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Uganda endorses measures to improve access to Justice

Zanzibar, Tazania | THE INDEPENDENT | Commonwealth countries, including Uganda, endorsed a new set of measures at the Commonwealth law ministers meeting in Zanzibar, designed to improve people’s access to justice. The measures were the result of four-day deliberations among law ministers at their biennial meeting in Tanzania. They were also …

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Kenyan shilling hits 9-month high against U.S. dollar

NAIROBI, KENYA | Xinhua | The Kenyan shilling strengthened against major world currencies, hitting a nine-month high against the U.S. dollar Wednesday. The Central Bank of Kenya placed the shilling against the dollar at 138.8, its highest level since the currency started to decline in June last year. The shilling …

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Dokolo by-election: Opposition candidates complain of intimidation

Dokola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition candidates nominated for the Dokolo Parliamentary By-Election have decried the high levels of intimidation being exerted on them. The candidates who expressed fear for their lives and their supporters, want the Electoral Commission to provide them with enough security. Anna Grace Lalam, an Independent …

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Court process servers sue Namutumba CID Officer for illegal detention

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two Court Process servers have sued the   Officer in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department of Police at Namutumba Police Station Stella Nankunda accusing her of illegal detention. A court process server delivers and serves legal documents such as summons to parties to a case.  …

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Teachers in Nakaseke made to sit ‘exams’ after poor PLE results

Nakaseke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Forty primary seven teachers in Nakaseke district have sat examinations to test their competence after their candidates failed Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE. According to the PLE results for Nakaseke district, 604 candidates (12.9%) passed in the first division, 2,706 candidates (57.9%) in the second division, 728 …

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ANT calls for audit of parliament expenditure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Alliance for National Transformation- ATN has called for a comprehensive and value-for-money audit of the expenditure of Parliament. Members led by the spokesperson of the party Gerald Karuhanga and former Leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza were on Wednesday addressing a press conference at the …

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Why President Biden should be re-elected

A Trump presidency will mean less diplomacy and more violence in the Middle East COMMENT | RO KHANNA | As a member of the Biden-Harris 2024 national advisory board, I have spent the past year traveling the country talking with voters and hearing their concerns about the 2024 election. Americans are …

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Uganda to send badminton team for Thomas & Uber Cup in China

KAMPALA, Uganda | Xinhua | The Uganda Badminton Association (UBA) has announced that their women’s team will participate in the Thomas & Uber Cup in China. Simon Mugabi, the Chief Executive Officer of the Association, told Xinhua in an interview on Wednesday that after the withdrawal of South Africa, Uganda, …

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NRM membership register update ongoing, few turn-up in Luwero

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Update of the National Resistance Movement party register has kicked off amidst low turn-up in Luwero district. The exercise which is being conducted across the villages in the country will run from Wednesday 13th-Sunday 17th March 2024.  The party seeks to register new supporters …

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