Kyangwali Refugee Settlement and Reception Centre in Uganda.
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The country has been praised for the humane treatment of its vast refugee population. Now questions arise about how it can continue to do so without without assistance from aid workers.
Vendors sell potatoes in a street market on the outskirts of Nairobi.
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Potato cyst nematodes suppress crop growth and can cause huge yield losses of up to 80%, and even total crop failure.
Uganda is preparing for its next election amid COVID-19 containment measures.
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Debate is raging as to whether Uganda can hold a scientific election, preceded by mass media and digital campaigns.
A farmer inspects his maize in Uganda.
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Low productivity is one of the biggest challenges facing Uganda's maize industry. But smallholder farmers still won't adopt improved seed.
A young African farmer.
Africa is far from having an ageing farming population. What is missing is a critical mass of skilled, young farmers with access to finance who could drive productivity in farming.
AirQo monitoring system on a ‘boda boda’.
Kampala, like many other cities in sub-Saharan Africa, has a critical data gap on the scale and magnitude of air pollution.
Refugee children in Bidibidi resettlement camp, northern Uganda.
Refugees invest a great amount of effort in solving disputes among themselves, and with surrounding host community members.
Ugandan farmer with adviser looking at milk records for a dairy cow.
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Many of the tools needed to tap into the potential of Africa’s livestock sector exist already.
The Thusong Multipurpose Center in Khayelitsha which will serve as a COVID-19 site in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Involving senior health science students in the everyday practice helped address the workload in facilities, improved quality of patient care, and increased patient and staff satisfaction.
Parts of Kenya have flooded as a result of Lake Victoria’s rising levels.
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The flooding has affected water resources, agriculture and food security, health and sanitation, fisheries, and energy and infrastructure.
TV reporters prepare for a live broadcast during a strike by airline workers in Nairobi.
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Peace journalism is more than mediating or preventing conflict. It's also about the dignity and agency of the affected populations.
A man pulls a cart through the early morning smog in Nairobi.
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We found that air pollution levels in Nairobi increased by 182% over the study period, Kampala by 162% and Addis Ababa by 62%.
Children make their way to school in Fort Portal, Uganda.
The fact that teachers in Uganda's rural schools weren't trained in the local language means they can't teach children in their mother tongue and this leads to poor literacy acquisition.
Ugandan activist and writer Stella Nyanzi outside a Kampala court after a ruling in her favour against President Yoweri Museveni
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When protesters strip naked to amplify their political voice, it is often a last resort within very restrictive regimes.
A military officer distributes maize flour in Kampala, Uganda, where the urban poor have been affected by the lockdown.
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The relationship between the country's security forces and the civilian population has always been uneasy.
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Africa is facing a profound crisis that could set its development back a generation. It needs a solution to its debt problems that doesn't cripple countries.
The refugee-led organisation YARID delivering food and other items to refugees in Kampala.
Refugee-led organisations in camps and cities in Uganda are at the frontline of the response to COVID-19 response.
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Eating locusts is an old strategy used to get food after locusts devastated crops, but things have changed.
A Kenyan soldier urges people to take cover during the terror attack on the Dusit Hotel complex in 2018.
The terror group uses the proceeds of criminal activity to support its political agenda.
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Written from prison, the new book of poems by the writer, academic and activist shows her fire but also her deep love for Uganda.