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Independent MPs need more attention – Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has asked Commonwealth Parliaments to pay attention to independent members, who she said are laying increased claim for wider space in the multiparty arrangement. In a meeting to set the agenda for the bi-annual Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding officers Conference scheduled …

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Runaway athletes

Uganda’s top athletes; Kipsiro, Acon, reveal why they never vanished Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | How do you keep a young, ambitious, and poor athlete at an international event in a rich country that promises hope of a better life from vanishing? Ugandan officials in charge of athletes confront …

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Ugandan athletes need motivation not to vanish

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief de Mission of Uganda’s team at the just concluded Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia, Beatrice Ayikoru has called on Government to establish programs that motivates athletes to stay in Uganda and avoid disappearing abroad. In an interview, Ayikoru who is also …

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COMMENT: Educating the Commonwealth

In new approach, aims to leverage countries’ investments with support from public and private donors COMMENT | JAKAYA KIKWETE & NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA | With 53 member countries and 2.4 billion people, the Commonwealth is a powerful force for positive change. For nearly seven decades, Commonwealth states have been global leaders on …

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Parliament honors Commonwealth games medalists

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Parliament unanimously passed a motion to pay tribute to the team that represented Uganda at the just concluded commonwealth games held in Australia. Uganda finished 15th of the 71 member Countries after bagging a total of six medals including three gold in the 11 …

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Parliament to honour Commonwealth games team

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliament of Uganda will on Tuesday honour Team Uganda that finished 15th at the just ended 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia. Chris Obore, the director of Communication at Parliament confirmed the development to URN on Monday. ” The Ugandan team members will …

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Queen marks 92nd birthday with Commonwealth concert

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday on Saturday with traditional gun salutes and a Commonwealth-themed charity concert featuring Tom Jones, Kylie and Shaggy. Horse-drawn guns fired 41 times in Hyde Park and 62 times at the Tower of London, while at Windsor Castle, …

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S.Africa riots force new president to leave London summit

Mafikeng, South Africa | AFP | South African police on Friday fired rubber bullets at protesters after President Cyril Ramaphosa cut short a foreign trip to deal with violent riots over alleged government corruption and poor public services. Shops were looted, roads were blocked and vehicles set alight in North …

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Commonwealth backs Prince Charles as next head

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Commonwealth leaders agreed Friday that Prince Charles should follow his mother Queen Elizabeth II as the next head of the group at the close of a summit overshadowed by a row over Britain’s treatment of Caribbean immigrants. “The next Head of the Commonwealth shall …

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