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Will South Sudan finally be able to clinch lasting peace in 100 days?

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  South Sudan’s president and its armed opposition leader have missed another 100-day deadline to form a power-sharing government, threatening a tenuous ceasefire that has paused years of bloodshed in the world’s youngest country. The warring camps were given another extension to join forces after a meeting …

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Nigeria targets oil companies for a greater share of profits

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | In a move Nigeria’s president hailed as a “landmark moment”, Africa’s largest oil producer approved legislation this week to bolster its share of revenues from international majors. The authorities say the amendment — heralded as the biggest change in decades to its production sharing deals — will …

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More than 1200 seek compensation over Kibale national park evictions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  At least 1243 people who were evicted from the land occupied by Kibale National Park in 1992 have dragged government to court seeking compensation or alternatively repossess their land. The affected persons led by Alex Nduhuura have sued the Attorney General and Kabarole District Local Government …

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Gov’t drafts roadmap for universal access to clean energy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has drafted an ambitious roadmap for the transformation of the energy sector from dependence on Biomass to modern forms of energy. Under the new policy, quality solar and electric pressure cooking technologies will be cheaply promoted for homesteads …

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Kadaga, Serbian speaker discuss renewed working relations

Belgrade, Serbia | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda is set to benefit from a number of sectors including agriculture and education through improved bilateral relations with the Government of Serbia, in a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). According to Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, a meeting with the Speaker of Parliament of …

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Gov’t urged to hasten inclusive education policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The World Bank has urged the Ugandan government to pass the Special Needs and Inclusive Education policy which has remained in a draft for close to ten years.   The policy, which was drafted in 2011, makes it mandatory for all schools to have special needs …

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