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Interpol unveils online applications to reduce extortion, crowding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda National Central Bureau commonly referred to as Interpol-Uganda has launched an online application system for the Certificate of Good Conduct purposely to reduce crowing and extortion at its Kololo headquarters. The Certificate of Good Conduct also known as the Criminal Clearance Letter is …

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Kiplimo to join Cheptegei for golden spike event in Ostrava

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  World Half Marathon champion Jacob Kiplimo has entered the Golden Spike event slated for May 19th in Ostrava in the Czech Republic. Kiplimo joins another Uganda star runner and world 5,000 and 10,000m record holder Joshua Cheptegei who will run in the 3,000m race. Kiplimo …

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MPs say 11th parliament should focus on pro-people legislation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Some members of Parliament have said that the 11th parliament should focus on passing legislation that is pro-people and not focus on what political parties want.    Parliament is expected to swear in 166 Members of Parliament today out of the 529 MPs to the …

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Parents stranded as Makerere restricts access to graduation ceremony

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents and guardians are stranded in the precincts of Makerere University after they were denied access to the campus, where they had accompanied their children as the annual graduation week kicked off, this morning.  Previously, each graduand would be accompanied by two people, preferably parents or …

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Presidential campaigns start in Syria

Damascus, Syria |  XINHUA | The Syrian presidential campaigns have officially started on Sunday as posters of President Bashar al-Assad and the two other candidates filled the squares and streets in the capital Damascus. Under the theme “Hope is in Work,” Assad has started his campaign where his posters, most …

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