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Ssekitoleko on becoming MP without O, A level certificates

 Controversial MP Ssekitoleko of the age limit bill on becoming MP without O, A level certificates Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleko, the parliamentary representative for Nakifuma constituency in Mukono district was little known until recently when he moved a motion to make three amendments to the constitution. One amendment is to remove …

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Seven killed in eastern Congo by Ugandan rebels

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  Seven people were killed overnight in an attack in eastern DR Congo blamed on Ugandan rebel group the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), the army said Thursday. “The ADF killed seven people and burned down houses” in Kasinga in the Beni region, army spokesman Mak …

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‘Uganda will have no forests by 2050’

The newly-appointed State Minister for Environment Mary Goretti Kitutu has decried the rate of deforestation in the country, saying that Uganda will soon be water-stressed if citizens do not pay due attention to environment management. “Loss of forests cover in Uganda is reaching worrying trends, with 200,000 hectares lost per …

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MUSEVENI: End ideological disorientation, boost integration

End ideological disorientation, boost market integration – Museveni President Yoweri Museveni has told the UN General Assembly that the world is a better place with spread of affluence around the world, citing developments in China and India. He said the old affluent societies and the new ones are today both benefiting. …

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Former UNRA employees claim unlawful dismissal, go to court

One hundred and fifty one former employees of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) have gone to the High Court in Kampala, seeking permission to sue their ex-employer for unlawful dismissal. The Deputy Registrar Alex Ajiji heard the application presented by six of their representatives and said he will deliver a ruling …

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Nakivubo stadium board asks government for bailout

The board of trustees of Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium has asked government for a bailout to pay tax arrears they owe Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). State minister of sports Charles Bakabulindi told parliament on Tuesday that the stadium cannot raise sh484 million in unpaid taxes. Nakivubo Stadium was closed on July 19 2016 over …

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Parliament moves a motion congratulating Uganda Cranes

Parliament on Tuesday moved a motion to formally recognize Uganda Cranes for their recent triumph against Comoros that saw them qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations finals for the first time since 1978. There was a proposal each member of parliament contributes sh500,000 to support the Cranes. A Farouk Miya goal …

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No bail for 5 young democrats in parliament police case

Buganda Road Court Magistrate Joan Aciro on Tuesday declined to release on bail  five youths from the Uganda Young Democrats who are facing charges of inciting violence and assaulting a police officer. Moses Bigirwa, Juma Kayondo, Haruna Nsibuka, Hakim Kizza and Allan Kitonsa were arrested by police on Wednesday last …

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