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PEAS Schools Outperforming USE Schools – EPRC Study

By Ian Ortega and Elizabeth Birabwa A study conducted by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) has revealed that PEAS schools are outperforming those under the USE Programme. Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS)  is a charity that builds and runs low cost-private secondary schools in Uganda and Zambia. According to …

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IMF hails Uganda on infrastructure development, inflation

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has hailed Uganda on infrastructure development as well as efforts to contain inflation amidst challenges of high exchange rates and fluctuating  prices. In its latest report “Recent development’s and prospects, Uganda’s Economic Buffers”, the IMF says Uganda is relatively high on growth, low on inflation,  …

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Kayihura in operation to rid city of “Kifeesi”

Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura today launched an operation in the suburbs of Kampala to rid the city of a group known as Kifeesi, that have been accused of involvement in criminal activities. Kayihura, accompanied by journalists, combed several areas, starting at Conrad Street at the ROCO construction premises. …

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The Independent’s Flavia Nassaka wins human rights award

The Independent’s Flavia Nassaka has scooped the Human Rights Award for 2016 for her two stories that highlighted Police’s abuse in 2015. The award administered by the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda recognizes journalists whose stories highlight journalist and media rights issues in the country. Nassaka was awarded a plaque …

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KK: Born for the bar

INTERVIEW: Kiryowa Kiwanuka Nsumikambi Mugambe lives his dream In legal practice, the only thing you have is your name. Kiryowa Kiwanuka is a big name. At 43 years, he has had some of the highest profile cases even though he has been in private legal practice for only 15 years. …

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NSSF’s Shs 3.3 bn complex

Jinja project starts as Fund gets set to invest Shs 578 bn in 2016 On April 20, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of an ultra-modern commercial building in Jinja town, an event that officially kick starts the Fund’s ambitious agenda to invest …

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Tackling sickle cell disease

  Uganda gets technology, improved care to extend life for sufferers When Evelyn Mwesigwa, a social worker thought of settling down – marrying and having children, she considered a lot of things. Religion, love, respect and of course her partner’s HIV status. What never crossed her mind was a sickle …

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CEC: No change, Kadaga and Oulanya to work as team

The Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the ruling party NRM Monday night decided to maintain the status quo in parliament, retaining Rebecca Kadaga as speaker, with Jacob Oulanya as her deputy, reports indicate. “The general consensus in CEC last night was that we retain Kadaga as speaker and Oulanya continues …

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