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Oulanyah asks EU to respect sovereignty of African states

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has appealed to the European Union (EU) to respect the sovereignty of African states. Oulayah says the EU has continuously influenced how African countries define democracy, saying that whilst many African states are independent, they cannot …

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ISBAT University gets charter for Masters and Doctorate Programs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) has granted Turkish-owned International Business, Science And Technology University (ISBAT University) a charter that allows it to offer Masters, doctorate programs and other initiatives for academic advancement. NCHE chairperson Prof. Eli Katunguka handed over the charter document …

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Med Kaggwa succumbed to hypertension – Medical report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Case Medical centre said that the Uganda Human Rights Commission chairperson Med Kaggwa succumbed to hypertension. Kaggwa, 64, collapsed yesterday morning moments after leaving his home in Mulago, on the outskirts of Kampala. He was moments later rushed to Case Medical Centre, where he …

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EAC Heads of State Summit postponed to next year

  Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | The 21st Ordinary Meeting of the EAC Heads of State Summit initially scheduled for Saturday, 30th November, 2019 has been postponed to a later date in either January or February next year. EAC Secretary General Liberat Mfumukeko said Wednesday that the 21st Summit was postponed …

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Gen. Salim Saleh compensates Makerere University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty one students of Makerere University whose property was destroyed by security personnel  during protests against the 15 percent tuition increment have been compensated by General Salim Saleh. Last month,UPDF soldiers together with military and regular police officers broke into halls of residence and …

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‘Sophia tye kwene?’

  Where is Sophia? A mother’s cry of despair and her unwavering search for her missing daughter COMMENT |  Marije Slijkerman | October 28, 2019, marks four years without Sophia. Our lovely, smart, strong-willed, lively, cheerful, ambitious and beautiful daughter and sister. It is unreal, incomprehensible, unacceptable and unbearable. It is said …

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ADF rebels strike again, 10 killed in eastern DR Congo

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  Between 10 and 21 civilians were killed in two attacks by a notorious militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where government forces have vowed to root out armed groups, sources said Wednesday. Seven people were killed in the city of Beni and between …

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We were fed cooked maize seeds in custody: Deported Ugandans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Five Ugandans who were deported after a week-long detention in Rwanda have narrated the ordeal they went through. They are Gilbert Beingana, Amos Tibesigwa and Nicholas Tumwesigye, all residents of Ndorwa West County in Kabale district and Ivan Nirinyiyimana and Beatha Nyiramuco, both from Kisoro …

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