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CSOs call for a referendum on MPs tax exemptions

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have called for a referendum for Ugandans to decide if MPs should pay income tax on their allowances or not. According to their umbrella body, the civil society budget advocacy group(CSBAG), a total of 3216 petition letters have been collected, asking President Yoweri Museveni to ensure MPs pay …

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Rwenzururu royal guards also face treason charges

Rwenzururu royal guards have been arraigned before Jinja Magistrates court to answer treason charges alongside their king Charles Wesely Mumbere. The 151 male and female guards, and the king were in court today. According to the state, between the months of March and November 2016, Mumbere together with 151 others …

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VIDEO: Robbery, terrorism charges for Mumbere

VIDEO: The Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere is to spend his Christmas behind bars after he was charged with 11 new counts including aggravated murder, robbery and terrorism when he appeared for mention of his case. Appearing before Jinja’s chief magistrate John Francis Kaggwa, Mumbere was transferred to Luzira Prison …

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Lack of funds threatens malaria progress

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Global progress on controlling malaria risks stalling due to an “urgent need” for more funding, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned in its annual report on Tuesday. Overall, the number of new cases fell by 21 percent between 2010 and 2015, and mortality rates …

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CONFIRMED: Uganda’s WBS TV closed, assets sold

WBS TV will cease to operate as a public broadcaster on December 14, 2016 because of failure to repay a sh7billion tax debt, a source has told The Independent. A statement signed by Kabiito Karamagi, the Receiver/Manager appointed by Uganda Revenue Authority to try and rescue the TV, confirmed the …

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Mumbere case adjourned to Dec 28, Besigye whisked away

Jailed Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere appeared at Jinja Magistrates Court for  mention of his case where he was informed he faces 11 more charges including terrorism, aggravated robbery, murder and attempted murder. Mumbere was arrested soon after the recent Kasese clashes where up to 100 civilians and police officers were killed. His lawyer Caleb …

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Brenda Maraka explains her fashion thing

She has dressed Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o and Uganda’s chess Woman Candidate Master Phiona Mutesi for the premiere of ‘Queen of Katwe’. She has also designed several Miss Uganda and Miss Tourism contestants among others. Yet Brenda Niwagaba Maraka, who is undoubtedly among Uganda’s top fashion designers, describes herself as …

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