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Two Rwandan nationals shot at Uganda-Rwanda border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | There is increased tension along the Uganda-Rwanda border of Katuna, after Rwandan security officials shot two of their nationals who had crossed into Uganda to smuggle irish potatoes. The Monday evening incident happened 300 meters away from the Ugandan border. One of the two victims …

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Government given two weeks to return Sugar Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Parliament has given government two weeks to return the sugar bill 2016 to the house. In 2018, Parliament passed the sugar bill 2016 excluding zoning, which would allow sugar millers to set up factories and buy cane from out growers without any restrictions. However, …

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DRC militiamen still holding Ugandan fishermen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The hope of recovering the four abducted Ugandan fishermen is fading four days after they were abducted. The fishermen only identified as Okello, Jawia, Onen and Osaga from Kijangi landing site in Tonya parish Buseruka sub county, were allegedly abducted on Thursday night from …

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Experts caution parents on quality of sexuality education

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Three months ago, 15-year-old Lin Nakayenze (not real name), a senior two student was curious about sex and went searching for answers on the internet. She says her one question- ‘What is sex?’ raised more questions than answers provided. “At school and at home …

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88 villages in Kitgum lacking safe water sources

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | More than eighty villages in Kitgum district are lacking access to safe and clean water sources. Presenting a report on the performance of the water sector, the District Water Officer Willy Picho says that despite the district having a safe water coverage of 100 …

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WHO emergency chief decries attacks on Ebola frontline staff

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Security measures for staff helping to fight health emergencies need to be stepped up urgently, a World Health Organisation Official has said, after a frontline Ebola epidemic community worker was reportedly stabbed to death at his home in northeast Democratic Republic of the …

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