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Guinea-Bissau votes on new president to break political deadlock

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau | AFP |  Guinea-Bissau voted in a presidential election on Sunday which is hoped to solve a long-running leadership crisis in the coup-prone and impoverished West African country. The vote caps four years of political chaos as incumbent Jose Mario Vaz, 62 — who is running for re-election — …

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Kadaga asks president Museveni to take lead in FGM fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga wants President Museveni to take lead in the fight against Female Genital mutilation in the country.  Kadaga was speaking on Thursday while meeting a team from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) led by the Regional Director Dr Julitta Onabanjo …

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IGG scrutinizing Jinja express highway financing-Gov’t

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Government has said that the Jinja Express Highway financing has been referred to the Inspector General of Government (IGG) for scrutiny. The Jinja Express Highway which will be constructed at a cost of 1.1 billion dollars (4 trillion shillings) is a 77.09 kilometre proposed four-lane …

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Serere pupils fail to sit end of term exams over UGX 2000

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Over 2000 pupils in Serere district have missed out on the end of term three examinations for failing to raise Shillings 2000. The examinations that were delayed from last week, in a bid to enable parents clear the dues, commenced Tuesday. Several children whose parents …

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Bus operators seek common bus terminal tn Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The United Bus Drivers and Operators’ Association wants the government to build a common Bus Terminal for all regional routes in Kampala city. They argue that consolidating bus terminals in the city will bring convenience to passengers and improve the structural organization in the city …

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