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More SNE learners complete PLE

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of learners with special needs completing primary education has increased according to the Uganda National Examinations Board -UNEB. Available statistics show that the board registered 2,436 learners with special needs last year including those with visual and hearing impairments, the physically handicapped, and …

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Angolan president pledges to invest more in telecommunications

Luanda, Angola | Xinhua | Angolan President Joao Lourenco said Friday that Angola would continue to invest in the country’s telecommunication sector with more satellites and infrastructures to ensure that the sector helps develop the country. The Angolan president made the statement after inaugurating the Satellite Control and Mission Center located in …

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Zimbabwe to conduct second measles vaccination campaign

Harare, Zimbabwe | Xinhua | Zimbabwe will roll out the second phase of the measles vaccination campaign in the most affected districts, starting next Monday, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said Friday. The campaign will run from Jan. 30 to Feb. 10 targeting children aged five years to below 15 …

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Mixed reactions over “Gen. Kainerugaba Street” in Kapchorwa

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There are mixed reactions in Kapchorwa municipality following the recent snap decision to name a street after the first son Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba. The former Commander of Land Forces visited Kapchorwa on January 21, 2023, as part of his countrywide tours to popularise his MK …

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Ethiopia to resume public transport into conflict-affected Tigray region

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The Ethiopian government on Friday disclosed that preparations have been finalized to resume public land transport services into the country’s conflict-affected northernmost Tigray region. The Ethiopian Ministry of Transport and Logistics said instructions have been sent to public transport associations to start land transport from Addis …

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Councilors want Lord Mayor to be signatory to city contracts

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority Council has resolved that the lord-mayor should witness and append his signature on all contracts awarded under the authority. This was among resolutions approved during the second special sitting to scrutinize the planned implementation of the 1.06 trillion Shillings Kampala City …

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Grief as “Ssegirinya’s Hospital” closes completely

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Voters in Kawempe North constituency in Kampala are disheartened by the total closure of Kawempe North Health Center, which was established by their jailed area Member of Parliament, Mohamed Ssegirinya. The health center has been dysfunctional since December 23, 2022, due to the lack of …

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Fort Portal city revives monthly cleaning exercise

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fort portal city authorities have revived the monthly “clean Fort portal campaign” in a bid to reclaim its past glory as one of the cleanest Towns in the country. In the past, every last Friday of each month was dedicated to a general cleaning …

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Museveni regrets sale of UCB as experts hail Mutebile legacy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has hailed the brilliance of the late Bank of Uganda Governor, Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile despite making him commit some mistakes. President Museveni said that in determining the best way forward to revive the fortunes of the economy in the early years …

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