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Rwanda rejects allegations that it endangers asylum seekers

KIGALI, Rwanda | Xinhua | Rwanda on Tuesday denied allegations that it is endangering the lives of asylum seekers, accusing the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) of “fabricating” claims aimed at undermining the country’s welcoming policy. This came after the UN Refugee Agency warned British judges it may …

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Three Kigezi high school students remanded for causing grevious harm

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three students from Kigezi High School in Kabale district have been charged and remanded to prison for causing grievous harm to a colleague. Those remanded were identified as Japheth Owoyesiga,19, a resident of Rwamucucu sub-county in Rukiga district, Lucy Ainebyoona, 20, a resident of Rwamagara …

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Legislators, district leaders urged to monitor govt programmes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have been urged to work closely with district leaders in monitoring government programmes to ensure successful implementation. The State Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Florence Nambozo Wamala, noted that many programmes initiated by government in districts across the county are not progressing as …

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Three MPs remanded to Luzira Prison over corruption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Anti Corruption Court in Kampala has remanded three Members of Parliament to Luzira Prison on charges of corruption for soliciting money from the Uganda Human Rights Commission in order to increase  its budget. The MPs are: Yusuf Mutembuli MP for Bunyole East Constituency in …

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Malawi announces 21-day mourning for vice president Chilima

LILONGWE, Malawi | Xinhua | Malawi has announced a 21-day mourning period for Vice President Saulos Chilima, who died in a plane crash Monday along with eight others onboard the aircraft. Minister of Information and Digitalization Moses Kunkuyu made the announcement late Tuesday, adding that the remains of the vice …

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Two men killed in Iganga

Iganga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Busoga East is investigating circumstances under which two men died in Namusiisi village,  Iganga District. One of the deceased has been identified as Abubaker Zijjakilo, a motorcyclist from Kaliro District, while the other is yet to be identified. It is alleged that the …

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Museveni rallies cultural leaders on development, wealth creation

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has asked cultural leaders to mobilize their subjects on wealth creation programs to boost their household incomes. The call was in a speech read by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja during the 30th coronation anniversary of Omukama Solomon Rukirabasaija Gafabusa Iguru I on …

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