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Court allows MP Nsanja to replace Zaake as Ssegirinya’s surety

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Crimes Division of the High court has allowed an application seeking to replace Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament, Francis Zaake Butebi with his Ntenjeru South counterpart, Patrick Nsanja Kayongo as Muhammad Ssegirinya’s surety. Masaka High Court Judge Victoria Nakintu Nkwanga Katamba released the …

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Museveni house donation sparks dispute in late Karambuzi’s family

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a bitter misunderstanding between two children of former FRONASA (Front for National Salvation) war hero James Karambuzi, over a two-storied building donated by the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in memory of their late father. Karambuzi who hailed from Kabale was executed in 1973 …

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COVID-19 drives up use of digital health to access cardiovascular care in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the world struggles to fight COVID-19, with countries implementing stringent containment measures, patients with cardiovascular diseases in Uganda are embracing digital health to access care. Twalib Aliku, a consultant cardiologist at Uganda Heart Institute (UHI) Mulago, told Xinhua in a recent interview that digital …

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Police to construct referral hospital in Nsambya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police leadership has allocated five acres of land at Nsambya police barracks for the construction of a hospital this financial year. Speaking to URN in an interview, Assistant Inspector General of Police-AIGP Dr. Moses Byaruhanga, the Director of Health Services in Uganda Police Force, …

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Kiruhura district authorities worried of new FMD wave

Kiruhura, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiruhura district authorities have raised concern about another wave of Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD because of the farmer’s failure to follow the containment measures put in place to stop the spread of the highly contagious disease. In June this year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal …

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Otuke district to enroll teenage pregnant girls back at school

Otuke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Otuke district authorities have resolved that all teenage mothers report back to school after giving birth. The resolution follows a report by Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE), a Non-governmental organization working in the district, which shows that 1,363 teenagers got pregnant between January …

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Farmers advised to grow alternative crops to mitigate elephants invasion

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Orom sub county, Kitgum district, neighboring Kidepo Valley National Park have been advised to grow alternative crops that are less attractive to elephants to mitigate their invasion into farmlands. This follows the persistent invasion of elephants from the conservation area into community farmlands. …

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