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New policy brief on food to launch in Kampala  

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) together with the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food System on Food Waste and Loss will launch the new policy brief on November 13 entitled preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system. This will be followed …

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Kwoyelo denies three counts of war crimes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thomas Kwoyelo, the former operations commander of the notorious rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA has denied the first three counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Kwoyelo was on Monday formally charged by the International Crimes Division of the High Court for …

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Police deployed in schools to curb exam malpractice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police have been deployed in schools suspected of being involved in examination malpractice. The Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education- UACE started on Monday. Police Operations spokesperson Samson Lubega, who is also a representative on the UNEB Examination Security Committee, says that the officers were …

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Twaweza report on poverty draws mixed reactions in Ankole

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents and leaders in the Ankole sub-region have expressed mixed reactions to a report attributing the high poverty levels in Uganda to laziness. In September 2018, Twaweza released findings from a study titled; “The haves and the have-nots: Ugandan’s opinions on poverty, fairness, and inequality” …

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Low vanilla prices worry farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The low prices of Vanilla has left farmers and exporters worried. In 2004, vanilla prices fell from about 150,000 shillings a kilogram to 1,000 shillings. This was the worst in the history of vanilla growing, forcing many farmers to cut down the plants and abandon …

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Uganda first oil 2020 ambitions thwarted- Muloni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The delay by international Oil Companies to make a final Investment Decision (FID) has thwarted government’s ambitions for first oil by 2020. Energy and Mineral Development Minister, Irene Muloni admits it may not be possible for to have oil out of the ground by end …

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ICT Ministry, Microsoft sign MOU to support innovations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) has signed a memorandum of understanding with global technology firm, Microsoft for supporting innovations in Uganda. The MOU was signed at ICT Ministry office on morning. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of ICT Vincent Bagiire signed …

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Museveni asks Opposition to fight electoral violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has asked opposition parties in the country to support him fight electoral violence. Museveni made the remarks on Saturday at State House Entebbe while meeting members of the Inter Party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD), a forum of political parties represented in Parliament. Museveni …

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Six students arrested after Rakai fire, ISO called in

Rakai, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Students at St Benards Mannya Secondary school in Kifamba sub county Rakai district have been instructed to return home following the inferno that razed down the boys dormitory last night. The fire left nine students dead. The decision to close the school has been …

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Nine S3 students dead in Rakai school inferno

  Rakai, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nine Senior Three students of St Bernard’s Mannya Secondary School, in Kifamba Sub County Rakai district have died after a fire that gutted a students’ dormitory last night. Deputy Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango confirmed the incident saying arson was suspected and a warden …

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