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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, […]

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 […]

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