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Coronavirus: The deadly pandemic holding the world hostage

The name coronavirus originated from the Latin word corona, meaning crown or halo. The new virus has wreaked havoc and caused fear in the entire globe sweeping both poor and rich countries, irrespective of race, gender, religion, social status or geographical location. What is coronavirus? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines coronavirus as a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle…

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AN URGENT HUMANITARIAN APPEAL TO THE UNITED NATIONS TO TAKE CONCERTED PREVENTIVE COVID-19 ACTION FOR REFUGEES AND IDP’S IN DARFUR

It is with the gravest concern possible that the leadership of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM/A-AW) calls on the UN Security Council, the World Health Organization and UNAMID to take swift action to contain the potential spread of COVID-19 in the refugee and IDP camps throughout Darfur. Recognizing that the lethal virus has not revealed itself in large numbers throughout the continent of Africa, nor Sudan in particular thus far, is no cause for complacency, where instead the slow…

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Food Culture and Family: Why you should eat home-cooked food

Food and family are hardly inseparable from culture. In many cultures, especially, African, food is, therefore, not only eaten to satisfy hunger; food has some cultural functions as well. That explains why some cultures attach much importance to eating at home and amongst family members and friends.  With industrialization and globalisation playing significant roles around the world at present, there is an increase in the number of restaurants in the entire globe. The surge in the number of hotels…

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15-Year old Queen of Katwe Star Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies of brain tumour

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, the talented star of the film Queen of Katwe has succumbed to a brain tumour at the ripe age of 15. Nikita died in hospital in Kampala on Sunday after battling with a brain tumour, which had been first diagnosed in 2016 but was thought to have been successfully treated. She became prominent after starring in the 2016 film Queen of Katwe which was based on the true-life story of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan chess genius…

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The Coronavirus outbreak: Another huge challenge for medical experts and scientists

While the world had thought it had recovered from the devastating effects of the deadly Ebola virus, which caused numerous deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere, another dangerous virus, Coronavirus (dubbed 2019-nCov) has sprung up elsewhere in China. So far, the latest deadly virus has killed more than 106 victims and infected 4500 others. Medical professionals and scientists across the globe have stepped up their efforts to discover ways to curtail the new…

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Bipolar Disorder: Understanding the cause, effects and treatments

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs and lows. Medical experts have discovered that these mood swings can alter your sleeping pattern, interfere with the ability to think, behaviour, judgment, activity and energy. Bipolar is also known as manic depression or bipolar disease. One may ask where the sickness derives its name from. Why the name “bipolar” disorder? Bipolar disorder comes with a swing mood. Those suffering from bipolar can…

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LATEST ISSUE OF KATA KATA MAGAZINE IS OUT. READ ONLINE OR GRAB YOU COPY NOW!!

Main Cartoon Story: Kata Kata Village Says Hell No To Cyber Bullying Health: Adolescents’ Health in Jeopardy Technology: New Technology Boosts Life In Africa Interior: Giving your hotel dining room that incredible cosy setting Featured: Donald glover, fighting against inequality & for justice reform Beauty: How to achieve a baby-face look Fashion: The Origin of Modern Shoes Food: Rice, Beans and Fried Sweet Potatoes with Beef-Tomato Stew Destination: The Other Often Untold Side of Haiti Literary Corner: Movies, Books,…

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Obesity: What you should know about the chronic disease

Fats play significant roles within our bodies, ranging from supply of energy, shock absorption to body protection. However, not all types of fats are good for your health. Medical experts have proposed the use of healthy fats over unhealthy ones or unsaturated over-saturated. Excess fats are linked to poor health because they are associated with weight gain. When an individual gains too much weight, they are susceptible to obesity, which makes health vulnerable. Obesity definition and measurement Obesity is…

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Court: Sierra Leone government must allow pregnant girls to attend school

In a landmark ruling that could have repercussions on one of the problems facing Africa and Sierra Leone in particular, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court on Thursday instructed the government of Sierra Leone to allow pregnant girls to attend school. Furthermore, the Sierra Leonean government must abolish a part-time school arrangement for pregnant schoolgirls, according to the court ruling. Following an increase in teenage pregnancy rates, after many schools were closed during the Ebola tragedy…

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Russia banned for four years, misses 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has handed Russia a four-year ban from all major sporting events. The ban followed the agency’s investigation into the alleged state-sponsored doping scandal. The unanimous decision of the WADA was made in a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. With the ban in place, Russia’s flag and anthem will be equally banned at major sports events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World Cup football competition in Qatar. However, Russia will be allowed…

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Kids’ Corner: The Drunkard

Robert lived in a village called Kireka. He was 30 years old. He had 4 children. Their names were Mukisa, Kyoto, Kyobe, and Makula. His wife was called Kevina. They lived in a small mud house roofed with grey iron sheets. All of the family members slept in the same house. Robert did not have a big compound nor a garden. Robert did not take care of his family. It was the wife, Kevina who would work at the…

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Veteran US Democrat Elijah Cummings dies aged 68

Veteran US Democratic congressman and chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee Elijah Cummings has died at the age of 68. Mr Cummings, who was much involved with the Trump impeachment inquiry, died of “longstanding health challenges,” according to his office.   The prominent congressman from Maryland had some health challenges in recent years, including heart problems, for which he had received some treatments. His role as chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, put him several…

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