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MPs demand for 2nd class, not first class SGR railway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Physical Infrastructure on Wednesday April 5, 2017 presented to parliament its report on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) in which they demanded  that Uganda downgrades to China Class 2 from China Class 1, in the regional project. Presenting a report, Member …

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VIDEO: MPs not satisfied with government statement on ICC

VIDEO: Government has made a statement on reports the country has plans to pull out of the international criminal court. According to the attorney General, Uganda is still part of the ICC but will respect the decision of AU to withdraw once approved by the heads of states.   Share on: …

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BYARUHANGA: Uganda is not about to leave the ICC

The Attorney General William Byaruhanga on Tuesday told parliament that Uganda is still cooperating with the International Criminal Court (ICC) despite the country’s reservations with how the court has related with Africa since 2009. He said Uganda like many other African states wants reforms in the Rome statute so that the …

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VIDEO: Has Uganda lost fight against obscenity?

VIDEO: Ugandans are asking  has the nation surrendered in the fight against obscenity? Or rather has the unusual become the usual as sharp words are thrown at not only the everyday citizen but also the mighty in charge of affairs of the country. Share on: WhatsApp

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Ugandan MPs slum govt on “ICC Withdrawal”

Members of parliament across the political divide have dismissed with suspicion a statement by the Attorney General William Byaruhanga regarding Uganda’s position on the International Criminal Court (ICC). Attorney General William Byaruhanga has told parliament that Uganda has not notified the International Criminal Court (ICC) or any organization of intentions to withdraw …

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Kadaga calls for global fight against corruption

DHAKA, BANGLADESH: The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has told world legislators that the international community has fallen short of its commitments to ensure dignity and equal rights of men and women. Kadaga said the gap between the rich and the poor has continued to widen, with primitive accumulation of …

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Ugandan legislator Osoru elected president of global youth body

DHAKA, BANGLADESH: Arua Member of Parliament Morine Osoru, has been elected President of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU). Osoru was elected on Sunday, after beating competition from Russia and Zambia. The legislator is part of the Ugandan delegation that is attending the 136th IPU …

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Ghana bribery probe clears minister

Accra, Ghana | AFP | A Ghanaian lawmaker was on Thursday found in contempt of parliament and ordered to apologise after claiming that a government minister bribed a committee to approve his appointment. National Democratic Congress (NDC) party MP Mahama Ayariga accused Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko of paying members of the …

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India’s parliament passes key tax reform bills

New Delhi, India | AFP | India’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday passed four supporting bills that will pave the way for a landmark tax reform and transform the world’s fastest growing economy into a common market. The government aims to launch the goods and services tax (GST) law by …

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Benin’s defence minister quits over constitutional reform

Cotonou, Benin | AFP | Benin’s defence minister announced his resignation on Monday to protest President Patrice Talon’s plans to overhaul the constitution. Candide Armand-Marie Azannai wrote on his Facebook page that he had decided to quit because of “recent developments in this country’s politics”. Businessman Talon, who was elected last …

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