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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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Uganda, Rwanda officials disagree at body handover

Katuna, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was drama at Katuna border in Kabale district on Monday at the handover of the body of a Rwandan national who was gunned down in Kamwezi sub county Rukiga district on Friday. The handover ceremony was meant to take place in a tent  but …

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POLICE: Murders rise to 4,497 in 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 4,497 people were killed in 2018, according to the annual crimes statistics released by Uganda Police Force-UPF. This represents a 0.5 percent increase in the murders compared to 4,473 cases recorded in 2017. While presenting the statistics, the Director Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID Assistant Inspector …

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DPP withdraws charges against Bakaleke

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecution-DPP Mike Chibita has withdrawn charges against Assistant Commissioner of Police, Siraje Bakaleke and city Lawyer, Paul Wanyoto Mugoya and six others before the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala. The other suspects are city lawyer, Paul Wanyoto Mugoya, Samuel Nabeta Mulowooza, the …

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POLICE: Crime rate in Uganda drops by 5%

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The crime rate in Uganda dropped by 5%, Police have said in their 2018 crime report released today. Launched by Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola on Monday, the report shows 238746 cases were registered by Criminal Investigations Directorate  (CID) in …

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Uganda to handover body of Rwandan national

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Preparations are underway by Ugandan authorities to handover the remains of John Batista Nkyerengye, a Rwandan national who was shot dead in Kamwezi Sub County in Rukiga District on Friday evening. He was shot by an unidentified Rwandan soldier together with Alex Nyesiga Atuheire, …

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