The Independent
Uganda’s exports up but trade deficit grew higher
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has lost the trade deficit it had recorded against the European Union in July as imports of merchandises grew faster than the exports to the same region. Both exports and imports dropped sharply in April 2020, the first month of the lock...
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Tobacco responsible for 20% of deaths from coronary heart disease
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to the World Health Organization, World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle Australia ahead of World Heart Day, marked on 29 September. This equates t...
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Drought tolerant maize
Why more Ugandan farmers aren’t adopting it | HYEJIN LEE | Maize is one of the most important cereal crops in Uganda. In particular, smallholder farmers rely on it for food and as a cash crop. They also grow it as an important export crop. Over the years, total maize …
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Uganda experiences mountain gorilla baby boom
Kanungu, Uganda | XINHUA | Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, host to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas is experiencing an unprecedented baby boom never recorded before according to experts. High up the ridges of what is known as one of Africa’s oldest rain...
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The real thieves of teachers’ money
THE LAST WORD: The real story of how teachers’ money was stolen and how the wrong guys were framed and jailed THE LAST WORD | Andrew M. Mwenda | On September 9, all major news outlets in Uganda ran a screaming headline: `Microfinance Support Centre officials charged with embezzle...
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Laypeople bridge gap as COVID-19 takes toll on mental health
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At the time of our meeting, Linda Nsababera was on her way to meet a company director who had closed and asked her staff to work from home at the height of the lockdown instituted by the Ministry of Health to halt further spread …
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