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UN Security Council renews sanctions on DRC

Security Council’s sanctions on the DRC are designed to curb the violent activities of armed groups United Nations | Xinhua | The United Nations Security Council on Thursday renewed the sanctions imposed on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Adopting resolution 2641 by a vote of 10 in favor to …

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Report adverse reactions to Covid-19 vaccines: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vaccine experts are encouraging Ugandans to report adverse reactions early as the government launches the third COVID-19 vaccination campaign. According to the vaccinologists, many of the reactions experienced by people after vaccination are being reported by family members late thus hindering proper investigations. They say …

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Top media dragged to Industrial court over unpaid wages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The labour dispute between Rick Ashaba and Top Media Consortium Limited, which belongs to Pastor Jackson Senyonga has moved to the Industrial court. The Commissioner for Labor in the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development decided to refer the matter to the Industrial court …

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Police halts regional inspectors of vehicles from testing bus drivers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Traffic Police has stopped forthwith all regional Inspectors of Vehicles (IOVs) from testing bus drivers seeking to acquire driving licenses. Assistant Superintendent of Police-ASP Faridah Nampiima, who is also the directorate’s spokesperson, says all testing of bus drivers will be conducted at …

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UN decries surge in tribal violence in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | The United Nations on Thursday expressed concern over the escalating communal violence in South Sudan which it said has left several people dead and others injured. Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for South Sudan Nicholas Haysom condemned the recent clashes in Eastern, …

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Hundreds miss UPDF recruitment over lack of national IDs, forgery

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 900 potential recruits to the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces-UPDF have been turned away in Buliisa. Some of the youths were found with forged academic papers, no National IDs and recommendation letters from LC1 chairpersons, District Internal Security Officer-DISO, and Resident District Commissioners-RDC. Others …

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Gulu registers over 3,000 cases of mental illness in nine months

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu district has registered 3,484 cases of mental illness in the last nine months. The statistics from the district health department were recorded between July 2021 and March 2022 from the different health facilities. According to the statistics, Awach sub county registered the highest number …

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58 die of starvation in Kotido district

Kotido is facing acute food shortage Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fifty-eight people in Kotido district have reportedly died of hunger between May and June this year due to the food crisis in the Karamoja sub-region. A report by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification(IPC) indicates that about 518,000 people, …

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