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Three remanded for theft of UGX 440M in software scam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three people are on remand at Kitalya prison in Wakiso district for conspiring to steal more than Shillings 444 million belonging to Uganda Nurses and Mid Wives Council. They are Engineer Julius Mugambagye, the proprietor Ram Engineering Uganda Limited, Ivan Kayuiki, a businessman and High …

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West Nile LRA victims give gov’t 45 day ultimatum to pay UGX 99Bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 758 victims of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA insurgency West Nile region have given the government a 45-day ultimatum to respond to their compensation demands or else they seek legal redress through courts of law. The victims issued the ultimatum on Friday through Alaka …

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Broadcasters oppose guidelines for 2021 general elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Broadcasters are protesting the proposed guidelines issued by Uganda Communications Commission-UCC ahead of the 2021 polls. The broadcasters describe the guidelines as unfair, saying they were never consulted by the regulator. The guidelines cover political advertising, equitable access to talk-shows, equal coverage to candidates …

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NCS lists approved sports activities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Council of Sports-NCS has categorized sports disciplines ahead of the resumption of sporting activities in the country. According to a document issued on Friday, the sports disciplines have been categorized according to the nature of competition, risks involved, location of the competition, training …

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Amuru flood victims yet to receive relief aid

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Flood victims in Pabo sub county in Amuru district are yet to receive relief aid three months after being displaced. In July, 563 households were affected by hailstorms in Pukwany village Pabo sub county. The floods also destroyed more than 700 acres of crop …

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