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Sh9 billion needed for house numbering project in Kampala

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA needs about sh9 billion for the house numbering project. In 2016, KCCA started mass numbering of all properties in Kampala and so far, over 356,947 houses have been numbered. However, according to the Geographic Information System (GIS) analyst …

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Makerere School of Law principal Prof. Mbazira resigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Principal of the School of Law Christopher Mbazira has resigned. Professor Mbazira reportedly left his office on Saturday. At the height of this conflict, the School of Law is fighting for its autonomy as a constituent college of the university while management wants …

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Floods kill 12 people in Bundibugyo

  Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Twelve people have been swept to their deaths by floods in western Uganda, the Red Cross said on Saturday, as the East African country is battered by torrential rain. “We have recovered 12 bodies from the water and one person has been rushed to …

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US conducts joint knowledge exchange with UPDF in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia |  BRENNEN LEGE | U.S. service members in Somalia end of  last month conducted a joint Tactical Casualty Combat Care information exchange and mass casualty exercise with neighboring Ugandan African Union Mission in Somalia soldiers. The operation enhanced partner force interoperability and communication, and instilled enduring procedures for mass …

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Nnabagereka launches Mpanga’s book ‘It’s A Pity She’s Not a Boy’

  Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda has applauded former minister Joyce Mpanga for being a true champion of women’s rights and writing a book about her life and achievements over the years. The Nnabagereka (Queen of Buganda), who also wrote the foreword to the book ‘It’s A Pity She’s Not …

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US to name ambassador to Sudan for first time in 23 years

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States said Wednesday it would name an ambassador to Sudan for the first time in 23 years, during a visit to Washington by the country’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The two nations will proceed with an exchange of ambassadors, Secretary of State …

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US urges countries to suspend digital taxes

Washington, United States | AFP |  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday urged countries like France to suspend taxes on global computing giants and wait for a negotiated agreement on international taxation. As the United States is poised to impose tariffs of up to 100 percent on $2.4 billion …

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Museveni gives Tororo Archdiocese sh100m boost

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has applauded Tororo Archdiocese on its current initiative of empowering youth with various skills. According to the President, these initiatives complement government efforts to help Ugandan youths attain the skills they need to find meaningful employment thereby pledging to send …

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