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Court martial sentences armed K’jong robber to 35 years

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces -UPDF Court Martial sitting in Moroto 3rd  division headquarters on Wednesday sentenced a Karimojong burglar to 35 years imprisonment. Mariko Chegem, 25-years-old resident of Kadilakan village in Lomario parish, Rupa sub County in Moroto district was sentenced after he was …

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Missing six-year-old girl found dead in Kyanja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A six-year-old girl who went missing on Tuesday in Kyanja- Walufumbe zone Nakawa Division has been found dead.     Rosemary Ngambeki Purity disappeared from home on Tuesday under unclear circumstances, forcing her elder sister Namatovu Shakila to report a case of a missing person at …

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Defiled by her teacher, child mother now raped by thugs

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Misfortune has so far dogged the life of 17-year-old Hadija (surname withheld because she is a minor). She dropped out of school when her own teacher defiled her and she became pregnant. Now hardly recovered from a difficult child birth and nursing her three-months baby in …

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Museveni to meet All RPCs, DPCs over security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni, will on Saturday meet all Regional, District and Division police commanders to discuss security matters in their areas of jurisdiction. Don Wanyama, the President’s Senior Press Secretary confirmed that the meeting will take place but said he was not aware of the …

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Kasese district registers high cases of child abuse

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kasese District is grappling with a surge in children abuse cases.  The cases include defilement, rape, neglect, torture among others.  According to records, the district registered an increase of child abuse cases from 2,082 in 2018 to 20,653 in 2019. Last year, the cases rose …

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Empty wards don’t mean Uganda is COVID-19 free

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The absence of COVID-19 patients receiving care at COVID-19 wards should not be taken as a sign that the country has won the COVID-19 fight. According to health experts, the reduction in COVID-19 cases is a sign that the country has completed its first wave …

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Intermittent power supply ruining business in Kanungu

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The business community in Kanungu District is bothered by the intermittent power supply in the area.  Kanungu depends on the 33 KiloVolt (KV) Rukungiri-Kanungu and Muhanga-Rugyeyo power line. But, according to residents, the line blacks out often leaving them in total darkness for longer hours, …

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