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No COVID-19 tests on learners as schools re-open

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  As government prepares to re-open schools in the country starting with candidate classes later this month, the health ministry has said it will not be carrying out mandatory testing for all learners before they restart school. This comes after government said that all finalists at …

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NRM party primaries called off in Mawogola North constituency

Mawogola, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement – NRM party primary election for Mawogola North constituency in Sembabule district has been called off.  George William Katokoozi, the Sembabule district NRM Registrar has announced the suspension of the polls this morning on instructions allegedly from the party chairperson and …

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Parliament compels cabinet to issue guidelines on teachers SACCO funds

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has tasked the government to explain why private teachers under Lockdown have not received their SACCO funds which were promised by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. In his last national address on COVID-19, President Museveni promised to inject 2 billion Uganda shillings into the Private …

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Why men dominate list of presidential aspirants

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  The number of persons aspiring to run for presidency continues to increase as the country prepares for the 2021 elections. It is emerging like in the past elections, fewer women have picked nomination forms to vie for Presidency.    The Electoral Commission Spokesperson, Paul Bukenya confirms …

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Dr Kiiza Besigye will not contest for presidency in 2021

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  Four-time Forum for Democratic Change- FDC presidential candidate  Dr.Kizza Besigye will not contest for the presidency this time. He announced this, in a press conference in Kampala today, ending speculation about his candidature as Uganda draws closer to the 2021 general election. Besigye has contested for …

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NRM oldies struggle to push back against a youth insurgence

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The struggle for the soul of the National Resistance Movement – NRM between the young and old generation is taking shape.  The older generation is determined not to let go and the young generation is vowing to wrestle power from them. Save for the position …

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EU calls for fresh master plan to revive Uganda’s tourism sector

Fort Portal, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The European Union (EU) Ambassadors to Uganda have appealed to government to consider having in place a comprehensive master plan that will ensure the resuscitation of the country’s tourism sector. Tourism together with others sectors in the country have been hit by the Coronavirus …

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