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“Advancing Women’s Equality Could Boost Global GDP by US$12 Trillion By 2025”

Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities—typically more than double the time spent by men and boys. They look after younger siblings, older family members, deal with illness in the family and manage the house. In many cases this unequal division of

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Women Participation in Work Industry Key to Sustainable Dev’t

Today, March 8, Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate the International Women’s day under the national theme “Women’s Empowerment in the Changing World of Work”. The selection of the national theme recognises the importance of women’s participation in the work industry. Besides, women’s economic empowerment is a prerequisite

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Ugandan Govt Cancels “Illegal” Land Titles Issued in Rich Oil Region

All land titles issued from December 2010 to February 2017 have been cancelled, government has announced. The cancellation affects 160 landlords who own 5,090 hectares of land issued in the past seven years. One man, Francis Kaahwa, is said to own almost half the number of the affected titles. According to the

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UN Chief Guterres Visits Somalia, Appeals for $825 Million Aid

UN Secretary-General António Guterres landed in Mogadishu on Tuesday not only to show “solidarity with Somalia people" but also to draw global attention to the humanitarian crisis facing the country. Guterres met with new Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. "We need to make as much noise as possible," Guterres said. "Conflict, drought,

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August 1931-March 2017: A look at Joash Mayanja-Nkangi’s Life

Joash Mayanja-Nkangi, a former minister in Uganda government and ex-Buganda kingdom premier succumbed to acute heart failure on Monday at around 8am at Nakasero Hospital.  Josephine Mayanja-Nkangi, the illustrious politician’s daughter, confirmed the news, hours after dispelling social media rumours of the passing on of her father.    On Sunday, Josephine had

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Fresh Makerere Graduate Goes Missing, Abductors Demand Ransom

Police in Kampala are investigating circumstances under which a fresh Makerere University graduate was abducted Sunday. According to friends, Mich Bamwine was abducted by strange goons yesterday at around 3am. Details of her abduction remain scanty but clues from social media friends indicate that Bamwine’s mother has received calls from strangers asking

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Makerere Student Scores 4.91 CGPA, Awarded by Alumni Body

Makerere University convocation team has today awarded Sarah Namboozo, who was the best student in the 67th graduation program. Sarah Namboozo, who scored a CGPA of 4.91, graduated from Makerere University Business School with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. The Almunni body (Makerere University convocation) gave her Shs1million and a plaque

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