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ICT Minister Tumwebaze outlines Uganda’s plans for outer space

Kampala, Uganda| The INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Ministry of ICT and National Guidance is developing a digital vision for the country as an overall ICT policy framework that will set digital milestones for each sector of government. ICT Minister Frank Tumwebaze told Parliament on Tuesday that country aspirations on satellite development and …

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VIDEO: KOTSA drivers, cyclists petition Parliament over Old Taxi Park sale

Kampala, Uganda| GODFREY SSALI | Taxi drivers under their umbrella body Kampala Operational Taxi Stages Association (KOTSA) have petitioned the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga protesting the sale of the old taxi park without consulting them. The taxi drivers were accompanied by the unionized drivers and cyclists under the Amalgamated Transport …

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Seninde warns Head Teachers over registration

Kampala, Uganda| GODFREY SSALI | The state minister for primary education Rosemary Nansubuga Seninde has warned head teachers and officials handling the mass enrolment of pupils and students to stop charging money to conduct the exercise. The ministry launched the registration exercise with a view of eliminating ghost pupils and has …

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Rwanda startups pitch for capital

  African startups can now score capital commitments real time―so long as they convince a venture capitalist to give it to them in front of a live audience. Rwanda |Jake Bright| That’s the format for Face The Gorillas, a Rwandan IT pitch series that runs several times a year on …

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Parliament to pay tribute to Ssebana Kizito

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Government has released the burial program for the late former Minister, DP President and Kampala Mayor John Ssebana Kizito, who succumbed to a stroke at Nakasero Hospital on Monday. According the chairperson of the burial committee and Busiro East Mp Medard Lubega Sseggona, the body will be picked …

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A-Plus responds in Ssemwanga funeral case

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | A Plus Funeral Management Company Ltd has also filed a response to a case filed against it and Bank of Uganda over money thrown into the grave of the late Ivan Ssemwanga at his burial. Mgugu Abey petitioned the High court in Kampala accusing A Plus Management …

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DP President Emeritus Ssebaana Kizito is dead at 83

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER| Former Democratic Party (DP) President John Ssebaana Kizito is dead. He was born in 1934. Ssebaana, also a former Uganda cabinet minister, Mayor of Kampala and a leading businessman, died at Nakasero Hospital on Monday. “Rest in Peace President Emeritus Dr. John Ssebaana Kizito. …

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President Museveni in Addis for 29th AU Summit

  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | PPU| President Yoweri Museveni has today arrived in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa for the 29th Ordinary Session of the assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union. The President who is accompanied by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet …

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