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ICEA Uganda marks 20 years

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Insurance Regulatory Authority CEO Ibrahim Lubega Kaddunabbi has said the industry is ripe for disruption as advances are made in the digital space especially in the insur-techs. He warned that insurance players should therefore ensure that there are constantly evolving their methods to …

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Mixed reactions in Mbarara to presidential directives

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Mbarara have reacted differently to President Museveni’s directive to close schools and suspend Church services. The directive follows the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. The president also announced a ban on bars, sports events, music shows, cinemas and concerts. Ronald Agaba, a resident …

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Tourism paying price for coronavirus outbreak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | When China finally publicly admitted that what was killing people in the city of Wuhan was coronavirus, no Ugandan would even remotely think its effects would reverberate as far as far as Kanungu, Nwoya, Kaabong, Kisoro or Rubirizi districts. The five districts have one …

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Parliament calls for audit of police, prisons facilities

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has tasked the House Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs to carry out an audit of police stations and prisons across the country. Kadaga’s directive followed a heated debate by Members of Parliament concerning the poor state of cell …

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Kyambogo university guild elections indefinitely suspended

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Kyambogo Guild Elections have been suspended indefinitely.  In a statement issued by Mildred Tibananuka, the Kyambogo University Dean of students on Wednesday, the elections will be held in a months time.  According to Tibananuka, the elections which were supposed to be held today were …

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Running water claims two lives in Kigezi

Kigezi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Running water has killed two people in Kigezi sub-region. Yoweri Mbabazi, 78, a resident of Busigyi village in Gitovu parish, Busanza Sub County, Kisoro district was killed when running waters destroyed his house and buried him alive.  Wilson Ngomanziiza, Busigyi village LCI Chairperson says that …

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My heart beats for Makerere University – Dr. Stella Nyanzi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Makerere University Research fellow, Dr. Stella Nyanzi says she will not rest until she is allowed back at Uganda’s highest institution of learning. She is one of the 45 Makerere University employees who were laid off by the Appointments Board in December 2018. …

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Public urged to eat vegetables, drink 3 litres of water

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Health has asked the public to drink plenty of water as the country prepares itself to fight the coronavirus.  The minister of health, Dr Jane Aceng made the call during a national address by the President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni about …

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Coronavirus outbreak in Uganda will be milder- Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | While countries neighbouring Uganda including Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania have reported positive cases of coronavirus (COVID 19), experts say their analysis of how the disease which started in China late last year is spreading shows Uganda might have it later and milder. Dr Monica …

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