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  • 03:17 'Drop The Cigarette And Wait Until You Are 21': Uganda's New Law

    'Drop The Cigarette And Wait Until You Are 21': Uganda's New Law

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    Uganda has passed a bill that bans smoking in public places. The country's Parliament has also increased the minimum smoking age limit to 21 and restricted advertising of cigarettes. The new law aims to provide 100% smoke free environments as a way for di

  • 01:12 140 Ugandan Policemen Join AMISOM Forces In Somalia

    140 Ugandan Policemen Join AMISOM Forces In Somalia

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    140 members of a contingent of the Ugandan police under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have been called upon to remain vigilant and observe high level of discipline. This was at the end of a one week induction course for the newly- deployed

  • 01:07 2017 World Cross Country Championship Held In Uganda Lauded As The Best In Recent Years

    2017 World Cross Country Championship Held In Uganda Lauded As The Best In Recent Years

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    The 2017 world cross country championship in Uganda has been lauded as one of the most successful events in the recent history of the championships. History was made at the Kololo independence grounds in Kampala when Irene Cheptai led a Kenyan women's squ

  • 02:46 89% Of Ugandans Want Electrol Reforms According To Study

    89% Of Ugandans Want Electrol Reforms According To Study

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    89% of Ugandans are keen for electoral reforms. That's according to a recent poll by research firm Afro Barometer. A large part of the population isn't happy with the current system. CCTV's Hillary Ayesiga reports.

  • 02:08 A Sense Of Community For Refugees In Uganda

    A Sense Of Community For Refugees In Uganda

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    According to the UN Refugee Agency, Uganda is the third-largest refugee-hosting country in Africa. But many are struggling to adapt to life in their new country. In Uganda's capital, Kampala, football has become a way of integrating into the community, as

  • 02:49 Artist Promotes Safety With Colorful Helmets

    Artist Promotes Safety With Colorful Helmets

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    A Ugandan artist is doing his bit to promote road safety. Motorbike accidents are common there - and made worse because so few people wear crash-helmets. So could a little makeover make a big difference? CCTV'S Isabel Nakirya reports

  • 03:05 Bank Of Uganda: Economy Beginning To Gain Momentum

    Bank Of Uganda: Economy Beginning To Gain Momentum

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    Uganda is looking forward to 2017 as a year of strong economic growth. The country says negative sentiments and uncertainty dominated 2016. The election cycle also saw many investors develop cold feet but the Bank of Uganda says the economy is beginning t

  • 02:57 Banks In Uganda Aim To Increase Private Sector Loans In 2017

    Banks In Uganda Aim To Increase Private Sector Loans In 2017

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    Bank of Uganda projects that this year commercial banks will start lending to the private sector at a much faster rate than the case has been. This follows a decline of interest rates on government securities, coupled with the continued reduction in the b

  • 02:02 Bikers In Eastern Uganda Help Rural Communities Access Emergency Healthcare

    Bikers In Eastern Uganda Help Rural Communities Access Emergency Healthcare

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    In Eastern Uganda, motorbike ambulances are helping to transform emergency healthcare services in rural communities. The bikes are swift and reliable -- especially for those in need of help in a crisis. Leon Ssenyange reports.

  • 02:42 Business Woman Creates Online Shopping Platform For Hardware

    Business Woman Creates Online Shopping Platform For Hardware

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    A Ugandan business-woman is helping to reduce the cost of housing in her country with a new website where builders can buy supplies online. Vaola Amupaire's shopping platform means they no longer need to travel to specialist stores or mining areas to sour

  • 00:52 China Asked For $500 Million Loan For Roads In Oil-rich Uganda

    China Asked For $500 Million Loan For Roads In Oil-rich Uganda

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    Uganda says it has asked China for a $500 million loan to help build almost 600 km of roads in the country's oil-rich west. This request comes amid criticism over heavy borrowing that has ballooned the country's debt. Uganda has discovered an estimated 6.

  • 01:39 Chinese Company Building A School In Kampala

    Chinese Company Building A School In Kampala

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    An increasing number of Chinese companies are investing in Africa and a big part of operations on the continent is what's known as social responsibility. TianTiang Group in Uganda has now built new classrooms for a run-down school in Kampala.

  • 02:42 Chinese Entrepreneurs Restoring Livelihoods In Uganda’s Industrial Park

    Chinese Entrepreneurs Restoring Livelihoods In Uganda’s Industrial Park

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    China has become a key investor in sub-Saharan Africa, channeling funds into energy, mining, construction and manufacturing. A Chinese entrepreneur who has lived in Uganda for the past 13yrs is changing lives by providing employment to hundreds of young p

  • 00:53 Church Of Uganda Condemns Female Genital Mutilation

    Church Of Uganda Condemns Female Genital Mutilation

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    Church of Uganda has joined the fight to condemn the inhumane practice of Female Genital Mutilation. Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace Stanley Ntagali together with the United Nations Population Fund held a sensitization campaign in Kapchorwa

  • 02:07 Compassionate Woman Offers Care To Fellow Refugees In Uganda

    Compassionate Woman Offers Care To Fellow Refugees In Uganda

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    And as the situation in South Sudan continues to deteriorate, the very worst of times can often bring out the very best in us. That's certainly the case in Uganda. The country has witnessed a growing influx of refugees escaping the South Sudan conflict. M

  • 00:59 Conjoined Twin Girls From Uganda Successfully Separated

    Conjoined Twin Girls From Uganda Successfully Separated

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Doctors at a central Ohio hospital have separated conjoined twin girls in a 16-hour operation. A statement released by a public relations firm says the 11-month-old girls were recovering after the complex procedure last Thursday at

  • 01:14 Conservation Guru Jane Goodall Tours Uganda Sanctuary

    Conservation Guru Jane Goodall Tours Uganda Sanctuary

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    Wildlife conservation efforts in Uganda have attracted the admiration of world chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall. Goodall who is currently touring Ngamba Island in Uganda, a sanctuary to over 40 orphaned chimpanzees, emphasized the need for strict laws to en

  • 01:14 Conservationists Hail Efforts To Protect The Endangered Species In Uganda

    Conservationists Hail Efforts To Protect The Endangered Species In Uganda

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    In Uganda, conservationists are celebrating the recent birth of an endangered mountain gorilla. The baby ape was born at a national park in the west of the country. CCTV's Hillary Ayesiga has the story

  • 02:52 Conservationists Warn That Drilling Oil Will Hurt Uganda

    Conservationists Warn That Drilling Oil Will Hurt Uganda

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    There are fears that Uganda's ongoing oil and gas exploration and extraction activities could be jeopardizing the country's pristine wildlife sanctuaries. Conservationists are worried about climate and environmental changes arising from oil exploration an

  • 05:09 Conserving Forests To Reduce Carbon Emissions In Uganda

    Conserving Forests To Reduce Carbon Emissions In Uganda

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    Conserving forests is a crucial part of reducing emissions if we are to avoid consequences of climate change such as floods, drought, food shortages and species extinction.

  • 02:54 Crisis Looms Following Radiotherapy Machine Break-down In Uganda

    Crisis Looms Following Radiotherapy Machine Break-down In Uganda

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    Last week it emerged Uganda's only radiotherapy machine had broken.The health ministry says it all can offer cancer patients - are painkillers. Thousands must come now to terms with their fate. CCTV's Isabel Nakirya has the story - of just one of them

  • 02:51 Dry Spells, Low Prices Crippling Cotton Farmers In Uganda

    Dry Spells, Low Prices Crippling Cotton Farmers In Uganda

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    In Uganda, cotton is one of the main cash crops, but over the years its production has plummeted in some parts of the country. Dry spells and low prices are shattering hopes for the cotton farmers. Leon Ssenyange reports

  • 01:39 Early Marriages On The Rise In Uganda

    Early Marriages On The Rise In Uganda

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    A new report says early marriages are on the rise in Uganda. The UN children's agency UNICEF warns that some cultural practices remain a threat to providing equal opportunities for girls in the country.

  • 02:34 Economic Slowdown & Falling Currency Hurts Ugandan Manufacturers

    Economic Slowdown & Falling Currency Hurts Ugandan Manufacturers

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    Almost 90% of the raw materials needed by local manufacturers in Uganda are imported. And the depreciating value of the Ugandan shilling is making it too expensive to acquire the dollar, which could see local producers out of business.

  • 02:09 Egyptian President On A One-day State Visit To Uganda

    Egyptian President On A One-day State Visit To Uganda

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    Egypt is looking at creating more investment opportunities in Uganda. Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was in the East African country in what was his first ever visit to Uganda. Leon Ssenyange reports.

  • 02:43 EU Project Improves Livelihood Of Migrants, Host Communities

    EU Project Improves Livelihood Of Migrants, Host Communities

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    The European Union has launched a project in an attempt improve the livelihoods of refugees and their host communities in northern Uganda. The Africa Emergency Trust Fund addresses the long-term needs of migrants, including education, food security, emplo

  • 01:51 Farmers Battling The Effects Of Prolonged Drought

    Farmers Battling The Effects Of Prolonged Drought

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    Cocoa farmers in Uganda are battling the effects of a prolonged drought. The dry weather is hampering the growth of cocoa crops in the country. CGTN's Hillary Ayesiga reports from central Uganda

  • 02:34 Former Teen Mother Teaches Girls Self-sustaining Skills

    Former Teen Mother Teaches Girls Self-sustaining Skills

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    A former teenage mother in Uganda is giving young women a second chance by teaching them self-sustaining skills. Many girls who fall pregnant while still at school stop studying. They're often rejected by family and friends, and have few people to turn to

  • 02:08 Francois Bozize Is Back In The Spotlight

    Francois Bozize Is Back In The Spotlight

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    Francois Bozize believes he's the only hope for lasting peace and stability in the Central African Republic. The former president was ousted by rebels and forced to flee. He's in Uganda now, and intends to contest October elections despite warnings agains

  • 02:21 Growing Demand For Wheat In Uganda Could Cause A Spike In Prices

    Growing Demand For Wheat In Uganda Could Cause A Spike In Prices

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    Officials in Uganda say the amount of wheat being imported into the country has more than doubled since 2010...Those working in the industry say the growing demand - and the fact nearly all of Uganda's wheat comes from abroad - could see an increase in pr

  • 02:38 Health Officials Raise The Alarm About Anti-malaria Drug Shortage

    Health Officials Raise The Alarm About Anti-malaria Drug Shortage

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    In Uganda, health officials are warning of a shortage of malaria medicine if stocks are not replenished soon. Medical stores need 12 million dollars to buy enough drugs to last until the end of the year. CGTN's Isabel Nakirya reports

  • 02:18 Helping Women Take Up Urban Agriculture In Uganda

    Helping Women Take Up Urban Agriculture In Uganda

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    One woman in Uganda's capital is helping other urban women earn additional income by farming small spaces. The Kampala farmer is growing fruit and vegetable in her backyard, and rearing poultry and cows there too. CGTN'S Isabel Nakirya reports

  • 03:00 HIV Surge In Uganda

    HIV Surge In Uganda

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    Uganda used to have the third highest number of new HIV infections in Sub-Saharan Africa last year, reversing its reputation for successfully tackling the epidemic in the 1990’s. Although the percentage of people living with HIV/aids is still half of what

  • 02:34 Hope On HIV/AIDs Uganda To Manufacture Own Drugs For Patients

    Hope On HIV/AIDs Uganda To Manufacture Own Drugs For Patients

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    Uganda used to be a model of fight against HIV AIDs, but recently relapsed, with access to medicine the major setback. UNAIDS country representative Musa Bunguddu expresses belief in such interventions as key to boost fight against the scourge. Early this

  • 01:13 Humanitarian Crisis Looms As Thousands Of South Sudanese Cross Into Uganda

    Humanitarian Crisis Looms As Thousands Of South Sudanese Cross Into Uganda

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    South Sudanese refugees continue to stream into Uganda following the latest spate of crisis in the country. It's estimated that more than 200 thousand refugees are currently in the country.

  • 01:59 Hundreds Gather In Kampala For The Beer Festival

    Hundreds Gather In Kampala For The Beer Festival

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    If you like a good brew every now and then, then this one's for you. Hundreds of beer lovers have attended this year's Beer Festival in Uganda's capital, Kampala. It's an event that not only promotes the culture in the country, but showcases what's on off

  • 02:22 Hundreds Of South Sudan Refugees Flee To Uganda

    Hundreds Of South Sudan Refugees Flee To Uganda

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    The situation in war-torn South Sudan has been deteriorating despite a ceasefire deal between the government and the rebels. Insecurity has resulted in an increase in the number of refugees fleeing to neighboring Uganda. Live @ http://www.presstv.ir/live.

  • 02:05 Hundreds Of South Sudan Refugees Flee To Uganda

    Hundreds Of South Sudan Refugees Flee To Uganda

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    The situation in war-torn South Sudan has been deteriorating despite a ceasefire deal between the government and the rebels. Insecurity has resulted in an increase in the number of refugees fleeing to neighboring Uganda. Live @ http://www.presstv.ir/live.

  • 02:27 Hundreds Of Twins Gather In Kampala To Celebrate Their Annual Festival

    Hundreds Of Twins Gather In Kampala To Celebrate Their Annual Festival

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    Hundreds of Ugandan twins have gathered in the capital Kampala to celebrate an annual festival. The twins, together with their families and friends, came out to share their life's experiences. CCTV's Hillary Ayesiga has that report.

  • 02:11 IMF Chief To Visit Uganda To Discuss Improved Lending Terms

    IMF Chief To Visit Uganda To Discuss Improved Lending Terms

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    Uganda is hoping to make progress towards better borrowing terms as International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde visits the country. The IMF chief will be in Uganda to discuss its economic prospects at a time when businesses are

  • 02:02 Indian VP Hamid Ansari Visit To Strengthen Ties With Uganda

    Indian VP Hamid Ansari Visit To Strengthen Ties With Uganda

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    Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari is in Uganda on a three-day working visit. He is held several meetings with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. They have focused on strengthening ties between their two countries. CGTN's Isabel Nakirya reports

  • 02:35 Influx Of Refugees In Uganda Raises Concerns Over Escalating Crisis

    Influx Of Refugees In Uganda Raises Concerns Over Escalating Crisis

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    The UN Refugee Agency has expressed deep concern over the deteriorating situation in South Sudan. The violence has forced thousands of South Sudanese to flee into Uganda. CGTN's Michael Baleke is on the border between the two countries, where close to fiv

  • 55:09 Invisible Children

    Invisible Children

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    What started out as a film-making adventure in Africa, transformed into much more, when the three young American’s (Jason Russell, Bobby Bailey, and Laren Poole) original travels took a divine turn, and they found themselves stranded in Northern Uga

  • 02:41 Islamic Banking System Begins Operating In Uganda

    Islamic Banking System Begins Operating In Uganda

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    Uganda is in the final stages of implementing the Islamic banking system. In January 2016, the government passed the Islamic banking and finance law. But implementation has been delayed due to an absence of supporting regulations. CGTN's Michael Baleke ha

  • 03:01 Joseph Kony Victims Stigmatized Back Home.

    Joseph Kony Victims Stigmatized Back Home.

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    From time to time, we come across a story that reminds us of the complicated lives of those held captive by Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. Since the conflict ended in 2006 hundreds of former captives have returned to the northern Ugandan

  • 01:45 Joseph Kony's Sons Accused Of Illegal Poaching Activities

    Joseph Kony's Sons Accused Of Illegal Poaching Activities

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    The United States has imposed financial sanctions on two sons of Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony. Authorities believe Salim Kony and Ali Kony have been instrumental in the trafficking and sale of ivory.

  • 02:34 Kampala Endorses Northern Uganda Trial

    Kampala Endorses Northern Uganda Trial

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    Uganda has welcomed the International Criminal Court's proposal that the trial of LRA's rebel commander Dominic Ongwen be conducted in the country. The Hague court believes the hearing, to confirm charges against Ongwen, should be held closest to the loca

  • 01:42 Kenya, Uganda Agree On Route For Oil Pipeline

    Kenya, Uganda Agree On Route For Oil Pipeline

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    An agreement between Kenya and Uganda on a route for a crude oil pipeline is expected to accelerate the development of the region's nascent oil sector. Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta have approved plans for th

  • 03:41 Kenya, Uganda Sign Cross-border Response Pact

    Kenya, Uganda Sign Cross-border Response Pact

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    Ugandan and Kenyan authorities, in partnership with the world health organization, have signed a cross-border surveillance and response pact to handle epidemics in the two countries. This follows the recent outbreak of the deadly Marburg disease in Kween

  • 02:01 Kenya-Uganda Work To Break Down Business Barriers

    Kenya-Uganda Work To Break Down Business Barriers

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    Kenya and Uganda have taken steps to break down some of the barriers preventing business growth between the two nations.At a business forum in Kampala, Kenya agreed to ease the granting of permits for Ugandan traders, exporting the nation's surplus sugar