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IN UGANDA, DOGS COMFORT VICTIMS OF WAR
3 gennaio 2018

MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON: CLIMBING UGANDA’S HIGHEST PEAK
8 gennaio 2018

UGANDA WILDLIFE AUTHORITY TOURISM TULAMBULE BUSES LAUNCHED
10 gennaio 2018

CHILDREN WITH BAFFLING SEIZURE DISORDER FACE UNCERTAIN FUTURE IN NORTHERN UGANDA
10 gennaio 2018

DETAILED TEACHER GUIDES WILL HELP UGANDA SOLVE LEARNING CRISIS
12 gennaio 2018

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ENDORSES NEW TYPHOID VACCINE
13 gennaio 2018

UGANDA: UNIVERSAL EDUCATION STILL A DISTANT DREAM
14 gennaio 2018

UGANDA’S PUBLIC LIBRARIES FACE AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE
15 gennaio 2018

DOCTORS IN UGANDA WARN ‘CRISIS LEVEL’ BLOOD SHORTAGE IS PUTTING LIVES AT RISK
16 gennaio 2018

UGANDAN WINS SH180M INNOVATION PRIZE FOR RECYCLING ENGINE OIL
16 gennaio 2018

AFETR TWO-YEAR WAIT, UGANDA GETS ITS NEW CANCER MACHINE
19 gennaio 2018

SUD SUDAN, EMERGENZA SENZA FINE
21 gennaio 2018

CLIMATE-RESILIENT ‘SUPER BEANS’ BOOST FOOD RATIONS FOR REFUGEES IN UGANDA
24 gennaio 2018

SUD SUDAN, VIOLATO IL CESSATE IL FUOCO. RIPRENDE L’ESODO DEGLI SFOLLATI.
30 gennaio 2018

 


IN UGANDA, DOGS COMFORT VICTIMS OF WAR
3 gennaio 2018

Gulu Town, Uganda – Eleven years since the end of the civil war in Uganda, which pitted Lord’s Resistance Army rebels against the government, tens of thousands of people still struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Mental health practitioners estimate that seven in 10 people in Northern Uganda were traumatically affected by the war.
At the age of 12, Francis Okello Oloya was blinded by a bomb blast as he dug in the family garden. In a boarding school for the blind, Okello found it difficult to ask people for help, especially in getting to the toilet at night. Now a 29-year-old community psychologist, that childhood experience led to the birth of a project involving what he calls comfort dogs.
read more: voanews.com – Halima Athuman

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MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON: CLIMBING UGANDA’S HIGHEST PEAK
8 gennaio 2018
The remote Rwenzori mountains, on the Uganda/DRC border, offer treks through varied and stunning landscapes, and Africa’s third-highest summit, with none of the crowds found at Kilimanjaro.
Claudius Ptolemy, the Greco-Roman mathematician, astronomer and father of geography, called the Rwenzori range the Mountains of the Moon, and I think he got it about right. Starlight beamed down on the convex glaciers surrounding our camp near Uganda’s western border, causing them to glow like resting lunar crescents.
read more: theguardian.com – Mark Stratton

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UGANDA WILDLIFE AUTHORITY TOURISM TULAMBULE BUSES LAUNCHED
10 gennaio 2018
To all of us who love to tour the country and admire it’s landscape, riches and nature, we have good news on the tale. The Uganda Wildlife Authority with the help of the government has officially launched the long awaited Tulambule Buses. The movement of tourists in the National Parks has been made easy. These executive buses will provide comfort, a wide view, and at the same time guaranteeing the safety of the passengers. They are It will cover Lake Mburo,  Murchison Falls, Semiliki and  Kidepo valley National parks, only to mention but a few.
There are five buses in total, four being 74 passenger seats ones, and one, an open roof double Decker bus.
read more: ghafla.com/ug/uganda-wildlife 

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CHILDREN WITH BAFFLING SEIZURE DISORDER FACE UNCERTAIN FUTURE IN NORTHERN UGANDA
10 gennaio 2018
ODEK, Uganda ― It begins with a simple repeated head nod, as if the child feels the slow beat of music no one else can hear.
Then the slow spasms worsen into violent fits, epilepsy-like seizures often triggered by the smell of food.
In the remote north of Uganda, thousands of young children have contracted and scores have died from one of the strangest conditions that has baffled scientists and doctors worldwide for decades ― nodding syndrome.
read more: huffingtonpost.com – Peter Martell

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DETAILED TEACHER GUIDES WILL HELP UGANDA SOLVE LEARNING CRISIS
12 gennaio 2018
These teacher-guide driven lessons are more feedback-driven, more pupil-centred and more effective at helping children learn.
Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) 2017 results came in on January 12, 2018. But before then, on January 10, 2018, I teamed up with Fagil Mandy, a legend Ugandan educationist to discuss anticipated results and broadly, the state of the education sector in Uganda on one of the local television stations.
Our conversation reflected on Uganda’s systemic education problem and offered some proposals on ways forward.

read more
: newvision.co.ug –  Morrison Rwakakaba

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ENDORSES NEW TYPHOID VACCINE
13 gennaio 2018
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Jan.03 endorsed the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid.
Dubbed Typbar TVC, the vaccine which has been approved to be introduced by interested countries on their immunization programmes can be administered to children younger than two years of age. Unlike older vaccines, this is said to have longer lasting immunity and requires few doses.
read more: independent.co.ug 

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UGANDA: UNIVERSAL EDUCATION STILL A DISTANT DREAM
14 gennaio 2018
2017 was an important year in the primary education sector because we marked 20 years of the Universal Primary Education (UPE) initiative, which kicked off in 1997. Although the original idea was for the government to sponsor a maximum of four children per family through primary school, the initiative was soon extended to cover all children of school-going age
read more: allafrica.com

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UGANDA’S PUBLIC lIBRARIES FACE AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE
15 gennaio 2018
It has been discovered that most Ugandans do not read books even when they are available for free in public libraries across Uganda.
read more:
ntv.co.ug

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DOCTORS IN UGANDA WARN ‘CRISIS LEVEL’ BLOOD SHORTAGE IS PUTTING LIVES AT RISK
16 gennaio 2018

Uganda is grappling with a critical shortage of blood that is affecting services and putting patients’ lives at risk.
The health ministry’s blood bank facility in the capital, Kampala, which stores and distributes supplies to hospitals, is practically empty. It has just 150 units of blood remaining, not enough to meet requirements on an average day in the city.
A six-day countrywide blood collection drive was launched by the ministry on Monday.
read more: theguardian.com – 
Samuel Okiror

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UGANDAN WINS SH180M INNOVATION PRIZE FOR RECYCLING ENGINE OIL
16 gennaio 2018
A Ugandan scientist will walk home with sh180m ($50,000) for his pioneering homegrown technology for recycling motor vehicle engine oils to protect the environment.
Geoffrey Ssekatawa, the founder of Brent Technologies, was one of 12 recipients of the Africa Entrepreneurship Award set up three years ago to support the continent’s promising ideas.
Ssekatawa’s start-up aims at stopping the harmful dumping and burning of used motor oils and instead create recycled oil products for sale in Uganda.
read more: newvision.co.ug

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AFETR TWO-YEAR WAIT, UGANDA GETS ITS NEW CANCER MACHINE
19 gennaio 2018
Kampala – Uganda’s only radiotherapy machine was officially replaced on Friday, nearly two years after the previous one broke down, leaving the country without a crucial tool for treating cancer patients.
The failure of the old machine in March 2016 caused a public outcry and was seen as symbolising the deterioration of Uganda’s medical services.
Since 1995, Mulago Hospital in Kampala had become a hub for treating cancer patients across east Africa, many of them coming from countries lacking radiotherapy equipment.
read more: news24.com 

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SUD SUDAN, EMERGENZA SENZA FINE
21 gennaio 2018
Più di un milione di sudsudanesi sono fuggiti dalla guerra civile e si sono rifugiati in Uganda. Un vero, drammatico esodo biblico, mentre nel Paese africano continua uno dei più feroci conflitti africani.
Ecco alcune delle immagini scattate negli sterminati campi profughi nati appena fuori dai confini del Sud Sudan, in territorio a Nord Uganda.
read morefamigliacristiana.it – Francesco Cavalli e Alessandro Rocca

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CLIMATE-RESILIENT ‘SUPER BEANS’ BOOST FOOD RATIONS FOR REFUGEES IN UGANDA
24 gennaio 2018
Non-GMO and fast-growing, a high-yield bean variety is helping South Sudanese refugees feed their families and cultivate new livelihoods.
South Sudanese refugees in Uganda are being given drought-resistant “super beans” to reduce their reliance on food aid and encourage self-sufficiency.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is distributing the fast-growing, high-yield Nabe 15 super bean, which refugees can plant immediately to replenish their stocks.
read more: theguardian.com – Samuel Okiror

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SUD SUDAN, VIOLATO IL CESSATE IL FUOCO. RIPRENDE L’ESODO DEGLI SFOLLATI
30 gennaio 2018
Sono ormai 2 milioni le persone in fuga verso altri Paesi. Un milione ha trovato riparo in Uganda, un altro in Sudan, Etiopia, Kenya, Congo e Repubblica Centrafricana. Un esodo senza fine, un futuro sempre più cupo. E’ il drammatico quadro rappresentato dall’ultimo rapporto delle Nazioni Unite sulla crisi in Sud Sudan. Il 2018 è iniziato con una nuova ondata di sfollati a causa della ripresa delle ostilità tra le parti in conflitto lo scorso 4 gennaio. Cifre di una crisi cronica che si aggrava sempre di più. Sono oltre 3 miloni e mezzo i sud-sudanesi che non hanno più una casa e sopravvivono grazie agli aiuti umanitari della cooperazione internazionale. In 2 milioni hanno deciso di lasciare il paese, 50 mila solo nelle prime tre settimane del mese.
read more: repubblica.itAntonella Napoli

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