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Rwanda agrees to re-open border with Uganda

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwanda has finally agreed to re-open her border with Uganda after receiving assurance that the issues that led to its closure three years ago are being addressed. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda released last night incidacted the Gatuna border post …

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Museveni to engage religious leaders, cabinet on pregnant girls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni intends to engage religious leaders and the Cabinet on the fate of child mothers and pregnant learners. He disclosed this at the 36th National Resistance Movement (NRM) anniversary celebration at Kololo Independence Grounds on Wednesday under the theme, “Celebrating the 36th …

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President Museveni defends UPDF offensive against ADF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has defended the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF presence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UPDF launched air and artillery raids against the ADF key bases in the Eastern DRC with the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-FARDC in …

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President Museveni commissions oil roads in Bunyoro

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday commissioned three critical oil roads in Bunyoro sub-region. The roads include the 111km Hoima-Butiaba-Wanseko road and the 235km Kigumba-Masindi-Buliima-Hoima-Kabwoya road that was constructed at a cost of 356 Billion Shillings. The contract for the construction was awarded to Chongquing International …

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Maj Gen James Birungi appointed new CMI boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Maj Gen James Birungi, as the new commander of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI). He replaces Maj Gen Abel Kandiho, who was last year sanctioned by the United States government over human rights abuses. The UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu …

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Who will replace Mutebile?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is no doubt that the fallen Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile was an iconic figure, having spent at least 30-years as a top economic and financial technocrat of the government of Uganda. For this, his replacement is poised to raise interest and excitement …

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Rising fuel prices

 Did URA, Ministry of Health cause it? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | An unreasonable testing protocol, greed and an unresponsive government to popular needs has seen Ugandans treated to the worst of January blues with fuel prices going as high up as UgShs10, 000 for a litre. The prices …

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President Museveni scraps use of TIN in war debt claimants compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has directed the office of the Attorney General to use National Identification Numbers(NIN) instead of Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) for processing compensation of war debt claimants in Northern Uganda. The finance ministry had tasked all claimants in Lango, Acholi and Teso sub-region …

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