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Reopen Nursery Schools, Parents, Owners Tell Govt

Reopen Nursery Schools, Parents, Owners Tell Govt

Parents and proprietors of pre-primary schools have asked the government to review its decision and allow them to reopen nursery schools to allow the children to resume learning. Ms Josephine Kirabo, a mother of one, yesterday said she was forced to privately hire a nursery teacher to coach her three-year-old child who had just started […]

Bobi Wine Disputes Election Results

Bobi Wine Disputes Election Results

President Museveni opened a gap between him and his leading challenger Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, as the Electoral Commission (EC) started releasing the results of the January 14 presidential election Friday. The EC declared just after 2 pm Friday that Mr Museveni had polled 2,219,418 votes against Mr Kyagulanyi’s 941,068 votes with results from34.3 […]

Grassroots Women Leaders Provide A Critical Link Between Survivors and Services

Grassroots Women Leaders Provide A Critical Link Between Survivors and Services

“Mwana muke hana haki yake! Mwana muke hana haki yake,” says Rebecca Chepkateke with anguish. A Kiswahili expression that means “women have no rights,” she’s heard this phrase repeated too many times to women in the Amudat district when they attempt to report gender-based violence (GBV) to community leaders. Ms. Chepkateke is the Chairperson of […]

Ms Jacqueline Nyapendi Assumes Leadership Of Young African Women Congress

Ms Jacqueline Nyapendi Assumes Leadership Of Young African Women Congress

Ms Jacqueline Nyapendi, the first Global President of Young African Women Congress (YAWC) assumes office on Friday. YAWC Network is a fraternity of young women of African descent living in Africa and the Diaspora who seek to be empowered and be themselves. According to Ms Nyapendi, the members are change makers for leadership and development […]

8 Dead After Refugees, Host Community Fight At Rhino Camp

8 Dead After Refugees, Host Community Fight At Rhino Camp

Police authorities in Arua district, Uganda, say a Friday fight between South Sudanese refugees at the Rhino Refugee Settlement Camp and their host community left at least eight people killed. Speaking to The EastAfrican by phone from Uganda on Saturday, Titus Jogo, the officer in charge of the refugee desk in Obangi district, which borders […]

Govt Sets Registration Deadline For Popular Bloggers, Social Media Users In Uganda

Govt Sets Registration Deadline For Popular Bloggers, Social Media Users In Uganda

Bloggers and social media users with a large following are among those that will have to register with the Ugandan Communication Commission for monitoring before October 5, 2020, according to the organisation’s public notice. “The purpose of this Public Notice, therefore, is to advise all persons currently offering or planning to commence the provision of online […]

Free Ambulance Helps Save Mothers And Babies In Kenya Lockdown

Free Ambulance Helps Save Mothers And Babies In Kenya Lockdown

As soon as Kenya introduced a coronavirus curfew, Dr Jemimah Kariuki, an obstetrician-gynaecologist at Nairobi’s Kenyatta Hospital started seeing more death and complications. “Every time I went to the hospital it was fewer numbers but more complications…and when women died alone in childbirth, I was like ‘in 2020?’ You are dying? Alone?” she said. Mothers […]

Lockdown Restrictions Escalate Malnutrition Cases In Manafwa, Congo

Lockdown Restrictions Escalate Malnutrition Cases In Manafwa, Congo

Health officials in Manafwa district have reported an escalation of food insecurity, poverty and cases of malnutrition among the marginalized groups during the time of the COVID-19 lockdown. Dr Emma Gahima, the in-charge of Bugobero health centre IV and Manafwa district nutrition focal person says that the health facility has received an average of 5 […]

Uganda Labor Union Taking On Multinational Mining Companies

Uganda Labor Union Taking On Multinational Mining Companies

Uganda’s Karamoja region is rich in natural resources. With better security, major mining conglomerates have come in and the labor union, Karamoja Miners Association, ensures they do not grab lands. Itedo Mahmud is a former cattle-herder but now makes his living from gold mining. He lives in Acherer, a small gold miners’ settlement, in Karamoja, […]

Feminists Want Gender Related Laws Passed Before 2021 Elections

Feminists Want Gender Related Laws Passed Before 2021 Elections

Women rights defender has called for an expeditious passing of all pending gender-related bills before the country heads for the 2021 general elections. Under the Uganda Women’s network, organizations argue that women freedom spaces continue to shrink despite attempts by the government to develop various emancipation frameworks. These including; the Uganda Women Network (UWONET) Secretariat, […]

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