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Four students arrested for attempted arson in Lyantonde

Lyantonde, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are holding four students of Lyantonde Senior Secondary School in Kaliiro sub-county, Lyantonde district over allegations of attempting to burn the school. The suspects, all senior four candidates, were arrested following a fire outbreak at the administration block on Wednesday evening. According to the …

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Three parish chiefs, CDO arrested for extortion in Apac

Apac, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Apac district has arrested a Community Development Officer and three parish chiefs for allegedly extorting money from SACCO groups registering for Parish Development Model (PDM) program. The suspects are Alex Egwang, the parish chief of Chegere parish, Nixon Odur of Ngica parish, …

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NUP backs FDC candidate for Soroti East by-election

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP will not field a candidate in the Soroti City East Parliamentary by-election. The position became vacant after the Court of Appeal nullified the victory of Forum for Democratic Change, FDC’s Moses Attan. In May, the court ruled that it was convinced …

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Uganda to carry out multi-drug resistant TB survey

Only 33 percent of patients with MDRTB are able to access treatment Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is to carry out a survey to determine the burden of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis(MDRTB) in the country. The nationwide survey will give a better picture of the prevalence of …

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Lira hospital faulted over failure to recruit specialists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have ordered the Director of Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Dr John Stephen Obbo, to provide evidence for non-absorption of Shs1.5 billion ring-fenced for hiring of medical specialists. Legislators who sit on the Public Accountants Committee (PAC-Central) are concerned that a number of hospitals …

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Tunisia unveils draft of new constitution ahead of referendum

Tunis, Tunisia | Xinhua | Tunisian President Kais Saied has validated the draft of a new constitution and unveiled it to the public ahead of the constitutional referendum scheduled for July 25. The draft constitution, published late Thursday in the official bi-weekly gazette Journal of the Republic of Tunisia, comprises 10 …

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