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New curriculum: MPs, Kadaga disagree on education minister’s statement

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga and several legislators mainly from the opposition have disagreed with the statement presented by the Education and Sports Minister, Janet Museveni on the revised lower secondary curriculum. On Thursday afternoon, the Education Minister delivered a statement in parliament explaining …

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 King Oyo acquiring Kingdom property legally- Spokesperson

Tooro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tooro Kingdom has clarified on the acquisition of kingdom property by King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba. This follows a legal notice issued by Akampurira and Partners Advocates indicating that the premises hosting Sarah Medical Clinic on Block 73 in Fort portal town was transferred from the …

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Probe implicates four Kyambogo university staff in transcripts scam

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Four top officials of Kyambogo University are in trouble for causing financial loss in a fraudulent academic transcript and certificate procurement deal. They are Charles Okello, the University Secretary, Dr. John Okuonzi, the Director Directorate of ICT Support (DICTS), Dr. Peter Obanda, a senior lecturer and …

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Opposition Constitutional Amendment proposals restrictive, discriminatory – Electoral Commission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission (EC) has opposed several constitutional amendments proposed by the opposition in the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which directly affects its operations. In its proposals tabled by the Shadow Attorney General, Wilfred Niwagaba, the opposition suggests to among others amendment of Article 60 to …

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US investigators train Uganda Police officers on probing trafficking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team of experts in human trafficking investigations from United States – US have started training Uganda police officers on detecting and probing human trafficking cartels. Led by Dave Rogers, who is also director Law Enforcement Operations, at Human Trafficking Institute, Uganda police officers will …

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DP members to Mao: Return to your Law firm

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Conflicts in Uganda’s oldest political party, the Democratic Party are not be about to end. A cross-section of DP members are accusing their President General, Norbert Mao of a number of improprieties telling him to go back to his law firm because he has failed …

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Minister Ajedra warns Ministries on obtaining loans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning will stop all ministries and government agencies from signing any Memorandum of Understanding that has finance implications without involving it. Speaking at the Uganda Media Center while announcing the forthcoming regional conference on public debt management and sustainable …

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Angola President arrives for Museveni-Kagame meeting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Chief mediator, Angola President Joao LourenCo, has arrived in Kigali ahead of the Quadripartite Summit between Rwanda, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda which will take place today at the Katuna – Gatuna border. The leaders are expected to meet as part of …

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