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Makerere University wants sexual harassment laws revised

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University management wants parliament to revise some of the existing laws on sexual harassment. Dr Lorna Magara, the chairperson of Makerere University Council noted that one of the major challenges in handling perpetrators of sexual harassment is that the University cannot suspend implicated …

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Bukwo district officials flee over ghost NUSAF projects

Bukwo LC V chairperson Julius Chelimo has promised to kick corruption out of the district Bukwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four Bukwo district officials are reportedly on the run after being summoned to record police statements for allegedly creating ghost NUSAF 3 projects leading to a loss of Shillings 700 …

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Mukono district, Kyaggwe county feud over property

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A bitter row has erupted between Mukono district council and Kyaggwe county over management of properties. The properties include the youth centre, community resource centre building, and the ground space opposite the Chief Magistrates court. The properties were handed over to Kyaggwe county by the …

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Uganda to deploy 160 police peacekeepers in Somalia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda will deploy a contingent of 160 police personnel to Somalia for peacekeeping operations, the Uganda Police Force said on Thursday. The officers have finished a six-month training course and will be deployed in December under the African Union Mission in Somalia, the police tweeted. …

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Court upholds victory of Nakawa West MP Joel Ssenyonyi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has upheld the election of Joel Ssenyonyi as the validly elected Member of Parliament for Nakawa West constituency. In his ruling delivered on Thursday afternoon, Justice Isaac Muwata noted that Shukla Mukesh failed to prove to the satisfaction of the …

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Gov’t to construct additional shelters for GBV victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is considering constructing more shelters for gender-based violence (GBV) victims across the country. Currently, through Public-Private partnerships, the country has established 13 GBV shelters in different parts of the country. The shelters provide temporary accommodation as referral linkages are made to ensure the …

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Three perish in accident along Mbarara-Rwampara road

Rwampara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three people have died on spot following an accident at Rwemiyenje Rugando trading center along the Mbarara-Rwampara road. The accident occurred at around 11:00am on Thursday involving a bus registration number UAQ 079W belonging to Bismarkan Coaches, Carina vehicle registration UAV 977P, and a motorcycle …

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Ssegirinya wanted by Buganda road court over fresh charges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court has issued a production warrant to Kigo prisons to present Kawempe North Member of Parliament, Muhammad Ssegirinya to answer fresh charges of inciting violence. The October 13th, 2021 summons signed by Doreen Olga Karungi, the Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate …

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Pader council allocates Agora ranch land to UIA for industrial park

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pader district council has approved the giveaway of Agora ranch land measuring 500 acres to Uganda Investment Authority-UIA, for the construction of an industrial park that will be named after the late Deputy Inspector General of Police-DiGP, Lt. Gen Paul Lokech. The district LC V …

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