donald Trump has instructed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson …

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Born again: baby boom after China ends one-child rule

Beijing, China | AFP | As soon as China abandoned its one-child policy a year ago, Zheng Xiaoyu and her husband started trying for a sibling for their nine-year-old son. Their efforts bore fruit with another boy — one of a million extra births this year. “The traditional Chinese thinking …

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