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Sylvia Nankya

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Sylvia is an Editor and Media Trainer with Uganda Radio Network. She has been a URN staff member since 2013. Sylvia has previously worked as a reporter and news anchor with Radio One (2001-2009) and with Vision Group (2009-2011). Six of her active years in Journalism were spent covering the Parliament of Uganda.

Over the past few years, Sylvia has worked to promote the positive development of societies recovering from conflict through training journalists on choices of stories, how they report issues and use of appropriate language in covering conflict and post-conflict situations.

She is an Alumni of RNTC- Holland, Les Aspin Centre for Government at Marquette University-WI, USA and a Community Solutions Fellow.

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10:17

Monkeypox Not Presently a Global Public Health Emergency- WHO monkeypox outbreak 1 Top story

The rare viral disease, occurs primarily in tropical rainforest areas of Central and West Africa, although it is occasionally exported to other regions. But since May, this year, more than 3,000 cases have emerged in 47 countries, many of which have never previously reported the disease.
07:48
07:48

Amid Uncertainty, Global Situation on Monkeypox ‘Cannot Be Ignored’ -WHO

According to Dr Tedros, the outbreak in newly affected countries continues to be primarily among men who have sex with men, and who have reported recent sex with new or multiple partners, yet in Nigeria, the proportion of women affected is much higher than elsewhere. He added that it is critical to better understand how the disease is spreading there.
08:16
08:16

EAC Partner States Urged to Educate Citizens On Monkeypox

The health agency says that the sudden appearance of monkeypox in multiple countries across the world indicates that the virus has been spreading undetected for some time outside the West and Central African nations where it is usually found.
07:11
07:11

WHO to Determine If Monkeypox Should Be Declared ‘Emergency of International Concern

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee has been convened to assess whether the spread of the Monkeypox virus represents a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
07:03
07:03

UK’s Bid to Export Refugees to Rwanda Catastrophic - UN Refugee Chief Asylum Seekers 1 Top story

The development comes as senior judges in the UK ruled that the Government's first flight taking asylum seekers to Kigali could go ahead. A High Court judge refused a temporary injunction on Friday to halt the first flight, due to take place today, Tuesday, a decision that was upheld by the Court of Appeal on Monday.
11:36
11:36

Karamojong Politicians, Clan Leaders Fanning Rustling in Region Cattle rustlers 1

Museveni heard from the 3rd Division Commander Big General Joseph Balikuddembe, that some political and clan leaders in Karamoja are engaged in the sale of guns to facilitate cattle rustling and blocking justice hence hindering efforts by the government to pacify the region.
07:38
07:38

Severe Malnutrition ‘Excruciatingly Painful’ Threat to Child Survival 1

Triggered by a lack of nutritious food and repeated bouts of disease – such as diarrhoea, measles and malaria – the condition, also known as severe wasting has been listed as one of the conditions that compromise a child’s immunity.