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Kulayigye back as UPDF spokesperson

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni, the Commander in Chief of the army, has reappointed Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye as Defence and Army Spokesperson, a position he served in, between 2005- 2013. He replaces Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso who is set to attend a one-year course at National …

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Ethiopian govt urges US to stop spreading false information

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The Ethiopian government on Thursday urged the U.S. government and organizations to cease spreading false information regarding the country’s current situation. The Ethiopian government has warned the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa and organizations against their continued practice of spreading false information, state-television Ethiopian …

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Museveni hails Hope Kivengere

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has paid glowing tribute to the late Hope Kishande Kivengere, his first and longest serving Press Secretary (1986-2001) who passed on this week on Wednesday from Nakasero Hospital. In a message read by the Minister of the presidency Mariam Dhoka Babalanda …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Matia Kasaija’s tax burden

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Kasaija’s tax burden: How to raise money from ideas that failed THE LAST WORD Paved with good intentions: How Western interventions in African affairs, even when well intentioned, produce bad results ANALYSIS Saving …

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NTV’s Rita Kanya says ‘yes’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | NTV Uganda journalists Raymond Mujuni and Rita Kanya are officially engaged. This happened Thursday night, with a proposal by Mujuni receiving a ‘yes’. “JUST IN: The most beautiful girl in the world said yes to my most difficult question,” said Mujuni on twitter at …

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Don Wanyama to head New Vision

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Senior Press Secretary to the President Don Wanyama has been appointed Managing Director/CEO of Vision Group. The Board Chairman of Vision Group Patrick Ayota announced the decision Tuesday. Wanyama, who has been President Yoweri Museveni’s press secretary since 2016, will replace Robert Kabushenga. The New …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Archbishop Kizito Lwanga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Archbishop Kizito Lwanga:  Prelate who spoke truth to power dies THE LAST WORD Michela Wrong’s Rwanda hatchet job: How attempts to tarnish the name and record of Paul Kagame soils the reputation of …

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Minister Nabakooba launches Uganda Media Sector Working Group

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Private media players and the government have launched a new shot at professionalization and regulation of the media, with the launch of the Uganda Media Sector Working Group, UMSWG. The initiative, which is a joint effort between the leaders of private media organizations and government …

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