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Bishop Bamwoze laid to rest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace Stanley Ntagali has commended Bishop Emeritus Cyprian Bamwoze for laying a firm foundation for the development of Busoga Diocese. Bamwoze is credited for lobbying for water projects and free family planning services for the people …

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South Sudanese refugees return home

South Sudanese refugees return home | Kampala, Uganda | The Independent | On Feb. 06, Joel Boutroue, representative of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Uganda said that over 20,000 refugees from South Sudan have returned home as efforts to restore peace in the war tone country continues. …

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Uganda’s Commander of Land Forces visits troops in Somalia

  Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda’s Commander of Land Forces, Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu, made a working visit to Somalia this week, where he interacted with troops in AMISOM’s Forward Operating Bases (FOBs), located in areas under the control of the Ugandan contingent. On Thursday, February 14, Lt. …

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Two dead, 11 injured in Kabale bus accident

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have died in an accident that occurred at Kyonyo along the Kabale-Katuna Road, this morning. Eyewitnesses say that the accident occurred at around 4 a.m. when a Rwanda bound Trinity Bus registration number UAX 486X collided with a trailer registration number BUD …

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Patients, survivors share agonizing tale of managing cancer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Alice Nankinga, 22, had a sunny personality which classmates, friends and family keep referring to while reflecting on the past before she was diagnosed with Cancer.  But her dreams and happiness were shattered when, while in senior one, she frequently fell sick. Six years later, …

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Speaker Kadaga meets Prof. Nawangwe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has met the Makerere University Vice-chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe. The closed-door meeting between the two and a few other Parliament officials took place on Friday at the Speaker’s boardroom. When asked by URN in a telephone interview about the …

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Defense Ministry moots amendments in UPDF Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Defense is mooting for amendments in the Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF Act, to cater for the concerns and interests of ex-combatants and veterans. State Minister for Veteran Affairs Bright Rwamirama says that the UPDF Act, in its current form does nit cater …

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