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Kasese LCV chairperson sets sights on education fund

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The new Kasese LCV Chairperson Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi has said that he will focus on the creation of an education fund to help disadvantaged children.  Bukombi says that last year’s floods greatly affected the learning  in the district citing many parents who lost their businesses …

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Sigh of relief as Tanzania signs EACOP host agreement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Tanzania today signed an agreement to host the East African Crude Oil Pipeline with its lead investor Total.    The signing of the long-awaited Host Government Agreement(HGA) on Thursday was witnessed by President Yoweri Museveni and Samia Suluhu Hassan in Dar es Salaam.    The …

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New book: Benedicto Kiwanuka’s political maneuvers

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  From supporting Rwenzururu secessionists from Tooro Kingdom in 1960s to supporting the return of the lost counties to Bunyoro kingdom, direct elections in Buganda in 1961 ahead of independence, a new book details Uganda’s first short lived prime minister, Benedicto Kiwanuka’s political maneuvers. Titled Contesting …

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Vendors miss out on space in new Busia market

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There is anger among Busia market vendors who have missed out on stalls in the new market. On Monday, Busia municipal council authorities started to resettle traders in the new market constructed at Solo A village in Western Division.  Pascal Moyah, the Western Division town …

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NUP to conduct primaries for KCCA speakership seat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The National Unity Platform-NUP will next week conduct primaries for the position of Speaker of Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA. The Speaker, a position introduced in the KCCA amendment of 2019 is elected by the councillors to preside over council sittings, pass authority budgets and conduct an …

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CAF postpones 2022 women’s Afcon qualifiers to October

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers from June to October 2021 The qualifiers were slated to kick-off in June 2021, however due to infrastructural challenges and problems caused by COVID-19 restrictions, the football governing body …

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Mangoes rot away in Acholi over limited market

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Farmers in Kitgum and Pader Districts are failing to reap profits from the sale of fresh organic mangoes over limited markets. It is the mango season in the region and most homesteads within rural and some urban areas with mango trees are flourishing with ripe …

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UPDF MPS defend role in parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) newly elected representatives in Parliament have defended their stay in Parliament saying they play a key role in developing policies related to security.   In January 2021, the UPDF elected 10 representatives in Parliament. They are; General David Muhoozi, the Chief …

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