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The Ethiopians overcoming trachoma

Trachoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world: six million people worldwide are blind from trachoma, 21 million are affected, and a further 320 million are at risk.


The inspiring Ugandans saving their communities from river blindness

River blindness is a fly-borne parasitic infection, which can cause intense itching, eyesight damage, and often blindness. Lifelines: The End Is In Sight focuses on three health heroes overcoming river blindness in Uganda, where NGOs have now shifted their focus from controlling the disease to eliminating it entirely. Since 2007, river blindness has been interrupted in six of 18 focus areas where the disease was endemic.


Obama wins 2012 presidential election, defeats Romney in tight race

President Obama overcame a bad economy, high unemployment and a fractured political landscape to win a second term in the White House Tuesday night, defeating challenger Mitt Romney by taking several key battleground states and denying him any inroads in traditional Democratic bastions.


Prince Edward in Uganda ahead of Jubilee celebrations

The Duke of Kent, Prince Edward has arrived in the country ahead of the Jubilee celebrations due next Tuesday 9th October.

Prince Edward who is standing in for Queen Elizabeth II who is not able to make it will visit a UK government sponsored project in Masindi today as they wait for the celebrations.


Hizbul Islam quits al-Shabab, alliances shift in Somalia

The Somali militia Hizbul Islam has announced that it is parting ways with al-Shabab, Press TV reports.


Fire guts Ground Zero in Wandegeya

A fire swept through Ground Zero Bar in Wandegeya where revelers had gathered to watch football games, destroying plenty of property.

The blaze broke out at around 10:15pm on Wednesday evening. Eye witnesses claim the fire originated from the manager’s office which is found on the upper floor of the bar.


Chicago Teachers Union Votes to End Strike

CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union agreed on Tuesday to end its strike in the nation’s third-largest school system, allowing 350,000 children to return to classes on Wednesday after seven days with no school.


Where Obama, Romney stand on foreign policy challenges

The protests and violence at American diplomatic missions across the Middle East and North Africa last week steered the 2012 presidential race into somewhat unchartered territory - a debate over U.S. foreign policy.


Top Chinese bank targets Europe

One of China's biggest banks is planning to make the country's biggest foreign bank acquisition to date and has set its sights on potential targets in Europe.


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