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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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11:45
11:45

COVID Long Way From Over as Cases and Deaths Surge – WHO 2

We have now seen seven consecutive weeks of increasing cases, and four weeks of increasing deaths”, told journalists at a regular media briefing. While acknowledging that vaccines are vital and powerful instruments, the WHO chief reiterated that they are not the only tools needed to defeat the coronavirus.
11:41
11:41

Low-Income Countries Have Received Just 0.2 Per Cent of All COVID-19 Shots Given

Statistics released by the World Health Organization show that on average in high-income countries 1 in 4 people has received a COVID-19 vaccine, yet in low-income countries, it’s 1 in 500+. More than 700 million vaccine doses have been administered globally.
19:00
19:00

Global COVID-19 Infections Rise for Fourth Consecutive Week

However, the number of new deaths from the coronavirus levelled off after a six-week decrease, with just over 60,000 new deaths reported. According to the World Health Organisations Weekly Epidemiological Update, Europe and the Americas continued to account for nearly eight in 10 of all cases and deaths.
07:18
07:18

Inequity of COVID-19 Vaccines Grows More Outrageous Everyday – WHO Chief

Dr Tedros pointed out that while some countries are vaccinating their entire populations, others have no shots, but hastened to add that WHO has been working “day and night to find solutions to increase the production and equitable distribution of vaccines.  
07:14
07:14

WHO , EU Medicines Agency to Meet on AstraZeneca Vaccine

WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists that WHO’s Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety has been reviewing available data on the vaccine and will meet with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Tuesday.
13:47
13:47

Remembering King Goodwill Zwelithini of Zulu 2

According to reliable sources President Nelson Mandela who was then South Africa's Head of State telephoned his Ugandan counterpart requesting him to receive the Zulu monarch with magnanimity because he was a reliable ally pacifying South Africa. That paved way for a red square carpet being placed at the bottom of the stairs for him to step on arrival.
08:10
08:10

Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change, New Environment Report Warns

The report shows that between homes, restaurants and shops, 17 per cent of all food is just dumped. Some food is also lost on farms and in supply chains, indicating that overall a third of food is never eaten. The study represents the most comprehensive food waste data collection, analysis and modelling ever done, and offers a methodology for countries to accurately measure loss.