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African women enjoying increasing participation in politics: AU

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The African continent has achieved major milestones in women’s participation in political decision making during the past decade, the African Union (AU) Commission has said. “Throughout the decade, considerable progress was made in translating commitments into measurable action as most African countries took giant steps …

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Buganda Kingdom condemns police attack on Mbogo clan event

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The prime minister of the Buganda Kingdom, Charles Peter Mayiga has condemned police and the military for dispersing people who were attending a cultural event yesterday in Mityana district. Mayiga said on Sunday during a press conference at his office in Mengo that it …

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NRM to hold talks with its independent candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement party [NRM] has said starting this Tuesday, it will begin holding talks with its members who were defeated in party primaries but opted to be nominated as independent parliamentary candidates. Speaking to news reporters at the party’s secretariat plot 10, …

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Man shot dead trying to behead 5-year old son in Kyebando

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kira road police division have kicked off investigations into circumstances under which a man tried to cut off his son’s head before he was shot dead. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire has identified the deceased as Sulaiman Male, a craftsman resident of …

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Arua registers two new Covid-19 deaths

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua regional referral hospital has registered two more cases of coronavirus related deaths, both male adults. The two deaths bring to four the number of deaths registered so far due to Covid-19 in Arua district. The acting district health officer Arua Paul Bishop Drileba confirmed …

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Hike of hostel fees angers Kyambogo University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Final year students of Kyambogo University are unhappy about the hiking of hostel fees by the owners. Kyambogo University reopened the institution on 17th October for final year students for a period of six weeks. Some students started reporting in various hostels to get ready …

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