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I am taking a rest from elective politics – Magyezi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Local Government Minister and Igara West Member of Parliament Raphael Magyezi will not seek re-election in the 2021 elections. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network on Saturday, Magyezi said he is taking a rest from elective politics after 10 years but could return in the …

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Five RDCs in Teso resign to join politics

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five Resident District Commissioners- RDCs from the Teso sub region have resigned to vie for different political positions in the 2021 elections. They include, George Edward Onya Akonopeesa of Kaberamaido and Kalaki who is challenging Charles Ilukor for Kumi County MP; Vincent Enomu, the deputy …

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Four year old girl strangled to death in Entebbe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Entebbe municipality has arrested a man for allegedly strangling a 4-year-old girl to death. The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire identified the suspect as Vincent Mugema a resident of Lunyo East, Division A, Entebbe municipality, Wakiso district. According to the deceased’s …

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UPC endorses Akena for party presidency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Congress-UPC has endorsed Jimmy Akena’s as the party’s presidential flag bearer in the 2021 general elections. He was endorsed by more than 470 delegates from the regions of Ankole, Northern Uganda, West Nile, Kigezi, Teso and Sebei. Before his endorsement, Akena …

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Gov’t asked to fund local think tanks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been asked to actively fund activities of local think tanks as their dependence on foreign funders could be affecting the kind of research they do. Think tanks are organizations staffed with experts providing advice and ideas on specific political or economic problems. …

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Busoga region MPs back Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from the Busoga sub-region have pledged to support the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga for the position of second national vice-chairperson of the National Resistance Movement- NRM party. Kadaga will contest for the position with the State Minister for Lands and …

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Uganda registers fourth COVID-19 death

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has registered another COVID-19 death bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to four. The deceased is a 61-year-old female, a resident of Kiyimbi in Nakulabye, Kampala who died on Friday. She was admitted at Mengo Hospital before referred to Mulago National Referral hospital …

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