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Education Ministry stops purchase of exams from commercial bureaus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has banned the purchase of examinations from commercial examination bureaus.  The ministry observes that the practice has led to a loss of professionalism and exploitation of parents. The ministry faults the schools for using the ‘unreliable tests’, some …

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DRC ebola centre attacks worrying – UN health chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Attacks on Ebola treatment centres in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), risk reversing the gains made during the current outbreak in the north-east of the country, the head of the UN health agency Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said. Dr Tedros resounded …

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NEMA, municipal authorities disagree on construction in wetlands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Municipal authorities in the Ankole region are on the spot for approving construction in protected areas. The municipalities in question include Ntungamo, Bushenyi, and Mbarara. The authorities have gone ahead to clear the construction of houses and establishment of other structures in wetlands despite …

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Opposition to table electoral reforms bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ochan has said that the opposition will table electoral reforms Bill. Aol says that the Bill which will to be presented by the Shadow Attorney General, Wilfred Niwagaba is ready and only awaits space on the order paper. …

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EU gives UGX 12bn to refugees in Kyaka II, Kyangwali settlement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union-EU has given 12 billion shillings to support refugees. The over twelve-month project was on Thursday launched at the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) country offices in Kampala. Funded through the European Union’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department the project is …

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CAA to ban fuel operated ground handling equipment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Aviation Authority- CAA has directed all ground handling service providers at Entebbe International Airport to procure electric ground handling facilities as a way of reducing emissions from fuel operated equipment. The move is in line with a directive from the International Civil Aviation …

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Stop petitioning Museveni to leave power-Mao

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party (DP) President, Norbert Mao has said that opposition parties must move away from writing petitions to President Museveni calling for his retirement. Mao says opposition parties should instead devise other strategies which will make Museveni realize that his continued stay in …

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