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Counterfeit seeds, poor management affecting farmers’ cooperatives

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Poor management and proliferation of counterfeit seeds in the market have been sighted as the major challenges affecting the operations of farmer’s cooperative unions in the Lango sub-region. The issues came up during a meeting organized by the National Alliance of Agriculture Cooperatives (NAAC) in Uganda …

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Body of teenager retrieved from Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The body of a teenager who drowned in Lake Albert in Hoima district has been retrieved. Fishermen recovered the body of 16-year-old Komakech Obama around 8pm on Monday. Obama who was attached to Kiryamboga landing site in Buseruka sub-county met his death around 4am on Sunday …

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Ntungamo registers surge in malaria cases

Ntungamo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ntungamo district has registered an upsurge in malaria cases. Records show that malaria cases in the district increased to 78,574 in 2022 up from 47,088 in 2021 and 44,971 cases in 2020. According to the breakdown, malaria cases in pregnant women increased to 736 in 2022 …

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What is behind projections of falling oil prices?

Houston, U.S. | Xinhua | Oil prices are falling. Now many experts expect the trend to continue over the next two years, with significant uncertainties ahead. PROJECTED FALLING PRICES The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) forecast earlier this month that the average Brent crude oil price would decrease from 100.94 U.S. …

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FRIDAY: UNEB ready to release PLE exams

🔵 January 27 🔵 State House Nakasero 🔵 11am Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The long-awaited 2022 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results will be out on Friday this week, the Ministry of Education and Sports has confirmed. Last week, Daniel Odongo, the Executive Director of the Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) …

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High Court orders specialised treatment for Ssewanyana

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka High Court has ordered prison authorities to provide specialised treatment to the Makindye West Member of Parliament, Allan Ssewanyana to enable him to recover such that he stands trial. The Masaka High Court Resident Judge, Lawrence Tweyanze issued the orders on Tuesday during the hearing …

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Ecobank’s Grace Muliisa promises support for community change makers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ecobank Uganda Managing Director Grace Muliisa has promised to identify and support individuals and organisations that are making positive impact in their communities. Muliisa was speaking during a news conference for handing over in-kind funding of Shs1million to each of the eight community change makers as …

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Four suspects pinned in Maj. Noel Mwesigye murder case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Detective Assistant Inspector of Police(AIP), Leonard Mukwaya from Luweero police station has pinned four suspects appearing before the UPDF General Court-martial for their involvement in the murder of Major Noel Mwesigye. The suspects are Manisur Olenga, Rashid Yiga alias Mucholi, Steven Kisuule, and Rogers Mwanje. According …

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Algeria, Italy agree to build new energy pipeline

Algiers, Algeria | Xinhua | Algeria and Italy agreed on Monday to build a new pipeline to carry Algeria’s gas and electricity to Europe. At a joint press conference with visiting Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said the project will make Italy “a key distributor of Algerian …

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