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THIS WEEK: Winter Olympics bring hope for Korea talks

THIS WEEK: Winter Olympics bring hope for Korea talks Kampala, Uganda | THIS WEEK | The Winter Olympics ongoing in Seoul, South Korea have offered a ray of hope for talks between the host nation and its belligerent neighbor, North Korea. The games have calmed tensions between the two hostile nations …

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THIS WEEK: Museveni names new judges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a Feb.07 notice by the clerk of parliament to members of the parliamentary appointments committee, it was revealed that the president had appointed 14 judges – 4 to the court of appeal and 10 to the high court. Those appointed to the Court of …

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THIS WEEK: Health Ministry set to burn expired drugs

THIS WEEK: Health Ministry set to burn expired drugs Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 1500 tonnes of drugs are set to be burnt by the Ministry of Health after they expired in stores. Without giving specifics what particular drugs are to be burnt, Permanent Secretary Diana Atwiine told journalists on …

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THIS WEEK: Senior police officer Agasiirwe denied bail

THIS WEEK: Senior police officer Agasiirwe denied bail Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The General Court Martial on Feb.12 denied Nixon Agasiirwe, the former Commander of the Police Special Operations Unit bail saying he might interfere with investigations. Agasiirwe who with eight others is accused of kidnapping and repatriating former …

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THIS WEEK: Sudan’s Bashir replaces intelligence chief

THIS WEEK: Sudan’s Bashir replaces intelligence chief Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sudan’s official news agency (SUNA) announced on Feb.11 that President Omar el-Bashir had replaced his National intelligence and Security Service (NISS) chief Mohammed Atta with Salah Abdallah Mohammed Salih who has headed the entity before. Salih had been …

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THIS WEEK: Two foreigners die in top Kampala hotels

THIS WEEK: Two foreigners die in top Kampala hotels Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima revealed on Feb.13 that bodies of two foreigners  – Tersvouri Toomajuha Petteri from Finland and Alex Sebastian from Sweden who were found dead in two Kampala hotels, are ready for evacuation after …

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Lavrov calls US election meddling claims ‘blabber’

Munich, Germany | AFP | Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday dismissed as “blabber” accusations that Moscow had interfered in the US election that brought President Donald Trump to power. “So as long as we don’t see facts, everything else is blabber,” Lavrov said at the Munich Security Conference, …

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