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Kamwokya residents count losses following last night fire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traders in Kamwokya are counting losses following Thursday’s fire outbreak. On Thursday, two people died when fire gutted several houses in Kyamuka zone in Kamwokya, destroying property worth millions of shillings. The fire that started at 7:00 pm was caused by electric sparks from one …

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Jamil Mukulu accuses officer of torture at Luzira prisons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jamil Mukulu, the leader of the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF has said he’s being subjected to untold suffering and degrading treatment at Luzira maximum prison where he’s currently on remand on the charges of terrorism, aggravated robbery, murder and aiding and abetting terrorism. In a letter …

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‘Missing’ Ugandan weightlifter returns home

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Weightlifter  Julius Ssekitoleko, who went missing for a few days in Tokyo and was finally traced, has today returned safely to Uganda. He vanished from the Olympic village facilities in Izumisano City last week, leaving a note saying he was seeking to stay in Japan. He …

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Gov’t faulted for failure to deliver radio sets to households

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents, local leaders and education authorities in Acholi have expressed disappointment at the government for failing to deliver radio sets to households to facilitate long-distance learning. In July 2020, during the first pandemic lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus disease, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni …

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Judiciary to establish specialized court to handle environmental matters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has revealed plans to establish a specialized court to handle environmental matters that have become a challenge in both local and International arenas. Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo noted that cases of wetland encroachment, poaching, hazardous waste disposal, interference with the eco-system …

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Uganda security exchange suspends Uchumi supermarket

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The bid for regional supermarket chain, Uchumi, has been dented by the decision to suspend its activities on the Uganda Securities Exchange, USE, for violating the rules of the game. The retailer recently launched a revival bid to reclaim the market it once led in …

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