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KWANIA: Five convicted for illegal fishing

Kwania, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Aduku Grade I Magistrate Court has sentenced five people to two years imprisonment for illegal fishing. The convicts are Ronald Alele 18, Ben Ayini 19, Nixson Ayini  25, and Bonny Okello 18, all residents of Alido parish in Chawente sub county, Kwania district. The fifth …

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Gov’t asked to develop strong bargaining power for migrant workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rights activists want the government to devise a strong bargaining power to benefit the migrant workers and respond to rampant abuses and unfavorable working conditions. Several Bilateral Labour Agreements-BLA that Uganda has signed with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates-UAE, and Jordan among …

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NAMISINDWA: Parents lock headteacher’s office over poor PLE results

Namisindwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The parents of Lwandubi Primary School in Namabya sub county, Namisindwa district have locked out the headteacher, protesting alleged incompetence and poor performance in the 2022 Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE. The angry parents led by Robert Wayelo stormed the school on Tuesday morning before the arrival …

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IGG probes Kabale University management

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top management of Kabale University is under investigation by the office of the Inspectorate of Government over allegations of discrimination in staff promotions, recruitment, and review of university policies. According to a highly placed source at the university who preferred anonymity, top management has …

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MUKONO: Vehicle knocks dead 12 year-old girl

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are hunting for the driver of a Toyota Hilux registration number UBK 108P, that knocked dead a pupil and injured four other people while crossing Kampala-Jinja highway in Mukono district on Wednesday morning. Twelve-year-old Alice Sheila Namwanje, a former primary seven pupil of Naluse …

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Six Congolese nationals arrested for illegal entry into Uganda

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kasese has arrested Six Congolese nationals for illegal entry into the country. Nelson Tumushiime, the Rwenzori East Police Spokesperson says security personnel acted on a tip-off from residents in Kasese town and arrested the six, who were found in possession of forged …

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Civil society loses bid to halt vehicle tracking system plans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has dismissed an application in which Legal Brains Trust, a non-profit organization sued the government challenging the move to introduce vehicle tracking devices. Legal Brains Trust had sought an injunction against the implementation of the plan until the main application …

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Moroto leaders demand reinstatement of vigilantes

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Moroto district leaders have renewed their call for the reinstatement of the local vigilante groups to back security forces in the fight against cattle rustlers. The leaders argue that the communities have continued losing cattle to suspected raiders and little is done …

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Sudan urges UN Security Council to lift sanctions

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Sudan on Tuesday called on the UN Security Council to lift the sanctions imposed on it since 2005. The demand was made by Sudan’s acting Foreign Minister Ali Al-Sadiq when meeting with the ambassadors of the permanent and non-permanent member states of the Security Council, …

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