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KCCA in action as giants enter CAF Champions League title race

Coach Mike Mutebi talks to his players in training yesterday. PHOTO KCCA MEDIATODAY Mamelodi Sundowns v Kampala Capital City Authority 8pm Saturday Vipers (UGA) v Platinum Stars (RSA) Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The four most successful clubs in African competitions enter the 2017 CAF Champions League this weekend expecting …

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MUSEVENI: Security key to empowering women

Ugandans marked the International Women’s Day in Dokolo on Wednesday, with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni stressing that improved security produces an environment in which women and child issues can be raised and discussed. Officiating at the International Women’s Day celebrations in Northern Uganda, Museveni pointed out that discussing women or child issues …

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South Sudan students miss final exams over security fears

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Hundreds of uprooted South Sudanese students missed taking school-leaving exams this week after refusing a government order to leave the safety of a UN base to sit the tests. Officials said nearly 900 students declined to leave the so-called “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) site inside …

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South Africa revokes decision to leave ICC

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa has formally revoked its controversial decision to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) following last month’s High Court ruling that such a move would be unconstitutional. Notice of Pretoria’s decision to end the withdrawal process was posted on the UN’s treaty website this …

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Court of Appeal rules MP Cissy Namujju duly elected

Lwengo Woman MP Cissy Namujju will retain her seat in Uganda’s 10th Parliament after the Court of Appeal  on Tuesday overturned a High Court’s decision that had nullified her election. Three justices led  by Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma unanimously ruled that NRM’s Namujju  was  validly elected as the Lwengo …

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Mental illness rising

New WHO report shows Uganda among hardest hit countries in the world Many Ugandans do not know about mental illness – they only know “madness”. They use the word to describe someone who is possibly running wild, throwing stones, attacking people, or engaging in some bizarre and scary activity. But …

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