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Rwenzururu Queen mother was an icon of peace —Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has described the deceased Rwenzururu Queen Mother Christine Biira Mukirania as an icon peace who worked tirelessly for the stability of the Rwenzori region. Mukirania succumbed to hypertension and diabetes on Tuesday at Kilembe Mines Hospital in Kasese town. During the funeral …

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Unreliability of Moroto UBC radio shocks Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The unreliability of the Uganda Broadcasting Cooperation- UBC radio station in Moroto district has surprised President Yoweri Museveni. Jones Othieno alias DJ Jones, a staff at the station told the president at Morulinga State Lodge on Moroto last night that the station, which serves Karamoja …

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Kadaga cautions against rushing merger of agencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has called for careful discussions on the proposed merger of Government departments and agencies. Kadaga is of the view that the merger could have devastating effects on the economy. The proposal to merge up to 53 government departments …

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Museveni tells off the Opposition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has lashed at the Opposition for criticizing Government programs instead of developing their constituents. He said the opposition in Parliament has not done anything tangible for the people it represents. During the State of the Nation Address at Serena International Conference …

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Gov’t to compensate Kenyan pilgrims knocked in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the Minister for East African Community Affairs Kirunda Kivejinja to contact families of the Kenyan pilgrims who were knocked dead in Uganda two weeks ago, for possible compensation. Four Kenyans were knocked dead by a hit and run commuter …

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100 medals to be awarded on Heroes day

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has approved 100 names of people who will be awarded various medals on Heroes Day.  The medals are in recognition of their contribution towards the liberation of the country. The Minister in charge of the Presidency Esther Mbayo announced this in …

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Museveni to mediate in Lango cultural leadership wrangle

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said he will mediate in the Lango cultural leadership dispute. President Museveni said this on Friday while addressing Journalists at Lira Hotel after the conclusion of his two day anti-poverty mobilization in Lango Sub-region. Museveni said he had initially been informed …

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Equipment failure slowing gun fingerprinting exercise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ongoing gun fingerprinting exercise has been slowed down by the breakdown of the equipment and inexperienced personnel. The exercise conducted by the Police and sister security agencies came after a series of high profile murders that shocked the country in recent years. In …

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Court accepts fresh evidence against Stella Nyanzi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court has finally allowed the state to table additional exhibits in the case of cyber harassment and offensive communication against former Makerere University Research Fellow, Dr. Stella Nyanzi. The Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate, Gladys Kamasanyu made the ruling on Tuesday afternoon …

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