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National Sports Bill to be reconsidered

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Sports Bill, 2023 that President Yoweri Museveni did not assent to was referred to the Committee on Education and Sports for reconsideration. The Bill which was passed 02 March 2023 seeks to create regulations governing the National Anti-Doping Organisation as an independent body …

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Digital number plates are too expensive – KACITA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala City Traders Association, KACITA blamed the government for the rushed decision to implement digital number plates. The government is set to roll out digital number plates with each car owner set to pay shs735,000 for a digital number plate that will replace the current …

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MP Mapenduzi signs MoU with NRM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a significant development, Hon. Ojara Martin Mapenduzi, the Bardege-Layibi Division Member of Parliament, officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. The historic signing took place during a courtesy visit to the NRM Head Offices in Nakasero. …

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Africa’s Russia-Ukraine peace mission

What can be achieved by a fact-finding mission of the `Africa six’ that is misrepresented as mediation? COMMENT | GILBERT M. KHADIAGALA | South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa led an initiative of six African heads of state to explore an end to the year-long Russia-Ukraine war. Announcement of the initiative followed his …

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Seats of power

A parliamentary space should help citizens comprehend who stands for what in political conflicts COMMENT | JAN- WERNER MUELLER | Is there an ideal design for parliament buildings and legislative chambers? The question seems abstract, but it comes up surprisingly often as a very concrete challenge. It arose in the 1990s, …

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Uganda’s state-sponsored homophobia

Achieving a truly inclusive society requires Ugandans to reject discriminatory ideology COMMENT | SARAH KIHIKA KASANDE | In late May, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act, a new law that institutionalises the persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) people and, more broadly, promotes a culture …

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