Uganda’s government has announced it will pay a USD 10 monthly allowance to the country’s “chronically poor.” Any Ugandan who was born, raised or has lived in poverty all their life will be eligible, officials said. An additional USD 6 a month will be given to families who care for needy orphans and children with disabilities. The government has already received USD 4 million from international aid agencies including Help The Aged to fund the scheme, minister Sulaiman Madada said. (BBC)

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