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Gashumba fraud trial date set

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Buganda Road Court has set February 26, 2018 which is Monday next week for the fraud trial of Social Commentator Frank Gashumba and his brother Innocent Kasumba. The two are said to have connived with a Tour and Travel guide Ismail Kiyingi, to impersonate Ministry …

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New Vision journalist Etukuri released

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | A New Vision journalist reportedly abducted outside the Vision Group offices on First Street, Industrial Area last week, has been released. The news of the crime reporter’s release was broken by the Chief Executive Officer of Vision Group Robert Kabushenga in a tweet on …

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Uganda calls for improved child protection at International summit

Kampala, Uganda | MGLSD | The Uganda Government has called on international partners to aggressively implement strategies that safeguard children against violence so as to enable the young generation achieve their full potential. The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Janat Balunzi Mukwaya observed that ending violence against children is …

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After the Mengo Hospital deaths

New guidelines to regulate mushrooming free medical camps Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | As early as 9am on Feb.09, people had started gathering at Centenary Park. It was yet another ‘free medical camp’. Organized by the Mulago hospital based College of Health Sciences, people would at this camp get free …

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Microenterprise graduation leads to higher consumption, asset ownership

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A one-year microenterprise graduation program targeting the ultra-poor in rural Africa offers a cost-effective way to tackle extreme poverty, according to preliminary results of a new study released in Kampala on Thursday. These preliminary results suggest that Village Enterprise’s integrated “graduation” model—comprised of targeting, training, …

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Kirumira legally before Police Disciplinary Tribunal, Court rules

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Buganda Road Court Thursday dismissed embattled former Buyende District Police commander and Assistant Superintendent of Police Mohammad Kirumira’s application that sought unconditional release from police custody, having spent more than 48 hrs without being charged. Grade One Magistrate Robert Mukanza dismissed the application on …

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MOTOR VEHICLES: Attorney General to study SGS contract

  Kampala, Uganda | UGANDA PARLIAMENT | The Attorney General, William Byaruhanga, has requested Parliament for time to study the contract between the government of Uganda and SGS (Societe Generale de Surveillance), the motor vehicle inspection firm. This followed debate Wednesday on the report of the Committee on Physical Infrastructure where …

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PICTORIAL: President Museveni harvests from demo farm

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixteen months after demonstrating bottle irrigation, President Yoweri Museveni returned to his Kawumu farm in Luwero District this week to harvest tomatoes, passion fruits, mushrooms, pineapples and matooke alongside fish, chicken and dairy products. ” I am proud to be back in this place as we …

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