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ANITE: The plan by the mafia is to take me out of the picture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The ongoing controversy over the audit of Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) took a dramatic turn on Monday, with State Minister for Privatization and Investment, Evelyn Anite telling the press that her life is in danger. Anite blamed the ‘mafia’ – a yet to be identified …

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Angola set to host Museveni and Kagame again

  Luanda, Angola | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame are expected to hold discussions in Angola next week, the second such meeting in two months. According to a press release from the Angolan presidency, they two leaders will be the second …

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500 UPDF soldiers attached to the UN guard unit in Somalia return

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five hundred twenty-nine Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers attached to United Nations Guard Unit (UNGU) in Somalia returned to the country on Saturday after two years of service. The combatants returned alongside 1406 soldiers of the 25 battle group who had also completed one …

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Boda boda riders protest increased insecurity

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Boda boda motorcyclists have started a peaceful demonstration in Jinja municipality protesting the increase insecurity, which has claimed the lives of their colleagues. The Saturday morning protest stemmed from the death of Sadat Mulyowa, whose body was found lying in a pool of blood in …

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Contractors start works on John Babiiha road

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Works on John Babiiha road have finally commenced with the contractor relocating utilities like electricity poles, telephone lines, water pipes and confirming the road design. The two lane road carries a lot of traffic from and to the city center, Kamwokya, Jinja Road, Mulago and …

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Mama Mary Luwum sent off with 30 gun salute

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Mama Mary Luwum, the widow of former Church of Uganda, Archbishop Janani Luwum has been laid to rest. Mama Luwum was laid to rest Saturday afternoon near the grave of her late husband, Janani Luwum at St Paul Wii Gweng Church of Uganda in Mucwini …

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Teenager struggling to raise baby conceived through rape

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It is a bright Saturday afternoon; Elian Asio (not real names) sits under a tree holding her nine-month old-baby. The baby is shivering with fever and cough. The 16-year-old, Asio says she doesn’t have money to take her to hospital for treatment. Asked why the …

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1st Specialized Fistula hospital launched in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Soroti district is home to the first Specialized Fistula hospital in East Africa. The hospital is found in Awasi village in Arapai sub-county along Soroti – Lira highway, six kilometers away from Soroti town. Alice Emasu, the Executive Director Fistula hospital, says construction of the …

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