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U.S Mission honors human rights defender Margaret Sekaggya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United States- US Mission has recognized human rights defender, Margaret Sekaggya with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Sekaggya received the award during the inaugural U.S Mission Alumni Impact Awards Ceremony held at Sheraton Hotel on Saturday. The event was organized to honor the impact of …

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Preparing for the next epidemic

Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | When COVID-19 broke, the world was caught unprepared despite decades of warnings of the threat of global pandemics and years of international planning. The failure to adequately fund and execute these plans has exacted a heavy human and economic price. Uganda has been battling Ebola …

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60 refugees committed suicide in Uganda-UNHCR Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 60 refugees committed suicide in refugee settlements across Uganda last year, this is according to a report by UN Refugee Agency UNHCR. According to the report, Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in Kamwenge District recorded the highest number of suicides with 12 cases, followed by …

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Parliament to probe NSSF wrangles 

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker of Parliament Anita Among decided to institute a select committee to investigate the ongoing controversy surrounding the alleged mismanagement of Shs 17 trillion shillings at the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). The Speaker will announce a five-member committee on Monday next week, vowing not …

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Defilement suspect found dead in police cell

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 30-year-old man was on Friday found dead inside Mafubira Police Station Cells, Jinja City. Richard Bogere, a resident of Nsakabusolo cell, in the Southern Division, in Jinja City, was arrested on Friday for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl and locked up at Mafubira Police …

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NDA impounds medicines worth UGX 100M in operation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority-NDA has impounded 406 boxes of substandard assorted medicines worth 100 Million Shillings. The head of enforcement at NDA Samuel KyomukamaIn said that the drugs were impounded from the districts of Iganga, Kamuli, Buyende, Jinja, Kaliro, Namutumba, Kayunga, and Jinja City. Kyomukama …

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