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Roast and Rhyme lives up to halloween enjoyments promise
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Halloween décor and costumes, fun group activities and effortlessly executed live music ensured that the just-concluded Afro-Halloween edition of Roast and Rhyme – and the last edition of 2022 –was an exceptional experience. Organised by Swangz...
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VIDEO: Seven years without Sophia
What happened to Sophia? Sophia Koetsier has a knack for adventure. After her internship at Lubaga Hospital she intended to travel around Uganda before returning home. On day 6 of that trip, October 28, 2015, Sophia went missing in Murchison Falls National Park and has not been s...
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EBOLA: Private healthcare clinics can set up isolation centres
Kampla, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA  | Private hospitals and clinics in Kampala have been urged to set up isolation units as the Ebola outbreak first announced in September, continues to ravage Uganda. Cumulative cases have now risen to 129 and by Monday, 2183 contacts of these cases...
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Uhuru Kenyatta calls for ceasefire in DRC
Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua |   Kenya’s African Union (AU) peace envoy, Uhuru Kenyatta has called for a ceasefire in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where fighting has led to the loss of lives and property as well as mass displacements. Kenyatta, the former Kenyan...
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Debt-swap: African nations suggest a $685bn climate fix
African states are hoping to turn debt into climate action as they seek innovative financing solutions that include a push to restructure their sovereign debts to support climate adaptation and conservation projects Cairo, Egypt | BIRD AGENCY | Leaders of 58 countries vulnerable...
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Russia halts grain export deal with Ukraine
Moscow, Russia | Xinhua |  Russia announced Saturday that Moscow would immediately and indefinitely suspend its implementation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, accusing Ukraine of launching drone attacks under British guidance. “On Oct. 29, the Ukrainian Armed Forces, under the...
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Death toll from Mogadishu car bomb attacks hit 100 as attacks condemned
Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Twin car bomb explosions targeting Somalia’s Education Ministry building on Saturday killed at least 100 people and injured more than 300 others, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said Sunday. The fatalities are likely to rise, Mohamud told medi...
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