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Ugandan Street Band Entertains

Region: Uganda

Topics: Religion

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Orange Sweet Potatoes Provide a Recipe for Healthier Children in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthNutrition

Never mind the starch; these veggies are jam-packed with vitamins A, B6 and C, and they support the immune system. In a country plagued by high food prices and crop failures, and where 36 percent of children are undernourished or suffer from stunted growth, a national project attempts to teach locals about better nutrition.

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Arrested for Reporting a Road Accident: The Price of Being a Good Samaritan in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthLegal Rights

Roughly half of those killed in road accidents in Uganda die because they didn’t get medical attention quickly enough. But fewer Ugandans are reporting accidents, because they fear being detained or even arrested by the police just for reporting an accident.

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Two Years After Ban, Corporal Punishment Still Used, Debated in Ugandan Schools

Region: Uganda

Topics: Child RightsEducationLegislation

In 2016, Uganda categorically banned corporal punishment in schools. But two years later, as students continue to report being beaten, and experts debate the merits of caning, the issue remains far from settled.

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Ugandan Research Project Hopes to Make Nutritious Grasshoppers Available Year-Round

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthNutrition

A good source of protein, and delicious fried. The trouble has been that the insects can only be had during certain months, but researchers are seeking to solve this problem and, in turn, reduce malnutrition across the country.

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Ashamed to Buy Protection, Elderly Ugandans Risk Contracting HIV

Region: Uganda

Topics: Health

In Uganda, educating the public about how to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS is an ongoing effort, and many argue that elderly Ugandans aren’t receiving enough messaging about the risks of unprotected sex. But that’s not the only reason that older Ugandans are forgoing protection.

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Ugandan Government Tries, Fails to Close Unlicensed Private Schools

Region: Uganda

Topics: Education

Cheaper fees tantalize low-income parents to send their children to for-profit institutions. But many of these schools fail to meet even basic standards, such as separate dorms or toilet facilities for boys and girls.

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Uganda’s Environment Laws Are Slow, but Artist Is Quick to Recycle Plastic Waste

Region: Uganda

Topics: ArtsCulture

Bags. Bottles. Tires. A woman uses all these to make artworks and raise awareness of the threat of pollution in a country where recycling isn’t widespread.

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Student Disembarks at Ugandan Dock

Region: Uganda

Topics: Culture

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Critics See Bias in Move to Close Radio Stations Allegedly Promoting ‘Witchcraft’

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthLegislationReligion

This year, a Ugandan regulator shut down and later reopened 23 radio stations with new restrictions—traditional healers can’t advertise unless they’re registered with the country’s National Drug Authority. The regulator says ads by traditional healers had promoted electronic fraud; but practitioners, broadcasters and some listeners brand the action discriminatory.

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