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Machar finally back in Juba, sworn in as Vice-President

Juba, South Sudan | AFP BREAKING: Plane carrying South Sudan rebel leader and first vice president designate Riek Machar touches down at Juba International Airport. — Allan Olingo (@allanolingo) April 26, 2016 South Sudan’s rebel chief Riek Machar finally returned to Juba on Tuesday and was sworn in as vice-president …

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INGRID: I rather die like a lion than live like a rat

INTERVIEW: Ingrid Turinawe on being fearless Ingrid Turinawe, the 42-year old secretary for mobilisation of the opposition Forum for Democratic (FDC) is renowned for her run-ins with police during protests.  She told The Independent that she would rather die like a lion than live like a rat. Turinawe says her …

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Tororo shines as Malaria rates drop

As Uganda joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Malaria Day, the Ministry of Health officials have revealed that malaria rates, especially in Northern parts of the country, have dropped. The #WorldMalariaDay celebrations are ongoing in Lira. Tororo in Eastern Uganda, with a prevalence rate of 8%, got …

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President meets KCCA Councillors over petition

President Yoweri Museveni has met a section of KCCA Councilor-elects over their grievances following a constitutional court petition seeking to eliminate councilors, divisional mayor-elects and members of par elect from the Capital City. During the meeting, the President advised the Kampala Capital City Authority councilors to remain calm since their …

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Time to tame family politics

As more parliamentary seats in Uganda fall under control of powerful families, calls grows for regulations When the 442 new MPs of the 10th parliament take oath from May 16 to 18, Uganda will witness a never before seen event; a father and son in the same parliament. The history-making …

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Obiang leads Eq. Guinea from terror to oil

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea | AFP | Equatorial Guinea’s tough President Teodoro Obiang Nguema seized power almost 37 years ago from a feared and ruthless uncle and has steered the tiny but now oil-rich nation with an iron glove. Already Africa’s longest-serving leader, the 73-year-old looks set to win a fresh …

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The Independent’s Musoke wins Uganda’s best journalist award

The Independent’s Ronald Musoke wins Exceptional Journalism Award   It was an unforgettable day for The Independent when Ronald Musoke scooped the Nile Breweries Award for Exceptional Journalism at the Uganda National Journalism Awards organised by African Centre for Media Excellence. Musoke had earlier been presented with the award for …

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