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Why Stella Nyanzi did not show up in court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Stella Nyanzi and her lawyer have failed to show up at Buganda Road Magistrates’ Court where she was expected to appear on Thursday. Nyanzi was expected in court presided over by Grade one Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu over charges of cyber harassment and offensive …

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Police blocks national Juma prayers at Kololo

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police have blocked the National Juma special prayers that were scheduled to take place on Friday at Kololo ceremonial grounds. The prayers which were organised by MPs Mohammed Nsereko of Kampala Central and Latif Ssebagala, Kawempe North were to pray for …

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Gov’t revises salary structure for Public Universities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Public Service has issued a revised salary structure for public universities. This is contained in a letter dated January 17, 2019, written by the Public Service Permanent Secretary Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire directing all university secretaries of Public Universities to process the …

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Land Bill set to return to parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Finance in Charge of Planning David Bahati has asked Members of Parliament to support the constitutional amendment bill no 2 that seeks to forcefully acquire Land. The Bill is intended to amend article 26 of the 1995 Constitution to facilitate faster …

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Police extends operation against quack traditional healers

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in the greater Masaka sub-region have extended an operation against quack traditional healers in the area. In November last year, AIGP Asan Kasingye; the Director in charge Community Policing launched a special operation in Lwengo district, to clamp down on the increasing cases of murders …

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Over 20,000 Kampala land titles await digitalisation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Acting Kampala Capital City Executive Director, Eng Andrew Kitaka has said over 20,000 land titles in Kampala have not been digitalised in the Land Information System. The un-digitalised land titles, Kitaka says represents 21.83% of titles held by Kampala land lords. He made the …

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Kadaga asks IGP on vigilance after attatck in Kenya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Parliament of Uganda has, this afternoon observed a moment of silence in solidarity with the government of Kenya, following an attack on Dusit D2 Hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya. The Tuesday afternoon attack left at least 14 people dead. Initial reports indicated that five …

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Makerere University gets 30 more professors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Makerere University has promoted a total of 28 senior academic staff to professor and associate Professor levels. The promotions, according to the University publication, have taken place in an academic process running from January to December 2018. A total of 12 associate professors have been …

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Inactive NGOs in Karamoja face closure

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Peter Ken Lochap, the Resident District Commissioner, Moroto has threatened to close all non- functional Non- Governmental Organizations-NGOs in the district. Lochap is concerned that while the district has registered about 80 NGOs, only a few are visible. He notes that a number of NGOs …

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Government needs ugx 16 billion to fight kariba weed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government requires up to 16 billion Shillings to get rid of Kariba weed, an aquatic fern that has blocked parts of Lake Victoria, the Kyoga basin, Lake Kwania, Lake Albert and the Albert Nile. Agriculture Minister Vincent Ssempijja says the weed has reached alarming …

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