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Gen. Tumwine to seek legal redress over parliament report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Security Minister Gen. Elly Tumwine has threatened to seek legal redress over a parliament report that found him guilty of assaulting Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal. Tumwine’s statement followed the adoption of the Rules, Privileges and Discipline Committee report that recommended his reprimand for breach …

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Uganda airlines maiden flight to cost UGX 166,000

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Airlines has slashed prices for the maiden flight slated for 28 August with a one-way ticket put at 166,000 shillings from Entebbe to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). This means a return ticket goes for an enticing 330,000 shillings, a huge deal from the …

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Retired priest hacked by own son over land

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Rev. Stephen Munvaneza, a retired priest is nursing wounds at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital after being hacked by his biological son over land. Rev. Munvaneza was hacked by his 23-year-old son, Bosco Arinda on Wednesday afternoon. According to Rev. Munvaneza, he was sitting together with …

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Somali state braces for election with risks to regional stability

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Somalia’s southern state of Jubaland is under lockdown ahead of a tense election Thursday which has pitted regional authorities against Mogadishu and sparked tensions with neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia. The highly contested election in the semi-autonomous state has been postponed several times as a result of …

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Johnson, Merkel to face off in first Brexit talks

Berlin, Germany | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Berlin on Wednesday to kick off a marathon of tense talks with key European and international leaders as the threat of a chaotic no-deal Brexit looms. On his first foreign visit since taking office, he will seek to convince German …

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Sudan forms sovereign council to lead transition

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan’s generals and protest leaders on Tuesday formed the sovereign council that will steer the country through three years of transition towards civilian rule. The body replaces the Transitional Military Council that took over from longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir when he was forced from power in …

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