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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, […]

Sebei Sub-Region Of Uganda Trains Groups To Fight FGM Practice

Sebei Sub-Region Of Uganda Trains Groups To Fight FGM Practice

Community grass-roots groups have been trained in Sebei Sub-region as part of efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The groups, which are composed of 40 members each, were commissioned at the weekend in Kapchorwa Town. They were identified and trained by Uganda Human Rights Commissions (UHRC) to support the ongoing efforts to achieve zero tolerance […]

Court Sets Human Rights Activist Dr Stella Nyanzi Free

Court Sets  Human Rights Activist Dr Stella Nyanzi Free

The International War Crimes Division of the High Court in Kololo, Kampala has ordered for the release of Dr Stella Nyanzi from Luzira Prison where she has been for months. Dr Nyanzi was last year convicted and sentenced to 18 months for harassing President Museveni. However, she appealed against the conviction and sentence citing unfairness […]

Child Marriages Persist In Uganda, Despite Govt Intervention

Child Marriages Persist In Uganda, Despite Govt Intervention

Health workers and local leaders in Lango and Acholi sub-regions have expressed concern about the increasing number of child mothers despite various interventions by government and development partners. They attribute the rising number of child mothers to family breakdown and the loss of moral values caused by the two-decade rebellion of the Lord’s Resistance Army […]

U.S. 2020 Presidential Hopeful Donates U.S.$150 000 To Harare City Council

U.S. 2020 Presidential Hopeful Donates U.S.$150 000 To Harare City Council

United States billionaire and 2020 presidential hopeful, Michael Bloomberg, has donated US$150 000 to the Harare City Council for the procurement of critical health drugs. Harare Mayor Herbert Gomba Tuesday confirmed to NewZimbabwe.com that the billionaire, through his Bloomberg Philanthropies, had donated the cash for the City Health Department to acquire the essential drugs. In […]

Lupita’s Documentary Sheds Light On The Forgotten Women Warriors

Lupita’s Documentary Sheds Light On The Forgotten Women Warriors

Oscar-winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o made historians sit up last week when Channel 4 television showed her documentary, “Warrior Women”, about the fearsome but virtually unknown Agoji females from West Africa’s past. The Agoji were women fighters in the kingdom of Dahomey, present-day Benin, between the 17th and 19th centuries. As to why their story […]

Bishop Accuses NGOs of Aiding Female Circumcision In Uganda

Bishop Accuses NGOs of Aiding Female Circumcision In Uganda

The Bishop of Sebei Diocese, Rev Paul Masaba, has accused non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in the sub-region to fighting against female genital mutilation (FGM) of exaggerating figures on the current prevalence in order to obtain funding from donors. “There are NGOs benefiting from this issue of FGM in Sebei because their main objective is survival […]

Kenya, Uganda Sign Pact To End Cross-Border Crisis

Kenya, Uganda Sign Pact To End Cross-Border Crisis

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on Thursday witnessed the signing of an agreement aimed at promoting sustainable peace and development among Turkana, Pokot and Karamojong communities. The programme dubbed Cross-Border Sustainable Peace and Development seeks to end hostilities among the three neighbouring communities and enhance development in the region by promoting […]

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