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25 taxi touts arrested for defying presidential directives

Mbarara, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Mbarara has arrested 25 taxi touts for defying presidential directives. Following the suspension of public transport over Covid-19, President Museveni banned touts from the parks as a measure of curtailing the spread of the virus.  The touts were arrested in an operation conducted …

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Bobi Wine’s people power rubbishes ‘scientific’ election plan

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has said either the Electoral Commission organizes a normal election as commanded by the constitution and other electoral laws or abandons the plan for holding elections in 2021. Kyagulanyi told Journalists in Kampala that they were taken aback by …

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Is @KagutaMuseveni a private account? The media experts view

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  With 1.7 million followers on Twitter and 700,000 on Facebook, President Yoweri Museveni often uses his social media accounts to make pronouncements on key government decisions, disseminate information on his activities and key policy issues. Yet, the account is considered private according to a recent …

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Distribution of gov’t face masks underway in Busia district

Busia, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The distribution of government face masks is underway in Busia district.  The distribution is in line with a commitment by President Yoweri Museveni to provide free reusable masks to all Ugandans aged six years and above, as a pre-condition for lifting COVID-19 restrictions.  According to …

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Section of public shuns peaceful protests

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of the public on Tuesday disregarded calls by the opposition to engage in peaceful protests. On Monday, former FDC president Dr Kizza Besigye and Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu announced a new alliance against President Yoweri Museveni. They called upon …

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Profile: Who is Dorothy Kisaka

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  On Friday, President Museveni nominated Dorothy Kisaka for the position of Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA. In the letter to the Public Service Commission, Museveni directed the commission to interview Kisaka and find out whether she is suitable for the position.  The other officials …

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