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Biden, Erdogan hold phone call over bilateral ties

Washington, USA |  XINHUA |  U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday discussed bilateral relations in a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the White House said. Biden conveyed “his interest in a constructive bilateral relationship with expanded areas of cooperation and effective management of disagreements,” the White …

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Teachers college administrators arrested for denying students exams

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Police in Busia district have arrested two college administrators for blocking their own students, numbering 29, from sitting for final exams. The suspects have been identified as Affan Lubanga, the director Destiny River Primary Teacher’s collage-PTC which is in Iganga district and Benson Kabusira the …

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Land commission chair unveils rot in compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Uganda Land Commission (ULC) chairperson Beatrice Byenkya Nyakaisiki has decried gross corruption and irregularities in land compensation in the country.    Byenkya was on Thursday appearing before the Adhoc committee of Parliament investigating compensation in relation to land in Ndeeba on which a Church …

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Court sets date for minister Rukutana’s judgement

Ntungamo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ntungamo Chief Magistrate’s court has set April 30, the day it will deliver judgement in a case where the State Minister for Labour Mwesigwa Rukutana is accused of attempted murder, assault, malicious damage and threatening violence.  The prosecution alleges that Rukutana and his guards …

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One person dies in Natete road accident

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Police has confirmed the death of one person knocked by a truck in Natete town on the outskirts of Kampala. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson ASP Luke Owoyesigyire identified  the deceased as Agnes Arinaitwe, a resident of Kasenge village in Wakiso district who was moving …

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