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Former Gulu City Mayor fails to hand over

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Gulu City Mayor George Labeja is yet to hand over office to his successor, ten days after he was sworn in. The new Gulu City Mayor Alfred Okwonga and councilors swore in on May 18th, 2021. Okwonga immediately received the instruments …

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KCCA Amendment Bill 2015 returns to parliament

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A bill to amend the Kampala Capital City Act, 2010 to provide for the Lord Mayor to be elected by the council from councilors, returns to the house today for its second and third reading today. The bill also aims to clarify the …

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Gunmen kill mayor in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | A mayor in northern Burkina Faso has been shot dead by “unidentified armed individuals” in a zone bordering Mali repeatedly targeted by jihadists, security sources told AFP on Monday. Hamidou Koundaba, the mayor of the Koutougou department in Soum province, was “coldly killed” when …

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THIS WEEK: Lord Mayor cancels council meetings

THIS WEEK: Lord Mayor cancels council meetings Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago on Feb.05 suspended all council meetings until a work plan for the Kampala City Council Authority is developed. Speaking to journalists, Lukwago said the technical team had resolved to boycott council …

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Mayor murdered in Mexico’s violent Veracruz state

Coatzacoalcos, Mexico | AFP | A municipal mayor in Mexico’s violent eastern state of Veracruz was killed Friday, local authorities said, just four days after a mayor-elect was murdered in the same state. Victor Manuel Espinoza — mayor of Ixhuatlan de Madero, located some 270 kilometers (168 miles) northeast of …

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DP President Emeritus Ssebaana Kizito is dead at 83

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER| Former Democratic Party (DP) President John Ssebaana Kizito is dead. He was born in 1934. Ssebaana, also a former Uganda cabinet minister, Mayor of Kampala and a leading businessman, died at Nakasero Hospital on Monday. “Rest in Peace President Emeritus Dr. John Ssebaana Kizito. …

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VIDEO: Withdraw the KCCA bill, Kampala MPs tell minister Kamya

VIDEO: Withdraw the KCCA bill, Kampala MPs tell minister Kamya Legislators from Kampala have asked the Minister for Kampala Betty Namisango Kamya to unconditionally withdraw the KCCA Amendment Bill 2015 that was recently re-tabled before Parliament by her deputy Benny Namugwanya. The members argue that if passed in its current …

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