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Police fails to pay UTL arrears over missing contract

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police Force-UPF is yet to pay Uganda Telecom Shillings 3.1 billion for services offered during the 2017 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Despite receiving the money in the 2018/2019 financial year budget, the force still failed to clear the arrears due to absence …

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Police dispatches detectives to probe Ziggy Wine’s death

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have tasked a team of detectives from the Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID to investigate the kidnap and subsequent death of musician Michael Kalinda alias Ziggy Wine. Kalinda breathed his last at Mulago National Referral Hospital this morning. The deceased was found in a devastating …

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92% of health workers can’t treat snakebites-Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ninety two percent health workers in the country lack the training to manage snake bite injuries, Dennis Kibira, the Executive Director for Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development-HEPs has revealed. According to Kibira, a study conducted in 2018 also shows that only 4 …

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Kamwenge gets multi-million facilities for hosting refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kamwenge district has received brand new facilities worth Shillings 4.5 billion for hosting 69,000 refugees. They include classrooms, toilets, and tanks for rain water harvesting at Damasiko, Mukole and Kamusenene Primary Schools in Kibaale East County. The facilities were built under the Development Response …

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Bududa residents complain about poor state of Ukha bridge

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Kuushu town council in Bududa district have have raised a red flag over a dilapidated bridge that has turned into a death trap. The bridge leading to the home of the area Member of Parliament Godfrey Watenga Nabutanyi collapsed 9 months ago after …

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EL PASO: 15 shot dead at Walmart store in Texas

El Paso, United States | AFP | A gunman armed with an assault rifle opened fire on shoppers at a packed Walmart store Saturday, reportedly killing at least 15 people in the latest mass shooting in the United States. Although the exact scale of the tragedy in El Paso, Texas, …

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Rwanda moves to auction vehicles carrying smuggled goods

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has said it will be auctioning vehicles that enter Rwanda carrying smuggled or illegal goods. The Rwanda Revenue Authority boss Pascal Ruganintwali has said “all vehicles or other means of transport used to carry smuggled or illegal goods will be …

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Auditor General orders for audit on BoU currency saga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director Forensics at Auditor General’s Office James Bantu has commissioned an audit in regards to the Bank of Uganda extra cargo that was loaded on a chartered plane in April this year. It is alleged that around March 1st and April 27th, 2019 …

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CHAN 2020: Somalia’s coach warns Uganda Cranes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Head coach of Somalia’s national team Bashir Hayford has said his team has what it takes to get a win against hosts Uganda in the return leg of the 2020 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier. Uganda Cranes will host Somalia in the return leg …

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