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People talking about poverty should be arrested – Gen. Elwelu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commander of Land Forces in the UPDF, Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu has said that people crying and making poverty a topic of discussion on daily basis should be arrested. Gen. Elwelu, speaking at the belated NRM function in Kamuda sub county, Soroti district yesterday …

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World Bank questions Uganda’s growth with no jobs

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Bank has said Uganda should ask hard questions on why the country is growing but not creating enough jobs and people incomes remain stagnant. In the Economic update for Uganda launched on Thursday, the international lender said Uganda’s level of per capita …

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Pope says poverty can be beaten if rich play their part

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis insisted Wednesday poverty could be beaten if the world’s rich play a full part in ending inequality as he attended a conference on financial inclusion. “We are neither condemned to inequality nor to paralysis in the face of injustice. The rich world …

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President Museveni advises people in Rwenzori to ‘Wake Up’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has called upon the people of Rwenzori region and Uganda in general to “wake up” and put themselves out of poverty by engaging in diverse economic activities. Museveni says it’s unfortunate that in a region full of potential ranging from the …

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Rwanda’s grand vision for future leaves poor in Kigali on the curb

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Slum dwellers in Kigali are accusing city authorities of razing their homes without paying compensation, stirring anger among poorer Rwandans who feel marginalised by a government-led push to modernise the capital. This month, the first of thousands of homes slated for demolition in Kigali’s unplanned …

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Mpigi resorts to mushroom growing to alleviate poverty among youth

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Following several failed attempts to fight poverty, Mpigi district authorities have resorted to mushroom growing to reduce the high poverty and unemployment rates among youths. The district authorities are encouraging youth groups and other community members to start mushroom growing projects with promises of helping …

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Aid agencies throw lifeline to hungry Zimbabweans

Epworth, Zimbabwe | AFP | It’s a meagre sum, just $9 per month, but for many families in poverty-stricken Zimbabwe, it is their last shred of hope. The innovative scheme by the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), UKAID and Denmark’s DanChurchAid (DCA) is helping thousands of urban households that each day …

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WORLD BANK: All children should be able to read by age 10

Poverty indicator ➡SELECT COUNTRIES ➡ ✳ Botswana 🇧🇼 48.3 | ✳ DRC 🇨🇩 86.0 | ✳ Australia 🇦🇺 8.6|  ✳ Ethiopia 🇪🇹 90.3 | ✳ Uganda 🇺🇬 82.8 | ✳ South Africa 🇿🇦 79.8 | ✳ UK 🇬🇧 3.4 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Bank has today in Kampala released a report detailing what it will take …

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The toxic cocktail that fuels South Africa’s xenophobia

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A witch’s brew of unemployment, inequality and poverty, mixed with South Africa’s violent past, are to blame for attacks on foreigners that so tarnished the country’s image last month, experts say. The deadly assaults rocked South Africa’s relations with its neighbours but especially with Nigeria, …

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