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Alcune notizie sull’Uganda e sull’Africa recuperate da internet nell’ottobre 2017.

ARCHBISHOP ODAMA APOLOGISES TO THE PEOPLE OF CENTRAL AFRICA
1° ottobre 2017

UGANDA – 15 MORTI A CAUSA DELLE FORTI PIOGGE
2 ottobre 2017

UGANDA AGE LIMIT REPEAL LAW REFERRED TO PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE
4 ottobre 2017

DUBAI CARES TO IMPROVE TEACHER’S SKILLS IN UGANDA
4 ottobre 2017

KAMPALA FASHION WEEK: DALL’UGANDA I DESIGNER DI TALENTO
 6 ottobre 2017

IN UGANDA, CHANGING LIVES ONE PROSTHETIC AT A TIME
7 ottobre 2017

TOURISM PLAYERS WANT GOVERNMENT TO DO MORE TO PROMOTE UGANDA
7 ottobre 2017

HAPPY INDIPENDENCE DAY UGANDA!
9 ottobre 2017

UGANDA: WHY HIV+WOMEN GET LATE CERVICAL CANCER
10 ottobre 2017

‘11 MILLION UGANDANS EAT UNACCEPTABLE FOOD’
13 ottobre 2017

UGANDA’S FOREST COVER REDUCES BY 100,000 HECTARES ANNUALLY

17 ottobre 2017

EBOLA-LIKE MARBURG VIRUS KILLS TWO IN UGANDA: OFFICIAL
20 ottobre 2017

UNDERAGE GIRLS IN UGANDA BEING FORCED INTO CHILD MARRIAGES BECAUSE THEY CANNOT AFFORD SANITARY PRODUCTS
24 Oottobre 2017

IL CARD. FILONI:”LA CHIESA NON HA BISOGNO DI BUROCRATI MA DI MISSIONARI APPASSIONATI”
27 Oottobre 2017

UGANDA’S SURGING COFFEE EXPORTS
29 Oottobre 2017


ARCHBISHOP ODAMA APOLOGISES TO THE PEOPLE OF CENTRAL AFRICA
1° ottobre 2017

Uganda’s Archbishop of Gulu and President of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, John-Baptist Odama has apologised to the people of Central African Republic and the those of the Democratic Republic of Congo for the suffering and atrocities caused by fugitive warlord Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
read more: en.radiovaticana.va/ – Paul Samasumo

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UGANDA – 15 MORTI A CAUSA DELLE FORTI PIOGGE
2 ottobre 2017
Non è la prima volta che l’Uganda è colpita da piogge fortissime. Già a fine Agosto 2017 una frana, causata dalle persistenti precipitazioni aveva causato una vittima.
Nel mese di Settembre 2017, il 26 per l’esattezza, almeno quindici persone sono morte dopo le forti piogge che si sono abbattute sulla parte occidentale dello stato africano.
Più di 2000 persone evacuate, case semi-inondate e allagamenti su gran parte dei settori colpiti.

read more: ilmeteo.it

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UGANDA AGE LIMIT REPEAL LAW REFERRED TO PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE
4 ottobre 2017
A law amending Uganda’s constitution to allow ageing leader Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule was introduced in parliament on Tuesday, at a session where nearly all its opponents were either barred or stayed away in protest.
Museveni, 73, has ruled Uganda since 1986. He is as yet ineligible to seek re-election in the next polls in 2021 because the existing constitution places an age ceiling of 75 on anyone aspiring to the presidency.
The bill brought to parliament would remove the age hurdle.
Parliament spokesman Chris Obore said the bill was read and then referred to a parliamentary committee.
“The committee will scrutinise it, hold public hearings and make a report on it … then it will be returned to the House,” he said.
A broad spectrum of Ugandans including the political opposition, religious leaders, rights activists and some members of the ruling party have voiced opposition to removing the age cap.

read more: africanews.com

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DUBAI CARES TO IMPROVE TEACHER’S SKILLS IN UGANDA
4 ottobre 2017
DUBAI: On the occasion of World Teachers’ Day, Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has launched a three-year program aimed at enhancing the skills of 17,000 teachers across 66 districts in Uganda. The programme titled ‘Teacher Changemaker’, aims to increase teacher motivation, improve teaching practice, and enhance student learning in addition to rebuilding the teaching profession and improving learning levels for students in Uganda.
read more: gulftoday.ae

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KAMPALA FASHION WEEK: DALL’UGANDA I DESIGNER DI TALENTO
6 ottobre 2017
La Kampala Fashion Week (KFW) si è tenuta dal 28 al 30 settembre 2017 a Kampala, la capitale dell’Uganda, in Africa orientale. L’evento ha riunito un bel gruppo di giovani designer che hanno presentato le loro ultime collezioni dal tema ‘less is more, and community is key, (meno è meglio, e la comunità è fondamentale). La location per il 2017 è una teatrale Kampala: le sue foreste e un’atmosfera tropicale hanno fatto da lussureggiante sfondo al meglio della moda ugandese.
read more: vogue.it – Leanne Tlhagoane

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IN UGANDA, CHANGING LIVES ONE PROSTHETIC AT A TIME
7 ottobre 2017
In the United States, the number of amputees is expected to double by 2050. There are similar statistics for the developing world, but many of those places do not have the infrastructure to support those trying to function with a lost limb. One doctor in Uganda is trying to provide for amputees in his town, person by person. VOA’s Kevin Enochs.
read more
: voanews.com – Kevin Enochs

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TOURISM PLAYERS WANT GOVERNMENT TO DO MORE TO PROMOTE UGANDA
7 ottobre 2017
Local investors in the tourism industry want government to do more to promote Uganda as an A-list tourism destination in the world.
While speaking at the Giants Club Conservation and Tourism Investment Forum on Friday at the Lake Victoria Serena Resort in Kigo, Amos Wekesa, the proprietor of Great Lakes Safaris said more needs to be done to sell Uganda to the world.
 “The government recently hired PR firms to market Uganda, and even in just one year, I am seeing some difference. However, we need consistence. Marketing a country takes years,” he said.
Wary of the growing gap between her and neighbours Kenya and Rwanda, government last year hired foreign companies to represent Uganda in three different markets; the North America (USA and Canada), English speaking Europe market specifically UK and Ireland, and  the German speaking Europe ( Germany, Austria and Switzerland).
read more: newvision.co.ug – Billy Rwothungeyo 

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HAPPY INDIPENDENCE DAY UGANDA!
9 ottobre 2017
IN CELEBRATION of Uganda’s Indepedence Day, we’ve rundown ten interesting facts that you may not know about the country. Take a look below!
1. Uganda’s official motto is “For God and my County.”
2. The most popular languages in Uganda are: English (Official), Swahili (Official), Luganda and various Bantu and Nilotic Languages
3. Uganda’s main exports are tourism, coffee, fish, tea, tobacco, cotton, corn, beans, Sesame and related fish products
4. Uganda is home of the tallest Mountain Range in Africa – The Rwenzori Mountains also referred to as the Mountains of the Moon.
5. Uganda has more Chimpanzees than any other East African County (5000)
read more: voice-online.co.uk

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UGANDA: WHY HIV+WOMEN GET LATE CERVICAL CANCER
10 ottobre 2017
Cervical cancer is the leading cause of death for HIV positive women in Uganda. This is because they report with the cancer at a very late stage according to Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI).
A research study done by Dr Noleb Mugisha, an oncologist specialising in cervical cancer at UCI shows that despite being on ARVs and regular care in the HIV clinics where practitioners understand the risk of cervical cancer, HIV positive women usually present with the cancer at a late stage.
read more:
allafrica.comBeatrice Nakibuuka

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‘11 MILLION UGANDANS EAT UNACCEPTABLE FOOD’
13 ottobre 2017
At least 11.1 million Ugandans (30 per cent) eat food described as “unacceptable” for human development, Uganda Bureau of Statistics (Ubos) has said.
This means that those Ugandans are likely to be undernourished or are easy targets for diseases. It also points to just how bad acute food insecurity is in the country today. Without mentioning particular foods, the report says the food described as unacceptable is inferior in quality (nutrients) and volume (amounts).
read more: observer.ug Alon Mwesigwa

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UGANDA’S FOREST COVER REDUCES BY 100,000 HECTARES ANNUALLY
17 ottobre 2017
The country loses about 100,000 hectares of forest cover every year, a situation that is worsening the effect of climate change according to the Ministry of Water and Environment.
The director of environment in the ministry, Paul Mafabi, said Uganda has lost 1 million hectares of forest cover over the last 10 years yet the Government has planted less than 150,000 hectares, creating a deficit.
“There is a big deficit and it is evident when one takes any direction from Kampala, the land is bare and the effects of climate change are more felt due to the absence of tree cover,” Mafabi said.
Speaking at national policy dialogue to discuss proposed Uganda’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation  (REDD)+ strategy/ action plan at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala, Mafabi said there is a remarkable difference in degree of deforestation inside protected areas as compared to forest on private land.
read more: newvision.co.ug – Andrew Ssenyonga

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EBOLA-LIKE MARBURG VIRUS KILLS TWO IN UGANDA: OFFICIAL
20 ottobre 2017
Two people have died from the Marburg virus in eastern Uganda, in the country’s first outbreak of the deadly Ebola-like pathogen in three years, the health ministry said.
“Blood samples were taken from two people who have since died and were found positive for Marburg”, Uganda’s health ministry permanent secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine said.
She said a team of experts had been sent to Kween district, near the Kenyan border, to contain the virus.
read more: nation.co.ke – Isaac Kasamani

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UNDERAGE GIRLS IN UGANDA BEING FORCED INTO CHILD MARRIAGES BECAUSE THEY CANNOT AFFORD SANITARY PRODUCTS
24 ottobre 2017
When Ugandan schoolgirl Auma got her first period she asked her mother for sanitary pads. Her mother suggested she find herself a husband to pay for them. Auma was just 12.
Auma’s story is not uncommon. Many girls in Uganda drop out of education when they begin menstruating because their schools lack proper washrooms or because they cannot afford costly sanitary products which are all imported.
read more: independent.co.uk – Emma Batha

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IL CARD. FILONI:”LA CHIESA NON HA BISOGNO DI BUROCRATI MA DI MISSIONARI APPASSIONATI”
27 ottobre 2017
Kampala – Nel secondo appuntamento di questa mattina a Kampala, dove si trova per concludere le celebrazioni del Giubileo dell’arcidiocesi, il Card. Fernando Filoni, Prefetto del Dicastero Missionario, ha incontrato i sacerdoti, i religiosi e le religiose e i seminaristi al Ggaba National Major Seminary. Il suo discorso ha toccato tre temi principali: il rinnovamento missionario, la comunione ecclesiale e la formazione permanente.
“Il rinnovamento personale e ecclesiale è uno degli obiettivi primari di ogni celebrazione giubilare” ha detto il Cardinale, che ha sottolineato: “Siete gli eredi del grande lavoro dell’evangelizzazione compiuto dai missionari. Oggi questo lavoro è nelle vostre mani”.

read more: fides.org

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UGANDA’S SURGING COFFEE EXPORTS
29 ottobre 2017
Uganda’s coffee industry seems to be recovering from low export volumes in the previous years as the newly planted crops start production amidst declining prices on the international market. Latest data from the industry regulator, Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), shows that coffee export volumes increased by 18% to 4.2million 60 kg bags in the 2016/17 season that end on September 30 compared with the previous year citing increased yield from the newly planted crops as well as good flowering and bean development of the crop in central and eastern region.
read more: independent.co.ug – Isaac Khisa

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