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35 arrested for attacking motorists along Northern bypass

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 35 people suspected to be part of a racket that has been terrorizing motorists and pedestrians along the Northern bypass in Kampala have been arrested. The suspects were picked up last night in the ongoing security operations that kicked off two weeks ago. This follows …

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Cult members in Luwero hamper polio vaccination campaign

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Luwero district health officials are facing a challenge to reach children of cult members that are against any form of immunization. On Friday, Luwero district embarked on the door-to-door immunization campaign against polio among children aged five years and below. The district targets to immunize …

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20 schools in Apaa township fail to reopen

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty community primary schools in Apaa township bordering Amuru and Adjumani districts have failed to reopen. The schools are; Real Foundation, Apaa, Ocuu, Lolayi, Coro, Mulila, Alony, Labongo Lworo, St John Bosco, St Kizito Luru, Juka, Akee, Hope Academy, Gazi Nile, Oyanga, Punu Dyang, Jesus …

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Rift valley fever outbreak confirmed in Kagadi

Kagadi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has confirmed the outbreak of Rift Valley fever in Kagadi district. The case was confirmed following the death of Justus Mugisa, 34, a herdsman and a resident of Kihuura LCI in Mabaale sub-county, Kagadi district. Mugisa died from St Ambrose Charity …

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Schools create safe spaces for pregnant, breastfeeding learners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several schools across the country have created safe spaces for learners who conceived during COVID-19 lockdown. The spaces are used mainly for those who have to breastfeed babies, while at the same time attending classes. This follows reports that thousands of teenagers became pregnant over …

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MP Felix Ogong involved in accident along Lira-Dokolo road

Dokolo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Dokolo South MP Felix Okot Ogong has been involved in an accident in Dokolo district. The accident occurred at Agwata Junction, Agwata town council  at around 9:00am. Ogong and his political assistant Tony Okello who was driving were on the way from the MP’s …

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Ministry of Agriculture lifts livestock quarantine in Katakwi

Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF has lifted the ban on the sale, consumption, and movement of livestock in Katakwi district. The quarantine was imposed in August 2021 in the sub-counties of Getom, Kapujan, Katakwi, and Okulonyo following the outbreak of Foot and …

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UAE eases restrictions on transit passengers from Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Arab Emirates-UAE has relaxed measures for transit passengers from Uganda. The passengers will no longer have to conduct two COVID-19 tests before departing from Entebbe International Airport. This comes days after the UAE lifted a travel ban on flights from Uganda following reports …

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Central Bank calls for better planning, accountability for emergencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda, Michael Atingi-Ego has called for better planning for emergencies so that pandemics can have minimal impact. Atingi-Ego noted the need for reduction in spending on non-priority areas, postponement of capital intensive and import-dependent projects to help improve external balance …

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