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President, Kadaga root for religious freedoms

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT President Yoweri Museveni has said government adopted the principle of non-interference with religious freedoms, provided they are practiced within the laws. Museveni was welcomed by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga in Jinja, where he led anniversary celebrations for the World Mekaddishken Ministries, which brings together a number of …

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AU cuts Pan African Parliament budget by US$4 million

MIDRAND, SOUTH AFRICA The African Union (AU) has slashed the Pan African Parliament budget for the 2020 financial year by US$4 million. Although the PAP had requested and passed a budget of US$20,798,521 during its May 2019 plenary sitting in South Africa, US$16,408,177 was approved by the Executive Council of the …

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Egypt PM says will not allow protests to spread ‘chaos’

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egypt’s prime minister warned Tuesday his government would not allow protesters to spread “chaos” after small rallies erupted against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi last month. The rare protests broke out in defiance of a ban on demonstrations after an exiled Egyptian businessman in Spain accused the …

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Tunisia: towards a parliament riven by divisions

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Tunisia’s parliamentary elections held on Sunday appear to have failed to forge a clear path to forming a government. Closed door negotiations are already underway, even ahead of official preliminary results due on Wednesday and a two-man presidential run-off set for Sunday. Here is a brief …

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Ministers survive revolt by youth leaders over Museveni cash handout

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There was a bitter exchange between the Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa and National Youth Council delegates from 23 districts in Buganda region on Friday over financial handouts from the president. Nankabirwa was representing President, Yoweri Museveni at the closure of a three-day’s youth leadership …

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MPs demand answers on progress of planned merger of gov’t agencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of Members of Parliament have criticized the government for failing to implement the merger of government departments and agencies. During the plenary session on Thursday presided over by Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga the MPs argued that the slow pace of implementing the …

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Tereyet high altitude SS faces eviction

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Teryet High Altitude Secondary School in Tereyet Sub County in Kapchorwa district is facing eviction from the land earmarked to host Tereyet High Altitude National Sports training center. The government aided school with three classes operating in temporary structures was established by the community in …

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Gov’t tasked to explain idle mineral licenses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The government has been tasked to explain why as many as a half of minerals exploration licenses are in the hands of companies that have no capacity to use them. Dr Luisa Moreno, the managing partner and analyst with Toronto-based Tahuti Global Inc., said one …

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Portugal’s Antonio Costa, shrewd dealmaker poised for re-election

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP |  Portugal’s Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa, tipped to win a second term in an election on Sunday, is a shrewd tactician who balanced the budget without losing the support of hard-left parties that propped up his minority government. The white-haired former mayor of Lisbon, of Indian …

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