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Oboth updates the country on Operation Shujaa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Defence and Veteran Affairs, Jacob Oboth, said that the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF)’s “Operation Shujaa” against the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in DR Congo is on course. In November 2021, Uganda and DR Congo signed a Memorandum of …

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Parliament names select committee to probe NSSF

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara South Division Member of Parliament, Hon. Mwine Mpaka was named Chairperson of the select committee to investigate operations and management of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). The other committee members include are Workers’ Representative, Charles Bakkabulindi, Karim Masaba (Indep., Industrial Division Mbale …

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Minister Namuganza censured over contempt of Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament on Monday censured the state minister for Lands, Housing, and Urban Development Princess Persis Namuganza over derogatory remarks and disrespectful conduct. There were 356 MPs in the house to vote. Of these 348 MPs voted in favour of censuring Namuganza, 5 voted against the …

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Museveni swears-in new Supreme Court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni met the newly appointed Justices of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal at State House, Entebbe. The three new Justices of the Supreme Court include Lady Justice Elizabeth Musoke, Justice Stephen Musota, Justice Madrama Christopher Martin Izama and Justice Eva Luswata Kauma, for the …

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African scientists root for hybrid rice to beat climate-induced hunger crisis

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Large-scale adoption of hybrid rice that has proved effective in withstanding climatic stresses, as well as pests and diseases, is paramount in order to tackle Africa’s hunger and malnutrition crisis, scientists said Friday. Emmanuel Okogbenin, for programme development and commercialisation at African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), noted …

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Tribal conflicts eating up Church of Uganda – Bishop Rwobusisi

Fort Portal, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Bishop Emeritus of Cyangugu Diocese in Rwanda Geoffrey Rwobusisi has expressed disappointment following the increasing tribal conflict in the church. Bishop Rwobusisi says that tribalism is a very dangerous vice that has been slowly eating up Uganda but what is more worrying is …

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Umeme disconnects MP’s home, Medical school over power theft

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Power distributor Umeme has raided the home and medical school belonging to Katikamu North Member of Parliament (MP) Denis Ssekabira for alleged power theft. The weekend operation across Luwero Town Council targeting a number of houses and buildings started from the legislator’s home in Kizito …

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