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Govt takes COVID-19 fight to schools

The Coronavirus is still around, and there will be another wave – Experts COVER STORY | RONALD MUSOKE | The government will start vaccinating 6.6 million children aged 12-17 years when the new school term opens on May 9, according to Dr. Daniel Kyabayinze, the Director Public Health Services at the …

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REFUGEES: Sh170bn funds drive launched by UNHCR

Uganda Emergency Appeal: UNHCR in Shs 170 billion fundraising drive to support latest influx of refugees into the country Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) together with 44 humanitarian organizations are appealing for close to Shs 170bn (US$48 million) to help them respond …

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COVID-19 baby boom

How it could slow Uganda’s ‘demographic dividend’ dreams Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Nancy Piloya, 18, is a teenager who got pregnant during the 2020 lockdown. When Piloya, who is from Nwoya District in the Acholi sub-region of northern Uganda discovered she was pregnant, she ran away from home and …

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Kagadi lion killing

Why shooting, skinning and sharing of lion meat sent shockwaves among local conservationists Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On April 8, a stray juvenile lion that had spent days killing and eating people’s livestock in several villages in the western Uganda district of Kagadi was shot dead by soldiers …

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Hell in Karamoja

Does sub-region require military response only? Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Until March 23 when Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the Commander of Land Forces, warned Karimojong cattle rustlers of hellish consequences, the pandemonium seen in the region over the last two years had gone under the radar. Government officials including …

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Briquette maker turns the heat on charcoal

Conservationist starts venture to use up 65% of harvested trees that often goes to waste Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda’s tropical high forests have been declining rapidly and conservationists have been relentless in sounding the alarm over their imminent disappearance in the next two decades unless something is …

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