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Sudan: three decades under Bashir

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Here are key dates in Sudan since Omar al-Bashir seized power three decades ago, after he was ousted on Thursday by the military following months of protests against his iron-fisted rule. – 1989: coup – In June 1989 army brigadier Bashir and a group of …

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Govt to spend UGX 26BN on Education sector assessment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has embarked on a nation-wide data collection exercise across all education institutions in the country to facilitate planning. The exercise is spearheaded by Uganda Bureau of Statistics –UBOS in conjunction with the Education and Sports Ministry. It will be supported by the Department for …

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Public Universities to get UGX 12.8 billion for salary enhancement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has allocated 12.8billion shillings for salary enhancement for staff in 11 public universities. The allocation for the 2019/2020 is contained in the second budget call circular from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. This is partial fulfillment of the 2013 Presidential pledge …

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DR Congo’s Tshisekedi holds coalition talks with Kabila

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo’s recently elected president, Felix Tshisekedi, held talks on Sunday with his predecessor Joseph Kabila on forming a coalition government, a source in Kabila’s entourage told AFP. The talks would open the way to naming a prime minister who would form a coalition government to run the country, …

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Kyambogo University seeks feeding fee increment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kyambogo University is seeking to increase funding for student meals from 4,000 to 10,000 Shillings a day. University Secretary Charles Okello says the allocation of 4,000 Shillings is not enough to facilitate decent meals for government sponsored students. He said the University is struggling …

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Government needs ugx 16 billion to fight kariba weed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government requires up to 16 billion Shillings to get rid of Kariba weed, an aquatic fern that has blocked parts of Lake Victoria, the Kyoga basin, Lake Kwania, Lake Albert and the Albert Nile. Agriculture Minister Vincent Ssempijja says the weed has reached alarming …

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Sudan protests ‘will not change government’: Bashir

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Defiant Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said Monday that ongoing protests will not lead to a change in government, as he addressed a rally of cheering supporters in war-torn Darfur. “Demonstrations will not change the government,” Bashir told crowds of supporters gathered in Niyala, the capital of South Darfur state, where …

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US shutdown sends economy into uncharted waters

Washington, United States | AFP | The US government shutdown on Saturday became the longest in history and is taking a growing bite out of the world’s largest economy with each passing day, economists say. While most of the 21 “lapses” in government spending since 1976 left barely a scratch …

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