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King Mswati III ‘marriage’ order is fake

eSwatini says fake polygamy story ‘insult’ to king and country Mbabane, eSwatini | AFP |  The government of eSwatini on Tuesday angrily denied viral online reports that King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch who has 14 wives, had ordered men to have at least two marriages or face jail. …

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Sh217 billion request sends supplementary budget to sh1.8 trillion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has tabled a supplementary budget request of Shillings 217.2 billion for the 2018/2019 financial year before parliamentary for approval. The request, tabled by Minister of state for Disaster preparedness, Musa Ecweru is from State House, Local Governments Ministry and Muni University. Shillings 33.2 billion …

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Sudan army rulers, protesters agree on 3-year transition period

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese army rulers and protest leaders Wednesday agreed on a three-year transition period for transferring power to a full civilian administration, even as negotiations over a new sovereign ruling body remain unfinished. The protest movement is demanding a civilian-led transition following 30 years of …

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Gov’t asks for more time to table electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Attorney General William Byaruhanga has asked for some more days to table electoral reforms. According to Byaruhanga, government will table the proposed reforms within a period of ten days. He disclosed this while updating plenary on the progress on tabling the proposed electoral reforms. …

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UNOC confirms August exit for CEO Wapakabulo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The board of Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) has confirmed the resignation of their founder CEO Dr Josephine Wapakabulo. “As the first CEO of UNOC, Eng. Dr. Wapakabulo has since her recruitment in August 2016 been an excellent leader who has diligently executed  her roles. …

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SUDAN: Bashir to be charged, five protesters shot dead

Six shot dead as Sudan sees breakthrough in civil rule talks Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Five Sudanese protesters and an army major were shot dead Monday in the capital, hours after protest leaders and the ruling generals reached a breakthrough agreement on transitional authorities to run the country. The …

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