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Nakapiripirit residents pin gov’t institutions, church for land grabbing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Emotions and tears filled Nakapiripirit district council hall when residents who reportedly lost land to government and Moroto Catholic Diocese broke their silence on Thursday. The affected residents opened up during a community Baraza organised by the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Land Commission. They told …

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Sexuality education still eludes Uganda as church, gov’t differ.

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Education is set to meet the episcopal conference to iron out differences on the proposed sexuality education framework. The framework has five themes distributed across age groups from early childhood (3 – 5 years), lower primary (6 -9), upper primary (10 – …

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Pastor Yiga out on Police bond

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pastor Augustine Yiga, the founder of Revival Church Kawala is out on police bond. Pastor Yiga was released on Monday evening following his detention at Kawempe Police Station on Friday evening. Pastor Yiga was locked up when he went to Kawempe Police Station to record a statement …

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Ukraine’s newly independent church holds ‘historic’ first service

Kiev, Ukraine | AFP | Ukraine’s newly created independent Orthodox Church held its first service in Kiev on Monday after a historic break with the Russian Orthodox Church that has enraged Moscow. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko attended the service in Kiev’s most ancient church, the 11th-century Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, as …

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Jesuits release list of 89 US priests accused of sex abuse

Chicago, United States | AFP | Jesuit authorities for 20 US states on Monday released the names of 89 priests with credible allegations of child sexual abuse dating as far back as 1950. The disclosures by the Jesuit provinces of Maryland and USA Midwest are the latest chapter in the …

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Church members beat Fort Portal journalist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Superior Mugaga, a journalist with Voice of Tooro-VOT FM in Fort Portal town is recuperating at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital following an attack by members of Jerusalem Miracle Centre in West Division. Mugaga was thumped by the church members on Sunday when he went …

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Church suspects Cameroon army behind Kenya priest’s killing

Yaounde, Cameroon | AFP | The Roman Catholic Church in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region, where separatists are waging an armed insurgency, said Friday it suspected the army of killing a Kenyan priest two days ago. Cosmos Omboto Ondari, a 33-year-old cleric, was shot dead on Wednesday at a church in …

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Two held over teargas explosion in Church

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are holding two people in connection to an explosion at Kyamugamba Catholic Church in Waragaza Trading center in Kikuube district. The suspects are John Byaruhanga and Derrick Atulinda, both residents of Rwebiseke village in Butoole parish Kyangwali Sub County. The explosion occurred on …

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