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School bursar in Pader arrested for eloping with pupil

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Police are holding the bursar of Lacekocot Primary School in Atanga town council in Pader district on allegations of eloping with a primary six pupil. Joel Nyeko was picked up from his rented premises by the school management backed by some parents around 9:00 …

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Security personnel monitoring South Sudan refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | South Sudan refugees being hosted in refugee settlement centres in Northern Uganda district of Lamwo are being closely monitored by security personnel. The Lamwo Resident District Commissioner Nabinson Kidega says that security personnel are in constant watch over some refugees to ensure they don’t …

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Otuke district yet to get stock farm

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | President Yoweri Museveni is yet to deliver his pledge of establishing a district stock farm in Otuke district. In 2009, President Museveni while in Otuke district pledged to establish the stock farm in the area to be used as the livestock multiplication centre to …

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Field Force Unit Commander SSP Rashid Agero acted lawfully-Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Police have said there is no need to prosecute its Senior Superintendent of Police –SSP Rashid Agero, for brutalizing and smashing Dr Kizza Besigye’s vehicle. The Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said whatever SSP Agero and his juniors did to Besigye and other members of …

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PROTEST NOTE: New low in Uganda-Rwanda relations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has conveyed to Rwanda her serious concern regarding an incident of murder of her nationals that occurred on Rwandan territory last week. A protest note has been delivered to Rwanda’s High Commissioner to Uganda, Maj. Gen. Frank Mugambage, by Ambassador Patrick Mugoy, Permanent Secretary …

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Makerere University students challenge Vice Chancellor’s excessive powers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Six students from Makerere University have challenged the powers given to the Vice-Chancellor under the Makerere University Regulations, 2015. The students include Abbas Ruyombo, Judith Nalukwago, Mugisha Mariam Kyomugisha, Mbabazi Julius Muyambi, Marion Kirabo and David Musiri. The students have petitioned the Civil Division …

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Uganda to host 4th industrial revolution meet

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Kafeero Foundation, a social enterprise organization will hold the inaugural annual Power the Next event at Kampala Serena Hotel on Nov 16. The event will showcase Uganda’s progress in implementing Africa’s fourth industrial revolution. The event organized under the theme “Connecting Business to Capital” will bring …

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Cipla quality chemicals issues profit warning

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Drug maker Cipla Quality Chemicals industries limited has issued a profit warning, informing shareholders and people who intend to buy its shares that it will record a loss for period between April to September, 2019. The company says this is due to low sales of …

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Ethiopian plane crash: Alalo’s remains to be buried in Ntungamo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The remains of former Commissioner of Police, Christine Alalo will be laid to rest at the ancestral home of her late husband, Alex Kamujuni Ahimbisibwe in Ntungamo district. Alalo died together with 158 other people following an Ethiopian Airline crash after takeoff from Bole International …

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