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Dr Stella Nyanzi released on bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Stella Nyanzi, a former Makerere University researcher has been charged for being a common nuisance. Nyanzi was arrested at Nakasero market within Kampala city on Wednesday alongside businessmen Godfrey Katongole and Isaac Newton for allegedly behaving in a manner that was likely to …

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KCCA issues guidelines for reopening of arcades

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has issued guidelines to arcade owners before the business centres can be reopened. The arcades were among the places closed during the lockdown in March as a measure to control the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The guidelines issued …

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Parliament seeks explanation for Mak student death

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has directed the Minister of Internal Affairs to explain the circumstances surrounding the death of Emmanuel Tegu, a student of Makerere University. Tegu, a student of veterinary medicine was allegedly beaten by a mob near Lumumba Hall in Makerere University two weeks ago. …

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Parliament wants places of worship reopened

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has asked the government to consider re-opening churches and other places of worship with strict observance of Covid-19 standard operating procedures. In March, President Museveni directed the closure places of worship and others to curb the spread of the COVID-19 disease. The measure …

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Stella Nyanzi arrested for inciting traders to demonstrate in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kampala is holding Makerere University Researcher, Dr Stella Nyanzi over staging an illegal demonstration. Nyanzi was picked near Nakasero market where together with two others had gone to mobilize arcade traders to protest the continued lockdown on their businesses. Nyanzi, who …

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NIRA to issue over 150,000 National IDs to Wakiso residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Identification Registration Authority-NIRA has finalized arrangements to distribute over 150,000 national identification cards to Wakiso residents that hadn’t been collected by the beginning of the lockdown. The distribution exercise which is scheduled to start tomorrow will take place at selected centers in …

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Police returns impounded motorcycles to riders in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Mbale has started handing back the motorcycles to riders that were impounded for flouting the Covid-19 presidential directives. Over 300 motorcycles were impounded and kept at Mbale central police station since the lockdown started in March this year. Most of the riders …

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Applicants throng Interpol offices for certificate of good conduct

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of youthful Ugandans throng Interpol offices in Kampala each day to process the certificate of good conduct despite the current travel restrictions. The queues that disappeared during the nationwide lockdown returned immediately government lifted the ban on public transport. At the main gate, …

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Teargas rocks Busia town as taxi drivers protest again

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Live bullets and teargas have today morning rocked Busia town as security dispersed protesting taxi drivers. Since morning, officers from the police force, Local Defense Unit-LDU and the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces -UPDF have had running battles with drivers who were protesting against the …

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