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Turkish parliament approves Sweden’s NATO bid

ANKARA, TURKEY | Xinhua | Turkish lawmakers on Tuesday approved a long-delayed bill on Sweden’s bid to become the 32nd member of NATO. The Turkish parliament voted on the bill after a debate in the Grand National Assembly. A total of 346 lawmakers participated in the voting, with 287 votes …

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Minister Nandutu loses bid to halt iron sheets trial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court in Kampala dismissed an application in which State Minister for Karamoja, Agnes Nandutu sought to have her trial over Karamoja iron sheets saga halted. On Monday, Lady Justice Jane Okuo Kajuga said there is nothing for interpretation and …

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FUFA names working committee for EA 2027 AFCON Pamoja bid

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Federation of Uganda’s Football Associations (FUFA) has officially appointed an ad-hoc committee to oversee Uganda’s joint bid for co-hosting the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). According to a statement from the local soccer governing body, the committee was endorsed by the FUFA Executive …

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FUFA submits AFCON 2027 co-host bid to parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has finalized the bidding paperwork to co-host the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 2027. Uganda, Tanzania, and neighboring Kenya have put up a joint bid before the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to host the 2027 AFCON. …

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Gavi in new bid to reach unvaccinated Ugandan children

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT l The global alliance for vaccine initiative -GAVI says that about 50,000 children in Uganda have never received a single vaccine dose, and therefore remain unprotected against any killer disease. This also makes it almost impossible to eradicate some diseases from the country. For this reason, …

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Somalia’s bid to join EAC gains momentum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The bid by Somalia to join the East African Community has gained momentum with the Secretariat’s planned verification mission to the country. In July last year, Mogadishu made an official bid official for the third time after failed attempts in 2012 and 2017 during the …

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