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MPs to investigate labour export companies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has tasked the Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development, to work with the line ministry to investigate companies involved in the export of labour to the Middle East. This follows the rampant and unclear deaths of many casual labourers, …

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Plan on to repatriate over 500 Ugandan migrant workers

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government is preparing to repatriate more than 500 Ugandan migrant workers stranded in the Arabian Peninsula countries of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Oman among others. Betty Among Akena, the Minister of Labour says the government is in advanced stages to repatriate …

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Four NUP supporters charged with common nuisance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four supporters of the National Unity Platform have been charged with common nuisance. The four were arrested while going to deliver a petition at Parliament on the plight of Ugandan domestic workers in the Middle East. The four who include Nansana West ward LCV …

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Iran pursues dynamic diplomacy to counter U.S. isolation

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden’s first Middle East tour meant to rally support to counter what he called “Iranian threats” is most likely to see a watered-down achievement, given Iran’s sustained efforts to improve relations with neighbors and other countries in the region, analysts said. A handful …

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Middle East is not someone’s backyard: China spokesperson

Beijing, China | Xinhua | The people of the Middle East are the masters of the region, and the Middle East is not someone’s backyard, let alone a so-called “vacuum,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Friday. Wang made the remarks at a routine press briefing when asked to comment …

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Government moves to amend MoU on labour externalization

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has started a process to ensure that Ugandans employed in the Middle East get similar terms of employment as their counterparts from other countries. This is after it was revealed that the earnings and workload for Ugandans especially those working as house maids …

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