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Cote d’Ivoire: Destroying the Killer Rice

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Authorities in Cote d’Ivoire have destroyed 18,000 tonnes of rice declared to be unfit for human consumption.

This follows tests carried out by the country’s consumer association which had demanded the government to do so after the cargo from Myanmar had been refused entry in Togo, Guinea and Ghana over quality issues.

The national and international quality control tests revealed the unfit nature of the rice.

It should be noted that most African countries depend on imports because local farmers are unable to meet the ever rising demands.

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U.S: Alabama challenges bill banning abortion.

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Massive supporters toke over the street early hours of day to match against the law of ban of abortion cases.

The groups chanted that they will challenge the bill and hopes that the ruling will favor the conservative majority, to overturn the 1973 ruling legalizing abortion.

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Sixteen other states are seeking to impose new restrictions on abortion.

Alabama’s Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth said: “Roe must be challenged, and I am proud that Alabama is leading the way.”

Eric Johnston, who founded the Alabama Pro-Life Coalition that helped draft the bill, told NPR: “The dynamic has changed.

“The judges have changed, a lot of changes over that time, and so I think we’re at the point where we need to take a bigger and a bolder step

Report disclosed that the development has cause alot of controversy and 22 Senators voted against including an exception for rape or incest in Alabama’s new draconian abortion lawout.

The bill would allow abortion in cases where the mother’s life is at serious risk.

Doctors could face 10 years in prison for attempting to terminate a pregnancy and 99 years for actually carrying out the procedure.

A woman who has an abortion would not be held criminally liable.

The bill’s text says more abortions have been carried out in the US since the 1973 Roe v Wade decision than people killed in “German death camps, Chinese purges, Stalin’s gulags, Cambodian killing fields, and the Rwandan genocide combined”.

The law – the strictest in the US – now goes to Republican Governor Kay Ivey for approval.


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Museveni Vows to Increase Lunch Allowances for Nurses in Uganda

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To mark the International Nurses Day  in Uganda, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has reiterate his promise to increase lunch allowances for health workers in the country.

He made this promise while speaking at the national celebrations for the International Day for Nurses and Midwives held at Kyamate secondary school playground in Ntungamo municipality on Sunday.

The promise came as a response to calls by the president of Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union, Justus Cherop Chillingati who said the Shs 2000 allowance should be increased to Shs 15,000.

The president also revealed that the nurses will also be helped to focus on specialised training in a bid to improve service delivery.

Museveni further called on the nurses to focus on service delivery above self, saying that the economy is still growing and cannot accommodate all their demands. He revealed that issues such as roads and extension of electricity are also key and consume a big percentage of the national budget.

The International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated worldwide on every May 12. The celebrations were held under the theme “Nurses a voice to lead – health is a human right”.


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