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Attorney General, EC agree to review voter registration period

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General William Byaruhanga has undertaken to review legal provisions concerning registration of voters with a view of coming up with a reasonable deadline that will allow more people to qualify for voting in the 2021 general election. Byaruhanga said that this is an …

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Why Makerere dropped 12 professors in principal job search

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The report of the search committee for Principals and Deputy Principals for Colleges at Makerere University show a total of 12 professors were dropped from competing in the race. Out of the 19 people that responded to the September 30 and November 11, 2019, advert, …

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Kadaga blocks oil roads loan request over Jinja expressway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The  Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has blocked a government proposal to borrow USD 119 million (440.6 billion Shillings) to upgrade three oil road projects. The request had been tabled by State Minister for planning David Bahati. The loan, which required parliamentary approval was sought …

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Dr Stella Nyanzi wins appeal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN |  Dr Stella Nyanzi has won her appeal against conviction and 18-months sentence for cyber harassment. Justice Peter Adonyo of the High Court has just quashed the conviction, and asked she be released. There was however drama outside court, with prison officials and lawyers battling …

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Bobi Wine to resume consultations next week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine is set to resume his nationwide consultations on his presidential ambitions on Monday next week.  The “People power movement” leader told journalists on Thursday morning that he is ready to consult with the population in his bid to unseat …

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Censure motion against Gen. Tumwine collapses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have withdrawn the censure motion against General Elly Tumwine after they failed to garner adequate signatures to propel the motion. As of last week, only 19 Members of Parliament had so far signed on the censure motion against Tumwine, and by Wednesday …

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Man commits suicide at In –Law’s home over conjugal rights

Lamwo, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  A man in Lamwo district has committed suicide at the home of his in-laws protesting a decision by his spouse to deny him his conjugal rights. 30-year-old Moses Olara, a resident of Putika Village, Agoro Sub –County in Lamwo district hanged himself on a tree …

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UK government intensifies fight against diseases in Uganda, Africa

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Uganda is one of the countries in the world that will benefit from a Fund dubbed – Fleming Fund – which is a 265 million pounds that aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance in low and middle income countries. According to experts, antimicrobial resistance occurs when microorganisms …

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