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Salah penalty gives Liverpool half-time lead in Champions League final FT : Liverpool 2 Spurs 0 Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Mohamed Salah’s early penalty gave Liverpool a 1-0 lead against Tottenham at half-time in Saturday’s all-English Champions League final in Madrid. The Egyptian scored the second quickest goal in …

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GEN TUMWINE: Security ready to thwart terrorist threats

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security Minister Gen Elly Tumwine has assured pilgrims to the Uganda Martyrs Shrine, Namugongo, that their security is guaranteed despite a terror alert issued by the Police earlier. Gen Tumwine, who visited the Catholic Martyrs Shrines this afternoon said that he was convinced that …

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Use of force is inevitable in policing – IGP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has justified the use of force by police personnel, which sometimes results in human rights violations. Ochola says in spite of interventions to completely eliminate cases of human rights violations, Police continues to operate under chaotic …

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Police warns of terror threat, unveils Martyrs Day traffic guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With only four days left to this year’s Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations, security agencies have put pilgrims on the high alert for suspected terror threats. The Deputy Police spokesperson, Polly Namaye, says they have received intelligence indicating that suspected terrorists have sneaked into the country. …

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Ninety-year-old Tibyangye robbed clean at Namugongo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thieves have robbed clean an elderly pilgrim from Bushenyi district. Bernard Tibyangye who is well into the nineties,  will live to remember this year’s Martyrs celebration after losing sh230,000 and his travel documents to thugs. According to Tibyangye, he was robbed of his wallet …

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MTN CEO Vanhelleputte to return to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN’s Chief Executive Officer Wim Vanhelleputte who was deported in February over allegations of undermining state security, has been allowed back into the country after top level discussions between the South African company and President Yoweri Museveni. The president’s press secretary Don Wanyama confirmed the development …

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Police make three arrests after Nansana armed robbery

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Police have arrested three suspects  in connection to an armed robbery at Cheap Hardware in Nansana Municipality in Wakiso district. Two people including Jimmy Atikuru, the Assistant Manager of the Hardware shop and Frank Aruho were gunned down during the Wednesday afternoon raid. Three …

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Uganda House in New York gets mural on youth employment

New York, US | THE INDEPENDENT | As part of its 100th anniversary, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has painted a mural at the Uganda Embassy in New York in recognition of efforts by government to solve youth unemployment. The painting depicts a young woman draped in a headscarf in …

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Former PM Apolo Nsibambi dies at 78

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Prime Minister and long time political scientists Apolo Nsibambi, has died at 78. He has battled age-related illnesses for the past five years, but details of cause of death are yet to be released. Nsibambi was Prime Minister of Uganda 1999–2011, during which …

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