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UWA ranger killed by armed poachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) announced the death of their worker, Private Okawa Charles who was killed by poachers on December 5, 2022 while on duty in the Kidepo Valley Conservation Area. In a statement, UWA said that the late Okawa together with eleven colleagues while …

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Minister Ecweru flags off road safety awareness campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Works and Transport, Francis Musa Ecweru, flagged off a three-day “Road Safety Campaign “aimed at raising awareness against road accidents. The flag-off took place on Tuesday at the Ministry of Works and Transport headquarters. Themed, “Together for Boda-Boda Safety”, the …

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Why women stay with abusers

An academic study offers some insights Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES  | Domestic violence is a public health problem in most parts of the world. A 2021 United Nations report showed that one in three women aged 15-49 years in sub-Saharan Africa had experienced one form of violence or another …

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World Cup fever

Why supporting your favorite team may be boosting your mental health too Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Being a sports fan can bring a sense of belonging and community. A new book by sports fans found that while 61% of Americans report experiencing loneliness, non-fans are lonelier than fans. Whether …

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Government given nine days to release Kabuleta

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of National Economic Empowerment Dialogue (NEED) last week gave the government up to December 14 to release their president Joseph Kabuleta who is said to be in poor health and needs treatment. The leaders, who claim Kabuleta is in bad health, blame the Nakawa …

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UMA president Oledo insists he won’t step down

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Troubled president of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA), Dr Samuel Oledo insisted that he will not be stepping down from his position despite earlier calls from fellow association members. During the Youth Patriotism Symposium at Kololo Independence Grounds December 3, Oledo led a group of …

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Parliament begins probe into Zaake misconduct allegations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary committee on rules, discipline and privileges has started their investigations into the alleged misconduct of Mityana Municipality legislator Francis Zaake Butebi. The committee started with a closed-door meeting last week with all committee members agreeing on how best the investigations on the alleged …

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The Maasai ‘Olympics’

Why warriors are swapping lion massacre for sports trophies Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On Dec.10, thousands of spectators in traditional red cloaks and beaded jewellery gathered to watch 160 young Maasai – 120 men and 40 women – compete in the 5th biennial ‘Maasai Olympics.’ The sporting jamboree …

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