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Soroti medics separate Conjoined Twins ignored at Mulago

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team of medics at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital has successfully separated conjoined twins, one of whom had died at birth. The team led by Dr. Joseph Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon, entered the theatre at 11:00am Friday to conduct the complicated operation that lasted …

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Parliament adjourns to mourn with Minister Kibuule

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has suspended today’s plenary sitting  to enable legislators join State Minister for Water Ronald Kibuule’s family for the burial of his two children. Twins Raiden Wasswa and Roman Kato drowned in a swimming pool at their home yard in Mbalala, Mukono district on …

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Minister Kibuule’s twins drown in home swimming pool

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The family and friends of State Minister of Water and also MP of Mukono North, Ronald Kibuule are in shock after it was announced yesterday that he had lost his twins, who reportedly drowned. The two boys aged two years are said to have reportedly …

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Conjoined twins set for university in Tanzania

Iringa, Tanzania | AFP | A pair of conjoined sisters are settling into campus life at a Tanzanian university, a first in a country where disabled people are often marginalised or abandoned at birth. Maria and Consolata Mwakikuti, 20, who are joined at the abdomen, have become minor celebrities in the …

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Madagascar health minister separates siamese twins

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | In most countries health ministers are seen as bureaucrats more interested in paperwork than medical miracles. Not in Madagascar, where Mamy Lalatiana Andriamanarivo recently picked up a scalpel and separated conjoined siamese twins in a medical first for the Indian Ocean island nation. “Surgery was performed …

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Pop superstar Beyonce gives birth to twins

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  Pop diva Beyonce and her rap mogul husband Jay-Z have welcomed twins, according to multiple US media reports, with two new members joining music’s royal family that already includes five-year-old Blue Ivy. News that the songstress had given birth, which was first reported …

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