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Police fire teargas to break up opposition End of Year prayers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police fired teargas and live bullets to stop opposition politicians and activists from first holding end-of-year prayers and holding a procession through the Kampala city center. Opposition politicians under their umbrella United Forces of Change had organized a public end-of-year prayer at Nsambya Sharing Hall …

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Raila out in public for the first time since Tuesday poll

Nairobi, Kenya  | THE STAR KENYA | Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga has stepped out for the first time since election day. Raila on Sunday attended a church service at St. Francis ACK Church in Karen. He was accompanied by Cotu boss Francis Atwoli, Kanu chairman Gideon Moi …

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MP Ssegirinya pleads with court for his right to worship

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The jailed Kawempe North Member of Parliament, Muhammad Ssegirinya has pleaded with the Masaka Magistrates Court to reign in over prison authorities whom he accuses of violating his rights to perform prayers. Ssegirinya who is on remand at Murchison Bay prison in Luzira appeared before …

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MPs hold prayers for Jacob Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Members of Parliament have held prayers for the Omoro County MP Jacob Oulanyah ahead of his contest for the position of Speaker of Parliament. Oulanyah who handed over the Deputy Speaker’s office on Wednesday seeks to unseat Kamuli Woman MP Rebecca Kadaga. On …

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Archbishop pleads for children to return to church

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Dr Stephen Samuel Kaziimba has asked the government to put in place strategies to enable children to attend church prayers again. According to the primate, the youngsters were not included in the arrangements as the …

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