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The high price of finding public service work in Uganda

Allegations of corruption tarnish commissions that handle hiring for local governments. Teachers, others pay bribes to get work. Isingiro, Uganda | Apophia Agiresaasi Global Press Journal Uganda |  News that John Baptist Kyabir had failed to secure an interview for a nursing position he had sought didn’t come as a surprise to him. …

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ISINGIRO: Bus accident claims seven lives

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven people have been confirmed dead in a road accident that happened at Kyeirumba along the Mbarara-Isingiro Road last evening. A bus registration number UBG 812K, belonging to Global Bus Company, that was heading to Kikagate is said to have collided with a Mbarara-bound Fuso …

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Foot pilgrims stuck at Katonga Bridge, await temporary pathway

  Masaka, Uganda | THE INDPENDENT  | Over 50-foot pilgrims from Isingiro District under Mbarara Catholic Archdiocese have pitched camp in Nkozi Sub County, Mpigi District, eagerly waiting for a pathway to be established across the damaged River Katonga bridge on the Masaka-Kampala highway. The group, consisting of children and …

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Three arrested over aggravated robbery

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Isingiro police are holding three suspects and hunting another for aggravated robbery. Those in custody are Joram Nkurunziza Kutesa, Bashir Bukenya, and Hassan Kakungulu Mulangira while the one on the run is Denis Twinamatsiko. The suspects are accused of robbing 37 million Shillings from the …

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Police hunt Isingiro councilor on the run for alleged murder

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Isingiro district is hunting for the Nyamuyanja sub county councilor for alleged murder. Alex Atwebembaire representing Nyamuyanja parish to the sub county is accused of taking part in the beating to death of Happy Lawrence alias Kakoyera, who has been a resident of …

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Hailstorm destroys community school, gardens in Isingiro

  Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Rugaaga, Kashumba sub counties, and Kabingo town council in Isingiro district are counting losses following a heavy hailstorm that destroyed their gardens. The hailstorm that affected more than 300 homesteads also destroyed a community school and houses on Tuesday. Kenneth Kaunda, the headteacher …

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Water crisis hits Nakivale refugee settlement

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nakivale refugee settlement in Isingiro district is facing a severe water crisis due to the high number of refugees fleeing the fighting between Congolese forces and M23 rebels. Nakivale refugee settlement is home to over 150,000 refugees mostly from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, …

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Uganda to voluntarily repatriate 2,300 Burundi refugees

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government of Uganda with support from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees-UNHCR has officially started the repatriation of over 2000 Burundi refugees from Nakivale resettlement camp in Isingiro district. The State Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees in the Office of Prime …

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