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US, China step up war of words over Hong Kong

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States and China have stepped up an increasingly harsh war of words over pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, as Beijing seeks to push its accusations that the mass demonstrations are being fueled by foreign powers. In the latest exchange, Washington on Friday called …

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Absence of substantive DHO sparks outrage in Kabale

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The absence of a substantive District Education Officer in Kabale has sparked outrage, among residents, activists and local government leaders.   The district has spent three years without a District Health Officer (DHO), since the transfer of Dr Patrick Tusiime who was promoted to the level …

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Miners, activists re-echo need for weighbridges in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Artisan miners and activists have re-echoed the need for the establishment of weighbridges in Karamoja Sub Region. Tororo Cement and other companies have been transporting precious stones like limestone and Marble from the region for over a decade. However, there are no weighbridges to help …

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Women activists list seven demands from government

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Women activists from 17 non-governmental organisations and nine individuals under their umbrella organization, Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) have listed seven demands they want government to pay attention to in a bid to improve the social welfare of girls and women in Uganda. This comes amidst …

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ARTS: Artists as activists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bruno Ruganzu explains the magnetism of artivism Bruno Ruganzu has recently been shortlisted among the four finalists for Artivism in Residence artists by MS TCDC in Arusha, Tanzania for using art for social justice in Africa. The Independent’s Dominic Muwanguzi spoke to him. Below …

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Activists mark Human Rights Defenders day

Coalition boss decries shrinking space, calls for constructive engagement with state Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Robert Kirenga, the Executive Director National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Uganda spoke to the Independent’s Flavia Nassaka about his perspective on the international human rights defenders day and general human rights situation in …

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