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Masaka DP leaders reject party roadmap

Masaka, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of the Democratic Party-DP leaders in Masaka district have rejected the party’s road map. On Monday, the DP National Vice President, Fred Mukasa Mbidde and Masaka District DP Chairperson announced the party road map, which seeks to reorganise the party structures. According to Mbidde, the …

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Education ministry extends holiday for over 20 schools

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Education and Sports Ministry has extended holidays for over 20 government aided schools that will be used to train teachers on the new lower secondary school curriculum. Some of the affected schools include Mount St Mary’s Namgunga, St Mary’s Kisubi, Trinity College Nabbingo, Kololo …

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Sudanese allege relatives lured to Libya, Yemen conflict zones

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Dozens of Sudanese protested Tuesday in Khartoum, alleging that their relatives had been recruited by a UAE firm as security guards but were despatched to war-zones in Libya and Yemen. Men and women carrying banners that read “Our sons are nor for sale” and “Bring back …

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Israel’s Rivlin to address German MPs, 75 years after Auschwitz

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Israel’s president will deliver a speech in Berlin on Wednesday to mark 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp, as fears re-emerge about the safety of Jews in Germany. Reuven Rivlin will be joined by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in addressing lawmakers …

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Battle for witnesses looms as defense rests in Trump trial

Washington, United States | AFP |  The fight over calling witnesses to testify in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial intensified Tuesday after Trump’s lawyers closed their defense calling the abuse of power charges against him politically motivated. Democrats sought to have the Senate subpoena former White House national security advisor John …

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UPDF chopper crashed during heavy down pour- Eye witness

Butambala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF that crashed on Tuesday morning killing two crew members could have come down because of bad weather, according to an eye witnesses. The Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brigadier General, Richard Kalemire, said in a tweet that the jet Ranger AF302 crashed in Bulo …

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