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How CCTV helped police trace serial murderer Walusimbi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Early this week, police arrested rapist, murderer and robber Baker Walusimbi over new robbery crimes. Walusimbi had been released barely a year ago on charges of rape and murder of girls, offences he had committed several years ago. Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire …

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UWA blocks onstruction of major access road in Apaa

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Armed personnel from Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA have blocked construction project of a major community access road in the disputed remote areas of Apaa in Amuru district. The personnel blocked construction of the 20km Lacmon to Apaa (Section 1&2) roads from Pabbo Sub-County worth …

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Over 100 teenagers arrested during night parties in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Police in Kitgum district are holding 110 teenagers arrested while attending night events on Friday night.  The suspects mostly students who returned home for the third term holidays were arrested from hotels and night clubs that hosted “corporate” night dances within the municipality. Robert …

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Uganda’s history should not be told by foreigners -Chibita

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Director of Public Prosecution- DPP, Justice Mike Chibita, has urged Ugandans not to let the country’s history be told by foreigners. While presiding over the annual Uganda Book Awards organised by Uganda Book Forum – UBF on Friday, Chibita said Uganda’s history can …

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Ggita led committee has no claim over Wandegeya market – KCCA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Kampala Capital City Authority -KCCA says that the current leadership of Wandegeya market has no claim over the market and therefore should respect KCCA’s directive and leave the market. On Monday, the committee led by Jonathan Ggita was supposed to hand over management of …

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Ugandans tasked to embrace good fishing practices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The project leader of the GIZ fisheries program, Adolf Gerstl has tasked Ugandans along the shores of Lake Victoria to embrace good fishing practices which will promote fish sustainability. Speaking at the launch of the 2019 fish festival in Jinja district on Friday, Gerstl …

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Adopt new HIV testing strategy- WHO

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging countries to adopt a standard HIV testing strategy which uses three consecutive reactive tests. Previously, most high burden countries were using two consecutive tests. The new approach can help countries achieve maximum accuracy in HIV testing. …

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Land allocation to wealthy individuals increasing inequality-Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Government obsession with allocating chunks of land to wealthy investors is not improving the lives of ordinary Ugandans but increasing inequality, a new report by Oxfam Uganda states. According to the report, at times, land given to investors doesn’t result in employment or even …

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Gov’t moves to regulate financial technologies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The government is mooting to regulate electronic payment services and products offered mainly under new Financial Technologies also referred to as Fintech. Fintech refers to the integration of technology to allow companies provide digital financial solutions that ease transactions with just a tap of …

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