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Red Cross extends relief support to Kisoro mudslide victims

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government through the disaster preparedness department under the office of the prime minister and the Uganda Red Cross Society have extended relief aid to 300 families who were severely affected by mudslides in Kisoro district on Monday evening. Mudslides from Mount Muhabura triggered by …

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Kasese NRM leaders demand freedom of Mumbere, royal guards

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Resistance Movement-NRM party leaders and supporters in Kasese district used the 36th NRA/NRM liberation day celebrations to call for the freedom of the Rwenzururu cultural leader, Charles Wesley Mumbere. They argue that NRM can only consolidate its current political gains in Kasese district by …

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Authorities rush to repair road to Governor Mutebile’s home

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities of the Northern division in Kabale municipality on Wednesday evening rushed to rehabilitate Mutebile road ahead of the burial of Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile, the Bank of Uganda Governor who died in Nairobi on Sunday. At around 6:30pm, our reporter made a survey along …

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New CID boss tasked to reinvestigate murder of nine family members

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The family of nine people who were murdered in Kyotera, together with the district leaders have tasked Maj. Tom Magambo, the new Director of Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID, to re-investigate the case for justice. The appeal came up on Wednesday when the family held prayers for …

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Mbale to conduct fresh property rates valuation

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale city authorities have contracted Covae U Ltd, a private firm to conduct a fresh valuation of property rates to capture sub-counties annexed to the city. The previous evaluation conducted by then Mbale municipality only covered Northern, Wanale, and Industrial Divisions. However, some local leaders …

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48 motorcycles stolen in Gulu city in two months

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Forty-eight motorcycles have been stolen in Gulu city in the last two months, according to Gulu City West Boda Boda Association. Emmy Ocen, the chairperson Gulu City West Boda Boda Association says that 33 motorcycles were stolen in December last year while 13 were stolen …

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Fire guts two school dormitories in Kamuli, Mayuge district

Kamuli, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A fire at Bupadhengo primary school in Kamuli district last night completely destroyed the primary one boys dormitory. The pupils lost beddings, books and other useful items. Available reports indicate that seven pupils suffered shock, but their condition has since normalized. Hamid Nsubuga, a teacher …

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LCI chairpersons asked to block illegal land evictions

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local council leaders in Mpigi district have been asked to block illegal land evictions. The Mpigi RDC, Faridah Mayanja says that the village leaders have the powers to stop an eviction from land and destruction of property. She said that it is disturbing for an …

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Ghana sacks coach Milovan Rajevac after AFCON group stage exit

Accra, Ghana | Xinhua | The Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Wednesday terminated the contract of Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac, a week after the team bowed out of the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon. “This follows the receipt of the technical report from the coach, the medical …

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