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Uganda Confirms Case of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: What Is It?

An image of a CDC field worker collecting a tick specimen. Ticks can transmit the virus that causes Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever.Credit: CDC A 9-year-old boy in Uganda has tested positive for a potentially life-threatening disease called Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, according to news reports

LIVESCIENCE.COM - 2018-01-16 20:50:00

DeiPlaces - new social network software alike TripAdvisor launched in Nairobi

International firm Dei Technologies has launched a social networking software called DeiPlaces at Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi on Monday. It is the local answer to TripAdvisor, and it would allow people to discover, create and share places and memories with friends and families. The platform is

TRAVELANDTOURWORLD.COM - 2018-01-16 18:34:18

Viewpoint: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni should trust country's scientists-not activists-on GMO safety

When [Uganda's] President [Yoweri] Museveni announced his decision to defer signing the National Biosafety Act 2017 into law a few days ago, I wrote a piece clarifying that he is likely to have been misinformed. I based my argument on the nature of the issues he raised, which I felt were a reflectio

GENETICLITERACYPROJECT.ORG - 2018-01-16 13:04:43

Diddy Donates $200,000 to Improve Maternal Healthcare in Uganda

Diddy announced plans to donate $200,000 to the Unforgettable healthcare campaign, which is expanding and improving the Suubi "Hope" Health Center in Uganda. The initiative was started by French Montana in partnership with the non-profit Mama Hope and Global Citizen after he filmed the video for his

ROLLING STONE - 2018-01-16 16:35:42

Kenya's push for nuclear power rests on false premises

Kenya wants to go nuclear. Since 2012, Nairobi has been talking the talk and walking the walk. It has engaged the International Atomic Energy Agency and signed multilateral letters of intent in pursuit of nuclear power. To date, Kenya reportedly has memoranda of understanding with Russia, China, Sou

THE NEXT WEB - 2018-01-16 13:19:13

Police: Kenyan Catholic priest arrested for sodomy

NAIROBI, Kenya - A Kenyan police report says a Roman Catholic priest is in custody for allegedly sodomizing a man. Police said Tuesday that villagers in Muranga County in central Kenya had been monitoring the priest whom they suspected of being gay and alerted local authorities when an 18-year-old m

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-16 14:47:24

Portland citizenship ceremony celebrates young Americans

Megan Nelson of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the Oath of Allegiance to 30 children ages 4-16 in a special ceremony at the Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine in Portland on Jan. 11. The new citizens, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Iraq, Peop

THEFORECASTER.NET - 2018-01-16 13:00:00

2018 Kaiser Family Foundation

Jan 16, 2018 Associated Press: Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive in Punjab province (1/16). CNN: 75% of India's air pollution-related deaths are rural, study finds (Wu, 1/15). The Guardian: Doctors in Uganda warn 'crisis level' blood shortage is putting lives at risk (Okiror, 1/16). New York T

KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION - 2018-01-16 15:21:32

Is war about to break out in the Horn of Africa? Will the West even notice?

Around the time I was a Washington intern in the spring of 1989, I began hearing that the "next war in the Middle East will be over water." These warnings continued fairly regularly throughout my years in graduate school and the early part of my professional career, but because there were 13 wars (n

SALON - 2018-01-16 09:58:24

Q&A: Uganda's RHU warns of impact of global gag rule on its programs

Through family planning programs, Reproductive Health Uganda engage young men as potential users of male contraceptives, supporters of women's contraceptive decision making and champions for sexual and reproductive health, and gender equality in their communities. Photo by: RHU Facebook KAMPALA, Uga

DEVEX.COM - 2018-01-16 11:44:56

African Women Seem to Labor More Slowly

The first stage of labor progressed more slowly among African pregnant women than long-held standards of care suggest, a large observational study found. Median time to advance by 1 cm was more than the widely held standard of an hour, until a woman reached 5 cm dilation, reported Olufemi T. Oladapo

MEDPAGE TODAY - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

Conflict and Displacement in the Kasai - January 2018

Download PDF (937.33 KB) (Kampala, 16 January 2018) International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) today published a new report about violence and displacement in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It describes how attacks by a militia were followed by abusive military opera

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

Black Death Panic Spreads In Africa After Girl Dies With Blood Oozing From Her Eyes

Panic is spreading in Africa after a 9-year-old girl in Uganda died with blood oozing from her eyes. Tests on the girl's blood sample will confirm if she died from the disease known as the Black Death. ( Maxim Marmur | Getty Images ) Fears of the return of the Black Death is spreading across Afric

TECH TIMES - 2018-01-16 00:51:16

Letter: Williams celebrates students from denigrated countries

This past weekend, we were invited to celebrate the multiculturalism of the Center for Developmental Economics at Williams College. If you aren't familiar with this program, 30 working professionals from developing nations around the world are accepted to attend a one year master's degree program in

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-01-15 21:33:18

Ugandan lawyers seek to quash Museveni 'president for life' law

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's leading lawyers sought on Monday to overturn a law that critics say would allow incumbent leader Yoweri Museveni to effectively become president for life. The law, passed last month, scrapped a constitutional provision that limited the age of a presidential candidate to

REUTERS - 2018-01-15 18:32:46

Uganda defeat masks encouraging start to Desabre regime

Having only appointed Sebastien Desabre 16 days before the start of the African Nations Championship, Uganda were always going to be up against it in Morocco. A tricky group including an experienced Zambia side, Ivory Coast and underdogs Namibia also represented a tough opening hurdle, despite the u

ESPN - 2018-01-15 17:16:00

Uganda Considering Launching Its Own Social Media Platforms

[Uganda is mulling over the idea of creating its own social media platforms. But social media users and government critics see this as a potential effort to control free expression. Facebook and Twitter should brace themselves for competition from Uganda. With no name yet or date on when the new ser

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-01-15 12:06:58

Uganda: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever confirmed in Nakaseke child

Officials with the Uganda Ministry of Health have confirmed that a nine-year-old boy from Nakaseke, in central Uganda, tested positive for Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), according to a NTV Uganda report.Uganda/CIA The boy is hospitalized and in isolation at Kiwoko Hospital and is recovering

OUTBREAKNEWSTODAY.COM - 2018-01-15 13:44:11

Ghana's World Cup miss is a blessing in disguise, says Paintsil

Former Ghana defender John Paintsil says the country's failure to qualify for the 2018 Fifa World Cup holding in Russia could create an opportunity for a good campaign at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Stars finished third in Group E of the World Cup qualifiers behind Egypt and Uganda wit

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-01-15 11:17:11

'Super beans' raise hopes in hunger-prone parts of Africa

NWOYA, Uganda (AP) - Richard Opio dipped a dirt-stained hand into the pinkish beans, marveling at the dramatic changes they've made for his family. They used to harvest two sacks of normal beans; now they take in six. The so-called "super bean," a fast-maturing, high-yield variety, is being promoted

GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL - 2018-01-15 15:00:00