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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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Benet battle for land and identity

Why indigenous group is still struggling to shake off a 100 year-old British injustice Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Francis Cheptoek, 71, is one of the prominent elders of the indigenous Benet community from Kabarak, a village perched on the contoured northern slopes of Mt. Elgon in Kween District …

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