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Science teachers call off strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Science teachers have resolved to halt their industrial action. Last week, the Uganda Professional Science Teacher’s Union which brings together science teachers in secondary schools and instructors in tertiary institutions mobilized its members to lay down their tools at the start of the reopening …

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Besigye freed after 8-hour standoff on Gayaza road

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police on Thursday allowed Dr. Kizza Besigye, the leader of the people’s front for transition to return home, after holding him for more than seven hours in his car. In the morning Police intercepted Besigye shortly after living in his residence where he …

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Weary Ugandans shun COVID-19 booster doses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The majority of Uganda who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have not received booster doses as recommended by health professionals. Records from the Ministry of Health show that more than 10.2 million people representing 48 percent of the targeted 22 million people were fully vaccinated …

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Health workers strike paralyses Kitgum Hospital

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Kitgum Government Hospital increasingly struggles with emergency cases due to the ongoing industrial action by a section of health workers, health administrators have retrieved their stethoscopes and white coats to practice what they were originally trained to do – saving lives. The Allied …

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Minister withdraws amendments to Finance, URA Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Finance- General Duties, Henry Musasizi has withdrawn two tax Bills from parliament. The House has approved his request. The Bills are the Finance (Amendment Bill), 2022, and the Uganda Revenue Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2022. Under the Finance (Amendment Bill), 2022, the …

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Speaker warns against planned demo during coffee debate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among has warned legislators against staging protests ahead of the debate on the controversial coffee agreement. According to Among, she will not hesitate to stop the debate should any legislator demonstrate during the discussion of the report prepared by …

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CRIME REPORT: 11 lives lost daily in 2021

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An average of 11 lives were lost each day in 2021, according to an annual crime police report compiled by the Criminal Investigations Directorate. Altogether, 3, 912 lives were lost during the year through assault, poisoning, arson, shooting, domestic violence or mob action. There …

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