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Zimbabwe courts Uganda support on PAP presidency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of the Zimbabwean Parliament Jacob Francis Nzwidamililo Mudenda has appealed to Uganda for support in the coming Pan African Parliament (PAP) Presidency election. The continental assembly is currently headed by Zimbabwe’s Chief Fortune Charumbira as acting President, after elections for a substantive President …

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Total Uganda evaluates residual land in ten districts for compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Total Uganda is evaluating the residual land of the people affected by the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project in the ten districts within the pipeline route. According to Stella Amony, the communications officer –Total E&P Uganda, has confirmed the exercise saying it commenced …

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African MPs urged on online child sexual exploitation laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) have been urged to make appropriate laws that protect victims of Online Child Sexual Exploitation (OCSE). Speaking to MPs of the continental parliament in South Africa, experts said that the interpretation of the laws on OCSE are ambiguous …

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African legislators asked to enact hunger eradication laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Uganda Country Representative, Antonio Querido wants Members of Parliament to avert the trends of malnutrition on the African continent by enacting laws that translate their political will into action. According to FAO, Africa has one of the highest prevalence …

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AU cuts Pan African Parliament budget by US$4 million

MIDRAND, SOUTH AFRICA The African Union (AU) has slashed the Pan African Parliament budget for the 2020 financial year by US$4 million. Although the PAP had requested and passed a budget of US$20,798,521 during its May 2019 plenary sitting in South Africa, US$16,408,177 was approved by the Executive Council of the …

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MPs recommend additional ugx 334bn to boost electricity use

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Natural Resources committee of parliament has recommended an extra Shillings 334 billion for electricity transmission, generation and distribution projects to utilize excess power. In its report to Parliament, the committee recommends that government allocates an additional Shillings 60 billion to the Rural Electrification Agency …

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New session of PAP opens in South Africa

New session of PAP opens in South Africa Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The sixth ordinary session of the fourth Pan African Parliament (PAP) opened on May07, in Midrand South Africa. It started with the swearing in of 72 new MPs to the continental legislature including five from Uganda. The session, …

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MPs asked to prioritise rights of people with Albinism

MIDRAND, SOUTH AFRICA | THE INDEPENDENT | Pan African Parliament legislators have been urged to address the increasing physical attacks on people with albinism in Africa and in particular East Africa, where they suffer discrimination, ill-treatment and denial of basic human rights. According to Isaac Maigua Mwaura, a member of the …

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African legislators in campaign to address gun violence

Midrand, South Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | African legislators have started a campaign to push for ratification and implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty to address armed violence rampant on the continent. The Members of Parliament (MPs) noted that the readily available small arms and weapons are responsible for the …

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Pan African Parliament asks US to lift travel ban on Chad

Midrand, South Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | The Pan African Parliament has expressed shock with the decision by the United States to ban Chadians from entering the US and has adopted a motion calling for the immediate lifting of the travel ban. The motion, which was moved by Sekou Fantamadi Traore …

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