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Stray elephant kills 75 year old man in Buliisa

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 75-year-old man has died after being attacked by a stray elephant in Buliisa district. The deceased has been identified as Mogo Ungyera, a resident of Waiga village in Bugana Parish. He was attacked on Sunday evening when the elephant strayed from the Murchison Falls …

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Disability inclusion in inter-generational dialogues

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights is a necessity for every young person regardless of their abilities, however, there are challenges to ensuring that this works out in Uganda.  For instance, the Uganda demographic health survey(2016) indicates a 28% unmet family planning need and …

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Vandalism on Kampala-Entebbe Expressway Irks MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vandalism of road furniture on the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway remains one of the biggest challenges on the country’s only toll road, legislators on the Committee on Physical Infrastructure have noted. The MPs have tasked the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) to come up with strategic and …

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House Committee, CAA disagree over US$199 million loan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The meeting between the House Committee on National Economy and Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ended prematurely, when the aviation regulator failed to provide proper accountability for a loan worth US $199, 990,416. The loan, obtained from Export-Import Bank of China in 2016 aimed at …

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MPs criticize KCCA on World Bank loan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on National Economy has expressed displeasure with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)’s utilization of the US$175 World Bank loan saying the quality of works does not correlate with the value of money. MPs on the committee said that despite the funding, the works especially …

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MP Ssewanyana’s health condition worries family

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The family of Makindye West member of parliament, Allan Ssewanyana, is concerned about his health condition, a day after his release from incarceration. Ssewanyana, together with Kawempe North MP Mohammed Ssegirinya were granted bail on Monday after spending 17 months in prison on charges …

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Burundian National shot dead in parking lot

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A security guard has shot dead a Burundian national during a heated argument in Muzana zone, Kisenyi 1 parish, Kampala Central Division. The deceased is Christian Itangishaka, a resident of Bunamwaya, who has been in charge of parking at Roza market. He was gunned down …

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Two private security guards arrested for staging illegal roadblock

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two private security guards are in police custody in Mbale city on allegations of stagging an illegal roadblock. They are Andrew Okello and Albert Omageni, from security Uganda company and residents of Nasenyi cell in Dokho ward, Mbale City Industrial division. Rogers Taitika, the Elgon …

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Police rescue pastor, suspected kidnappers shot dead

Gomba, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Flying Squad operatives have shot dead three suspected masterminds behind the kidnap of Pastor Mary Byarisya from Gomba district a week ago. Only one of the suspects has been identified, as Andrew Behakanira also known as Bashiru. Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson says …

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