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Operations against Kony’s LRA ‘coming to an end’

Washington, United States | AFP | The US military is wrapping up operations against the Lord’s Resistance Army in central Africa, even though its leader Joseph Kony is still at large, a top US general said Friday. “This thing is coming to an end,” said General Thomas Waldhauser, head of the …

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Mukono-Katosi Road case resumes

Hearing of the case in which  five people including former works Minister Eng.Abraham Byandala  are accsued in the Mukono-Katosi road saga, resumed Friday before the Anti-Corruption court. Defence Lawyers led by Peter Mulira cross examined the Senior Inspectorate Officer in the IGG’s office Lisa Mwagale, who investigated this case . Mwagale told presiding …

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Bail application for Maj.Kiggundu murder suspects March 30

The High Court Judge heading the Criminal Division has set March 30 to hear the bail application filed by the suspects in the murder case of Maj. Muhammad Kiggundu and his body guard Sgt. Steven Mukasa. Justice Wilson Kwesiga will hear the the bail application filed by four Tabliq Muslims. They want …

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Crop-destroying armyworm caterpillars spread to Uganda

Uganda sets aside sh1 billion to fight armyworm Kampala, Uganda | AFP | A plague of crop-destroying fall armyworm caterpillars has spread to East Africa where officials confirmed their presence for the first time in Uganda on Friday. An outbreak of the caterpillars in several southern African nations has already …

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Museveni in Nairobi for IGAD Summit on Somali refugees

  President Yoweri Museveni is in the Kenyan Capital Nairobi for a two-day special summit on durable solutions for Somali refugees. President Museveni joins other Heads of State under the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an eight country trade bloc that includes governments from the Horn, Nile Valley and the …

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Five The Independent writers nominated for top Ugandan journalism awards

Haggai Matsiko leads a team of five The Independent writers shortlisted for the Uganda National Journalism Awards 2017. The African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) on Thursday announced a shortlist of 80 journalists whose 95 stories/entries have been evaluated for final accolades by a panel of 16 judges. Investigative journalist Matsiko was nominated as a finalist for …

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NOTU opposes Kasaija move to liberalize pension sector

  Finance Minister Matia Kasaija will soon convene a stakeholders meeting to deliberate on the latest disagreements over liberalizing the pension sector. The disagreements follow the re-tabling of the Uganda Retirement benefits sector liberalization bill 2011 before parliament seeking to end the monopoly of NSSF and allow private players join …

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Two charged before the Army Court over ghost pilot

Two UPDF soldiers have been charged before the General Court Martial in Makindye for fraud related offences. Major Kapalaga Lubega attached to Uganda People’s Defence Air forces (UPDAF) and Caroline Kyakabale a former Human Resource Manager in charge of civilian personnel, appeared before Chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti and denied …

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British-Rwandan wife of Kagame critic in Kigali court

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  The pregnant Rwandan-British wife of an exiled opposition official appeared in a Kigali court Thursday accused of seeking to form an armed group and revealing state secrets. Violette Uwamahoro, who moved to the United Kingdom in 2004, went to Rwanda for her father’s funeral and …

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