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Mbale parliamentary aspirant tests positive for Covid-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An aspirant for the Bungokho North Central constituency parliamentary seat in Mbale district has tested positive for Covid-19. Information obtained from health officials in Mbale shows that the aspirant is isolated at Mulago National Referral Hospital where he is undergoing treatment. Edward Nyongesa, the …

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Imbalu ends in October, no Kadodi processions

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Inzu Ya Masaba, the Bamasaba cultural Institution has limited this year’s circumcision (Imbalu) season, and stopped the grand launch. A stakeholder’s meeting held on Tuesday at the institution’s Hheadquarters in Mbale City discussed possible measures that will be followed for Imbalu ceremonies to proceed …

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NUP condemns blockage of Kyagulanyi’s radio talk shows

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The leadership of People Power pressure group and the National Unity Platform- NUP party have condemned the decision by security to disrupt the talk shows of their president, Robert Kyagulanyi. This comes a few hours after security blocked Kyagulanyi from appearing on a political radio …

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Teargas rocks Mbale as police battles imbalu supporters

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teargas rocked Mutoto cultural grounds in Mbale district on Friday afternoon as police battled hundreds of people who had gathered for the launch of the traditional Bamasaba circumcision alias Imbalu. Police deployed at the cultural grounds to stop the launch for violating the ban on …

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Over 30 families in Mbale homeless after eviction

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 30 families in Makhumbo village in Mbale city’s industrial division are out in the cold following their eviction from their ancestral land. The families were dissatisfied by government’s compensation for over 600 acres of land currently hosting Mbale industrial park in the then …

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IMC expands Mbale clinic by adding an In-Patient Department

  Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The International Medical Centre (IMC) has expanded its Mbale Clinic with an In-Patient Department as it strengthens its network across Uganda. According to the General Manager of International Medical Centre, Joel Oroni, the expansion drive is aimed at increasing the healthcare services offered in Mbale. …

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Hundreds in Pallisa, Mbale miss mosquito nets

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of households in Mbale and Pallisa districts missed out on the recent mosquito net distribution exercise by the Health Ministry. Early this month, government embarked on the nationwide distribution of 27 million mosquito nets beginning with 25 districts in Eastern Uganda including Mbale …

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Suspected COVID-19 patient dies in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is high in Mbale city following the death of a patient with COVID-19 like symptoms. The patient was picked up from Mabyale sub county in Namisindwa district and admitted at Joyce Hospice health centre. It is alleged the patient fell sick a week …

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