A collection of exciting news, pictures and insights about Hiccup Circus Uganda activities with interesting stories from our communities, our country and Africa.

Fighting the continent’s waste problem

Nigeria announced a ban on single-use plastics in government offices this week, ahead of a nationwide ban due to begin in January. It joins the growing list of African countries aiming to tackle one of the world’s biggest pollution problems. Sub-Saharan Africa has the largest share of “uncontrolled” municipal solid waste disposal,

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African pedestrians challenge.

African cities are largely inaccessible and unsafe for pedestrians because urban planners typically ignore their needs, a new study suggests. Urban development researchers focused on Ghana’s Accra New Town and Dome areas for the study. They found that policies and municipal plans pay little attention to how walking can be made

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New upcountry tournée 😃

We are very proud to inform you that our next tournée, escorted by Doctors with Africa CUAMM and founded by The Mercury Phoenix Trust, will propose an integrated approach to reduce HIV/AIDS risky practices and increase the adoption of safer sexual behaviours among adolescents in Oyam District within the Lango peoples in northern Uganda.  This will be achieved through circus

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Africa is looking to nuclear power

Ugandan Energy Minister Okasai Sidronius Opolot said he had acquired land for the construction of East Africa’s first nuclear power plant. Already in 2017 the government announced its intention to build a 2,000 megawatt nuclear power plant by 2032. The project received authorization from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

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Concerns Grow over Sports Betting in Africa.

In at least five African countries, many people consider sports gambling a way to get regular income. Some consider sports gambling a way out of poverty. But critics warn that sports betting in Africa is increasing while poverty, unemployment and a lack of industry rules remain big problems. In one

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The island of albinos.

It is located in Tanzania and has long hosted dozens of people with albinism, who have suffered violence of all kindsUkerewe is the largest island in Lake Victoria, which in turn is the largest lake in Africa. It is part of Tanzania – although the lake is partly part of

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