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Sahel violence having devastating impact on children: UN

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Hundreds of children in the Sahel were killed, maimed or forcibly separated from their parents last year, the United Nations said Tuesday, as a jihadist conflict rages across the region. In Mali alone, 277 children were killed or maimed during the first nine months of 2019, …

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WFP renews commitment to end hunger in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Programme –WFP has renewed its commitment to end hunger in Uganda by 2030. Ryan Anderson, the WFP Country Representative WFP announced the commitment during an annual stakeholders’ conference held for West Nile and Acholi sub-regions on Wednesday at Muni University. The Conference …

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Health rights advocates call for regulations of fast food industry

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health rights advocates have asked the government to develop regulations and policies to govern the fast food industry in the country because it contravenes children’s nutrition rights. The call follows a lawsuit filed by the Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights-CEFROHT, a …

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Measles killed more than 140,000 amid stagnating vaccine rates

Washington, United States | AFP | More than 140,000 people died from measles worldwide in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and US authorities said Thursday, the result of global vaccination rates that have stagnated for almost a decade. Poorer countries were hardest hit, with the vast majority of measles cases …

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Tribute to Med Kaggwa; The gentle human rights advocate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A cross-section of Ugandan’s continues to pay glowing tribute to Med Kaggwa, the Uganda Human Rights Commission Chair following his death.  Kaggwa, who has been at the helm of the Commission suffered a sudden early on Wednesday morning while driving to office. He is suspected …

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