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Court orders fresh elections in Busongora South constituency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has nullified the victory of Gideon Thembo Mujungu as the Busongora South Member of Parliament in Kasese district. This follows a successful appeal lodged by his independent rival, Mbaju Kathika. In 2021, the Electoral Commission declared Mujungu, who ran on the …

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Stray elephants kill resident in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Another person has been killed by a stray elephant in Kasese district. The victim identified as Osbert Nuwamanya, a resident of Bigando village, Kitswamba sub county, becomes the fifth person to be killed by an elephant in a space of two years. Nuwamanya was attacked …

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Teachers abandon Mahango seed school

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teachers have abandoned Mahango seed secondary school in Mahango sub county, Kasese district compelling parents to withdraw their children. Teacher absenteeism has also led to the collapse of the Advanced level section in the school. The enrolment of the school has since gone down to …

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Fire guts Bwera SS dormitories

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fire has razed down four dormitories at Bwera Senior Secondary School in Kasese district. Each dormitory was accommodating 30 students. According to a source in the school, there were no casualties as the students were attending preps when the fire broke out on Tuesday night. …

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Minority tribes call for establishment of cultural museums

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Indigenous minority tribes in Kasese district have asked the government through the Ministries of Gender, Labour and Social Development, and Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities for support to establish cultural museums to preserve their culture that is on the verge of extinction. They argue that cultural …

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Gov’t tasked to scale-up River Nyamwamba restoration plan

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ongoing response to control flooding of River Nyamwamba in Kasese district only covers 5% of the total catchment and most of the work is on an emergency basis, David Duli, the Country Director of World Wide Fund for Nature-WWF has revealed. According to Duli, …

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Senior one student in Kasese delivers in the bush

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Kinyabwamba-Kahembe village in Kitswamba sub-county, Kasese district are reeling from shock after finding a senior student of Hima Progressive High School in Hima town council, hiding with her new born in the bush. The teenager whose name has been held because she is …

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Kasese ambulance catches fire, killing 2 passengers

  Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An ambulance belonging to Bwera General Hospital in Kasese has burst into flames at Yerya in Kibito Sub County along Fort Portal-Kasese road in Bunayangabu district. Two occupants of the ambulance are said to have died on the spot while two others sustained …

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Former LOP intensifies go back to school campaign in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Leader of Opposition, Winnie Kiiza has re-launched the back-to-school campaign to rally learners in Kasese district. Dubbed “Kabugho Go Back to School Campaign”, it is facilitated by Winnie Kiiza Foundation in partnership with Kirindiro Communication. It mainly targets disabled children and learners who were …

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