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Archbishop Kaziimba slams politicians over witchcraft, voter bribery

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Dr Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu has questioned the morality of politicians who seek favours from witch doctors and invest heavily in campaigns. The Archbishop made the remarks during his visit at Uganda Radio Network-URN on Tuesday …

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Police warns politicians against flouting EC roadmap

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police has warned politicians against carrying out political activities that contravene the electoral roadmap of the Electoral Commission. Speaking at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Fred Enanga, the spokesperson of the Uganda Police said they are ready to crack down hard …

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Mukono taskforce blocks politicians from food distribution exercise

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono Covid-19 taskforce has warned politicians against being involved in the distribution of relief food. The task force argues that the distribution exercise should be carried out by Local Defense Unit-LDU officers, army and members from the Red Cross society. This follows reports that …

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Rwanda ministers told to forgo month’s pay for coronavirus

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | Politicians and top civil servants in Rwanda will have their salaries this month redirected to welfare programmes to help the poor cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus. Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente said the salary sacrifice would show “solidarity” with the people, who have been under a tough lockdown …

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Busoga bishop warns politicians against making empty promises

Iganga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Bishop of central Busoga diocese, Rt. Rev. Patrick Wakula has called upon politicians to desist from making empty promises to win elections.  While preaching to Christians at Iganga Cathedral Church on Christmas Day, Wakula says that voters are outraged that several promises made in …

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Five killed in jihadist attack on Somali hotel

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |   Five people including three civilians were killed when jihadist militants stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital, police said Wednesday, adding that all five attackers had also died after an hours-long siege. The attack on Tuesday evening, claimed by the Islamist group al-Shabaab, took place at …

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Mixed reactions on Parliament’s performance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There are mixed reactions from the civil society activists, academicians, politicians and technocrats on the performance of parliament in the in the 2018/2019 financial year. This came up during the ongoing Third Annual Legislature Sector Review, which is a self-assessment mechanism for Parliament.  The …

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Russian ‘Trojan horse’ bank stokes unease in Hungary

Budapest, Hungary | AFP | Called “Putin’s Trojan horse” by Hungarian opposition politicians, a small Russian-dominated bank in Budapest has sparked unease ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to the capital Wednesday. The International Investment Bank (IIB) officially completed the move of its headquarters to Budapest last month. But concerns …

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Row over plans to move Greek antiquities from construction site

Thessaloniki, Greece | AFP | Opposition politicians, archaeologists and locals have denounced Greek government plans to displace the fragile remnants of an ancient city district unearthed during work on a subway tunnel in Thessaloniki. Experts say the early Byzantine site, which includes the city’s main 6th-century highway, ancient buildings and hundreds …

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