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TECNO Mobile Uganda launches CAMON 19 series

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | TECNO Mobile Uganda has announced the launch of its CAMON 19 series, a move that will give users a new experience with this gadget. The TECNO CAMON 19 series is designed for young fashionistas, as well as to overcome the traditional challenges associated with photography …

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Inmate in Kakumiro dies while escaping custody

Kakumiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An inmate from Kyabasenge prison in Kakumiro has collapsed and died while attempting to escape from lawful custody. The deceased is Henry Tumukunde, 20, a resident of Bugwara village in Nalweyo sub-county. The incident happened on Saturday afternoon, according to information obtained by URN. It …

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Gov’t threats to teachers fall on deaf ears as strike rages on

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Classes have remained under lock and key despite the government pressure on teachers to return to class or risk losing their jobs. Last week, teachers under the Uganda National Teachers Union laid down their tools to compel the government to give them equitable pay across …

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Karamojong clerics join campaign against sale of crude alcohol

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Catholics and Anglican church leaders have thrown their weight behind the campaign against the sale and consumption of crude waragi in Karamoja sub-region. On May 16th, 2022, police teamed up with other security agencies to enhance operations against the sale and consumption of crude alcohol, …

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Speaker Among commends Cuba for support to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker Anita Among has commended the Government of Cuba for its continued support towards the implementation of various development programmes in Uganda. Among made the remarks during a meeting with Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs at Hotel Africana in Kampala on Sunday, 26 …

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Rev. Okunya installed Bishop of Reformed Anglican Church

Kumi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rev. Charles Okunya Oode, a former priest in Kumi Diocese has been consecrated and enthroned as the first bishop of the Upper Nile Diocese under the Reformed Anglican Church. The Upper Nile Diocese comprises Acholi, Bukedi, Lango, and Teso sub-regions. He becomes the fifth bishop …

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Disarmament: Security recovers 148 firearms from Karamojong warriors

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joint security forces have recovered 148 firearms from Karamojong warriors since they launched the cordon and search operations across the nine districts in Karamoja. The cordon and search operations started on May 16, 2022, after registering resistance from the armed rustlers. Michael Longole, the Karamoja …

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Lacor hospital protests primary health care budget cut

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu is protesting the more than 50 percent reduction of its primary health care budget. The hospital director, Dr. Martin Ogwang, says that they have been receiving Shillings 600million under primary health care, which accounts for 5 percent of the …

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PLEA BARGAIN: More than 200 cases settled in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 212 criminal cases have been completed and settled during the plea bargaining camp at Gulu main prison, Gulu city. The plea bargaining camp started on Monday last week and lasted five days. The completed cases include 153 capital offenders from the Gulu …

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ICT ministry develop PDM management information system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of ICT has finalized the development of the Parish Development Model Management Information System, according to State Minister Kabbyanga Godfrey Baluku. The ICT ministry is charged with the responsibility of spearheading Pillar 5 of the Parish Development Model, which involves setting up the …

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