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Gov’t concerned over China-US trade war, Brexit-Rugunda

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has said it was concerned that the happenings in the global north could potentially have a negative impact on the economy. Speaking at the third Economic Growth Forum on Thursday at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala, the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda singled …

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Court okays verification of South Sudan traders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has allowed the verification of 154 companies who lost property during the insurgency in South Sudan in 2013. Justice Dr. Andrew Bashaija of the Civil Division of High Court on Thursday ordered the verification of the companies on grounds that …

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Justice Ministry officials grilled over unspent UGX 448.7m

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ministry have failed to justify the return of 448.7 million shillings to the Consolidated Fund at the close of the financial year 2017/2018. The officials led by Solicitor General Francis Atoke were on Thursday appearing before the Public …

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Police, DP bloc leaders fail to agree on Luweero rally

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police and Democratic Party-DP bloc leaders have failed to agree on venue to host a reunion rally in Luweero town. Recently DP bloc leaders led by Abed Bwanika the president of Peoples Development Party, Former Presidential candidate Sam Lubega and DP Leaders …

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Health Ministry extends Ebola response plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry has extended Uganda’s Ebola response plan due to lack of funding. The Ebola response plan was supposed to end in September 2019, but has now been extended to the end of December 2019 due to lack of funds as the Ministry waits …

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Parliament to procure 84 cars for Commonwealth Conference

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has started the procurement of 84 vehicles to be used during the forthcoming Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC). The conference, one of the largest annual gatherings of Commonwealth Parliamentarians, will take place from 22 to 29 September 2019 at Speke Resort, Munyonyo. It will …

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Why UCC blocked Rwanda’s New Times

UCC Blocks Rwanda’s New Times for Publishing ‘Propaganda’ Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Communications Commission-UCC has blocked access to Rwanda’s New Times website in Uganda, saying the paper has continued to publish harmful propaganda against Uganda. The UCC Spokesperson, Ibrahim Bbosa, said UCC had directed “internet service providers …

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Fear of change hurting Ugandans-Gen.Muntu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Alliance for National Transformation-ANT Party President, General Mugisha Muntu says that the fear of change and desperation continues to hurt Ugandans which has compromised the decisions they make. Muntu was on Thursday speaking at the opening of the ANT offices for Ankole sub-region …

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Yellow fever screening at Busia border irks traders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan traders are crying foul over the ongoing screening for yellow fever at the Busia Kenya-Uganda border. The Ugandan traders say it is becoming very expensive for them to do business in neighboring Kenya due to lack of yellow fever vaccination cards. Those without …

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