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THIS WEEK: Parliament honors Heart institute surgeons

THIS WEEK: Parliament honors Heart institute surgeons Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has moved a resolution to honor surgeons from the Uganda Heart Institute who have successfully conducted two surgeries on patients suffering from Coronary artery heart disease. Dubbed, triple and double coronary bypass heart surgeries, the operations conducted …

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THIS WEEK: Museveni names new judges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a Feb.07 notice by the clerk of parliament to members of the parliamentary appointments committee, it was revealed that the president had appointed 14 judges – 4 to the court of appeal and 10 to the high court. Those appointed to the Court of …

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MOTOR VEHICLES: Attorney General to study SGS contract

  Kampala, Uganda | UGANDA PARLIAMENT | The Attorney General, William Byaruhanga, has requested Parliament for time to study the contract between the government of Uganda and SGS (Societe Generale de Surveillance), the motor vehicle inspection firm. This followed debate Wednesday on the report of the Committee on Physical Infrastructure where …

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Zuma no-confidence motion set for parliament Thursday

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s parliament will hold a motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, the ruling ANC party said, signalling its determination to eject him from office after days of stalemate. Soon after Zuma went onto SABC TV to defend himself. (Live …

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THIS WEEK: Salim Saleh under fire over sand mining

THIS WEEK: Salim Saleh under fire over sand mining Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gen Salim Saleh, national coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation and President Museveni’s brother has been criticized for his comments, encouraging the various sand mining activities happening in Lake Victoria. Saleh told environmentalists to stop harassing Mango …

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S.Africa’s Zuma faces new no-confidence vote

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African lawmakers will vote on February 22 in a fresh no-confidence motion against President Jacob Zuma, who is under pressure from within his own party to step down. Zuma has survived numerous no-confidence votes in recent years, but could be more fragile as …

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Kadaga, Katureebe disagree on ‘Age Limit’ summons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament and Chief Justice have disagreed publicly about recent summons during parliament’s debate of the Constitution Amendment Bill 2017, referred to by many, as the Age Limit Bill. “I have a problem with being directed how to carry out the responsibilites …

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