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As South Sudan Fights, Refugees Flow Into Uganda South Sudan has been in turmoil for much of the five years since it became independent. That trouble is spilling over into northern Uganda, where refugees are flowing in. | Oct 23, 2016 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Activist: Nomadic Herders Feed Uganda, but Face Pressure to Settle Down Africa's nomadic cattle herders have for years come under pressure from governments and farmers to settle down and stop their livestock roaming, destroying crops and creating conflict along the way. While herders are often portrayed as straying onto farml
Voice of America | Oct 21, 2016 7:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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'Queen of Katwe' stirs hope in slum where film was born KATWE, Uganda (AP) In a two-room shack in the heart of a Kampala slum, a barefoot 5-year-old boy is being taught how to move his pawns. He is one of scores of Ugandan children following in the footsteps of a local girl who became a chess champion and the
Yahoo! News | Oct 21, 2016 04:07 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Sseko launches Kickstarter for custom sandals Sseko has launched a Kickstarter campaign to further its effort to send more Ugandan women to college. The crowdfunding campaign lets consumers design custom sandals, starting at $59. Portland-based Sseko sells sandals and other accessories made in Uganda | Oct 20, 2016 9:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Portland, Oregon
Uganda: Onchocerciasis-river blindness along the Agogo Transmission of disease occurs in only 9 of 36 Ugandan districts since eradication efforts began.
Al Jazeera | Oct 20, 2016 07:09 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Burundi's president signs bill on withdrawal from the ICC KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) The president of Burundi has signed legislation to make Burundi the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.
Rio Rancho Observer | Oct 18, 2016 5:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Life-saving potato Millions of children across Africa suffer from malnutrition - one way to tackle this is a special type of sweet potato that can deliver an extra vitamin hit which is being developed in Uganda, writes the BBC's Nancy Kacungira.
BBC News | Oct 18, 2016 12:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Uganda central bank cuts main rate to 13 pct, more easing seen By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's central bank cut its main interest rate on Tuesday to 13 percent from 14 percent to boost growth, and analysts said there was room for another reduction this year. Core inflation dipped to 4.8 percent last
Yahoo! News | Oct 18, 2016 11:56 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Uganda central bank cuts key lending rate to 13 pct Uganda's central bank cut its benchmark lending rate on Tuesday to 13 percent from 14 percent, saying there was room to support growth by easing. Core inflation dipped to 4.8 percent last month from 5 percent in August, while the economy expanded by 4.8 p
Yahoo! News | Oct 18, 2016 10:11 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Tomah middle school students focus on clean water for Uganda TOMAH -- Clean water was the topic of discussion at a Tomah Middle School assembly Tuesday, and Jenny Parker of the Remembering Jesse Parker charity and Mike Thompson, news anchor for WKBT-TV, in La Crosse were the messengers.
La Crosse Tribune | Oct 16, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from La Crosse, Wisconsin