Uganda confirms outbreak of Avian flu

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Gloria Nakiyimba

Uganda has been hit by the deadly Avian Influenza, the Ministry of Agriculture has announced. The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), also known as Avian or Bird flu, affects birds, animals and humans.

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Hunger: How You Can Help

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Cynthia M. Lardner

Hunger is a globally endemic problem impacting global stability and impeding peace. As President Barack Obama stated, “Hunger, disease and poverty can lead to global instability and leave a vacuum for extremism to fill. So instead of just managing poverty, we must offer nations and people a pathway out of poverty. And as President I’ve made development a pillar of our foreign policy, alongside diplomacy and defense.”

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No let-up on illegal African migration to Europe

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Joe Khamisi

“Just like a Slavery Boat” was one of the headlines the New York Times recently chose to describe the dehumanizing conditions in decrepit wooden boats African migrants use to escape misery, authoritarian regimes, ethnic massacres and poverty, to seek a better life in Europe.

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Uganda receives emergency vaccine to combat yellow fever outbreak

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Gloria Nakiyimba

Uganda has received 714,579 doses of yellow fever vaccine, worth 643,765 US dollars for an emergency reactive mass vaccination campaign in Masaka and Rukungiri districts.

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High Vaccine Prices Hamper Immunisation Efforts In Africa

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Peter Louis

Ministerial Conference on Immunisation in Africa presses countries to do more, but gives free pass to pharmaceutical companies charging inflated vaccine prices.

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