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Bugiri accident leaves four dead

Bugiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Four people have been killed in an accident in Bugiri District. The accident occurred on Sunday at 5:30 am at Nakawa located in Busowa town along the Iganga-Tororo Highway. According to an eye witness Besweri Kawanguzi, the accident involved a Modern Coast Bus with …

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Breakthrough as NARO develops anti-tick vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists at the National Agriculture Research Organization-NARO have made a breakthrough in developing an anti-tick vaccine which is expected to give a long-lasting solution to the tick problem affecting farmers. According to NARO’s Director-General Dr Ambrose Agona, the new vaccine has been developed by a …

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Why US sanctioned Uganda’s ex-police boss Kayihura

  Washington, United States | AFP |  The US government announced sanctions against Uganda’s once-powerful police chief on Friday, citing evidence of corruption and human rights abuses including torture. The agencies said there was credible information that Kale Kayihura was involved in “torture and/or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or …

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US government puts sanctions on Kale Kayihura

Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT | The U.S government has sanctioned former Uganda Police chief Gen.Kale Kayihura for his role in what it described as serious human rights abuses and corruption. He was sanctioned under the Global Magnitsky Act. The State Departments said in a statement that they are publicly …

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Road accident victims

Where is the compensation from insurance companies?  | THE INDEPENDENT | We begin with an extended excerpt from former Minister of Finance, Prof. Ezra Sabiti Suruma’s 2014 book titled `Advancing the Ugandan Economy: A personal Account’. On page 159, he writes: In some accidents, dozens of people died and many …

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Sam Kutesa to lead Ugandan delegation to Rwanda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa will lead Uganda’s delegation to the first meeting with Rwanda as per the recent Luanda memorandum of understanding aimed at resolving ongoing disputes between the two nations that has led Kigali to closing the border. According to a …

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