January 17, 2021

Uganda finish 6th in 2019 World Netball rankings [Cayman rise 7 places to 28]

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From Eagle Online UG After a busy year of netball, the Uganda National Netball Team, known as ‘She Cranes’ finish sixth in the 2019 International Netball Federation (INF) World Rankings. The She Cranes complete the year with a total of 3,928 points and a rating of 123. Uganda remain the second in Africa behind South […]

‘Babies born into slavery’: The trafficking crisis at Uganda’s orphanages

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From Freedom United It’s not hard to find children — sometimes even babies — working on the streets of Kampala. Sitting on the streets, forced to beg from the cars and swarms of people passing by. Rory Truell, secretary-general of the International Federation of Social Workers, recently reported on this crisis from the capital of Uganda, where […]

Uganda shelter for abused girls linked to child sex tourism

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From Freedom United A 70-year-old German man in Uganda is being chased by police over allegations that a rehabilitation center at his home was actually the site of child sex tourism. Bernhard Bery Glaser’s home, which doubled as a shelter, claims to houses children who are survivors of sexual violence and at risk of child […]

How a Ugandan prince and a crypto startup are planning an African revolution

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By Mike Butcher From TechCrunch Crypto and blockchain enthusiasts have been railing for years against the centralized world of banks, but many have been doing so from the privileged vantage point of developed countries. But what if blockchain technology turned out to be most revolutionary in emerging economies? Take Africa for instance. Consumers in those […]

2 J’cans among 4 C’bean authors shortlisted for Commonwealth award

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From Jamaica Observer LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Four Caribbean writers are among several authors shortlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Jamaicans Marcus Bird and Sharma Taylor as well as Trinidad and Tobago nationals Kevin Hosein and Breanne Mc Ivor have been named among 24 writers from India, the United Kingdom, Australia, South […]

‘Stop Museveni’ protest in New York on African Liberation Day

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IBW Calls on Washington to Stop Supporting African Dictator NEW YORK — The Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) held a demonstration outside Uganda’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations on May 25 to protest US-backed dictator Gen. Yoweri Museveni’s militarism which has led to the deaths of millions of people all over East and Central […]

Caribbean Health Agency hopes to eradicate Zika in region

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From telesur CARPHA officials say that even though the incidences of the Zika virus have decreased significantly, it is still present in certain communities. The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency is ramping up its campaign to “eradicate” the region of the mosquito that is the common vector for Zika, Dengue, Yellow Fever and Chikungunya. CARPHA […]

The Stars Foundation – World Orphans Day Summary

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An Ebola orphan, 16 year old West African orphan, Abraham Gayeah, brings an appeal to the United Nations for a UN sanctioned World Orphans Day in Monrovia, Liberia, while Sevierville, TN, USA hosted the filming production for the television series, Hearts on Fire, to advocate on the plight of the 153,000,000 orphans worldwide. Liberia’s proclamation […]

World Orphans Day making global impact

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An Ebola orphan, 15 years old, Abraham Keita , International Children Peace Prize Winner, brings an appeal to the United Nations for a UN sanctioned World Orphans Day in Monrovia, Liberia, while Sevierville, TN, USA hosted the filming production for the television series, Hearts on Fire, to advocate on the plight of the 153,000,000 orphans […]

Gadget of the week

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10 incredible prosthetics made with 3D printers By Lyndsey Gilpin From Tech Republic Exo prosthetic leg This prosthetic was printed using titanium through selective laser sintering (SLS) technology. To customize it, the Behance team used FitSocket, a technology that was developed by the Biomechatronics lab at MIT that captures leg tissue properties to allow a […]