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Kadaga is new president of African Parliamentary group

  The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has been elected President of the African Geopolitical Group at the ongoing Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) 135th Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. In her role as the leader of all African Parliaments that are members of IPU, she will coordinate pertinent and emergency …

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Museveni in Lusaka for Zambia Independence celebrations

PICTORIAL: President Yoweri Museveni is in Lusaka Zambia where he will chief guest at Zambia’s 52nd, Independence anniversary celebrations on Monday. The President was given a 21-gun salute Sunday at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport after being received by his host President Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Museveni is accompanied by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Okello Oryem, …

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New guidelines set for lower courts

Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has launched new sentencing guidelines for lower courts in a move aimed at ensuring uniformity in judgment, and building public trust. Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine, who heads the sentencing guidelines committee, said the guidelines are going to affect non-capital offences such as theft, child neglect, arson and …

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Uganda opens consulate at Mombasa Port

In addition to the High Commission in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, Uganda has opened a consulate in the coastal town of Mombasa at a colorful ceremony presided over by State Minister for Regional Cooperation, Okello Oryem. Because of the growing demand for consular services in Kenya, Margret Kafeero, the head of …

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Onyango stands in Zamalek’s way in Champions League final

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Zamalek of Egypt can draw comfort from the past as they seek to overturn a 3-0 deficit on Sunday in the second leg of the CAF Champions League final against Mamelodi Sundowns. Canon Yaounde (Cameroon), Mouloudia Alger (Algeria) and Asante Kotoko (Ghana) faced similar …

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DPP appeals widow acquittal in Kasiwukira murder case

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has appealed the acquittal and subsequent release of Sarah Nabikolo Ssebunya, widow to deceased  businessman Eria Ssebunya Bugembe aka Kasiwukira. In the notice filed in Court of Appeal, the  DPP says he is dissatisfied with the High Court decision that found Nabikolo innocent of her …

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Rebel MPs dragged to court over sh8 trillion legal fees

Four law firms have dragged MPs Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga), Barnabas Tinkasiimire (Buyaga West), Muhammad Nsereko (Kampala Central) and Wilfred Nuwagaba (Ndorwa West) to the High Court,  accusing them of failing to pay sh8 trillion in legal fees. The said money arises out of representations and submissions made by Victoria Advocates and …

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