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Canada promotes first female combat general

Ottawa, Canada | AFP | A Canadian woman who fought insurgents in Afghanistan became the country’s first female combat officer to rise to the rank of general. Colonel Jennie Carignan, 47, was promoted to brigadier-general (one star) and put in charge of the Canadian army’s day-to-day operations including training and …

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Ministry of Gender offers women collateral free loans

The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and secured sh43 billion support from the United Nations to support women employment efforts in Uganda. The ministry’s Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana announced plans this week to offer women loans at reduced rates though the Women Entrepreneurship Program (WEP). The development of …

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VIDEO: Obama endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Washington, United States | AFP | Barack Obama on Thursday endorsed Hillary Clinton to succeed him as president of the United States, declaring in a video message “I’m with her.” After months of assiduously avoiding tipping the scales of the Democratic presidential primaries and a Thursday meeting with Clinton’s closest …

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MINISTERS: 28 women out of 80

With Betty Kamya the new minister in charge of Kampala,  Dr. Jane Aceng at health and Betty Amongi in charge of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, the new list of ministers released by President Yoweri Museveni has more women than in the last cabinet. There are 28 out of 80 …

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INGRID: I rather die like a lion than live like a rat

INTERVIEW: Ingrid Turinawe on being fearless Ingrid Turinawe, the 42-year old secretary for mobilisation of the opposition Forum for Democratic (FDC) is renowned for her run-ins with police during protests.  She told The Independent that she would rather die like a lion than live like a rat. Turinawe says her …

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Ingrid Turinawe on being fearless

Ingrid Turinawe, the 42-year old secretary for mobilisation of the opposition Forum for Democratic (FDC) is renowned for her run-ins with police during protests.  She told The Independent that she would rather die like a lion than live like a rat. Turinawe says her fighting spirit stems from growing up …

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