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KCCA councilors protest presidential directives on markets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Councilors in Kampala have protested against Presidential directives on markets which they say undermine their efforts to legislate on management of markets and other matters in the city. The protest was staged during a council sitting called by the authority speaker Zahara Luyirika at City …

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Museveni explains why roads are closed when he is moving

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said the reason his security closes roads when he is moving is the existential threat still posed by the rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF. Addressing the country Friday evening, Museveni said until they have dealt with ADF decisively, the …

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Money lenders target science teachers after salary enhancement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Like vultures that wait patiently until the moment when their prey can no longer move or resist, Uganda-based money lenders are now ready to harvest the science teachers’ enhanced salaries that have been in the policy and bureaucratic pipeline for several years. Like the huge, …

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Museveni resurrects COVID-19 restrictions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Friday evening resurrected COVID-19 restrictions ordering that those who have not been vaccinated to stay away from public gatherings. In a televised address, about the health situation in the country, Museveni said the National Task Force on COVID-19 had reviewed …

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Kwoyelo threatens to abandon appearing in court

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA rebel commander Thomas Kwoyelo alias Latoni has threatened to stop appearing before judges at the International Crimes Division Court-ICD of the high court alleging the delayed conclusion of his case. Kwoyelo who is facing 93 counts of war crimes and crimes …

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