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EU announces $85million for South Sudan crisis

The European Commission will provide €78 million ($85m) in emergency aid to help those affected by the South Sudan crisis both within the country and in the region. Over one million refugees from South Sudan have fled to neighbouring countries, with the number expected to grow. There are currently two million …

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VIDEO: Uganda agrees to ‘export’ maids to Jordan

VIDEO: Government of Uganda has lifted the ban on ‘exportation’ of labor to Middle East countries which were imposed after various complaints of sexual harassment and torture. According to the Minister of gender, labor and social development Janat Mukwaya, the agreement will include fully paid-up insurance and assurance fee of 50,000,000 from …

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PENSION: Lwamafa, Obey and Kunsa verdict today

The Anti-corruption Court will today decide the fate of three former officials of Ministry of Public Service in the Pensions Scam case. The three former officials of Ministry of Public Service currently on remand in Luzira prison, are accused of irregularly budgeting sh88 billion for NSSF and paying it to …

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VIDEO: Makerere University guild president held

VIDEO: Police on Thursday morning held Makerere University Guild President Roy Ssemboga together with a group of students as they attempted to march to parliament. The group of students said they wanted to march to parliament to petition the speaker over the continued closure of the university, that has caused them …

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Uganda’s economy sound, says IMF

The economy isn’t in such a bad shape as earlier thought, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said in its latest assessment. Speaking at the conclusion of a two-week’s 7th review of Uganda’s economic programme under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI), Axel Schimmelpfennig, the IMF Mission chief, said the country’s prospects …

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 Ssematimba’s election case for November 21

The Court of Appeal  on Wednesday cause listed dates for hearing the pending election appeals that arose from High Court decisions declaring several MPs’ seats vacant. This due to election malpractice and wanting academic qualifications. Among the appeals to be heard is that of Busiro South MP Peter Ssematimba against …

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Museveni looks forward to working with Trump

President Museveni Congratulates President – Elect Trump President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated US President-Elect Donald Trump after his victory in the US Presidential elections. “I congratulate Mr. Trump on his election as the President of the United States of America. Elections in the US or any country are a matter …

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George W Bush votes ‘none of the above’ in US election

Washington, United States | AFP |  George W. Bush cast a protest vote of sorts in the US election, with an aide saying Tuesday the former president chose “none of the above” rather than fellow Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton. Bush had previously signaled that he intended to …

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Buwembo documents allowed in Kato Lubwama court case

Hearing of a main application in which voter Habib Buwembo wants extension of time within which to file an election petition against MP Kato Lubwama, has resumed. High Court Judge Margret Oguli Oumo allowed the documents presented by Buwembo,  proving that his National ID was indeed stolen on October 11 …

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