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Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeks more funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is seeking funds in the next financial year to cater for government’s contributions to international bodies. The request was made by the Minister, Sam Kutesa, who was appearing before the Committee on Foreign Affairs to defend the ministry’s budget proposals …

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Government moves to regulate arts industry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A list of ten rules and regulations have been set by the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development to be followed by musicians and others in the arts industry to follow when releasing their works to the public. Among them is having the works …

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NOTU, Finance Ministry bicker over NSSF representation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Organization of Trade Unions (NOTU) is embroiled in a conflict over its representation to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) board. The 11th NSSF board was inaugurated by Finance Minister Matia Kasaija yesterday but without workers representatives from NOTU. The inaugurated board is …

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ICT Ministry, Microsoft sign MOU to support innovations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) has signed a memorandum of understanding with global technology firm, Microsoft for supporting innovations in Uganda. The MOU was signed at ICT Ministry office on morning. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of ICT Vincent Bagiire signed …

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THIS WEEK: Ministry in cholera vaccination drive

Ministry in cholera vaccination drive Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is set to roll out an oral cholera vaccination in the disease districts of Hoima, Buliisa, Pakwach, Nebbi, Kasese, Ntoroko, Zombo, Moyo, Busia, Namayingo and Arua. The exercise that is to be conducted in a phased manner …

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Russia promises ‘tough response’ to US sanctions

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Moscow on Friday promised a “tough response” to new US sanctions imposed on seven of Russia’s most influential oligarchs following the diplomatic crisis sparked by the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal. “We will not let the current attack, or any new anti-Russian attack, go without …

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Ministry of gender retires eight officers

Kampala, Uganda | FRANK MUGABI | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development took advantage of its end of year party to also accord its retiring officers a warm and affectionate send off. The event was held on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at the Nomo gallery in Kampala. A total …

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Lands Ministry introduces new land system for Diaspora

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Hon. Betty Amongi has introduced a lands management system adopted by the Ministry for Ugandans living in the Diaspora. Amongi said the new system is aimed at minimizing land grabbing and any fraudulent related land dealings. The …

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Egypt train collision kills at least 21: health ministry

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Two trains collided outside the Egyptian city of Alexandria on Friday, killing at least 21 people, a health ministry official said. The crash also injured 109 people, Sharif Wadi, an assistant to the health minister, told state television. Footage on the state broadcaster showed one train …

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