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Online bullying on the rise among teens- UNICEF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new report by the UN Agency for children, UNICEF has shown that one in three young people in 30 countries have been a victim of online bullying, with one in five reporting having skipped school due to cyber bullying and violence. The findings …

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UNICEF endorses extra maternity leave for mothers in poor countries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Children’s Agency is advocating for a one-month increase in maternity leave for mothers in low-and-middle-income countries, to enable parents to give their children the best start in life. The agency is equally calling for a transformative shift in how businesses and governments …

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Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors

Beira, Mozambique | AFP | Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned on Sunday. Cyclone Idai smashed into Mozambique’s coast unleashing hurricane-force wind and rain that flooded swathes of the poor …

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Experts call for balanced investment in infrastructure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Economics’ Analysts have said it’s time for the government to start increasing budget allocated to the social sectors which have for years been dwarfed by works, transport and energy sector investments. Both experts from government, research institutions and international agencies spoke in unison during a …

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DR Congo Ebola death toll tops 400

  Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The death toll from the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has passed the 400 mark in the east and northeast, health authorities said Tuesday. “Since the start of the epidemic, the total number of cases is 658 — 609 confirmed and 49 probable. …

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