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Turkey vows to maintain peace, security in Syria

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that Turkey will do its best to maintain peace, security and stability in Syria, emphasizing political unity and territorial integrity of the neighboring country as a priority. “Maintaining the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria, establishing peace on …

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Manchester United confirm Gomes departure

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  Manchester United confirmed Wednesday that Angel Gomes has left the club as the 19-year-old rejected the offer of a new contract. Gomes joined the Reds youth academy when he was six years old and made his first team debut at the age of 16 in …

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Adebayor leaves Paraguayan champions Olimpia

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  Reigning Paraguayan first division champions Olimpia have parted ways with former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker Emmanuel Adebayor because of logistical and economic hurdles related to COVID-19. The 36-year-old Togo international returned to his homeland in March after the Paraguayan season was suspended amid the …

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Kampala minister Extend Kitaka’s tenure

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Engineer Andrew Kitaka, the acting Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Executive Director will stay in office until the Public Service Ministry completes the process of recruiting a substantive ED. In her June 25th letter, the Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs says they agreed with the …

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Attorney general to table new political parties regulations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Attorney General William Byaruhanga says that he will table new regulations relating to operations of political parties. Without divulging details of the regulations, Byaruhanga said that he will present the regulations on Thursday for debate and possible approval.  But Uganda Radio Network-URN learnt that …

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No money to pay South Sudan traders-Kasaija

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Minister for Finance Matia Kasaija has told Parliament that the government does not have money to pay Ugandan traders who supplied goods to South Sudan.  In 2019, Parliament approved 900 Billion shillings for traders that supplied goods and services to the South Sudan government …

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Belgian agency donates thermometers for malls, hospitals

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  With the re-opening of malls as the country continues easing a three months long lockdown on public transport and non-food businesses, the Belgian Development Agency Enabel has donated a consignment of thermometers worth Shs460million. The donation will help with strengthening surveillance for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) …

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