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Defeating HIV by 2030

HIV experts want priority shifted to vulnerable groups Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | As the world gears up to commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day which is celebrated every December 1, experts in the HIV prevention, treatment and research want the international community to focus and support more ‘priority populations’ …

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Africa farmers want end to AGRA funding

Critics say AGRA has been unable to provide evidence of its positive impacts SPECIAL FEATURE | SETHI NCUBE | Africa’s largest food producer networks and their allies demand a decisive shift away from imported fossil-fuel-based fertilisers and chemicals and towards self-sufficient, ecological farming that revitalises soil and protects ecosystems. Farmers …

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America-Africa relations

Is there really a paradigm shift and why, following Blinken visit, the answer seems to be yes COMMENT | GILBERT M. KHADIAGALA | U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s whirlwind visit to three African countries is the second in less than 12 months. In November 2021 he visited key U.S. …

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Uganda to carry out multi-drug resistant TB survey

Only 33 percent of patients with MDRTB are able to access treatment Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is to carry out a survey to determine the burden of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis(MDRTB) in the country. The nationwide survey will give a better picture of the prevalence of …

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USAID rolls out project to tackle corruption in refugee response

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has rolled out a five-year project that among others seeks to tackle corruption in refugee response. In West Nile, the project will be implemented in the refugee hosting districts such as Madi Okollo, Koboko, Obongi, Terego, and Adjumani …

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United States launches five-year project to help reduce corruption in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The United States Mission in Uganda, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today launched the Strengthening Systems and Public Accountability project to support actions to improve the government of Uganda’s accountability to its citizens and decrease the corruption that impedes economic growth …

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Karamoja’s food challenge

Donors offer relief but locals have different ideas Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The north-eastern sub-region of Karamoja is notorious for its perennial food shortage. And once again humanitarian aid is flowing in. This time, the aid is in form of a Shs16.69billion (€4 million) project known as the …

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