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Judiciary reshuffles judges, Musene sent to Mpigi

The Judiciary has transferred Kampala High Court Judge Wilson Masalu Musene, who has been head of Criminal Division, to the new High Court Circuit in Mpigi. Also transferred are Justice John Wilson Kwesiga head of High Court Land Division to now head the Criminal Division. Justice Dr. Andrew Bashaija is …

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VIDEO: Buganda to rebuild Palace

VIDEO: Buganda Kingdom plans to put idle land into use to increase its income. Focus is on construction, with the kingdom planning to put the 216 acres of Mengo palace land to use through public private partnership. Buganda is one of the biggest landlords in Uganda with a lot of …

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VIDEO: Rwenzururu King charged with murder

VIDEO: The King of the Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Omumbere has been remanded to an unknown place after he was charged with murder of a police officer, a case he is said to have committed in March this year. He had spent two days in Nalufeenya prison in Jinja  when he was …

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Almost half of HIV infections worldwide undetected

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that nearly half of all people with HIV around the globe do not know they are infected, and called for broader access to at-home testing kits. The UN health agency said that 40 percent of people with the …

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Government re-tables NSSF Bill

The government has reintroduced the Retirements Benefits Sector Liberalisation Bill 2011 to Parliament amidst protests from Worker’s members of parliament and trade unionists. The Bill is aimed at ending the monopoly of the National Social Security Fund as the savings body for workers. The Fund is now worth Shs6 trillion. …

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China puts brakes on overseas spending spree

Beijing, China | AFP |  Beijing is tightening screening on Chinese companies’ overseas investments, according to the government and reports, after a record-setting shopping spree raised concerns of capital flight and reckless spending. Authorities will “combine facilitating foreign investment with guarding against investment risks” by scrutinising proposed deals, said a …

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Rugunda assures on Local Council 1 elections, set for January

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has announced that the elections for the Local Council 1 leaders will be held in January 2017. The structures for the Local Council 1 have not been in place legally for more than a decade. Rugunda said the government has secured funds for organising the polls …

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Kasese MPs want Mumbere released

The spate of killings that rocked the Rwenzururu kingdom over the weekend has prompted a group of Kasese Members of Parliament to blame the government for “failure to keep peace in Rwenzori sub region.” Sixty two people died and hundreds were injured before and after the Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu Charles Wesley …

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