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Premier League welcome Sterling’s offer to tackle racism

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The Premier League has welcomed Raheem Sterling’s offer to help in the fight against racism after the Manchester City star called on the sport’s authorities to do more to tackle the problem. Sterling told the Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival in New York …

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Agriculture budget passes Ugx 1 trillion mark

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The budget allocation for the agriculture sector will in the next financial year pass the 1 trillion Shillings mark for the first time in what officials say will cater for research, fertilizers and coffee strategy. The allocation to the sector will grow by 300 billion …

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Uganda Martyrs’ day budget suffers 414 million shortfall

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Catholic Church still needs 414 million Shillings to achieve its targets in organizing this year’ Uganda Martyrs day celebrations. The Archbishop of Gulu Archdiocese Dr John Baptist Odama says many of the pledges towards preparations have not been fulfilled creating a shortfall in the initial …

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Bobi Wine fails to appear in court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The hearing of the disobedience case against Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi has flopped after he failed to appear in court. Kyagulanyi is charged together with David Lule also known as Selector Davie, Julius Katongole, Nyanzi Fred Ssentamu and Edward Sebufu for disobedience …

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MPs want URA’s digital stamp project probed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Doris Akol on Wednesday found difficult to justify the 103 billion shillings required funds for the digital stamps project. Members of Parliament sitting on parliament’s budget committee described the request as fraud. Akol appeared before the committee chaired …

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Uganda’s forest cover completely depleted-Environment Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sam Mangusho Cheptoris, the Cabinet Minister of Water and Environment has expressed concerns over the continued depletion of Uganda’s natural forests and wetlands. Uganda’s forest cover has been depleted to 8% up from 24% in 1990s, largely attributed to human encroachment for different activities such as …

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MPs question inconsistencies in additional budget figures

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Budget Committee on Wednesday encountered difficulties in finalizing the budget after discovering inconsistencies in figures presented by the Finance Ministry in the additional budget. Chaired by Ntenjeru North MP Amos Lugoloobi, the Budget committee convened to scrutinize the additional 929 billion shillings in allocations presented …

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Uganda to start Ebola vaccine trials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI is set to carry out phase two human trials for the Ebola vaccine. The trials are expected to start in July. The trial is going to use the Janssen Ebola Vaccine that was developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Company.  Phase I and …

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Tanzanian MP tips Ugandan political party’s on building firm structures

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan political parties have been advised to build stronger party structures nationwide if they are to attain political victory. The advice was given by Upendo Furaha Peneza, the chairperson of the Tanzania Youth Parliamentary Forum at the official launch of the Alliance for National Transformation, an …

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