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UMA distances self from Dr Oledo’s partisan politics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Medical Association (UMA) has distanced itself from the action by the Association President, Dr Samuel Oledo, who together with a group of others, donning clinical coats knelt before President Museveni asking him to stand for the presidency again in 2026. Dr Herbert Luswata, …

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Museveni explains why roads are closed when he is moving

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said the reason his security closes roads when he is moving is the existential threat still posed by the rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF. Addressing the country Friday evening, Museveni said until they have dealt with ADF decisively, the …

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Museveni resurrects COVID-19 restrictions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Friday evening resurrected COVID-19 restrictions ordering that those who have not been vaccinated to stay away from public gatherings. In a televised address, about the health situation in the country, Museveni said the National Task Force on COVID-19 had reviewed …

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Uganda spends UGX 980 billion to cater for HIV victims annually

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda spends shillings 980 billion in caring for people living with HIV annually, according to the Uganda AIDS Commission. Dr. Nelson Musoba, Director General of the Uganda AIDS Commission says that out of the total, shillings 700,000 is used to care for each victim per …

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How Monitor lost bid to stay hearing of Museveni defamation suit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDPENDENT | The High Court has dismissed an application by Monitor Publications Limited to halt the hearing of a defamation suit filed by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in 2021. In his ruling delivered Wednesday morning, Civil Division High Court Judge Musa Ssekaana, says the suit will …

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Museveni asks Parliament to reconsider Museum and Monuments Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has withheld his assent and sent the Museum and Monuments Act 2022 back to Parliament for reconsideration. The Museum and Monuments Act, which seeks to consolidate and reform the law relating to cultural and natural heritage, to strengthen the administrative structures for the …

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Museveni blames insecurity in Eastern DRC on illegal guns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has blamed the insecurity in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on the prevalence of illegal firearms that have been circulating in the country since independence. He made these remarks on Monday while addressing the East African Community (EAC) leaders virtually …

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Museveni asks religious leaders in Rwenzori to champion fight against poverty

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has asked religious leaders in the Rwenzori region to spearhead campaigns against poverty by mobilising Christians to embrace government development projects. Museveni believes that if religious leaders take on development leadership, it could improve lives of Christians as opposed to only preaching …

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EBOLA: Museveni outlines progress, extends lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has acknowledged the progress achieved in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease but extended the lockdown in Mubende and Kassanda districts by 21 days. The lockdown restricts movements in and out, as a measure to prevent the spread of the disease. Museveni …

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