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Museveni discourages small scale farmers against cotton growing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has asked farmers to stop growing cotton on a small scale. Museveni made the remarks on Thursday at Karambi playground in Karambi Sub-county, Kasese district. He was visiting the area on the invitation of the Bukonzo West Member of Parliament, Atkins …

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Traders to reap big as Kenya, Uganda sign pacts

Mombasa, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan and Kenyan traders will be the biggest beneficiaries after their two countries yesterday signed a raft of agreements meant to ease trade, cement political ties and improve their social/cultural connections. The colourful signing ceremony, conducted at the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, was witnessed …

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Museveni hails China for funding Isimba dam construction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President, Yoweri Museveni commissioned Isimba dam in Kayunga district. Museveni switched on four turbines of the 183MWs dam amidst cheers from high profile dignitaries who accompanied him. Construction of the dam took 47 months and cost US$ 566 million. 85% of the money was …

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MPs accuse colleagues of accepting bribes to reconcile with NRM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three legislators have accused the ruling National Resistance Movement –NRM party of bribing their colleagues who were allegedly reconciled with the party at the just concluded parliamentary Caucus retreat. A total of 23 MPs were paraded before President Yoweri Museveni by the government Chief …

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Rwenzururu veterans plead for Mumbere’s freedom

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwenzururu Kingdom veterans have asked Gen Salim Saleh, a brother to President Yoweri Museveni to facilitate the freedom of Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere. Mumbere, together with close to 200 of his loyalists, was arrested on November 27, 2016, after a confrontation between …

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Priest in fear as his anti-Museveni book draft leaks to ISO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reverend Father Denis Mayanja, a catholic priest attached to Masaka diocese is in fear following the leakage of the draft of his book titled “People Power” to Internal Security Organization-ISO operatives. The priest started writing the book that points out the deficiencies of president, …

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Bad black quizzed for insulting President Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City socialite Shanita Namuyimba also known as Bad Black has been quizzed by the Criminal Investigations Department over a video in which she allegedly abused and defamed President Yoweri Museveni. Bad Black arrived at the CID headquarters in Kibuli at 9 am in the company …

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Museveni set for sixth-term run

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Uganda’s ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni, 74, as its candidate in 2021 elections, which could see him seek a sixth term in office, a party resolution said Wednesday. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) called for Museveni to “continue leading the movement and the …

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Museveni gives UGX1.3 billion for ULGA house

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has donated 1.3 billion shillings for the construction of the Uganda Local Government Association, ULGA house. This is the second time, Museveni has contributed money for the house project, whose construction started more than ten years ago. In 2009/2010 financial year, the …

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