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Land reform policies could eradicate poverty in Africa says researchers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | International Lands Researcher says Africa could reap economic dividend from modernizing its land administration. The Ugandan land Expert with the World Bank, Frank Byamugisha says the momentum is building up to modernize land administration in Africa and that the reforms could propel the continent to …

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PM Rugunda reassures Kadaga on Jinja-Kampala Expressway

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has said that building of the Kampala-Jinja Expressway remains a key government priority and is on agenda for the upcoming cabinet meeting scheduled for Monday 24 February 2020. Rugunda reassured Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga who raised the …

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Alcohol, drug abuse leading cause of mental illness- Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Alcohol and drug abuse are the leading cause of mental ill health, a new report by TRAC FM has revealed. The study titled- ‘Disability Rights in Uganda-A Community Perspective’ was carried out by the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda-NUDIPU in collaboration with TRAC …

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Crime Intelligence tasked to find sponsor of Parliament protest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Crime Intelligence Unit has commenced investigations to establish the people believed to have sponsored two members of the Red Top Brigade to disrupt parliament on Wednesday. Mustafa Kafeero and Dafala Ssekanjako jumped from the stranger’s gallery on to the floor of parliament to protest …

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Minister cautions against consumption of desert locusts

 Nakapiripirit, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  State Minister for Agriculture Aggrey Bagiire has cautioned against the consumption of desert locusts. The minister issued the warning during an interface with the media in Nakapiripirit following reports that residents in parts of Acholi, Teso and Karamoja had turned the migratory pests into a …

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Body of arrested Rwandan national buried in Kampala cemetery

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The body of Emmanuel Magezi, a Rwandan National who had reportedly been in military custody for ten months before his death at Butabika Hospital was buried in Kampala City Cemetery, URN has learnt.   According to records at the City Mortuary, Magezi was buried on January …

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Suspect in kidnap, murder of Makindye girl released

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Katwe Police division has released a suspect in the kidnap and murder of Dylan Kirabo, a 10-year-old girl from Makindye. Kirabo had been reported missing on January 8, moments after she was sent to purchase spices from a nearby shop. Kirabo’s father, Hakim Sibukyu, said …

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Gen. Muntu: I don’t expect free and fair polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  General Mugisha Muntu, the National Coordinator of the Alliance for National Transformation-ANT party, says he isn’t any illusion that the 2021 general elections will be free and fair. According to Muntu, there are many contested issues like electoral reforms that were proposed by the Supreme …

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