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Mbarara city suspends boda boda election due to protests

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The authorities in Mbarara City have halted the elections for the top leadership of the Boda Boda riders following protests and the storming of the City Council offices by a group of riders. The proposed election method, utilizing electoral colleges, was met with opposition from …

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NSSF funded company to market farmers’ produce

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has urged Uganda to ensure that climate change prevention and mitigation measures are at the heart of the country’s development agenda, especially in agriculture. Antonio Querido, the FAO Country Representative in Uganda says the country is among the …

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Experts: Gov’t failed to allocate money for road safety

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Road safety experts have raised a red flag over the government’s failure to allocate money for road safety in the next financial year. While attending the Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA) meeting on resourcing for road safety on Tuesday in Kampala, the experts wondered why …

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Court confirms charges against Kaweesi suspected killers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala has confirmed charges of terrorism, aggravated robbery and murder against eight people accused of murdering the former Police Spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi. Kaweesi was shot dead on March 17th, 2017 together with his bodyguard Kenneth …

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AU urges governments to prioritize fairness at workplace

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The African Union (AU) has urged governments on the continent to prioritize workplace fairness in bother public and private entities. AU’s Programme Coordinator, Odette Sarr Bolly, said every government and workers’ organizations should promote inclusive and progressive employment practices and fairness at places of employment. …

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Women body partners with Mastercard Foundation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) announced a new seven-year extension of its partnership with the Mastercard Foundation to build on the success of its decade-long mission to elevate young women and men in Africa. Unveiled at Kampala on April 12 by John Chrysestom …

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Among to Minister of Sports: Vacate buses from Namboole

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among has directed the Minister of Education and Sports to ensure that buses belonging to Pioneer bus company are vacated from Mandela National stadium to pave way for the country to host the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in September 2024, and …

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Kyagulanyi warns new recruits against political opportunism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Unity Platform (NUP) President Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, has urged NUP recruits not to prioritize seeking political positions but rather concentrate on the primary goal of ousting the National Resistance Movement (NRM) regime. Kyagulanyi who was on Tuesday welcoming a diverse group of …

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