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Court blocks MUK from disqualifying guild presidential candidate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The High Court has issued an interim order, restraining Makerere University from disqualifying a student Judith Nalukwago from participating in the Guild Presidential elections. The order was issued by the Deputy head of Civil Division Emmanuel Baguma on Friday evening pending the determination of the …

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Russia imposes entry ban on 8 EU officials

Moscow, Russia |  XINHUA |  The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Friday that eight officials from the European Union (EU)’s bodies and member countries are banned from entering Russia in retaliation. The sanctioned figures include President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, and European Commission Vice President for Values and …

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Gov’t bans flights to and from India

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The government has banned flights to and from India following the high COVID- 19 infections and deaths in the Asian country.  India has so far recorded more than 18 million cases of COVID-19 with over 208,000 deaths. The country is also in a crisis with …

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Growing human needs threatening survival of chimpanzees

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA and Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre-UWEC are concerned about the destruction of natural habitats for chimpanzees. The chimps live in or outside mainly tropical rain forests and woodlands located in Western Uganda such as Bugoma, Budongo, and Kibale among others There are …

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Arua mayor wants rival’s victory overturned

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Interim Mayor of Arua City Issa Kato has filed a petition challenging the victory of Wadri Sam Nyakua in the January Mayoral elections.  Nyakua, who is the LCV Chairperson Arua District was declared the winner with 13,564 votes against Issa Kato’s 13,313 votes.  Kato …

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UPDF commander cited in Masaka muslim wrangles, leaders suspended

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Brigadier Deus Sande, the Commandant of Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF Armoured Brigade at Kasijjagirwa has been cited in renewed leadership wrangles within the Masaka Muslim Community. The leadership that pays allegiance to the Kibuli-based Muslim faction are embroiled in wrangles over management of the main …

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