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Uganda- Rwanda tensions overshadow debate on EAC integration

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Members of Parliament have expressed disappointment over the failure to resolve the Uganda-Rwanda tensions. During plenary on Thursday, Maganda Julius Wandera, the Minister of State for East African Community Affairs who was presenting a statement on the 20 years of East African Integration was overruled …

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Kadaga to executive: Stop undermining parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has cautioned the Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa and the Executive against undermining the powers and role of the legislature. Kadaga says that she is concerned that while political parties have the right to caucus and make decisions on …

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Sudan rebels insist new parliament be formed only after peace deal

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese rebel groups engaged in peace talks with Khartoum insisted Wednesday that the country’s new parliament be formed only after an agreement is reached to end long-running conflicts in three border regions. A power-sharing deal signed on August 17 between protest leaders and the generals …

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Parliament to set up an electronic petitioning system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament plans to set up an electronic system that will allow members of the public who are unable to deliver their petitions physically in Kampala or through legislators to do so electronically. The plan is among the 25 targets Parliament has set for the …

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Parliament resolves to honour star athletes Cheptegei, Nakaayi

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has resolved to honour gold medalists, Joshua Cheptegei and Halimah Nakaayi for flying the Uganda flag high at the recent Doha IAAF World Athletics Championships. In October Cheptegei won the men’s 10,000 metres race, while Nakaayi picked gold in the women’s 800 metres …

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Parliament condemns brutality against Makerere University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has passed a motion condemning the recent brutality by security officers against Makerere University students protesting the 15 percent cumulative tuition increment. This followed a motion tabled by the Igara West MP, Raphael Magyezi. He urged parliament to make a statement condemning acts of …

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Dutch port aims to keep on trucking despite Brexit ‘chaos’

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP |  While Boris Johnson scrambled Friday to sell his EU divorce deal to parliament, the Dutch port of Rotterdam handed out “Brexit Muppet” leaflets to truckers to prepare them for whatever happens. Staff at Europe’s busiest seaport have stepped up a campaign to ensure lorry drivers, …

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British PM tries to sell Brexit deal to MPs

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Friday seek to sell his Brexit deal to sceptical MPs, as he returns home fresh from an EU victory but risking defeat in parliament. Johnson pulled off a major coup in agreeing a new divorce deal with the …

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