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Army chief warns UDPF drivers, store keepers on drunkenness

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF drivers and store men have been advised to regulate their alcohol consumption to safeguard the reputation of the two departments that are considered the backbone of the force. Brig Ronald Bigirwa, the Commandant of the UPDF Service Brigade made the …

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Sh6 billion spent so far on restoring Kasubi Royal Tombs

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Shillings 6.064 billion has so far been spent on the restoration of Kasubi Royal Tombs, report issued by the Information Minister of Buganda Kingdom, Noah Kiyimba has revealed. The royal tombs were gutted by fire in March 2010. They are the burial grounds …

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Seven tax payers ask KCCA director Kitaka to vacate office

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven people identifying themselves as tax payers and concerned citizens have written to the Acting Executive Director, Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA, Andrew Kitaka to vacate office citing the expiry of his tenure. They are Dan Lubowa Sserunjogi, Angel Lubowa, Richard Kiiza, Hakim Ssemakula, Asadu …

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Kenya landslides kill a dozen people

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  At least 12 people were killed in Kenya when their homes were swept away in a landslide during ferocious rainstorms, local government officials said Saturday. Their homes were hit overnight Friday amid torrential rains in Kenya’s West Pokot region, 350 kilometres (220 miles) northwest of …

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US embassy pulls plug on allowances to govt officials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The US Embassy in Uganda has announced a blackout on per diem allowances to Ugandan government officials who attend events it has organized or US agencies.  In a November 12 letter to the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, Deborah Malac, the US Ambassador to Uganda, said …

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African peer review, Kadaga meeting flops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A meeting between a team from the African Peer Review Mechanism-APRM and the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga on Thursday flopped.     The APRM team was supposed to present Uganda’s second review report to Kadaga at Parliament. However, the meeting was called off because Kadaga was having other …

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Accelerator lab launched to solve development challenges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  United Nations Development Program- UNDP has launched the Accelerator Lab to solve complex development challenges in Uganda.  The UNDP Accelerator Lab in Uganda is part of a three-year global initiative to build a network of 60 labs in 78 countries across the world. The labs …

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Minister calls for civility in Uganda-Rwanda impasse

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Minister of State for Regional Affairs Philemon Mateke has said outbursts will not solve the impasse between Uganda and Rwanda. Mateke, who delivered an address at the Uganda Council of Foreign Relations on Thursday at Protea hotel, was tasked to explain what was going on …

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