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How Uganda may end up paying billions to DRC – Experts report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda could end up paying billions of Shillings to the Democratic Republic of Congo as compensation for occupation of its territories during the 1997 to 2003 war if the Hague based International Court of Justice (ICJ) decides to adopt compensation figures recommended by its experts. Four …

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MPs need more time to discuss EAC federation- Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has told a delegation of experts drafting the East African Community (EAC) Political Federation Constitution that legislators will require ample time to make their input on the establishment. Led by Chief Justice Emeritus, Benjamin Odoki, the representatives from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania …

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HIGH COURT: Uganda army admits to battering of journalists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has asked the High Court in Kampala to allow them settle through a reconciliation process the case in which a city lawyer Steven Kalali sued government on behalf of journalists who were battered a few months ago. On …

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Fresh elections to select new ‘King’ for Bugisu

Inzu Ya Masaba to Conduct Fresh Elections for Umukuuka Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A consultative meeting convened by the Gender, Labor and Social Development Minister, Frank Tumwebaze to end the stalemate over the cultural leader of Inzu Ya Masaba has resolved to conduct fresh elections. The closed-door meeting …

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Gov’t to levy tax on fish maw exports

Government has been advised to undertake analytical studies on the value of fish maw internationally with the view to increase the levy upwards Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved an eight per cent tax levy on fish maw exports following the passing of the Fish (Amendment) Bill, 2021. In …

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Teacher arrested on allegations of sexually abusing six girls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Police are holding a former teacher at Step by Step School in Nansana municipality accused of sexually abusing six girls. Luke Owoyesigire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, identified the suspect as Moses Mpanga Aldo, a resident of Nansana municipality in Wakiso district. According to …

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Bugolobi wastewater plant operational

The Bugolobi-Nakivubo wastewater treatment plant is now operational. The wastewater treatment plant, the largest in the country, takes care of the effluent from the capital Kampala. It is designed to reduce pollution of Lake Victoria. | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven years after the construction of the Bugolobi-Nakivubo wastewater treatment plant …

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Health and safety in forestry sector

Study shows that it can reduce business costs and improve productivity for Uganda’s small-scale sawmillers | ZAINABU KAKUNGULU | Over the past two decades, growing trees, mainly for timber and poles increasingly became a popular investment venture in Uganda. It is estimated that the area of forest plantations in Uganda …

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