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DR CLARKE: Public-private partnerships can boost Uganda’s healthcare

The government has been encouraged to work with the private sector to improve access to quality health services in the country. Dr. Ian Clark, chairman of the International Medical Group and founder of International Hospital Kampala (IHK) said, pooling of resources through public-private partnerships can increase access to quality healthcare in …

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Rwabwogo, State House aide clash over Museveni

President Museveni’s son in law, Odrek Rwabwogo and President Museveni’s aide on political affairs David Mafabi are involved in an argument over strongmen and their role in national development. Rwabwogo wrote a missive in one of the dailies titled “Are Strongmen a hindrance or facilitator to institutional growth, successful political …

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Oil case flops as Judge goes on leave

On Mar.06, hearing of a case in which government is accused of acquiring 29.34 square kilometers of land in Kabaale village in Hoima district to build an oil refinery without compensating them adequately flopped after the presiding Justice Eva Luswata of the land division failed to appear. The lawyer representing …

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Police summons controversial lecturer over Facebook posts

In a letter dated Mar.02, controversial Makerere University lecturer and researcher Stella Nyanzi was invited to the Criminal Investigations Directorate of the Police to answer questions regarding a case of offensive communication and cyber harassment. Nyanzi who was directed to report to the Deputy Director of Investigations office on Mar.07 …

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Army in third reshuffle in two months

The chieftaincy of Personnel and Administration of the army on Mar. 04 announced new reshuffles where President Museveni moved officials including former Spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda who was dropped in the previous reshuffle. Ankunda is now the Director Strategic Communication in the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), a slot …

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Parliament tasks minister Kamya on vendor evictions

Parliament on Mar.01 engaged in a heated debate regarding eviction of vendors from Park yard market in down town Kampala on orders of Kampala Minister Beti Namisango Kamya.Following a proposal by Kampala legislator Mohammed Nsereko, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga asked the Minister to present to parliament a list of vendors who …

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Aid groups slam South Sudan’s $10,000 visas

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | International aid agencies on Saturday slammed South Sudan’s decision to raise foreign worker visa fees to as much as $10,000 (9,300 euros), warning it would worsen a humanitarian crisis in the famine-hit country. “The government and the army have largely contributed to the humanitarian situation,” …

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