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Uganda About – febbraio 2018

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Alcune notizie sull’Uganda e sull’Africa recuperate da internet nel febbraio 2018.

HOW THE UGANDAN GOVT IS HARNESSING ICT TO CREATE WEALTH
3 febbraio 2018

HANDY LESSONS FROM UGANDA’S QUICK RISE IN COFFEE PRODUCTION
4 febbraio 2018

CANCER PATIENTS’ HOSTELS PROVIDING HOMES AWAY FROM HOME
5 febbraio 2018

LE MAESTRE DEL CAMPO PROFUGHI
12 febbraio 2018

A REMARKABLE WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE IN MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
13 febbraio 2018

THOUSANDS FLEE DR CONGO FIGHTING TO UGANDA: UN
 13 febbraio 2018

UGANDA HAS ONLY 37 RADIOLOGISTS – RECORDS
18 febbraio 2018

UGANDA: SUGAR PRICE TO DROP FURTHER
19 febbraio 2018

BONE CANCER BECOMING COMMON IN CHILDREN
21 febbraio 2018

UPROOTED REFUGEES PLANT TREES TO REBUILD UGANDA’S FORESTS
23 febbraio 2018

UGANDA CHOLERA: HUNDREDS OF CASES REPORTED IN KYANGWALI AREA
24 febbraio 2018

CHILDREN FACE NEW PERILS IN UGANDAN REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS
27 febbraio 2018

 

 


HOW THE UGANDAN GOVT IS HARNESSING ICT TO CREATE WEALTH
3 febbraio 2018

In today’s ‘digital’ era, information and communication technology (ICT) is the ‘driver’ of virtually all facets of endeavour. Indeed, globally, ICT is a multi-billion dollar enterprise. 
According to the World Bank, the current global potential of ICT stands at $500b annually and is projected to rise to $1.6 trillion in the next two decades. But here at home, there is that Sam Waibale (not real name). Possibly in his mid-20’s he has not found a formal job, but he is an ICT ‘wizard’.
read more: newvision.co.ugMoses Watasa

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HANDY LESSONS FROM UGANDA’S QUICK RISE IN COFFEE PRODUCTION
4 febbraio 2018
In Uganda’s Mbale Town, a promising farmers’ society is pooling local coffee producers into a thick band of wealthy people.
And it is easy to see how. Established in eastern Uganda, the Bugisu Co-operative Union (BCUL) is a group of farmers, processors and exporters of pure Arabica coffee. With a capacity of over 100,000 tonnes a year, the society has survived largely on its strong supply chain. It has more than 300 smaller growers’ societies at the grassroots.
read more:
nation.co.ke Gaitano Pessa, Hassan Wekesa

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CANCER PATIENTS’ HOSTELS PROVIDING HOMES AWAY FROM HOME
5 febbraio 2018
Globally, about 715,000 new cancer cases and 542,000 cancer deaths occurred in 2008 in Africa (GLOBO-CAN, 2008). These numbers are projected to nearly double (1.28 million new cancer cases and 970,000 cancer deaths) by 2030 simply due to the aging and growth of the population, with the potential to be even higher because of the adoption of behav¬iour and lifestyles associated with economic development, such as smoking, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.
According to the World Health Organisation Report (2014), from 2000 to 2012, 353,000 cancer deaths occurred in Uganda. This translates in 74 cancer deaths per day. What makes it more painful in Uganda is that most cancer deaths occur among the productive age group of 30-50 years and the number of new cases is ever on the increase.

read more: newvision.co.ug  Innocent Athue

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LE MAESTRE DEL CAMPO PROFUGHI
12 febbraio 2018
Sfollate per scelta: lasciano casa e figli e fanno la vita dei profughi per dare speranza a chi l’ha persa. A Palabek in Uganda, dove l’emergenza migranti porta lavoro e sviluppo.
Tutti i giorni arrivava in classe con ore di ritardo, Adyero. E a volte non arrivava affatto. «Un giorno l’ho presa da parte: “cosa c’è che non va?” ho chiesto. Adyero è scoppiata a piangere: “Devo accudire i miei fratelli, sono fuggita qui con loro dopo che hanno massacrato i miei genitori davanti ai miei occhi”. Cercavo le parole per consolarla: “Puoi contare su di me, se studi una nuova vita è possibile” le ho detto». Sussurra Concy Alawa, 27 anni, lo sguardo perso nell’orizzonte tra la terra rossa e il verde della savana, mentre racconta dei suoi primi tre mesi da maestra nel campo di Palabek, l’ultimo insediamento per sfollati nato in Uganda, appena sotto il confine con il Sud Sudan, in una zona raggiunta dai migranti pochi mesi fa, dopo che le altre aree più a ovest si sono saturate.
read more: corriere.itAlessandra Muglia

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A REMARKABLE WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE IN MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
13 febbraio 2018
Murchison Falls National Park is not only Uganda’s largest National Park but is also the oldest.
The park is bisected by the world’s longest river, The River Nile which also supports the abundant wildlife. State-of-the-art accommodation facilities around the park are partly why vast numbers of tourists from around the world visit the park all year round to experience life in the wild.
A Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park becomes truly remarkable when it includes the following visits and tour activities.
read more: newvision.co.ug

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THOUSANDS FLEE DR CONGO FIGHTING TO UGANDA: UN
13 febbraio 2018
Over 22.000 refugees have fled fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo to neighbouring Uganda, violence that has left several dead and villages torched, the UN said Tuesday.
At least four refugees drowned while crossing the waters of Lake Albert between the two nations, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said. “Last week, over 22,000 Congolese crossed Lake Albert to Uganda in three days, bringing the total number of people from the DRC arriving in the country to about 34,000 since the beginning of the year,” UNHCR said Tuesday.
read more
: newvision.co.ug

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UGANDA HAS ONLY 37 RADIOLOGISTS – RECORDS
18 febbraio 2018
KAMPALA. Ministry of Health records seen by this reporter indicate that the country has only 48 radiologists meant to serve the almost 40million Ugandans. This means one radiologist handles over 850,000 people with different complexities.
Of the said 48 radiologists whose work entails using imaging techniques, like remote scanning, radiotherapy, X-ray, ultrasound, MRIs and CT scan to diagnose and treat certain conditions from broken bones to serious heart conditions, 11 are already retired leaving only 37 active in service.
Dr Annet Kugonza of International Hospital Kampala who is also a member of association of radiologists of Uganda said this number is just a drop in an ocean given the departments in the sector.
read more: monitor.co.ugDerrick Wandera

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UGANDA: SUGAR PRICE TO DROP FURTHER
19 febbraio 2018
Kampala — There is good news for Uganda’s sugar consumers in the coming months owed to the projected sugar in production volumes amidst increase in imports.
Statistics from the Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association (USMA), which consist of Kakira, Kinyara and SCOUL, shows that the industry projects to produce 388,000 tonnes of sugar this year, up from 326, 968 tonnes in 2017.
read more: allafrica.com – Julius Businge

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BONE CANCER BECOMING COMMON IN CHILDREN
21 febbraio 2018
When George Mayambala was eight years old, his parents felt that they had been relieved of stress of dropping and picking him from school on a daily basis.
Mayambala had joined primary three at that time when his father took him to a boarding school in a Kampala suburb. While at school, his parents were called by the school administration that their son had developed a painful knee cap. When Salongo Mayambala picked his son from school, he took him to a herbalist for treatment. However, the boy’s condition deteriorated and he was advised by friends to take him to a clinic at Bugolobi in Kampala.
read more:
newvision.co.ug – Violet Nabatanzi, Juliet Waiswa

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UPROOTED REFUGEES PLANT TREES TO REBUILD UGANDA’S FORESTS
23 febbraio 2018

ADJUMANI, Uganda – Under a searing midday sun, Olany Mario wipes his brow as he bends to water a bed of tiny green neem seedlings in the fertile soil of a tree nursery in Palabek refugee settlement, northern Uganda. “We are growing these indigenous seedlings to help bring back all the trees that were cut down to make way for us, when we came here,” he says.
Last spring, the 36-year-old fled fighting in neighbouring South Sudan, with his two wives and eight children. When they crossed the border into Uganda, the family was transferred to Palabek, where they were given their own plot of land. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has provided Olany and 11,000 other South Sudanese refugees who live in the settlement with food, mats and household items. They have also received tools to build shelters and seedlings to grow tree borders around their plots.
Uganda is now sheltering some 1.4 million refugees, most of them from South Sudan. That number is expected to grow in 2018, and so, too, is concern over the impact such a large number is having on the environment. In the past 20 years, Uganda has lost one third of its forest and green cover due to tree cutting by the local population, for farming and cooking fuel. In the Adjumani district alone, local officials estimate that 11 million trees have been felled since December 2013 to make way for settlements to house refugees.
read more: unhcr.org Catherine Robinson

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UGANDA CHOLERA: HUNDREDS OF CASES REPORTED IN KYANGWALI AREA
24 febbraio 2018
Officials with the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency say they are “deeply alarmed” with the deteriorating situation in the Kyangwali area, where as of Thursday, 668 cholera cases have been reported in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement  in Hoima District in western Uganda.
UNHCR’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Julius Kasozi said, “Of these, 26 died, giving a case fatality rate of nearly four per cent.”A case fatality rate of less than two percent is normally considered acceptable, and that the present trend demands an extraordinary response, Kasozi noted.
A Uganda Ministry of Health investigation indicates that the refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo contract the infection from their places of origin and along the way to Uganda.
read more: outbreaknewstoday.com

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CHILDREN FACE NEW PERILS IN UGANDAN REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS
27 febbraio 2018
IMVEPI REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Uganda – In the shade of a teak tree, teenager Kenyi John sits on a mat with his four siblings and raises his arm. He throws a dice on to a colourful board and the children laugh and cheer. He has scored a six and their board game can start.
Kenyi, 17, and his younger brothers and sisters are among more than 5,000 unaccompanied South Sudanese refugee children who have fled their country’s civil war and arrived in Uganda without parents. In July, they left their village with their uncle and walked for seven terrifying days until they reached the border.The journey was so hard,” says Kenyi. “The sun was very hot and we had trouble finding food and water. We also met soldiers and rebels along the way. Our uncle decided to turn back but we continued on because we wanted to go to school.
Last year, an unprecedented number of South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda, now estimated at more than one million. The number of unaccompanied children or those separated from their parents has also continued to grow.
read more: unhcr.org/news – Catherine Robinson

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2 commenti per “Uganda About – febbraio 2018

  1. Sirs. I would be glad to receive information about Uganda where I work in social programs with my Ugandan Organization.
    Thanks in advance
    L. Chiovitto

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