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Environmentalist joins list of 2021 Presidential aspirants

Mugerwa ready to jump into Uganda Presidential race with New Green Deal Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the clock ticks towards Uganda’s presidential nominations in August 2020, another person has declared his intentions to challenge President Yoweri Museveni. Timothy Mugerwa, an environmentalist, joins Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu …

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Burundi’s ruling party picks Gen. Ndayishimiye

  Gitega, Burundi | AFP | Burundi’s ruling party said Sunday that party leader General Evariste Ndayishimiye will stand as its candidate in a presidential election in May. Ndayishimiye is an ally of current President Pierre Nkurunziza who will not seek a new mandate after his controversial election to a …

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Museveni says NRM Party aims to end money-lessness

✳ NRM’s 6 areas of focus ✅ House-hold incomes ✅ Education ✅ Illegal evictions ✅ Stealing of health drugs ✅ Opposing corruption ✅ Working on feeder roads Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the NRM Party for being able to correctly diagnose the problems of …

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GRAFT: Angola’s Dos Santos ready to fight in court

Luanda, Angola | AFP | Isabel dos Santos, the tycoon daughter of Angola’s ex-president who is at the centre of an anti-graft investigation, on Thursday vowed she was ready to fight against what she called “misleading and untrue” allegations. Dos Santos, dubbed ‘the princess’ in Angola, is accused of using …

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MALAC: Govts that overstay often end badly

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The outgoing US Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac has warned that ultimately, governments that stay for long In power without a transitional plan, often end up badly. Malac was today holding her final press briefing at the American Centre as US Ambassador to Uganda …

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Portuguese banker cited in ‘Luanda Leaks’ found dead

 Angola’s ex first daughter Isabel dos Santos charged with fraud Luanda, Angola | AFP | Isabel dos Santos, the tycoon daughter of Angola’s former president, has been charged with money laundering and mismanagement, Angolan prosecutors said, as they launched a bid Thursday to have the billionairess and other suspects return …

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FDC President Amuriat arrested in Soroti

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party President Patrick Amuriat Oboi has been arrested. Amuriat was arrested alongside Soroti District Vice-chairman Daniel Eigu, the District Secretary Tom Ekudo and the Gweri Sub County Chairman, Kokas Okwii for allegedly presiding over an illegal assembly in Soroti town. …

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