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Boda boda rider commits suicide over UGX 250,000 loan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A boda-boda rider in Namugongo has committed suicide over his inability to pay 255,000 Shillings as part of his motorcycle loan. Neighbors on Tuesday morning found the lifeless body of Alex Nuwagaba, 33, outside his rental house in Namugongo within Kira municipality. One of the …

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Jinja Diocese to animate 2023 Martyrs Day

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Catholic Bishops have chosen Jinja diocese to organize and animate the 2023 Martyrs day celebrations at the Namugongo Martyrs shrines. The decision, which was made in a rare ‘special’ broadcast on Uganda Episcopal Conference-owned Radio Sapientia, is one of the Bishops’ resolutions from their …

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Mirroring the life of martyrs

How Martyrs’ Day June 03 and the life in Uganda today mirror the dark old days of Kabaka COMMENT | ANDREW DAVID OMONA | Martyrs’ Day in Uganda commemorates the bold decision of some early converts to Christianity to give up their lives for the sake of the gospel. The …

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NAMUGONGO: 64 arrested over theft

Namugongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixty-four suspects are in police custody for targeting pilgrims during the Martyrs’ Day celebrations. Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, says that the suspects were arrested both inside and outside the martyr’s shrines and are locked up at Kira division police station. …

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Stranded Namugongo pilgrims ask church, MPs for transport back home

Police, Church clash over stranded pilgrims Namugongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There were dramatic scenes at Namugongo Catholic shrines on Saturday afternoon, a day after the Martyrs day celebrations as police clashed with the administrators on how to handle stranded pilgrims. When our reporter arrived at the shrines in the …

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Increased witchcraft among Catholics worries Bishop Muhiirwa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bishop of Fort Portal Diocese, Robert Muhiirwa Akiiki is bothered by the ever-rising unchristian practices at a time when Christianity has been spread nearly to every corner of the country. Bishop Muhiirwa, who also doubles as the vice-chairperson of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, …

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Traders in Namugongo count losses at end of Martyrs’ Day

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traders at the Namugongo Catholic Shrine say they are counting losses after the Martyrs Day celebrations. According to the traders, they hoped that when the celebrations end, they would have made profits, but this wasn’t the case. The low business mood is reflected by …

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Dozens of pilgrims rushed to Mulago with severe malaria, diarrhea

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police medical emergency team working together with the Uganda Red Cross at Namugongo Catholic Martyrs’ shrine, has referred dozens of pilgrims to Mulago national referral hospital with severe malaria, diarrhea, and hypertension. Dr. Edward Piyota, who is attached to the police medical emergency …

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