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Private schools intensify security to avert kidnap threats

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of private schools around Kampala have intensified security surveillance in an effort to protect pupils from possible kidnappers. The move follows an increase in kidnaps for ransom, involving both children and adults. In an interview with Uganda Radio Network, the Principal Administrator …

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Trump to N.Korea’s Kim: ‘Get rid of nukes’

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on North Korea to abandon its nuclear program, ahead of an expected summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un. Earlier, the US leader — who spent the day in talks with French President Emmanuel Macron — had …

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State House Seeks UGX 116B for Security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State House needs over 116 billion shillings for the President’s security for the financial year 2018/2019 as presented in their Ministerial Policy Statement. Officials from State House led by the State House Comptroller, Lucy Nakyobe, appeared before Parliament’s Presidential Affairs Committee on Wednesday to justify …

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N. Korea ready to discuss denuclearization with US: report

Washington, United States | AFP | North Korean officials have told their US counterparts that Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss denuclearization, an assurance that could pave the way for a meeting with President Donald Trump, reports said Sunday. It is the first time the offer was made directly to …

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Trump’s choice of Bolton and Pompeo stirs war fears

Washington, United States | AFP | By tapping conservative firebrand John Bolton as his national security chief and hardliner Mike Pompeo as his top diplomat, US President Donald Trump has dramatically raised the stakes in world affairs. Now, if Trump decides to abandon the Iran nuclear deal he has an adviser …

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Trump names hawk Bolton as national security advisor

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Thursday named hardline Fox News pundit and former UN ambassador John Bolton as his new national security advisor, ousting embattled army general HR McMaster. Trump took to Twitter to announce the latest in a cascade of staff changes, one …

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Tumukunde sacking

TUMUKUNDE SACKING: How Museveni played `inner circle’ politics Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | By the time he fired the former Minister for Security; Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, President Yoweri Museveni had been resisting pressure from within his inner circle to act. Tumukunde’s sacking was not an easy decision because he …

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