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Rwanda deports five, accuses them of illegal entry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five Ugandans who were being detained in Rwanda have been deported. They are Gilbert Beingana, Amos Tibesiga and Nicholas Tumwesigye, all residents of Kabale district. Others include are Ivan Nirinyiyimana and Beatha Nyiramuco, from Kisoro district. The five were arrested last week for illegal …

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UWEZO REPORT: 32% of learners repeat Primary One

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 32 percent of learners repeat Primary One (P1). This is according to the 2019 “Are Our Children Learning” Uwezo Uganda Eight Learning Assessment Report. The findings from the assessment which was carried out in 954 schools and 16,859 households shows that the …

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Uganda table tennis association hunting for UGX 25M for regional championships

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda Table Tennis Association is hunting for Shillings 25 million to host the upcoming East Africa Regional Senior Championships slated for November 28-30th at Pope Paul Memorial Centre in Kampala. The Uganda Table Tennis Association President, Robert Jaggwe, says that 14 countries are expected to participate in the championships. They …

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Bukedea district leaders sucked in Amujeju land wrangles

Bukedea, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A section of residents forcefully evicted from the contested land in Amujeju village in Kamutur Sub County in Bukedea district are accusing their leaders of fueling conflicts and abetting their eviction. There is a dispute between Kamutur and Kambarwa sub counties on who owns the …

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Karamoja leaders demand compensation for stolen livestock

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Leaders from Karamoja sub-region have asked the government to compensate pastoralists whose livestock was stolen by suspected Turkana herdsmen. Thousands of herds of cattle have been stolen from the districts of Kotido, Kaabong, Moroto and Napak. Kotido district authorities said 2,398 cattle and over 950 …

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Drones to deliver blood supplies to hospitals by March, 2020

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Some hospitals in Kampala will have their blood supplies delivered by drones by March 2020, thanks to a government nod to an initiative by Ugandan German innovator John Goslino.   Goslino’s blood connect project secured government approval through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Although …

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