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Lawyers seek bail for 32 NUP supporters detained over petrol bombs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The lawyers of 32 National Unity Platform-NUP supporters battling charges of illegal possession of explosive devices have asked the General Court Martial to release them on bail. The suspects are Yasin Ssekitoleko alias Machete, Robert Christopher Rugumayo, Ronald Mayiga, Muhydin Kakooza, Patrick Mwase, Simon Kijambo, …

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Flying Squad arrests suspect over theft of USD 90,000

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A five days hunt for a man suspected to have varnished with USD 90,000 (about 317 million Shillings) belonging to businessman David Bigirwa, has come to an end after he was arrested by the newly deployed Flying Squad team. The man who has since been …

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Police investigates two school fires in Wakiso

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police are investigating two fire incidents where school dormitories were burnt in Wakiso district. One of the incidents occurred at St. Cecilia Primary School at Kikajjo zone, Masajja parish in Makindye-Ssabagabo on Sunday, while the other was recorded at Nanziga SDA Primary School in Maya …

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Ministry of Defence seeks UGX89Bn for ADF war

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs led by State Minister of Defence (General Duties), Jacob Oboth Oboth have made a case for Shs89 billion to finance the ongoing Operation ‘Shujaa’ in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). ‘Operation Shujaa’ is a code …

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Missing marks: MUBs halts examinations following students protest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Business School-MUBs has halted the end of semester two examinations that were scheduled to start on Thursday this week. The MUBs Principal, Professor Juma Waswa Balunywa halted the exams following protests by the students over missing marks from the previous semester. “I appeal to …

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NUP renews call for release of detained supporters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP, the largest opposition political party has renewed its call to security organs to release all its supporters who were picked up in 2020 and 2021 at the height of the presidential campaigns. Addressing journalists on Monday, the party president and …

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Parvovirus disease kills dozens of puppies in Gulu city

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of puppies in Gulu city have succumbed to the parvovirus disease, which attacks puppies aged between four weeks and six months. The disease presents with loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea with smelly bloodstains. The disease has been reported within Gulu city in recent …

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