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UN helicopters rescue Machar troops in DRC forests

United Nations, United States | AFP | The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has transported more than 100 supporters of South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar to health facilities for emergency medical treatment, the UN said Wednesday. The rebel fighters had crossed into the DRC and “were …

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High Court grants policeman Baguma bail in murder trial

High Court judge Masalu Musene has granted bail to former Kampala Central Police Station DPC Aron Baguma. Baguma was on Tuesday committed for trial for the alleged murder of businesswoman Donah Betty Katushabe. Justice Musene ordered Baguma to deposit sh5million cash and his sureties were each told to sign a non …

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Health ministers explain introduction of Uganda internship entry exams

Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has told Uganda Parliament’s Health Committee that all measures taken recently in regard to interns allowances and eligibility to practice, were aimed at improving standards in the sector. Health minister Aceng stated that due to the increasing numbers of newly qualified medical personnel, lack of proper guidelines for training …

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What would happen if second-hand clothes were banned?

“These are first class,” says the woman as she shoves undergarments, mostly used bras, at me, “they are well-sorted and imported from UK, Europe, Korea and Australia.” I am in Owino Market, the sprawling market which is renowned throughout East Africa for its bustling trade in second-hand clothing items. I could …

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Baguma bail ruling set for Thursday

High Court judge Wilson Masalu Musene will rule Thursday on the bail application by jailed former Kampala Central Police Station (CPS) commander Aron Baguma. Baguma is currently held on remand at Kigo Government Prison for allegedly conspiring with eight other people to kidnap murder and rob businesswoman Donah Betty Katushabe at …

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ADF rebel leader Mukulu moved to Luzira Prison

Allied Democratic Front (ADF) rebel leader Jamil Mukulu has been moved to Luzira Prison in Kampala following an application by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to have him transferred from Nalufenya. State Attorney Thomas Jatiko made the application before Jinja Court Chief Magistrate John Francis Kaggwa on Tuesday, explaining that inquiries …

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DPC Baguma committed to High Court over murder

Former Kampala Central Police Station DPC Aron Baguma has been produced before Buganda Road Court where he was immediately committed to the High Court for trial on charges of murder, robbery and kidnap. His bail application will now be heard in the High Court on Wednesday. Baguma who appeared in a grey …

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Uganda endorses Masambu for top job at international satellite body

The Government of Uganda has endorsed the candidature of Patrick Masambu for election as Director General of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation (ITSO). Masambu, a former head of the Uganda Communications Commision (UCC), is currently the Deputy Director General and Director of Technical Affairs at ITSO, a position he has held since May …

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