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BBC journalists released on bond, Sserwanja at CPS

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three journalists working for the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC), a driver and a Ministry of Health (MOU) communication officer have this morning been released on Police bond. NBS television journalist Solomon Sserwanja has also handed himself in to police. The journalists who include: Godfrey …

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Educationists want review of national language policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Educationists are demanding for a review of the National Language Policy. The 2007 National Language Policy mandates District Language Boards to promote the use of the local languages in primary schools and improve literacy in the district. However, educationists say that the policy has …

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UNRA sets strict regulations on Buvuma ferry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA has introduced new guidelines for the users of Kiyindi ferry, which operates between Buikwe and Buvuma districts. In the new guidelines, UNRA has reduced the number of travelers from 300 to 120 on each trip, introduced security checks for all …

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Ministers selfish, sleepy – Museveni

  K ampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has accused his ministers of being selfish and sleepy, which he says affect potential investments in the country. “Many of these ministers are selfish, they think about themselves. If you don’t listen, then you are negative. You try to …

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Opposition rejects administration of parliament amendment bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition political parties have rejected the Administration of Parliament Amendment Bill 2018. The objective of the Bill is to amend the Administration of Parliament Act to allow for the election of Leader of Opposition following the nomination of at least three contenders by the …

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Has Uganda lost the FGM fight?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In 2010, Uganda passed the Prohibition of the female genital mutilation(FGM) act that earned the country international acclaim. However, nine years down the road, FGM is on the increase in the country with the latest incidences involving gangs that are forcefully subjecting girls to genital …

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UMEME loses ugx 900m in northern Uganda power outages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 900 million Shillings has been lost by the UMEME due to power outages in Northern Uganda in a space of eight months. The northern Uganda towns of Gulu, Lira, and Kitgum, among others, have faced dire power outages in the recent past, mainly …

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Media experts: Kadaga using UCC to gag press

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The spirit in which Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) directed Monitor Publications Limited (MPL) to shut down it’s news website, Daily Monitor following a complaint by the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga is aimed at suppressing press freedom, media experts have said. In a letter dated …

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Court summons incoming COSASE chairman

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road court has summoned the Kawempe South Member of Parliament, Mubarak Munyagwa on corruption charges. The January 15th, 2019 criminal summon was issued by the Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate, M. M. Nabende. “You are hereby commanded by the Uganda Government to appear …

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