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Budget committee directs minister Kasaija to fund judiciary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Parliament’s Budget Committee has questioned the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija on   the low funding to the Judiciary despite a recent directive by President Yoweri Museveni for a 800 billion Shilling budget allocation. Kasaija on Monday appeared before the Committee to present the 3.48 trillion additional …

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Reparation case: DRC demanding too much- Attorney general

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda has argued that the Democratic of Congo (DRC) is simply demanding too much money in compensation and has not presented evidence justifying its claim.    In his opening remarks on Thursday at The Hague—Netherlands—based International Court of Justice (ICJ), Uganda Attorney General William Byaruhanga …

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DRC demands US$4.3B from Uganda for war reparation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has asked Uganda to pay U$322 million for damages caused by its troops during the Congo invasion between 1997 and 2003. This reparation is part of the US$4.3 billion compensation that Congo is demanding from Uganda nearly half of …

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Opening of Kasese central market pushed to next month

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Kasese Central Market will be occupied by traders next month.  The 16 Billion Shillings Market was supposed to be opened to traders last month after being commissioned by President Museveni in December. It is one of the several markets countrywide that was rebuilt under the …

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Busia muslims advised to wear tunics, veils during Tarawehe prayers

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Sheikh Jamir Juma Obandio, the Busia district Kadhi has advised Muslims to always wear their tunics and veils when and after performing Tarawehe prayers for consideration by security personals. Muslims started the holy month of Ramadhan as one of the pillars in the Islam faith …

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Mabirizi demands signed oil agreements made public

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi has given the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development 21 days to make public the agreements that were signed on Sunday, between the government of Uganda and Tanzania.  Mabirizi threatens legal action if the Permanent Secretary does not comply with …

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AFIEGO demands transparency as leaders meet over oil deals

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The African Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) is demanding for the involvement of Ugandans in the negotiations on the East African Crude Oil Pipeline and the Tilenga oil projects in the Albertine region. The call comes as Ugandan and Tanzanian leaders and their technocrats …

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