April 15, 2024
Special Reports

Conservationists call for protection of wetlands to spur development 

Government and conservationists are urging the public to contribute to the conservation of wetlands, emphasizing their importance for development. They highlight wetlands as delicate resources crucial for safeguarding the country against the adverse effects of climate change. Conservationists note that the changing color of water in areas like Lake Victoria’s shores is linked to wetland

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Anticipatory actions, early warning systems vital in mitigating climate change impact

In response to the growing impact of climate change worldwide, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is prioritizing pre-disaster mitigation efforts, particularly in Uganda’s vulnerable Rwenzori region. As the world grapples with rising temperatures, flooding, droughts, and severe storms, implementing anticipatory actions and improving early warning systems is crucial in mitigating these effects. The Global

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Kawuma: Leading with influence will get you to the top

Ms Fazira Kawuma, despite facing visual impairment, holds an impressive array of leadership positions. She serves as the Deputy Mayor of Jinja City and has also founded an NGO called the Source of the Nile Union of Persons living with Albinism (SNUPA). Additionally, Ms Kawuma holds roles as vice chairperson of the National Council for

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Bugoma forest destruction worsening climate change

The ongoing degradation of the green belt across two districts in mid-western Uganda is exacerbating the adverse impacts of climate change. Conservation experts and environmental activists express concern about the destruction of Bugoma forest, emphasizing its significance in the face of climate change and impending oil and gas extraction in the Albertine region. The forest

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Can AI replace human therapists?

Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the release of ChatGPT, OpenAI’s chatbot. As companies rush to incorporate the groundbreaking technology into their operations, many workers remain anxious that generative artificial intelligence – which tends to rely on large language models (LLMs) – will replace them. Ironically, this anxiety is shared by professionals who are

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Are war crimes being committed in Israel-Hamas battle?

Recent violence in Israel and Gaza, marked by hostages, sieges, and indiscriminate mass killings, has deeply affected global observers. Hamas gunmen’s intrusion into Israel resulted in the tragic death of 1,200 Israelis, predominantly civilians, and the taking of approximately 150 hostages within a span of six days—an unprecedented and alarming attack. In response, Israel launched

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Heat, disease, air pollution: How climate change impacts health

Growing calls for addressing the various impacts of global warming on human health have spurred the initiation of the first dedicated day on this issue at the upcoming UN climate talks. Extreme heat, air pollution, and the spread of deadly infectious diseases are among the primary concerns highlighted by the World Health Organization (WHO), which

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