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AFIEGO demands transparency as leaders meet over oil deals

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The African Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) is demanding for the involvement of Ugandans in the negotiations on the East African Crude Oil Pipeline and the Tilenga oil projects in the Albertine region. The call comes as Ugandan and Tanzanian leaders and their technocrats …

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KWAR ADHOLA: Revive the Bukedi Parliamentary Group

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kwar Adhola Moses Stephen Owor has urged Members of Parliament (MPs) in Tororo and neigbouring districts to lead the revival of the Bukedi Parliamentary caucus that can help spur development in the region. He has challenged the MPs to also push parliament and government so …

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Entebbe residents outraged by dirty streets, waste

Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  There is a public outcry on the changing face of Entebbe, to an image that is not befitting of a town that was up until recent years branded one of the cleanest towns in Uganda. Its location, as the host of Uganda’s sole international …

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Lira city struggles to get rid of street kids

Lira, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Lira City is struggling to get rid of street kids. Currently, the kids stage in dark corners, near compost heaps and garbage skips as well other busy places in the town. Some of the streets are linked to criminal activities in the town. The …

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Caution against exam malpractice dominates UACE briefing

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Headteachers have cautioned senior six candidates not to get involved in any form of examination malpractice.  At some of the schools where URN reporters attended briefing sessions, candidates were cautioned to avoid being tempted to buy examination papers.  Rogers Kimbugwe, the headteacher of Comprehensive …

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35 killed by cattle rustlers in two months

Kaabong, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Thirty five people were reportedly killed in Karamoja Sub Region in two months by the suspected cattle rustlers.   The dead among others include the Chairperson Peace Committee of Kotido District Aboka Muzer, Lotio Paul, Koranga Denis, Ataba P’Longole, Ekome Mathew all residents of Kotido …

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UGX 6.5Bn roads commissioned in Buliisa district

Buliisa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Three major roads in the Buliisa District have been commissioned. The 6.5 Billion Shillings roads were rehabilitated under the Albertine Region Sustainable Development Project-ARSDP in Buliisa district. The project is a multi-sectoral plan that is being implemented for 5 years in the region. It …

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