Uganda

Uganda Deploys Army Soldiers To Fight East Africa Locust Outbreak

Agricultural officers and soldiers from the Uganda People's Defense Force have been called upon by the government to work together in coating crops with chemicals to ward off and eliminate the destructive desert locust swarms that have invaded the...

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Uganda Army Fights Voracious Desert Locusts

Under a warm morning sun scores of weary soldiers stare as millions of yellow locusts rise into the northern Ugandan sky, despite hours spent spraying vegetation with chemicals in an attempt to kill them.

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Ugandan Official, Traditionalists Clash Over Female Genital Stretching

Uganda’s minister for gender and culture is facing a backlash after equating the cultural practice of labia stretching with female circumcision, known as female genital mutilation because of the damage caused.  The traditional stretching of the...
Related topics: Circumcision

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Four Rare Mountain Gorillas 'killed By Lightning' In Uganda

Four endangered mountain gorillas, including three adult females, have been killed by an apparent lightning strike in a Ugandan national park, a conservation group has said.

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From Souring Ties With Egypt To Fomenting Civil War: Journo Recalls Story Of Mossad’s Ops In Sudan

On Monday, in an unprecedented move, Sudanese head of state Abdel Fattah al-Burhan met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Uganda, calling the get-together an attempt to establish “a relationship of goodwill” and form a...
Related topics: Egypt, Mossad, Sudan, Benjamin Netanyahu

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Netanyahu Hopes Uganda Will Open Embassy In Jerusalem Soon, Vows To Open Embassy In Kampala

The Israeli prime minister previously stated that his country is ''returning to Africa in a big way" while he arrived in Uganda on a state visit.
Related topics: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Jerusalem

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Image: Lake George, Uganda

World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, known as the Ramsar Convention, in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971.
Related topics: Anniversaries, Iran

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Outgoing Us Diplomat Asks Uganda To Ensure Peaceful Electoral Process

Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac has called on Uganda's security agencies to ensure freedom of expression and association as the country gears up for a tense election period.In order for Uganda to maintain its place as a stable...

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Directors Of Bogus Ugandan Cryptocurrency Startup Charged After 4,000 Investor Complaints

After appearing in court this week, the full impact of a Uganda-based cryptocurrency scam is starting to reveal itself. Following its collapse last year, Ugandan police have logged 4,000 complaints against cryptocurrency startup Dunamiscoins...
Related topics: Startup, Police

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Finding Common Ground In East Africa, A Un Resident Coordinator Blog

Together, Kenya and Uganda kick-start a Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by partnering with the UN to address challenges that transcend country borders.  By Siddharth Chatterjee (Kenya RC) and Rosa Malango (Uganda...
Related topics: Kenya

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Uganda’s Bobi Wine Vows To Rock Halls Of Power

As Uganda's presidential nominations draw closer, opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as the musician Bobi Wine, has vowed to rock the halls of power with a run for the top job. Wine describes President Yoweri Museveni’s 33 years...

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After 20 Years Of Misery As Refugees, A One-way Ticket To The ‘miracle’ Of Resettlement

Although they spent 20 years living in a refugee camp in Uganda, Jean-Pierre Ntegyeye and Isaiah Bahati never gave up hope of leaving for a better life. Today, with help from the UN migration agency, IOM, their dream has come true, but they...

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7 Of Our Most Popular Global Health And Development Stories In 2019

Secrets of Inuit parenting, a Mongolian heavy metal band and a controversial medical center in Uganda were among the topics that drew the most readers.(Image credit: Johan Hallberg-Campbell for NPR; Julia Gunther; Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Robert...

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Endangered Mountain Gorilla Population On The Rise

A silverback mountain gorilla in Uganda (via Skylar Bishop/Gorilla Doctors) Africa’s mountain gorilla population is on the rise, much to conservationists’ delight. Survey results from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in...
Related topics: Polls

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No Agreement Following Talks On Cross-border Issues Between Uganda And Rwanda

Ugandan and Rwandan officials failed to reach agreement Saturday on most of the contentious issues between them: mutual allegations of destabilizing actions, protection of the rights and freedoms of each other's nationals, and resumption of...
Related topics: Rwanda

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Refugees In Uganda To Get Access To Financial Services

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Swedish Development Agency have launched a $5 million, four-year program to promote access to financial and nonfinancial services to 100,000 refugees in Uganda.   With pilot projects...

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Taxing Dissent: Uganda’s Social Media Dilemma

Uganda introduced the 2018 social media tax to curb ‘gossip’Tourists take selfies at the monument marking where the road out of Kampala crosses the equator. Kayabwe, Uganda, September 2017. Photograph by Jason Houston for USAID. Every...
Related topics: Social Media, Taxes, Selfies, Usaid

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Uganda’s First Fridays For Future Climate Striker, Vanessa Nakate, Joins Cop25 Protests In Madrid

As we broadcast from the U.N. climate summit in Madrid, Spain, we speak with climate activist Vanessa Nakate, who was Uganda’s first Fridays for Future climate striker. “I wanted to do something that would cause change to the lives of...
Related topics: Protests, Spain, Madrid, Activism

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A Man Whose Farts Kill Mosquitoes Claims Companies Are Working To Bottle His Gas As Insect Repellent

[caption id="attachment_747177" align="alignnone" width="620"] [Screenshot from Clive Wanguthi via Twitter, Rwamirama][/caption]    In the X-Men, Jean Grey can kill with her mind. A man in Kampala, Uganda has a similar power: Mutant Joe Rwa
Related topics: Screenshots, Social Media

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Civil Society Criticizes The Arrest Of 18 Political Delegates In Mozambique

A campaign for their freedom reached Uganda and RDC“Free them now”. Image used with permission from Nova Democracia party. Eighteen political delegates from the Nova Democracia (New Democracy) party were arrested on 15 October, in Gaza...
Related topics: Mozambique, Gaza Strip, Palestine

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