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Dissecting Sudan’s Coup

After ousting civilians, the military seeks to consolidate power and install a new government | MANAL TAHA AND JOSEPH TUCKER | On Oct.25, Sudan’s military detained the country’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and key civilian leaders, dissolved the government and declared a state of emergency. The coup, which has put …

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SCHOOLS: Focus will be on Top Class, P1 and P6

Lower Primary Learners, Semi Candidates to be prioritized when schools reopen Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports will give special attention to learners in lower primary and semi-candidates when schools reopen in January. Sources privy to the matter in the Ministry of Education says …

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COVID: Uganda sets January date for schools, bars

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said that schools and other sectors of the economy will re-open in January 2022 irrespective of whether people are vaccinated or not. Some of the sectors that have remained closed to date include educational institutions, bars, theatres and cinemas. Initially, President Museveni …

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Military puts Sudan PM under house arrest

  Khartoum, Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT | Sudan Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok is under house arrest by military forces reportedly attempting a coup on the transition government in the capital Khartoum. Hamdok has reportedly called on the people to “occupy the streets to defend their revolution.” Other reports indicate civilians …

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EAC job mess

  Kadaga ruffles East African Community Secretariat Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Rebecca Kadaga, Uganda’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Affairs has protested the way the recruitment of staff has been going on at the East African Community Secretariat. Following the 42nd Extraordinary Meeting of …

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