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KENYATTA: Kenya hinging on digital technologies to transform economy post-COVID

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | President Uhuru Kenyatta has hailed the contribution of digital technologies to Kenya’s transformation saying ICTs are helping the country to create employment opportunities for its youth and enhance delivery of public services. The president observed that digital technologies have enabled African governments and the …

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Benard Odoi wins Eastern Region Youth MP seat

  Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Resistance Movement-NRM’s Benard Oneni Odoi Mutusa has won the Eastern Region Youth Member of Parliament. Odoi, was declared winner by the Eastern Region Returning Officer. David Anyanzo, this morning at Mbale Secondary School in Mbale City. Odoi garnered 967 votes beating his …

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EC disqualifies NUP candidate from Central youth elections

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Electoral Commission has disqualified the National Unity Platform-NUP central youth parliamentary candidate from the ongoing elections at the National Teacher’s College in Mubende district. The Central and Southern Region Regional Elections Officer, Robert Baine, says the NUP candidate, Moses Kasule used a voter …

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Nyamutoro is national Youth MP, first from West Nile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Phiona Nyamutoro is the new Female National Youth MP. Nyamutoro of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, polled 296 votes, and was followed by Prima Tukamushabe who got 66 votes. The race attracted 12 candidates who included Amongin Prisca Nangiro, Busomoke Marcelina, Kaija Doreen, …

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Moroto youth take lead in peace building process in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of youth who confessed to be cattle rustlers from Moroto district have joined the peace building program in a move to reduce cattle thefts. This comes after most youth involved in cattle thefts and raids have been killed in battles with the UPDF and …

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Gen. Tumukunde promises to uplift youth of Zombo district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Independent presidential candidate Lt. Gen Henry Tumukunde has told the youth of Zombo district that they need special attention. While speaking to residents of Zombo town council on his campaign tour in Zombo district, Tumukunde noted that the youth require a special budget in order …

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Youth urged to take lead roles in climate change initiatives

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has called on youth in Uganda to create legacies in climate change by planting trees when they make any achievements in a bid to improve the country’s forest cover. The Speaker said that there is need to promote stakeholder involvement in the …

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No hope of reaching climate, development goals without youth optimism

United Nations | XINHUA | Without harnessing the energy, tech savvy and optimism of young people, the world has no hope of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Paris Agreement on climate change, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday. Addressing leaders from governments, businesses and multilateral agencies …

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Tear gas, bullets rock Kamwokya as NUP, NRM struggle to dominate ghetto

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There were running battles between security and warring supporters of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM and National Unity Platform-NUP parties during village youth council elections in Kifumbira A and Kifumbira B in Kamwokya on Tuesday afternoon. Today’s chaos was a continuation of the tensions that …

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