Latest News July 28, 2015

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  • Uganda: 'I'm Least Paid President but Rich Because of Agriculture' – Museveni
    [Monitor] President Yoweri Museveni has said despite being one of the least paid Presidents in Africa, he is a rich man because of what he earns from Agriculture. Museveni is considered one of the largest cattle keepers and traders in the country.
  • Nigeria: Govt Urged to Screen Newborns for Hearing Loss
    [Vanguard] The Federal Government has been urged to establish a Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, UNHS, programme that would ensure that newborns are subjected to screening for all parameters of human function ability, particularly to ascertain the child’s hearing status. Making the call in Lagos, a group of speech pathologists and audiologists worried over the rising incidences of hearing loss despite improvements witnessed in medical education.
  • Kenya: Rape is Turning into a Crisis, Chief Justice Says
    [Nation] A rural community in western Kenya is seething with rage over the defilement of an eight-year-old girl by her uncle. The girl, now infected with HIV and syphilis, is said to have been threatened by the relative not to reveal the defilement. It is suspected that she was molested repeatedly over a short period in Vihiga.
  • Uganda: Besigye Supporters, Police Clash At Rally
    [Monitor] Mbarara -There was chaos in Mbarara Municipality on Sunday when Dr Kizza Besigye’s supporters clashed with police after a rally at Booma Grounds.
  • Sudan: South Darfur Employees to Pay for Nyala Hospital Upkeep
    [Radio Dabanga] Nyala -South Darfur government employees are complaining about a deduction from their monthly salaries for the maintenance and expansion of the Nyala Teaching Hospital.
  • East Africa: Lack of Willing Lenders and Inadequate Financing Barrier for Innovators
    [East African] A cross-section of entrepreneurs speaking during the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015 in Nairobi identified lack of access to financing as a barrier to innovation and to the growth and expansion of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on the African continent.
  • East Africa: Africa to Negotiate for Better Terms At WTO Meet
    [East African] Africa must demand new global copyright rules in the forthcoming World Trade Organisation meeting to be held in Nairobi at the end of the year.
  • Africa: Counting the Uncountable
    [IRIN] Oxford -How do you design effective policies and programmes to help vulnerable populations when you don’t know how many people you’re dealing with?
  • Somalia: Hotel Attacked Because Al-Shabaab 'Shaken' – President
    [Deutsche Welle] Somalia’s president has condemned a devastating attack on a Mogadishu hotel, which left several people dead and residents of the capital terrified. The militant Islamist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility.

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