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Chelsea sacks Lampard

London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Struggling Chelsea have sacked coach Frank Lampard after a spate of poor results. “Chelsea Football Club has today parted company with Head Coach Frank Lampard,” said a statement from the club. FULL STATEMENT This has been a very difficult decision, and not one that …

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Court orders security to vacate Bobi Wine’s home

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The High Court has issued an order directing police and the military to vacate National Unity Platform (NUP) President Robert Kyagulanyi’s premises. Kyagulanyi aka Bobi wine and his wife Barbie have been under house arrest since they voted on January 14, 2021. Court ruled that …

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A Hidden Treasure

Karimojong enduring attachment to their culture Moroto, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Notwithstanding the social- cultural stereotype often attached to the Karamojong, a north- eastern ethnic group in Uganda, the group is privileged to preserve it’s distinct traditional norm and practices in the contemporary times. A visitor to Moroto and …

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COMMENT: Return rationality to China-U.S. relations

COMMENT | Xinhua writer Lu Jiafei | At a critical juncture when the world is wrestling with a once-in-a-century global health crisis and the accompanying economic fallout, the importance of a stable and sound China-U.S. relationship cannot be overstated. When Joe Biden assumes the U.S. presidency later Wednesday, he will …

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Burundian ruling party elects new leader

Bujumbura, Burundi | XINHUA |  An extraordinary congress of Burundi’s ruling party on Sunday elected former Senate President Reverien Ndikuriyo to succeed the incumbent Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye as the new party leader. Ndikuriyo was elected as the Secretary General of the ruling National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for …

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Two NUP candidates face Monday vote while in jail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two National Unity Platform (NUP) party candidates contesting to become Division Councilors in Kampala, will not vote in Monday’s local government council elections. They were arrested in Kalangala district in December last year on the campaign trail with former NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi …

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Nyamutoro is national Youth MP, first from West Nile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Phiona Nyamutoro is the new Female National Youth MP. Nyamutoro of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, polled 296 votes, and was followed by Prima Tukamushabe who got 66 votes. The race attracted 12 candidates who included Amongin Prisca Nangiro, Busomoke Marcelina, Kaija Doreen, …

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Nansana shooting victim still has bullet lodged in chest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nicholas Kafeero, one of the survivors of the recent Nassana shooting is in pain with a bullet still stuck in his chest. Two weeks ago, a Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldier shot dead five people and injured four others critically.  Lance Corporal Denis Omara, …

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