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MP Roland Kaginda defeated in FDC party primaries

Rukungiri , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Roland Mugume Kaginda, the incumbent Rukungiri Municipality Member of Parliament has been defeated in the Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party primaries. Kaginda lost to Dr Wallen Niwagaba Tumwiine who polled 130 votes against Kaginda’s 62 votes while Ingrid Turinawe, the National political …

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Congolese kidnappers demand for UGX 4M to free 10 Ugandan fishermen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Congolese militias holding ten fishermen they kidnapped from Lake Edward in Rukungiri district are demanding for a ransom of Shillings 4 million to release them. The fishermen were rounded up on Monday evening by the Congolese militiamen when they ventured into the lake to check …

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Five family members arrested for killing veteran UPDF soldier

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Rukungiri district is holding five people in connection to the killing of a veteran Uganda Peoples Defense Forces Corporal Ambrose Nabimanya. The deceased is a resident of Kashegu village in Nyakagyeme sub-county, Rukungiri district. According to Noah Bigabwomwe, the deceased’s relative, Nabimanya …

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Rukungiri farmers battle black coffee disease

Rukungiri , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Rukungiri district are battling the invasion of black coffee twig borers. The farmers argue that the disease has affected their expected output. Adrine Twakiire, a farmer from Buhunga sub county says that her two acres of coffee plantations were growing perfectly last …

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Rukungiri coffee nursery bed operators protest non payment

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 30 Coffee nursery bed operators in Rukungiri district are protesting non-payment of their money. Operators argue that under Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) guidelines, they were contracted by the government through Operation Wealth Creation and Uganda Coffee Development Authority …

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Tear gas, live bullets rock Rukungiri

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Live bullets and teargas rocked Rukungiri Municipality on Monday as anti-riot police clashed with Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party supporters. It all started when police blocked the FDC supporters from accessing Rukungiri Municipal stadium for thanks giving prayers and commemoration of the late Edison …

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Ugandan woman who died in Oman laid to rest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The body of a young Ugandan woman who died in Oman early last month has finally been laid to rest at her ancestral home in Rukungiri district. The 22-year-old Shivan Kihembo died in Oman on October 05th, 2018 where he had gone to work as …

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