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    Uganda Gov’t, UN campaign to reduce deaths in teen mothers

Uganda Gov’t, UN campaign to reduce deaths in teen mothers

The Ministry of Health and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) have launched a one-year national campaign to reduce the number of Ugandan teenage mothers who die while giving birth. Addressing journalists at the ministry’s boardroom on Thursday, the state minister for health Sarah Opendi said that the ministry targets to reduce [...]

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Parents urged to help students

Parents at Kriya village in Mwanga District, Kilimanjaro Region, have been advised to closely work with teachers for the success of their children at Kriya Secondary School. Talking to leaders of Kriya, Lembeni and Mwanga wards, the Minister of Water, Prof Jumanne Maghembe said that no economic development can be achieved [...]

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Govt mulls new strategy to boost mineral exports

Revenues from mineral exports this year are expected to hit a four-year low as a result of price fluctuations on the international market. Last year saw the country fetch $228 million from 8,100 tonnes of mineral exports. Trade and Industry minister Francois Kanimba, on Tuesday, told The New Times that the international [...]

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Dar, Lusaka promise to put Tazara on track

  Dar, Lusaka promise to put Tazara on track

Tanzania and Zambia have agreed to inject US$ 80 million (about 133bn/-) into the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) in the next 12 months to turn around operations of the railway. Tazara [...]

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Some Ugandans need ‘brain transplants’ – Musisi

  Some Ugandans need ‘brain transplants’ – Musisi

The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director, Jennifer Musisi, has said some Ugandans need ‘brain transplants’ to transform their mindsets. She said Uganda should set up ‘a factory to manufacture [...]

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UN injects Rwf19bn into youth employment

  UN injects Rwf19bn into youth employment

Efforts to provide youth with sustainable employment opportunities have been boosted by a cash deal inked between government and One UN Rwanda. The financing agreement, worth USD28 million (about Rwf19) billion, [...]

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Senators back plans to empower Law Reform Commission

  Senators back plans to empower Law Reform Commission

Senators on Monday voted in favour of the government’s plan to amend the law governing the Rwanda Law Reform Commission (RLRC) to allow the agency to be more focused on [...]

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Call for utilisation of EPZs opportunities

  Call for utilisation of EPZs opportunities

Tanzanians have been urged to appreciate and utilise expanding opportunities available under Export Processing Zones (EPZs) and Special Economic Zones (SEZs). The Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Development, Dr Titus Kamani, [...]

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