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Ugandans melt plastic waste into coronavirus face shields

11 Jun 2020

GULU, Uganda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the Ugandan government ordered all non-essential workplaces shut to contain the coronavirus pandemic in late March, Peter Okwoko and his colleague Paige Balcom kept working.

FEATURE-Ugandans melt plastic waste into coronavirus face shields

11 Jun 2020

GULU, Uganda, June 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the Ugandan government ordered all non-essential workplaces shut to contain the coronavirus pandemic in late March, Peter Okwoko and his colleague Paige Balcom kept working.

Ugandan walkers plant trees to keep the climate fit

31 Dec 2019

KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of soaked walkers waited under a bridge for the heavy rain to stop so they could continue their trek to plant trees in a town about 150 km (93 miles) from Uganda's capital.

Ugandan entrepreneurs cook up eco-friendly dryer to cut food waste

29 Jul 2019

KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At their workshop in a Kampala suburb, Lawrence Okettayot and his business partner, both in their mid-20s, drilled holes and screws into a steel-lined, green wooden box designed to dry food in an eco-friendly way.

FEATURE-Ugandan entrepreneurs cook up eco-friendly dryer to cut food waste

28 Jul 2019

KAMPALA, July 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At their workshop in a Kampala suburb, Lawrence Okettayot and his business partner, both in their mid-20s, drilled holes and screws into a steel-lined, green wooden box designed to dry food in an eco-friendly way.

Therapy dogs heal traumatized survivors of brutal Ugandan war

22 Feb 2018

GULU, Uganda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Francis Okello wanted to kill himself after he was blinded at the age of 12 by an unexploded bomb while digging in his family garden in northern Uganda - until he made friends with a dog.

Therapy dogs heal traumatised survivors of brutal Ugandan war

22 Feb 2018

GULU, Uganda, Feb 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Francis Okello wanted to kill himself after he was blinded at the age of 12 by an unexploded bomb while digging in his family garden in northern Uganda - until he made friends with a dog.

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