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China’s Digital Silk Road solution to corruption in Africa: AU experts

Gaborone, Botswana | Xinhua | African countries have been urged to take full advantage of China’s Digital Silk Road program and employ artificial intelligence in their quest in detecting and subsequently shutting down corruption, experts observed. “Digital Silk Road is well positioned to help African nations deal with corruption through the …

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Ugandan scientists build low-cost air quality monitoring system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a tiny workshop at Uganda’s top university, Makerere University, tech-savvy youths develop a low cost air quality monitoring system that experts say will influence decision-making regarding the increasing air pollution in the east African country. According to the 2021 World Air Quality Report, Uganda’s …

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Teachers lured back to class with PTA allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Secondary and primary schools in different parts of the country are luring teachers to classes with the promise of increasing the Parents, Teachers allowances. At many of the secondary schools that Uganda Radio Network visited, learning was taking place despite calls by the Uganda National …

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Police hunt former presidential candidate Joseph Kabuleta

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies are hunting for Joseph Kabuleta, a former presidential candidate, a day after his offices were raided by security personnel. On Wednesday, armed security personnel dressed in civilian clothes searched the offices of the National Economic Empowerment Dialogue located at Luthuli Avenue in Bugolobi and …

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Tayebwa asks German MPs to woo investors to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa has asked legislators from Germany to interest their investors to set up shops in Uganda. Tayebwa told a delegation from the Bundestag (Germany’s National Assembly) led by Stefan Rouenhoff, who represents the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, that the country …

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UPDF captain detained over misappropriation of emyooga funds

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dan Byakika, a captain from the UPDF Jinja cantonment and the chairperson of the Northern Division Veterans Emyooga Sacco, is in trouble for the alleged misappropriation of Emyooga funds. He was picked by officers from Kiira police region for allegedly withdrawing Shillings 24 Million from …

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Ugandan troops halt fighting in eastern DRC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan troops fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been instructed to hold their positions and wait for further instructions. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Commander Land Forces of the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF), tweeted late on Wednesday that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni had …

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Nantaba set to battle retrial of election petition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has ordered for a retrial of a petition filed by Nazigo sub county councilor, Ritah Nabadda challenging the victory of Idah Nantaba as the Kayunga District Woman Member of Parliament. The order for a retrial has been made by a panel …

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Oyam residents accuse police of extortion

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in Oyam district have accused police of extorting money from them in order to handle their cases. The allegations were raised during a community meeting organized by the office of the Prime Minister in conjunction with Oyam district local government in Iceme and Minakulu …

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