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Rain, silent night usher in new year

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Rain on Thursday night dampened the mood of the New Year celebrations in most areas of Kampala. Although many Ugandans celebrated their new years online, mostly through watching sermons from churches, Television dance parties, while others kept indoors, the outdoor activity and celebrations were not …

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POA cancels campaigns in Dokolo to allow peaceful burial

Dokolo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Party presidential candidate, Patrick Oboi Amuriat cancelled his campaigns in Dokolo on Friday to allow for the peaceful burial of Margret Alyek Okello, the sister to the FDC Northern Uganda Vice Chairperson, John Baptist Okello Okello. Instead of holding his campaign, …

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Soroti battles teachers’ gap, and accommodation

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Soroti district has attributed the low performance in Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE to inadequate teaching staff and accommodation. 390 out of 867 teachers in the district lack accommodation. Soroti also operates on 71:1 [pupil: teacher] ratio against the 43:1 national average [2016 Statistical Abstract of UBOS]. According …

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UCU canons defeat city oilers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda Christian University (UCU) Canons defeated City Oilers 78-73 in game six of the National Basketball League finals. The UCU Canons who had initially trailed 3-1 in the best of seven finals on Friday night levelled the series 3-3 in a tooth and nail game …

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Big wins for Uganda at 3X3 basketball Africa cup

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Uganda Silverbacks basketball team on Friday night defeated Nigeria 15-14 in a breathtaking game of the FIBA 3X3 Basketball Africa Cup. In a game played at the Lugogo Hockey stadium, the Silverbacks which trailed in the first half of the game made a comeback …

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