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Makerere pre-entry exams to go ahead, set for October 3

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has set October 3rd, 2020 for the Bachelor of Laws degree pre-entry exams for applicants for the 2020/2021 academic year. Alfred Masikye Namoah, the Makerere University Academic Registrar, says the exams will be administered in compliance with the Covid-19 preventive measures. “The examination …

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Punish election thieves

Experts predict violent 2021 election if offenders go free Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | The 2021 general elections will see widespread violence, organised gangs, and bribery. That is according to the Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU), a civil society coalition of over 800 like-minded organisations …

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Man arrested taking child’s head to Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police are investigating a man who has allegedly delivered a child’s head at the parliament building disguised as a wrapped gift to Speaker Rebecca Kadaga. The man whose identity is not yet disclosed, was intercepted at the parliament gate opposite the National Theatre by security …

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Trouble for Rukutana

Will `God’ forgive him again? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mwesigwa Rukutana, the Minister of State Minister for Labour who was arrested and remanded to prison on Sept.05 in relation to violence in the just concluded NRM parliamentary primary elections, is no stranger to the top and down of …

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Schools re-opening

SCHOOLS RE-OPENING: The tough decisions to be made Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Aug. 26, news reports emerged that GEMS Cambridge International School in Kampala was set to close by December. The Uganda Radio Network, a syndicated news provider, called it “yet another non-medical causality of the COVID-19 …

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Museveni in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni is in Tanzania to sign an implementation agreement for the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project. He joined Tanzania President John Magufuli  at Chato, northern Tanzania, today to witness the signing of the host and implementation agreement. (video bottom) The …

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The Independent journalists win 7 ACME Uganda awards

📌 ACME Uganda Journalism awards ✳ National news reporting – Print WINNER – Ronald Musoke, The Independent ✳ Energy and extractives reporting 2nd runner-up – Ronald Musoke, The Independent ✳ Agriculture reporting 1st runner-up – Ronald Musoke, The Independent ✳ Business, economy and finance reporting 1st runner-up – Isaac Khisa, The …

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