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Museveni salutes FRELIMO for role in birth of UPDF

Maputo, Mozambique | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the very strong historical and political relations between Uganda and Mozambique. He paid tribute to Mozambique’s ruling party FRELIMO in particular for their role in training and shaping Uganda’s Front for National Salvation (FRONASA), which became the foundation of Uganda’s …

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Cuba mourns after 107 killed in airliner crash

  Havana, Cuba | AFP | Cuba begins two days of national mourning Saturday for victims of the crash of a state airways plane that killed all but three of its 110 passengers and crew. President Miguel Diaz-Canel said an investigation was under way into Friday’s crash of the nearly …

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New IGP Ochola meets Uganda media honchos

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police (IGP) John Martins Okoth-Ochola has told media managers to knock on his door as often as possible in order to give the country an all round view of developments related to his force. “Our doors are always open therefore …

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High Court quashes 10-year jail term handed to miraa dealer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court Judge, Yasin Nyanzi has quashed a ten year sentence given to 23-year-old Peter Mayanja for trafficking in Catha-Edulis alias Miraa. Mayanja, a former clearing agent at Entebbe Airport, was picked up by Aviation police in 2016 and charged with Trafficking in psychiatric substance …

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UN extends African peace mission in Somalia

United Nations, United States | AFP |  A UN-backed peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which faces attacks by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, received unanimous Security Council backing Tuesday until July 31. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), with about 21,600 troops, operates with the approval of the UN and relies on …

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