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Amuru farmers venture into cashew nuts growing

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Smallholder farmers with vast land in Amuru District have ventured into cashew nuts growing in a bid to diversify crop production and income. The enterprise follows the outcome of a meeting in which three farmers from the District met President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in 2018 …

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Court blocks return of Tooro Kingdom assets

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  High court has issued an interim order blocking the return of Tooro Kingdom properties from central government.  The interim order stems from an application by Twerwaneho Listeners’ Club, a non-governmental organization; Dan Rubombora and Isaac Rabwoni before High court in Fort Portal Tourism City.    The …

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The immediate task of 30 new Kampala police commanders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Last week, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Paul Lokech, appointed more than 30 new Kampala Metropolitan Police commanders. The new commanders include eight key division police commanders, 10 are Officers in Charge of police divisions and stations. The rest are commanders of …

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Court permits Odonga Otto, journalist to negotiate settlement

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Gulu Grade One Magistrate, Christine Turibamwe has allowed the Aruu County legislator, Odonga Otto to negotiate an out of court settlement with a journalist accusing him of assault.  On March 30th, 2021, Geoffrey Okot, a journalist with Choice FM in Gulu dragged the legislator to …

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COVID-19 infection up in young people-MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a signification of Covid-19 cases among young people between 10 and 29 years of age, the Ministry of Health has revealed. According to the Ministry, there is a 12 percent increase in the number of COVID-19 infection among people between 10-19 years and 5 …

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