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Rwanda releases SFC soldier after Muhoozi visit

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commander of Land Forces of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has returned to Kampala from a successful trip to Kigali, where he held talks with Rwanda President Paul Kagame. “We held very cordial and in-depth discussions about how to …

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Government advised to regulate fuel industry

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the trade, industries and tourism committee want the government to enact laws that will foster consumer protection within the fuel industry. While inspecting the oil reserves on Friday in Jinja City, the MPs said that there was hoarding of fuel …

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PM Nabbanja suspends Malaba weigh bridge operations

  Malaba, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has suspended the operations of the weighbridge at the Kenya Uganda Malaba border to help to reduce the pile-up of trucks at the border. The Prime Minister made an impromptu visit at the Malaba border on a fact-finding mission …

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COVID-19 affects sperm quality in men – Study

Washington, USA | THE INDEPENDENT | Men infected with COVID-19 might experience a short-term reduction in sperm count, according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The study shows that some men infected with COVID-19 might find it hard to impregnate a woman after recovering from the …

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Security foils revenge attacks in Apaa feud

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel on Thursday evening foiled a revenge attack on locals in Zoka Trading center in the disputed Apaa Township in Adjumani District. This comes just a day after a tribal clash in Ngoro village, Itirikwa Sub-county left one dead, two others injured and …

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Six killed in ‘Drone’ accident in Pakwach

Pakwach, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six members of the same family have died in an accident in Pakwach District. The six had accompanied one of their relatives to board a bus and as they waited by the roadside near Panyimur junction on the Nebbi-Pakwach highway, when a Toyota Hiace …

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Army Commander Muhoozi Kainerugaba in Kigali

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Army commander┬áLt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has arrived in Kigali for talks aimed at restoring relations between Uganda and Rwanda. Gen Kainerugaba, the┬á Commander of Land Forces of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and Senior Presidential Adviser on Special Operations, flew into Kigali on …

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Lango MPs call off demo after meeting Museveni

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Lango Parliamentary Group (LPG) have called off their earlier planned demonstration over the poor status of Lira-Kamdini road after meeting the president. The association had organized a peaceful demonstration over the road which for years has claimed lives or its users. In …

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