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Museveni gives science teachers salary boost

MUSEVENI: We don’t want to hear that science teachers in Kenya are getting better pay than those in our country Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has assured head teachers that the salaries of science teachers are to be increased with immediate effect. “We have met and …

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Age Limit debate set for Monday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The much-awaited second reading of the Constitution Amendment Bill 2017, dubbed the “Age Limit bill”, will be made on Monday at 9am. ” I have received the report of the Legal Committee on the Constitution Amendment Bill. I also received the minority report,” Kadaga …

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Here is why your teens might need contraceptives

Global Family Planning giant boss blames officials for letting their beliefs get in the way of their professional responsibility Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Social marketing is increasingly being embraced in dealing with public health problems which require behavioral change worldwide. In Uganda, the Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) has …

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US sanctions Ugandan, Sudanese LRA ivory traders

Washington, United States | AFP |  The United States on Wednesday imposed economic sanctions on two Africans accused of using the illegal ivory trade to funnel weapons and money to Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. Washington blacklisted Kony and his rebel guerilla group last year, accusing them of …

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US air strike destroys vehicle bomb outside Mogadishu

Washington, United States | AFP | US forces in Somalia conducted an air strike Tuesday against a bomb-laden vehicle outside Mogadishu that was deemed an “imminent threat” to the capital, officials said. The strike occurred about 65 kilometers (40 miles) southwest of Mogadishu and comes after as many as 512 people …

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Activists mark Human Rights Defenders day

Coalition boss decries shrinking space, calls for constructive engagement with state Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Robert Kirenga, the Executive Director National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Uganda spoke to the Independent’s Flavia Nassaka about his perspective on the international human rights defenders day and general human rights situation in …

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Uganda pushes for conclusion of Doha round of negotiations

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Uganda has objected to the introduction of new issues in the World Trade Organization negotiations before the completion of the negotiations on issues in the Doha Round of negotiations. Speaking during the meeting for the African Group in the ongoing 11th WTO Ministerial conference in …

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Liquid Telecom now targets start-ups for growth

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Liquid Telecom Uganda, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has partnered with The Innovation Village, a hub and co-working space in Kampala, to support Ugandan start-ups with high-speed internet and cloud-based services. Liquid Telecom Uganda, formerly known as Infocom, will work alongside The …

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