Uganda

The Roots Of The Mounting Crisis Between Rwanda’s Kagame And Uganda’s Museveni

Tensions are mounting dangerously between Rwanda and Uganda. The two African countries historically have been closely linked, with each playing a key role in the other’s political development. But all that is now in peril. The Ugandan government,...
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Uganda Investigates Un Food Aid After Three Die, Police Say

Uganda is investigating a supply of food from the World Food Program after three people died and 262 others got sick, police said. People suffered diarrhea, nose bleeds and other health problems after eating food provided by the United Nations...
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Uganda's Ruling-party Mps Back Country's Aging Leader For Another Term

Members of parliament from Uganda's ruling party are backing President Yoweri Museveni's attempt to win another term, according to a resolution adopted at their ongoing meeting late Sunday. A victory at the next election, in 2021, could extend the...

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S. Sudan Rebels Urge Pressure On Kiir to Fund Peace Implementation

South Sudan's main rebel group is calling on President Salva Kiir to provide funds to implement last year's peace agreement and is demanding that Sudan and Uganda apply pressure on Kiir to cough up the money.     The government and the...
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Watch: Students Strike To Save Their Future — And The Planet

Young people are fed up with politicians not listening to the science and failing to protect their future and their planet. On March 15, they went on strike and walked out of the classroom. In more than 100 countries, from Germany and Australia to...
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Us Air Force Pilot Charged With Sexually Assaulting Fellow Airman In Uganda

A US Air Force reserve officer has been charged with raping a female fellow senior airman two years ago while deployed in Uganda. His court-martial is scheduled for May at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, where he is based.

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Measuring The Success Of East African Protected Areas

East Africa (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) contains 1,776 protected areas (including 186 "strict" protected areas) covering more than 27 percent of its terrestrial area. Researchers at UC Davis have now documented the extent to which...
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Uganda Calls For Coordinated Action Against Militants

Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni, has called for more coordinated action to deal with militants in Africa's Great Lakes region. Meanwhile, the United Nations has urged countries to address the root causes of conflicts in the region that have...

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How Would People React To A Social Media Tax? Look At Uganda

Authored by Alex Kimani via Safehaven.com, The Arab Spring that destabilized governments in the Middle East began in the spring of 2011. Nearly a decade later, the full repercussions of the uprisings are starting to hit home with some governments...
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Chinese Considered 'language Of The Future' For Young Ugandans

As Uganda's population increases, many young people are having trouble finding jobs that pay well. A government directive to introduce the teaching of Mandarin Chinese in schools may lead to better employment opportunities. China is a major trade...
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Well-being And The Rise Of Psychotherapy In Uganda

Perspectives on happiness and mental health differ across the world. Westernized perspectives present happiness as an individualized state of being that can be cultivated and sustained through continuous effort. In areas where these western beliefs...

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Uganda, Rwanda Trade Accusations Over Border Crossings Dispute

Uganda accused Rwanda on Friday of blocking goods trucks and other vehicles from entering the country, and of stopping its nationals from crossing into Uganda amid a resurgence of hostility between the two African neighbors. Rwandan authorities...
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Why Storage And Handling Are To Blame For Uganda's Poor Quality Seed

The quality of purchased seeds, such as maize, groundnuts and others, is a major concern in Uganda.

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Fighting For Energy And Human Rights Equality In Africa

The Congress of Racial Equality Uganda has lost another leader, but the fight continues Paul Driessen “She has gone to the Lord,” her sister Diana told me a few days ago. And with Fiona Kobusingye’s passing, after a courageous battle with...
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Snapshot: A Non-invasive Way To Monitor Disease Outbreaks

A red-tailed guenon in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest region of Uganda nibbles on a jam-covered rope. It’s sweet treat with purpose — the rope will later be collected, the saliva left behind analyzed. This clever, non-invasive sampling technique...

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Ugandan Ruling Party Endorses Museveni For 2021 Elections

Uganda’s ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as its candidate for the 2021 elections. The decision by the National Resistance Movement to nominate the 74-year-old Museveni comes after parliament approved legislation in 2017 to...

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This Origami-like Strip Of Paper Helped Diagnose Malaria In Uganda

A cheap, origami-like strip of paper accurately detected malaria in 98 percent of cases in a test group of schoolchildren in Uganda. Though paper sensors are nothing new — the most famous examples include some home pregnancy tests — the results...
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Uganda’s Social Media Tax Has Led To A Drop In Internet And Mobile Money Users

Uganda’s social media tax has proved to be detrimental to both its internet and mobile money sectors. In the three months following the introduction of the levy in July 2018, there was a noted decline in the number of internet users, total...
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See Rare Glimpse Of World's Most Trafficked Animal, Giant Pangolin [watch]

Giant pangolins, the world's most trafficked animal, were recently caught on camera in their natural (nocturnal) habitat in Uganda.

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In Under A Month, Uganda Has Deported Four Top Mtn Executives, Including The Ceo

Things have come to a pretty pass, in the seven-month confrontation between Ugandan security agencies and the country’s biggest telecom company, MTN. At mid-night on Thursday (Feb.14), the MTN Uganda chief executive was deported from the...

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