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CCTV capture policemen receiving bribe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six police constables in Kampala are in trouble after being caught on the security cameras receiving what seemed to be a bribe. The six policemen from Kawempe police division are in the custody at the police professional standards unit. The suspects are police constables Eric …

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Buganda Kingdom approves UGX 157.8Bn budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Kingdom’s Lukiiko has approved a budget totaling 157.84 billion Shillings to support different activities of the monarchy in the coming financial year 2022/2023. The budget was approved following its presentation by the Kingdom Minister of Finance, Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa. The new budget under the …

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NUP faults EC for suspending women council elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform has lashed out at the Electoral Commission for suspending the women council and committee elections over lack of funds. According to NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, the suspension of the women council and committee elections may be a well-orchestrated plan by the …

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Two suspects arrested in connection with armed robbery of supermarket

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have confirmed the arrest of two suspects in connection to the armed robbery at Spice supermarket at the junction of Kampala-Jinja-Bugerere road in Mukono municipality. Three robbers armed with an AK47 raided the supermarket on Friday evening where they shot a cashier identified as …

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Katikkiro Mayiga cautions gov’t on teachers’ strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Katikkiro Peter Mayiga has appealed to government to give equitable pay to both Arts and Science teachers in order to solve the current strike in schools. While addressing the Buganda Lukiiko on Monday, Mayiga said that Arts teachers are equally important to the nation …

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ASTU commended for respecting human rights in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commanders of the Anti Stock Theft Unit-ASTU have been hailed by the UN human rights country representative, Robert Kotchani for respecting human rights while carrying out disarmament operations in Karamoja. Kotchani, who last week officially closed a one-day Karamoja regional human rights protection meeting held …

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Antimicrobial resistance

Lack of diagnostic facilities escalates the problem Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | The problem of antimicrobial resistance in infectious agents has been rising, and there is global concern that in the absence of interventions to reverse these trends, the means to treat infectious diseases will be limited and out of …

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Crime Intelligence arrest 12 suspects over threats to burn schools

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Crime Intelligence team working alongside Kawempe and Nabweru police stations has arrested 12 people suspected to be part of the group that is calling head teachers in Wakiso district anonymously demanding money or else they burn their schools. Police swung into action after receiving …

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