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Teso leaders denounce Dokoria’s appointment as Emorimor

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders from the Southern districts under the Iteso Cultural Union have disassociated themselves from the announcement of Mzee Nicholas Dokoria as a parallel Emorimor by a section of elders. Over the weekend, a group of elders under the Iteso Cultural Union sitting in Soroti city …

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Iteso Cultural Union embarks on tree planting campaign

Bukedea, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Iteso Cultural Union-ICU in conjunction with Akogo festivals have embarked on a mass tree planting campaign dubbed, “Plant a tree, save generations” across the Teso sub-region. The campaign is targeting all the districts of Teso including Busia, Butebo, Pallisa, and Tororo. Emmanuel Edulu, the Director …

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High court extends interim order against caretaker Emorimor

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Soroti has extended the interim order restraining the caretaker Emorimor, Paul Sande Emolot, and the Iteso Cultural Union-ICU Council Speaker, John Francis Ekuma from performing any duties related to the institution. The extension of interim orders was made on Wednesday by …

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Court halts interim Emorimor from performing cultural duties

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court in Soroti has issued interim orders restraining the caretaker Emorimor, Paul Sande Emolot and the Speaker of Iteso Cultural Union-ICU Council, John Francis Okuma from performing any duties related to the institution. The Soroti High Court Assistant Registrar, Jessica Chemeri issued the orders …

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UPDF engineering brigade embarks on renovation of Jinja hospital ICU

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces-UPDF engineering brigade has started renovating the intensive care unit at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital-JRRH. One of the engineers told URN on condition of anonymity so as to speak freely on the matter since he is not the official spokesperson of …

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East Africa’s terrorism hotspots

An expert examines the roots and solutions Uganda has had a string of terror attacks lately. The most recent bombings took place in Kampala’s central business district and were claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. Tensions have been increasing across the border too, in Kenya. The government has instructed …

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Cost of COVID-19 critical care

Are private health facilities profiteering from pandemic? Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The high cost of critical care has become a major issue since the Delta variant of the Coronavirus swept through Uganda leaving behind thousands of deaths and financially deprived families. When it hit, public hospitals where treatment …

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Lira hospital intensive care unit lacking specialists

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Intensive Care Unit-ICU at Lira Hospital is operating without specialized staff. A report presented to the Parliamentary COVID-19 Task Force shows that the ICU has 3 doctors, 2 medical officers, 2 specialist ICU nurses and 6 support staff. An ideal intensive care unit requires …

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