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Border communities in Kasese spend Easter without food

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The border community living at the Uganda-Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC border at Mpondwe, Kasese district spent Easter struggling to get food. President Museveni last month ordered the closure of all Ugandan borders for both exits and entries on grounds that it would help prevent …

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God has repossessed the solemnity of the easter feast -Masaka Bishop

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Masaka Catholic Diocesan Bishop Serverus Jjumba has challenged Ugandans to use the current lockdown as a moment of true reflection and reforming their ways. Bishop Jjumba was speaking during the celebration of Easter feast, from Our Lady of Souls Cathedral at Kitovu in Masaka Municipality. …

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COVID-19 deaths top 100,000 ahead of locked-down Easter

Rome, Italy | AFP | The global coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 Friday as Easter celebrations around the world kicked off in near-empty churches with billions of people stuck indoors to halt the pandemic’s deadly march. The grim milestone came as the World Health Organization issued a dire warning that …

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Lockdown tamps down Easter, Passover celebrations

Paris, France | AFP | Churches will be empty this Easter and Passover festivities will also take place behind closed doors owing to the COVID-19 lockdown. Christians will be obliged to turn to services broadcast on television or over social media this year owing to the coronavirus and Jews will mark the Passover holiday in …

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Upcountry transport fares stable

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Transport fares from Kampala to various upcountry stations have remained the same this Easter season. Managers at the different bus terminals in Kampala said that they had not increased transport fares because of few passengers travelling upcountry. The Operations Manager of KK Travellers Kamba …

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Attacking Jesus is risky – even in a play!

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A man recently jumped on stage during a Passion of the Christ theater play and, in a bid to save Jesus from getting crucified, hit an actor playing a Roman soldier over the head with a motorcycle helmet. The incident took during the Easter …

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Man arrested for attacking Bishop at Namirembe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Police have arrested a 35-year-old man identified as Herbert Kaddu who allegedly forced his way into Namirembe Cathedral on Sunday. The suspect, a resident of Makay Zone in Rubaga,  came cruising in a Super Custom vehicle number UAS 329T on the day. He held …

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