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Catholic church eulogizes Archbishop Kiwanuka

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Catholic Church in Uganda has eulogized Archbishop Denis Lote Kiwanuka. Archbishop Kiwanuka, who was the first Bishop of Kotido Diocese and the second Metropolitan of Tororo Archdiocese, passed away on Sunday morning at Nsambya hospital where he had been admitted for weeks battling several …

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Mysterious fire guts Chief Justice’s chamber

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several documents are feared destroyed after a fire outbreak in the Supreme Court building in Kololo in Kampala. The fire broke out in the Chief Justice’s chambers on the third floor at about 10:10 am Wednesday morning but was quickly put out. According to sources, …

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Two arrested over death of Indian national in Kikuube guest house

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two suspects are in custody at Kikuube central police station in connection to the death of Mike Sultan, 40, an Indian national and resident of Hoima city. The suspects whose particulars have been concealed by police for fear of jeopardizing investigations were arrested on Tuesday …

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Residents protest stray bullets from security guard training camp

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Securicor limited, a private security firm is under the spotlight for allegedly conducting shooting drills in an uncontrolled environment in Mukono district. Residents of Kijjo and Kito villages in Nakifuma-Naggalama town council in Mukono district are living in fear of being hit by stray bullets …

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Activists demand closure of Masaka hospital private wing over exploitation

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Activists under the Southern Region Social Rights Association-SRSRA want the private wing inside Masaka Regional Referral Hospital closed, saying that it is contributing to the exploitation of patients. The hospital management operates a private wing where patients are required to pay for all health services …

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Museveni urges new action to get Kagezi killers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has tasked the Attorney General to pursue the killers of former prosecutor Joan Namazzi Kagezi abroad so that they can be brought to book. Kagezi was shot dead on March  30th 2015 in Kiwatule, a Kampala Suburb on her way home. …

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UCDA supports gov’t deal with Vinci company

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) has thrown its weight behind the controversial agreement between the government and the Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited. While appearing before the Trade Committee of Parliament that is probing the agreement on Tuesday, the UCDA Executive Director, Emmanuel Iyamulemye …

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Kitende, Mvara into Post Primary football last 8

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Post Primary Schools soccer defending champions St Mary’s Kitende has stormed this year’s quarterfinals after defeating London College 2-1 at Greenlight stadium. In other games, Kibuli SS also registered a 1 -0 narrow win over Standard High Zzana at NTC Muni grounds …

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MPs question Minister Namuganza, IGG over Nakawa-Naguru land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MPs sitting on the Adhoc Committee of Parliament investigating the process of distribution of 82.05 acres of Nakawa-Naguru land to different ‘investors’ have questioned the Minister of State for Housing, Persis Namuganza for alleged influence peddling. Namuganza who at the time of land distribution served …

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Three lionesses dead in Queen Elizabeth Park

Rubirizi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three lionesses have been found dead, with initial indications being that they were electrocuted in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Rubirizi District.  They were part of the 10 lions that were brought into the park last month. Bashir Hangi, the Communications Officer for Uganda Wild …

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