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Bill underway to stop LDC pre-entry exams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Law students may no longer have to go through the torment of sitting for exams before they can enroll for their bar course at the Law Development entre (LDC). A private member’s Bill, the piece of legislation that is seeking to amend the Advocates’ …

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MPs file petition over Museveni sole candidature

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Eleven MPs from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) have petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking to quash the endorsement of President Museveni as the party’s sole candidate in the 2021 presidential elections. They claim the decision is unconstitutional. On February 19, the NRM Central …

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Opinion poll battles kick off

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  An opinion poll by Research World International, a research firm, conducted in April 2019 puts President Museveni at 32% with new kid on the block Bobi Wine at 22% and Dr Kizza Besigye at 13% if an election were to be held now. According …

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Gov’t unveils oil advisory committee 

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The government has unveiled a seven member committee to offer strategic advice on oil resource investments as the Final Investment Decision by oil companies looms. The Petroleum Fund Investment Advisory Committee (IAC) was inaugurated by the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija at the ministry …

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Uganda slips further in World Press Freedom rankings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | “Acts of intimidation and violence against reporters are an almost daily occurrence in Uganda. The security services, which are the leading press freedom violators, often target journalists, arresting them arbitrarily and sometimes holding them incommunicado,” read the entry on Uganda by Reporters Without Borders, …

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UCC blasted over directive to media houses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) came under fire for issuing a directive to media houses to suspend their employees over a breach of “minimum broadcasting standards.” The stations are; NTV, NBS TV, BBS TV, Bukedde TV, Kingdom TV and Salt TV. Others are; Akaboozi FM, …

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Post Bank in turmoil over fraud

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Less than a month after the State House Anti-Corruption Unit swooped on Post Bank over embezzlement of funds, seven of its top employees including the bank’s MD Stephen Mukweli are now facing corruption charges at the Anti-Corruption Court. They were charged with abuse of …

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