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Political statements top PWDs celebrations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Celebrations commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities-PWDs in Iganga district on Tuesday turnedpolitical as various speakers took turns to scorn at the opposition. This year’s celebrations under the theme “promoting inclusive programming for accessible future,” were aimed at sensitizing the country on the …

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You are not paid to walk- FDC tells Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has lashed at President, Yoweri Museveni for the forthcoming Anti-Corruption walk, saying he is not paid to walk.    Museveni will lead the country in a walk aimed at raising awareness against corruption on December 4, 2019 from the …

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Physical address for tax assessment no longer make sense-URA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | It no longer makes sense to compel companies to provide a physical address for tax assessment when several are minting money without offices, the Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority-URA, Doris Akol has observed. Akol, who was addressing tax administrators from African states at Serena …

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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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