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Engineers fear section of Masaka road sinking

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Engineers have expressed fear that the section of Kampala-Masaka highway from Lwera Swamp might be scouring from underneath. This follows the appearance of a huge hole that developed into the road on Thursday evening causing concern that the entire section might collapse. The hole developed …

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Heavy deployment ahead of Wadri’s Arua Victory party

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of uniformed and plain clothed security personnel have been deployed in Arua town ahead of the victory celebrations organised by Arua Municipality MP Kassiano Wadri. Over 10 police vehicles including anti-riot water, pepper and foam canons arrived in Arua at 5pm today with …

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Sabiiti: I did not apologize for not supporting age-limit

Rubanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  State Minister for Finance David Bahati and Rubanda West MP Denis Sabiiti have clashed over an alleged apology for voting against a constitutional amendment that lifted the cap on the presidential age limit. The drama started when Bahati named Sabiiti as one of the legislators …

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Burundi joins Uganda, Kenya in AFCON 2019

Qualified Uganda 🇺🇬 Kenya 🇰🇪 Burundi 🇧🇮 Final chance Tanzania 🇹🇿 Comfortable passage for champions Cameroon as Burundi make history Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Defending champions Cameroon, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau and Namibia secured 2019 Africa Cup of Nations places on Saturday, raising to 19 the number of qualifiers for the …

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Kadaga flown to Nairobi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has been transferred to Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi for treatment. Kadaga was on Thursday admitted at Nakasero Hospital, where she is allegedly being treated for fatigue-related illnesses. According to a statement issued by the Office of the …

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Sh280billion not yet paid for Uganda Airlines Bombardiers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Works and Transport Minister Monica Azuba Ntege has warned that Uganda risks consequences if the money required to secure two Bombardier planes from Canada is not availed. The Minister together with other ministry officials were this afternoon appearing before Parliament’s Budget Committee which is …

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NIRA suspends ID exercise at Mutukula, near Tanzania border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Identification and Registration Authority -NIRA has suspended the National ID registration process in Mutukula, Kyotera district over flaws.  The registration exercise at Mutukula and Kakuuto Sub County, near the Uganda-Tanzania Border, was reportedly marred with gross irregularities, massive extortion and registration of …

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Meat at sh1,000 as dry spell hits Nakasongola

    Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The price of meat has drastically fallen in Nakasongola district as scores of cattle die on a daily basis due to lack of water and pasture. A kilogram of meat now costs 1000 Shillings, down from 10,000 Shillings, while a cow goes …

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Uganda ready to help all refugees return home

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ugandan government has committed to facilitate a dignified return of refugees to countries that have been declared safe.  State Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Musa Ecweru says that Uganda cannot just let refugees return home until it’s assured of their safety. The …

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