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UN Human Rights officially closes offices, exits Uganda

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, has officially closed the agency’s offices in Uganda and concluded all operations following the government’s decision not to extend their mandate. On Saturday, August 5, 2023, the office in Kampala officially ceased its operations, as stated …

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Ministry of tourism to construct open air museum in Napak

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Tourism in Uganda is embarking on a significant project to establish an open-air museum in Napak district, aimed at exhibiting fossils and attracting more tourists to the Karamoja sub-region. The proposed open-air museum, located in Iriiri Sub County, will serve as …

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Emergencies: 95% of Ugandans unaware of number to call

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only five per cent of Ugandans are aware of a toll-free number to call in case of a medical emergency, results of a new survey done by Twaweza show. According to their report released on Thursday, the majority of Ugandans further reported not knowing …

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Why chain restaurants import potatoes for chips

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts and market leaders have given a viewpoint as to why large dealers in Irish potato products in Uganda feed their customers on imported potatoes, even when there seem to be plenty grown locally. A study of the market shows that potato crisps, chips …

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EC releases road map to 2026 Uganda general elections

✳ Demarcation of electoral areas July 2024 ✳ Update Voters’ Register January 2025 ✳ Presidential nominates 2nd October and 3rd October 2025 ✳ Elections January 12 to February 9, 2026 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has released the roadmap leading to the 2026 General Elections, with focus …

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