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Africa Focused Andela Cuts 400 Staff As It Confirms $50m In Revenue

Africa focused tech talent accelerator Andela will cut 400 junior engineers across Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria, CEO Jeremy Johnson told TechCrunch. The layoffs come as the startup released first time earnings figures indicating it will surpass $50...
Related topics: Kenya, Nigeria, Startup

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Azar Calls For Transparency In Ebola-like Death In Tanzania

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Monday called for transparency from Tanzanian officials in the case of a patient who recently died after suffering Ebola-like symptoms, The Associated Press reported.Azar told reporters in Uganda...
Related topics: Ebola, Tanzania

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South Sudanese Refugees Transform A Camp Into A City In Uganda

Bidi Bidi refugee camp is home to nearly a quarter-million South Sudanese who fled the violence of civil war in their home country. Its progressive policies allow refugees to live, farm and work together while they wait to return to their home...

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Uganda Offers Lessons In Tapping The Power Of solid waste

In places where municipalities continuously fail to collect and manage waste, authorities tend to concentrate their efforts in a few areas. These are often in a city's wealthier sections. Informal settlements remain under-served or are not served at...

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Uganda Becomes The 33rd Member Of Gggi

By GGGISEOUL, Aug 28 2019 (IPS-Partners) The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) welcomed the Government of Uganda (GoU) as its thirty-third Member, committing to support the country in achieving its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and...

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Ugandan Mothers Want Justice For Their Children Who Died In Care Of An Unlicensed American Health...

In 2013 Gimbo Zubeda a woman from Namutumba, the eastern district of Uganda was told by public health workers that her three-year old son Twalali Kifabi suffered from malnutrition. They advised she starts him on a nutritious diet which Zubeda could...
Related topics: Diet

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Ugandan Online Publishers Criticize Registration As Political Control

Uganda's Communication Commission announced, Aug. 8, 2019, that all commercial online publishers must register with the government. The commission says the publishers have to be watched to ensure they are posting appropriate content.  Ugandan...
Related topics: Social Media

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World Recoils In Horror As Smartphone Maker Accused Of Helping Government Snoops Read Encrypted...

Thinking US again? You'd be wrong Comment  In a report that has left lawmakers across the globe reeling, the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday claimed a smartphone maker helped government officials in Uganda access encrypted texts on a handset used...

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Huawei Disputes New Political Hacking Allegations

Huawei employees have been accused of hacking the phones of political opponents in Uganda and Zambia. The firm’s employees reportedly used a piece of software known as Pegasus to decrypt encrypted messages tapped from the devices of political...
Related topics: Huawei, Zambia

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Uganda Internet Registration Stirs Free Speech Concerns

Uganda is ramping up efforts to curtail online content deemed immoral or hateful, a move critics say will silence dissent.Since March 2018, the Uganda Communications Commission,  a state regulator, has required certain online publishers to register...

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Can We Really Restore Or Protect Natural Habitats To 'offset' Those We Destroy?

In the forests of northern Sweden, a major train line cuts through land originally protected for migratory birds—so new seasonal wetlands have been established for the birds nearby. In southern Uganda, a huge hydropower dam has flooded swathes of...
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To Silence A Poet, And A Nation: What Stella Nyanzi’s Conviction Means For Uganda

Dr. Stella Nyanzi (seated with glasses), a lecturer and researcher at Makerere University and feminist and activist, was convicted on Aug. 2 for publishing a poem critical of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni. She is pictured here in the dock,...
Related topics: Feminism, Activism

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Uganda Starts Largest-ever Ebola Vaccine Trial

Uganda has started its largest Ebola vaccine trial to date, health authorities announced Monday, in an apparent effort to prevent the disease from spreading. An epidemic across the border in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo has killed over...
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Ugandan Feminist Stella Nyanzi Deploys Nude Protest To Challenge Free Speech Sentence

‘I planned to offend Museveni because he has offended us for 30-plus years.’Stella Nyanzi is found guilty of cyber harassment for a poem she wrote criticizing the president in 2018. Screenshot from NTV Uganda, August 1, 2019, via...
Related topics: Feminism, Protests, Screenshots

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Africa's Booming Cities Face Severe Toilet Crisis 

MAKINDYE-LUKULI, UGANDA  — The darkening clouds are ominous for many in this urban neighborhood, promising rushing rainwaters stinking of human waste from overflowing septic tanks.    As Africa faces a population boom unmatched anywhere else in...

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Here’s How The World Can Be Better Prepared To Handle Epidemics

In 2019, there are measles outbreaks in the US and Europe; Ebola outbreak in DRC and Uganda and several other infectious disease outbreaks in Nigeria, Vietnam and South Africa. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPSBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jul 19 2019...
Related topics: Ebola, South Africa

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A Psychiatric Hospital In Uganda: A Medical Student’s Reflection

I excel at intellectualization. It is a fickle defense mechanism, allowing the observer to fully comprehend the situation in front of them without fully engaging in the emotional context. Throughout my medical training, intellectualization has aided...

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Indriver Launches Ride-hail App In Fourth African Country, Uganda

Global ride-hail startup InDriver launches its app-based service in Kampala (Uganda) this week. After going live in Nairobi in June—the online taxi company now operates in four African countries: Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, and Tanzania Founded...
Related topics: Startup, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Russia

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Why Environmental And Humanitarian Action Must Be Linked

Smoking fish in kilns in Ggaba, Uganda. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) estimated that brick-making kilns were burning 52,000 trees every year. Credit: Pius Sawa/IPS By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jul 4 2019 (IPS)...

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Salah Scores As Egypt Maintain Perfect Cup Of Nations Record

Cairo (AFP) – Mohamed Salah scored from a free-kick as host nation Egypt defeated Uganda 2-0 in Cairo Sunday to win Group A at the Africa Cup of Nations with a perfect three-win record.   Pre-tournament favourites Egypt will remain in...
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