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KCCA halts debate on budget paper over Kitaka’s appointment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA council has halted debate on the budget framework paper until they establish the legal status of the Ag. Executive Director Eng. Andrew Kitaka. According to the KCCA Act, the executive director is the accounting officer of the Authority. Under the Public …

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Unexploded ordnances cause panic in Omoro, Amuru

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Koro sub county in Omoro district are in panic following the delayed response by security personnel to remove two bombs discovered in the area. The two bombs include mortar explosive shells that are suspected to have been left behind by fighters of …

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Citizens trust local government leaders – Twaweza report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Ugandan citizens have confidence in local government leaders. This is according to the latest findings released by Twaweza in a pair of research briefs on Tuesday at Hotel Africana in Kampala. The survey is based on data from Sauti za Wananchi, Africa’s first nationally …

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TWAWEZA: 70% Ugandans can’t access government information

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Up to 70 percent of citizens can’t access information on local government budgets, laws and projects. This is according to latest findings of the report generated from a qualitative research study conducted by Twaweza between December 2018 and March 2019. The study targeted senior …

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China’s economy shows further signs of weakness

Beijing, China | AFP | China’s economy showed further signs of strain on Thursday with data showing a sharp slowdown in consumer spending and factory production, while investment growth hit a record low as the trade war with the US takes its toll. The readings are the latest to give a …

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US Congress can still seek Trump tax records, court decides

Washington, United States | AFP | Congress can request nearly a decade of Donald Trump’s tax filings, an appeals court said Wednesday, striking a new blow to the US president as he attempts to keep his financial records out of Democrats’ hands. The decision marked the second time an appeals court …

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Second Ebola vaccine introduced in DR Congo

Goma, DR Congo | AFP | Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity said. It said the new vaccine, produced by a Belgian subsidiary of Johnson & …

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