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The Hidden Toll of Open Cast Gold Mining on Health, Environment: The Case of Uganda and Burundi

Bare-chested miners dig pits to look for gold in Odupi sub county, Uganda. Image by Richard Drasimaku. Whether in Uganda or Burundi, gold mining remains predominantly artisanal and rudimentary. Many miners do not care about their health, less about the environment. By Richard Drasimaku and Renovat Ndabashinze November 15, 2023 …

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UGANDA SECURES MALARIA VACCINE ALLOCATION FROM GAVI

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: THURSDAY, JULY 06, 2023 Uganda is among twelve countries across different regions in Africa that are set to receive 18 million doses of the first-ever malaria vaccine over the next two years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the vaccine alliance, GAVI, have announced in a …

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THE QUEST FOR THE REINTRODUCTION OF THE WHITE RHINOS IN AJAI WILDLIFE RESERVE

The Ajai Wildlife ReserveBY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: MONDAY, JULY 02, 2023 While growing up as a child, Ben Afidra Amorimvapi, a resident of Degiya village, Olali parish-Ogoko Sub County developed fondness for White Rhinos. With his village home sitting on what was a controlled hunting area of Ajai wildlife reserve, …

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WILL THE US-AFRICA SUMMIT HELP AFRICA AND AFRICANS OR ITS FOR COUNTERING CHINA AND RUSSIA’S INFLUENCE?

Will the US-Africa Summit Help  Africa and Africans or It’s for Countering China and Russia’s Influence? By Godwin Agaba The Biden Administration plans to invest at least $55 billion in Africa over the next three years. At the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, President Biden pledged $55 billion over 3 yrs to …

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EUROPEAN NGOs IN SOLIDARITY WITH IRANIAN PROTESTORS

European NGOs in solidarity with Iranian Protestors By Our Correspondent A demonstration was organised in front of the European Commission in Brussels on December 13th, 2022 by several European organisations in solidarity with the people of  Iran. This follows the executions of the two young protestors and the Iran protests …

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SHS3.6 BILLION ($1 MILLION) USED TO EQUIP EBOLA TREAMENT/ISOLATION CENTERS AT MULAGO, MASAKA AND JINJA RUN BY Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

By Goodluck Musinguzi Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization was handed supplies worthy $995,000( Shs 3.6 Billion) to be used at 3 Ebola treatment and isolation units at Mulago National Referral Hospital, Masaka and Jinja Referral Hospitals. Hon Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health witnessed …

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