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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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US suspends $10m COVID-19 direct cash transfer to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The US government has been forced to halt a $10 million (sh36 billion) programme to give cash assistance to Ugandans most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, after the the country’s NGO Bureau announced the suspension of programs by the implementing agency GiveDirectly. Despite the U.S. Agency …

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COVID-19 hit families to benefit from UGX 36B direct cash giveaways

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 120,000 families in Uganda whose livelihoods have been negatively affected by Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic will benefit from USD 10 million, approximately 36 billion Shillings’ direct cash transfers. The programme, implemented by GiveDirectly, a nonprofit organization that lets donors send money to …

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USAID extends UGX 80Bn to address poaching, human life conflict in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United States Agency for International Development-USAID has announced a cash injection of USD 21.5 million (UGX 80 billion) to improve biodiversity in Uganda. The funding will come through three new USAID initiatives including Biodiversity for Resilience implemented by Research Triangle International in partnership …

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USAID maternal health project exposes flaws in free health care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has recommended that  the government drops the public free healthcare system in favour of mechanisms that allow the low-income earners and the informal sector pool resources to service their health bills. The development comes as the …

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Water and sanitation deadlock

  Museveni, experts call for holistic approach to deal with sector challenges Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | What would it take to improve water access, sanitation in most African countries that are essentially poor? This is one question that came up during the 20th Water and Sanitation International Congress …

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USAID, UBA signs a new partnership deal

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Prosper Africa initiative is partnering with the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa. The partnership will ensure that businesses are equipped …

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