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UNEB begins hearing process of withheld PLE results

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has started hearing cases of schools whose Primary Leaving Examination-PLE results were withheld. Rose Mukasa Nabukenya, the Principal Examinations Officer in charge of Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE, says that the board has invited individuals of interest from schools whose results …

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Police retreive body of man who drowned in Lake Edward

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The body of a man who drowned in Lake Edward in Katwe, Kabatoro town council in Kasese district while evading arrest by the police marine unit has been recovered. Ronald Mumbere drowned on Monday as he attempted to escape from the marine police enforcement team …

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Electric fence work stalls around Murchison Falls National Park

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The installation of an electric fence around Murchison Falls National Park in Nwoya district has stalled due to the delayed release of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Last year, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) received 5.7 billion Shillings in grants from the World Bank for …

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Assailants hack Kagadi man to death

Kagadi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unknown assailants have hacked to death a man in Kagadi district. The lifeless body of Leonard Katwesige, 30, was found lying by the roadside in Wesimbe cell, Pacwa town council at around 6:30am on Wednesday. The body had deep cuts on the neck and face. …

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FIFA reports record-breaking revenue of 7.6 billion dollars

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) has approved the Annual Report 2022 with a record-breaking revenue of 7.6 billion U.S. dollars during the 2019-2022 cycle. “FIFA’s unprecedented investment in football is the result of our solid financial transparency and stands as a concrete example of …

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Museveni contributes UGX 100M towards treatment of ailing councilor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has contributed Shillings 102 million towards the treatment of a councilor who is battling kidney complications. The beneficiary is Keneth Mugabe, the Kagote Ward councilor in Fort Portal City Central Division. Mugabe needed Shillings 200 Million for a kidney transplant in …

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Father detained for attempted murder of daughter over school fees

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese police are holding a father accused of attempting to kill his own daughter for stressing him over school fees. The suspect is Emmanuel Muhindo, a resident of Nyabibwa village in Rukoki sub-county, Kasese district. The suspect allegedly attacked his daughter with a machete in …

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South Africa declares national state of disaster to combat floods

Johannesburg, S.A. | Xinhua | The South African government has declared a national state of disaster to enable an intensive and coordinated response to the impact of floods that are affecting seven of the country’s nine provinces. The National Disaster Management Center has classified the impact of current above-normal rainfall in …

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