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Meat consumption suspended in Kapchorwa over FMD

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The sale and consumption of meat in Kapchorwa Municipality has been suspended following an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD. An infected animal presents with blisters on the mouth and foot, loss of appetite, fever, and a drop in milk production. The disease causes severe …

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🔴 LIVE: Qatar World Cup kicks off

🌟 World Cup 2022 kick-off ✳ TODAY ⚽ Opening ceremony 5.30pm ⚽ Qatar vs Ecuador 7pm ✳ TOMORROW ⚽ England vs Iran 4pm ⚽ Senegal vs Netherlands 7pm ⚽ USA vs Wales 10pm Doha, Qatar | THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | The first FIFA World Cup to be held in the …

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Uganda witnesses first beatification fete on home soil

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was pomp and excitement as the catholic faithful gathered on Sunday in Kalongo town council, in Agago district to witness the rite of the Beatification of Venerable Dr. Joseph Ambrosoli. During the Eucharistic celebration, precisely after the penitential rite and before the singing of …

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Number of students in Technical, Vocational institutions increases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of students enrolling in technical vocational education and training programmes has increased, this is according to the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB). According to Onesmus Oyesigye, Executive Secretary of UBTEB, the board has enrolled 87,846 students from 601 centres nationwide for …

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Minority Abagabu group asks for recognition

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Abagabu minority tribes are demanding recognition from the government. The Abagabu reside mainly around the shores of Lake George, Kazinga channel, and Edward in Kasese district, Bunyangabu, Rubirizi, and Kitagwenda districts. The Banyakitara-speaking people have an estimated population of between 35,000 and 40,000 people and …

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UWA halts search for stray lions in Alebtong

Alebtong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) rangers have called off the search for two stray lions sighted in Alebtong and Otuke District. Locals discovered a carcass of a cow and footmarks of what appears to be a lion and a cub. The lions are believed to have …

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Mbale landslide victims decry starvation

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Landslide victims in Mbale District are struggling to find food and water. The affected people were displaced from their homes by landslides, which hit the district last week. The landslide victims have pitched camp at Buyango community primary school in Buyango village, Buyango parish in …

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Youths raise voices over climate change

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Kampala youth’s recently took to the streets to raise awareness in relation to worsening effects of climate change characterised by unpredictable rainfall patterns, drought, floods and landslides. “We are experiencing floods, Mudslides, continuous drought because of reduction in tree cover,” Oscar Ssenyonga …

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