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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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Former Post Bank officials lose bid to block suspension

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has dismissed with costs an application by five Post bank officials challenging their suspension without a fair hearing. They are Stephen Mukweli, the Managing Director, Safina Wabuna Nakiyemba, the Executive Director for Information and Communication Technology, David Mwesige, the head …

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Ukraine backs U.S. response to Russia’s security guarantees: FM

Kiev, Ukraine | Xinhua | Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Wednesday that Kiev supports the U.S. response to Moscow’s proposal on security guarantees regarding Ukraine. “It (Ukraine’s position) has been taken into account, and the proposals that the United States will send to Russia in the part concerning Ukraine do …

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UWOPA urges gov’t to find money to support maternal health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament under the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) have asked government to re-align its priorities and find money to fight maternal mortality which they said is on the increase. UWOPA members said that the budget proposed for the health sector for financial year …

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Pastor in police custody over defilement of two teenagers

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Mbale is holding a pastor for allegedly defiling and impregnating two teenagers from the same family. The suspect is Pastor Israel Wamoto from Prayer Alter Church in Mbale district. He was picked up on Tuesday on a tip-off by concerned citizens. According to …

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Uganda must do more to combat impunity, deliver justice to victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Center for Transitional Justice-ICTJ has urged the government to implement the recommendation of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review. “The Universal Periodic Review serves as a rare occasion for the government to reflect on its human rights record and its obligations under …

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Sub-contractor vandalizes Kamuli health center II over delayed payment

Kamuli, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A sub-contractor has vandalized part of Kamuli health center II in Kamuli municipality protesting delayed payment. Ismail Isabirye was hired to fix door fittings at Kamuli youth center health center II last year. He was sub-contracted by Wanso Amanyogovu, which was contracted to refurbish the …

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Museveni to engage religious leaders, cabinet on pregnant girls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni intends to engage religious leaders and the Cabinet on the fate of child mothers and pregnant learners. He disclosed this at the 36th National Resistance Movement (NRM) anniversary celebration at Kololo Independence Grounds on Wednesday under the theme, “Celebrating the 36th …

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URA halts withholding tax on petroleum products transporters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Oil marketing companies in Uganda have petitioned the Ministry of Finance to intervene in a tax dispute with Uganda Revenue Authority. Recently, URA wrote to the companies demanding that they remit 15 per cent withholding tax on all foreign transport payments incurred over the years …

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