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Russia takes on US, EU, China in Africa

Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa  |  Russia’s President, Vladmir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, on wednesday opened a two-day first ever Russia-Africa Economic Summit in Sochi, taking on rivals US, the European Union, China and India that have lately dominated  trade with the continent . President Putin told more …

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President, Kadaga root for religious freedoms

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT President Yoweri Museveni has said government adopted the principle of non-interference with religious freedoms, provided they are practiced within the laws. Museveni was welcomed by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga in Jinja, where he led anniversary celebrations for the World Mekaddishken Ministries, which brings together a number of …

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Gov’t rules out reintroduction of anti-gay bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has said it does not intend to re-introduce the contentious Anti-gay bill contrary to reports that a new law was in offing. The bill was first introduced in 2009 drawing worldwide condemnation for gay rights activists because of the tough penalties including death …

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Museveni challenges African countries on economic growth

Sironko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni has called upon African countries to join efforts in fostering the economic growth and development of the region. The president said that through the economic unity of the continent, many countries will stop being bullied by the European giants and America’s, adding …

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President Museveni defends Chinese loans

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President, Yoweri Museveni has praised the Chinese Government for extending loans to Uganda and Africa where other partners have been hesitant. He was fielding questions at a press conference he jointly addressed with visiting Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House Entebbe ahead of today’s …

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Ministers survive revolt by youth leaders over Museveni cash handout

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There was a bitter exchange between the Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa and National Youth Council delegates from 23 districts in Buganda region on Friday over financial handouts from the president. Nankabirwa was representing President, Yoweri Museveni at the closure of a three-day’s youth leadership …

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MPs demand answers on progress of planned merger of gov’t agencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of Members of Parliament have criticized the government for failing to implement the merger of government departments and agencies. During the plenary session on Thursday presided over by Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga the MPs argued that the slow pace of implementing the …

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There is still space to challenge Museveni’s sole candidature

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The National Resistance Movement-NRM party lawyer, Kiryowa Kiwanuka has told the constitutional court that there is still chance for any of their members to challenge president, Yoweri Museveni for the party card ahead of the 2021 polls. He was responding to application filed by 11 …

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Opposition tells Banyoro to denounce Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition leaders have rallied the people of Bunyoro region to denounce President, Yoweri Museveni and his ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party for alleged incompetence. The opposition leaders made the appeal while campaigning for Asinansi Nyakato alias Kamanda, the Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party …

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President commends US for support to combat viral diseases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has thanked the Government of the United States of America for the continued role and support in combating viral diseases like Ebola in Uganda and the region as a whole. The President was speaking during a meeting with the visiting American Secretary …

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