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Uganda Fears Alcohol Could Be Disguised As Hand Sanitizer

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Education officials in Uganda have warned of alcohol abuse among students in disguise of hand sanitizers. The commissioner directorate of education-standards, Benson Kule said, schools should ensure there’s water and soap at different sites as some students if allowed to carry hand sanitizers, could use the opportunity to bring alcohol to school.

Parents have been advised not to pack hand sanitizers for their children returning to school, fearing that it could result in alcohol use.

He said, teachers can use hand sanitizers and not learners because learners are young people and should be protected.

Final year students in primary and secondary schools will resume learning on Thursday- six months after the country imposed a lockdown to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The government says it will monitor the performance of the phased reopening before other classes are allowed to resume.

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Research Says Most IS Attacks Happen In Africa

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The Global Terrorism Index an annual review of terrorism trends has found that sub-Saharan Africa saw the most attacks linked to the Islamic State group and its affiliates.

The review found that there were just under 14,000 deaths across the world linked to terrorism – the fifth consecutive year that figure had decreased.

The research also found that the largest decrease in deaths were in Nigeria and Afghanistan.

The largest increase in terrorism occurred in Burkina Faso – where deaths rose by 590%.

It also marks Mozambique, Mali and Niger as among the countries that have had a concerning increase in terrorist attacks.

The Global Terrorism Index developed by the think tank the Institute of Economics and Peace, warned that deteriorating economic conditions could make more people susceptible to extremist propaganda.

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Fears Of Locust Swarms Grips East Africa

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There are fears of a new wave of locust swarms invasion in east Africa. This week Kenya agriculture ministry of agriculture says it was standing in readiness to tackle the problem after locusts were spotted in a region bordering Somalia.

Locust swarms are a threat to food security. Kenya and its partners have budgeted 320 million dollars to deal with locust invasion.

A UN agency –  Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned of fresh waves of desert locust swarms in the horn of Africa region after cyclone Gati hit Somalia. It warned that the swarms would move south in Somalia and Ethiopia, reaching northern Kenya, from mid-December. UN says the scale of the migration could be substantial as the heavy rainfall in Somalia is expected to allow for widespread breeding.

Earlier in the year, billions of the insects destroyed crops across the region. It was the worst invasion of locusts for more than 70 years. The UN is warning that a second generation would be even be more destructive.

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Cyclone Gati Displaces Thousands In Somalia

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The United Nations Humanitarian Agency has said 42,000 persons have been displaced in Somalia by the tropical cyclone, Gati. The cyclone hit the coastal parts of northern Somalia on Sunday.

The UN agency says roads have been blocked as a result of flooding and aid is unable to get to the affected people.

The UN`s humanitarian agency citing authorities in Puntland state, Somalia estimates, that the cyclone may have directly or indirectly affected 180,000 persons.

Residents of Bossaso town are among those displaced as heavy rains continue in the coastal region.

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