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Red Cross withdraws services from Kisoro borders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Red Cross Society has withdrawn its services at Uganda-Rwanda and Democratic of Congo borders in Kisoro district. The Uganda Red Cross Society has been providing services like screening Ebola and COVID-19 to all people entering Uganda at various borders that include; Chanika, Bunagana, Kanombe …

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South Sudan pledges to stop illegal entry of forces into Yumbe

Yumbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The South Sudan government has pledged to stop its troops from entering and destabilizing Ugandans in Fitina Mbaya and also return all the property and money looted from Ugandans in Goboro in Yumbe district. The South Sudan Military Attache’ to Uganda, Brigadier General Thik …

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UN approves US$ 37 million for regional service centre in Entebbe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations General Assembly has approved U$37.2 million (about Shillings 138 billion) for the operations of the regional service centre in Entebbe for the next one year. The decision was reached by the General Assembly on Tuesday using the silence procedure because of …

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Kampala minister Extend Kitaka’s tenure

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Engineer Andrew Kitaka, the acting Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Executive Director will stay in office until the Public Service Ministry completes the process of recruiting a substantive ED. In her June 25th letter, the Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs says they agreed with the …

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Attorney general to table new political parties regulations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Attorney General William Byaruhanga says that he will table new regulations relating to operations of political parties. Without divulging details of the regulations, Byaruhanga said that he will present the regulations on Thursday for debate and possible approval.  But Uganda Radio Network-URN learnt that …

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No money to pay South Sudan traders-Kasaija

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Minister for Finance Matia Kasaija has told Parliament that the government does not have money to pay Ugandan traders who supplied goods to South Sudan.  In 2019, Parliament approved 900 Billion shillings for traders that supplied goods and services to the South Sudan government …

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Belgian agency donates thermometers for malls, hospitals

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  With the re-opening of malls as the country continues easing a three months long lockdown on public transport and non-food businesses, the Belgian Development Agency Enabel has donated a consignment of thermometers worth Shs460million. The donation will help with strengthening surveillance for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) …

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Ugandan judge Suzan Okalany shortlisted for ICC chief prosecutor job

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A Judge of the International Crimes Division (ICD), Suzan Okalany has been shortlisted for the job of Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Okalany who has been a judge in the International Criminal Division of that Court since 2016 has been shortlisted together …

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PAC questions state house on acquisition of Okello house

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  An official from the State House has said their former landlord at Okello House on plot 10A, Nehru Road, in Nakasero, Alexander Okello lost his property after he was duped by some individuals. Lucy Nakyobe, the State House Comptroller said this today while appearing before …

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