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Illegal organ trade more sophisticated

Every now and then the trade in human organs makes national, even international, news. In March 2023, a Nigerian politician, his wife and a medical middleman were found guilty of an organ-trafficking plot after they brought a man to the UK from Lagos to sell his kidney. Several months later in Kenya, following the arrest of a […]

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Silvio Berlusconi, former Italian prime minister known for scandals, dies at 86

Silvio Berlusconi, the leader of Italy’s Forza Italia party and the country’s former premier, has died at age 86. He was admitted to a Milan hospital on Friday for what aides said were pre-planned tests related to his leukemia. Berlusconi’s death on June 12, leaves a “huge void” because he was a great man, Italian […]

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Sudan’s conflict has its roots in three decades of elites dispute over oil and energy

Sudan stands on the brink of yet another civil war sparked by the deadly confrontation between the Sudan Armed Forces of General Abdelfatah El-Burhan and the Rapid Support Forces of Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (“Hemedti”). Much of the international news coverage has focused on the clashing ambitions of the two generals. Specifically, that differences over the integration of the paramilitary […]

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EU parliament votes to ban sale of petrol cars by 2035

The European Parliament voted on Tuesday, February 14, to approve a ban on new sales of carbon-emitting petrol and diesel cars by 2035, clearing a final legislative hurdle. EU member states have already approved the legislation and will now formally nod it into law, despite opposition from conservative MEPs, the parliament’s biggest group. Supporters of […]

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PLE Results Released, Mathematics, English Performance Improves

The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) today released the 2022 Primary Leaving Examinations results which has indicated a percentage increase in performance of the mathematics subject. The results has revealed that 6.3% of the approximately 52,450 candidates out of the registered 832,659 from 14,691 school centres which is higher than 749,761 in 2021, have been […]

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NGOs donates food to evicted Bukinda residents

Two Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have delivered food items to residents who were evicted from their ancestral land in Kyangwali sub-county in Kikuube district. The over 1,000 residents have pitched camp in an internally displaced camp kind of set-up, near the Resident District Commissioner’s (RDC’s) office since February last year. The affected mainly women, men and […]

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Pope Francis’ visit to Africa comes at a defining moment for the Catholic church

During his planned visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan in February 2023, Pope Francis intends to be in dialogue with African Catholics – but also to listen to political leaders and young Africans. This visit comes at a defining moment in what is regarded as a fairly progressive papacy. Pope Francis has […]

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Former Pope Benedict dies aged 95

VATICAN CITY, Dec 31 (Reuters) – Former Pope Benedict, who in 2013 became the first pontiff in 600 years to step down, died on Saturday aged 95 in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican where he had lived since his resignation, a spokesman for the Holy See said. “With sorrow I inform you that […]

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Festive bulge: scientists offer advice on how to beat overeating

Christmas and New Year are holidays with dietary excesses that many of us cannot control. This often leads to the “festive bulge”. As the holidays approach, could there be a recipe to contain this weight gain and pave the way to sustainable nutrition-based health at the same time? There’s a lot of focus on what […]

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Hoima at Risk of Running Out of Drinking Water?

Emmanuel Kaahwa recollects how the community used to clear banks along Bigajuka stream in Kiganda cell occasionally because it would act as a recreation centre where people would sit and feel the cool breeze in the evening hours. Around 1997, the stream was a reliable water source for locals of Kinubi, Kikwite, Bujumbira East and […]