New Sleeping Sickness Drug unveiled in Kampala

typhoid_petiant.jpgA new sleeping sickness drug has been introduced, a research group announced in Kampala on Tuesday. Nifurtimox-Eflornithine Combination Therapy is the first new medicine in 25 years against a disease that affects 60 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) group said in a statement.

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Uganda attracting the highest foreign investment in Eastr Africa

kigozi_maggie_dr2.jpgUganda has received the highest forein investment in East Africa and is currently the fastest growing country in the region, the United Nations survey has shown. The report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTD) showed that Uganda’s FDI grew from $733million to $787 million  between 2006 and 2008.

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Michael Jackson's death Suspicious

micheal_jackson.jpegIt has been reported that the Los Angeles County coroner has ruled Jackson's death a homicide. Captain John Kades, of the coroner's department, said he was not in a position to confirm or deny the report.

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Bolt smashes 100m world record in Berlin

usain_bolt.jpgJamaica's Usain Bolt shattered his own 100 metres world record to win the World Championship final in Berlin in a breathtaking 9.58 seconds. Bolt took a staggering 0.11 seconds off the 9.69 mark he set winning gold at the Beijing Olympics a year ago . In contrast to the Olympic final when he was able to coast over the line, Bolt was pushed hard on the blue track at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

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MUK to admit more students after low initial take up

makerere_university2.jpgMAKERERE University has re-advertised 15 courses after it failed to admit the required number of private students. The courses are believed to be in the faculties of computing and information technology (ICT), forestry and nature conservation, veterinary medicine, science, arts and adult and continuing education.

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Water, and Juice makers on mandatory registration

THE Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has started mandatory registration of all makers of bottled water and juice. Meeting the manufacturers at Hotel Africana in Kampala, the standards body announced the introduction of a safety mark (S-mark) to appear on all products that meet minimum safety requirements.

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