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Attempting suicide shouldn’t be a crime

Professor Taiwo Lateef Sheikh wants suicide prohibition laws repealed because they inadvertently contribute to an increase in suicide rates across Africa SPECIAL REPORT | BIRD AGENCY | Suicide prevalence rates in Africa are the world’s highest, estimated at 11 people per 100,000 per year, against a global average of 9 per …

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Woman commits suicide in Church over unpaid debt

Ibanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gunfire rocked Ibanda municipality on Wednesday evening when police fired in the air and used teargas to disperse a group of agitated Christians attempting to vandalize Depths Ministries Church Kafunjo cell, Bufunda Division. The demonstration followed the death of Scovia Akankunda, who reportedly took …

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U.S. suicide deaths reach record high in 2022: CNN

New York, US | Xinhua | Provisional data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that more Americans died from suicide last year than in any other year on record. At least 49,449 lives were lost due to intentional self-harm in 2022 nearly 15 deaths for every 100,000 …

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60 refugees committed suicide in Uganda-UNHCR Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 60 refugees committed suicide in refugee settlements across Uganda last year, this is according to a report by UN Refugee Agency UNHCR. According to the report, Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in Kamwenge District recorded the highest number of suicides with 12 cases, followed by …

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Man commits suicide after losing UGX 800,000 in World Cup bet

Mayuge, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A man in Mayuge district has committed suicide by poisoning after losing Shillings 800,000 in sports betting. The suspect is 30-year-old, Isa Tibinuma, a resident of Bubalagala village in Bukatuube sub-county. Tibinuma sold off his 20 by 45ft land on December 16, 2022, for 800,000 …

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Student commits suicide after losing bet

Iganga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A senior six student of Bukoyo Secondary School in Iganga district on Wednesday, committed suicide by hanging, after allegedly betting part of his school fees. Denis Tukei, was found hanging dead in a dormitory by students, who were returning from lunch. It is alleged that …

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WHO launches suicide awareness campaign in Africa

Brazzaville, Congo | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) launched Thursday a campaign to raise awareness and spur action for suicide prevention in the African region, which has the world’s highest rates of death by suicide. Around 11 people per 100,000 per year die by suicide in the African region, …

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Mother of seven commits suicide over hunger

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A mother of seven children in Loteerei village, Longaroe sub county, Kotido district has committed suicide over starvation due to prevalent drought and biting hunger in the region. The deceased identified as Mariana Lokwii, aged 28 has been the sole breadwinner for her family after her …

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