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Hello, and welcome back to The Kable. For a Monday, there sure is a lot of news today.
First up, in Uganda, after weeks of resisting such a move, authorities finally resorted to lockdowns to curb the Ebola spread. For now, two districts - Mubende and Kassanda - are seeing a travel lockdown, with no ingress or egress allowed. And even as it grapples with Ebola, Uganda has also identified a case of the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, which had been ravaging Iraq earlier this year.
Elsewhere in Uganda, UK's Eden Pharma has acquired a 5,000-acre site for what it claims will be the world's largest cannabis research and production site. High time, to be blunt.
Coinciding with the release of the Global Hunger Index last week, Oxfam also published a new analysis that says one person is likely to die of hunger every 36 seconds for the next three months in East Africa.
In a truly progressive move, authorities in Saudi Arabia have made it mandatory to include drug information on both outer packaging and inner materials in Braille.