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Kata Kata Ambassador Liam Katabira to Encourage literacy in Primary Schools in Uganda

In an attempt by kata kata cartoon magazine to encourage reading and writing amongst learners in primary schools in Uganda, the organisation is in talks with leading Primary Schools in the country, among them, Sir Apollo Kagwa Primary School Kisaasi, a member of a wider group under Sir Apollo Kagwa Schools. Under this program, Kata Kata youth ambassador Liam Katabira, an Old Boy (O.B) of one of the Sir Apollo Kagwa Schools, will be visiting schools to achieve Literacy…

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Virtual Reading Time With Liam Katabira, The Young Writer

Virtual Reading Time With Liam Katabira, The Young Writer Join the virtual reading time with our youth ambassador Liam Katabira for all interesting stories. Date: Every Sunday Time: 6pm (EA/Ugandan time) Via: Facebook live stream Young Writers Forum is promoted by:

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Hear The Young Writer’s Story

Do you want to become a young writer? Do you want your stories to be published? Possibilities can be endless – if you have the determination. Liam Katabira is a living witness of what a child can achieve if they are determined. Join the Kata Kata Young Writers’ Club and realise your dreams.

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Ntaganda case: ICC Appeals Chamber confirms conviction and sentencing decisions

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) delivered its judgments on 30 March 2021, confirming, by majority, the decision of Trial Chamber VI (“Trial Chamber”) of 8 July 2019, which found Bosco Ntaganda guilty of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 2002-2003. Furthermore, the Appeals Chamber unanimously confirmed the Trial Chamber’s decision of 7 November 2019, by which Mr Ntaganda was sentenced to a…

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President Obama’s Kenyan Grandmother dies at 99

Former President Barack Obama’s step-grandmother, Sarah Obama, has died at a hospital in Kenya. She was 99 years old. According to her daughter Marsat Onyango, Sarah Obama, the third and youngest wife of Barack Obama’s grandfather, died early on Monday at a hospital in Kisumu, west of Kenya.  Although Mrs Obama had been sick for a week, she did not die of Covid-19. Fondly referred to as Granny Sarah by President Obama, Mrs Obama had a close relationship with…

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John Magufuli: Tanzania’s COVID-19 Sceptic President dies at 61

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has died at a hospital in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday. He was 61 years old. According to the televised message from the country’s Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan, “President John Magufuli died of a heart ailment that he has battled for over 10 years.” The Vice President announced 14 days of national mourning. Samia Suluhu Hassan is now constitutionally the acting President of Tanzania until the next election. She will be Tanzania’s first female…

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Health: Checking Your Blood Pressure at Home May Save Your Life

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) defines blood pressure as a measure of your heart’s force to pump blood around your body. It is determined by the amount of blood your heart can pump and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. Blood pressure can either be high or low. High blood pressure – also known as hypertension –  is a state where the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that…

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Exposure of Inequality, Hypocrisy and Double Standard

It is more than one year since the novel corona conquered the entire wishy-washy world dauntlessly with its lethal, vicious virus. The deadly disease first erupted in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019 before spreading rapidly to other parts of the globe. According to the data published by Johns Hopkins University, more than 111 million people have contracted the virus, 86.4 million infected people were lucky to have survived the virus, and 2.4 million others have succumbed…

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala named first female, African boss of WTO

Former Nigeria’s Finance Minister Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named as the new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Donald Trump administration had vigorously tried to block the appointment of Dr Okonjo-Iweala, despite that most other WTO members favoured her to South Korean Yoo Myung-hee’s Yoo, whom Washington supported. Since the WTO decisions are made based on a consensus of its members, that opposition from the Trump administration effectively halted the selection process of Iweala as the WTO…

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Lest we Forget Mr Aids

What a year of turbulence, 2020 had been. A year synonymous with the COVID-19. From forcing both the rich and the poor indoors in the name of lockdown to social distancing, not to talk of the millions of deaths and devastation of the global economies, the Coronavirus has audaciously established itself as a serious health challenge. But the bold and fearless presence of the COVID-19 virus should never make one ignore or underrate the danger posed by other deadly…

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Dominic Ongwen Declared Guilty of war Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Committed in Uganda

Today, 4 February 2021, Trial Chamber IX of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) found Dominic Ongwen guilty for a total of 61 comprising crimes against humanity and war crimes, committed in Northern Uganda between 1 July 2002 and 31 December 2005. The verdict may be appealed by either party to the proceedings within 30 days after the notification of the Judgment. ICC Trial Chamber IX, composed of Judge Bertram Schmitt, Presiding Judge, Judge Péter Kovács and Judge…

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