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UN to promote Kiswahili language

Kiswahili widely spoken in the Eastern African region, has received more recognition across the continent in recent years Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said that it will promote the Kiswahili language in order to boost African unity. “We are also promoting Kiswahili …

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Decisive steps needed to keep boys in school: UNESCO report

A lack of a ‘protective legal framework’ to protect boys is one of the main reasons for their exclusion Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Although girls have more difficulty accessing education and make up most out-of-school children at the primary level, challenges facing boys are increasing at later stages, according …

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Lake Bunyonyi endorsed as ramsar site

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Ramsar Committee has endorsed Lake Bunyonyi as a ramsar site. A ramsar site is a wetland site designated to be of international importance under the Ramsar Convention that was established in 1971 during an intergovernmental environmental treaty by the United Nations Educational, …

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UK’s Liverpool loses UNESCO World Heritage status

Liverpool has been stripped of its World Heritage status after a UN committee found developments threatened the value of the city’s waterfront. Liverpool, UK | Xinhua | The World Heritage Committee on Wednesday decided to delete “Liverpool — Maritime Mercantile City” in the United Kingdom (UK) from the World Heritage List …

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World Press Freedom Day

  Uganda marks it amid brutal attacks on journalists ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | On April 28 Teddy Nakaliga and Amon Kayanja, both reporters for separate TV stations hit the road in Kayunga Village, Wakiso District, to cover a demonstration by residents protesting a two-week power blackout. As Nakaliga narrated …

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Why public officers deny citizens access to information and records

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The right to access to information in Uganda has been curtailed due to deficient implementation of the Access to Information Law Enacted in Uganda almost 16-years ago.  As the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) marks the 2020 International Day for Universal Access to …

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Local Film Industry gets huge boost

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has partnered with the European Union (EU) and UNESCO in a joint project aimed at supporting the development of the local film industry. The project will create measures to provide a tax …

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UNESCO report says 40 pct of poorest countries unable to support disadvantaged learners during COVID-19 crisis

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | During the COVID-19 pandemic, about 40 percent of low and lower-middle income countries have not been able to support disadvantaged learners during temporary school shutdown, according to 2020 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report published on Tuesday by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). …

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