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Minister: Mother tongue good for your children

State Minister of Gender and Culture Lukia Nakadama has urged Ugandans to teach children their mother tongue early in life, as it is key in an all-round education. “Emphasis on mother tongues will help navigate other ways of intellectual cognition, instil a sense of self in global context and create relations …

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WhatsApp toughens encryption after Apple-FBI row

Washington, United States | AFP |  The popular messaging service WhatsApp said Tuesday it had implemented “full end-to-end encryption,” a move which steps up privacy but may lead to conflicts with law enforcement agencies. The Facebook-owned mobile application with one billion users worldwide made the announcement following weeks of intense …

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NEMA are back with Kaveera ban after winning court case

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has this month impounded 1,800 kgs of kaveera (plastic bags) from retailers, distributors and manufacturers, and will continue an incineration campaign at Zirobwe, Nakasongola. State Minister for Environment Flavia Munaaba told the press at the Uganda Media Centre today that the resumed enforcement of the kaveera …

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Kenya marks Garissa university massacre anniversary

Garissa, Kenya | AFP | Kenyans on Saturday commemorated the first anniversary of a terrorist attack that killed 148 people, mostly students, at a university in Garissa in the country’s worst massacre since 1998. Four gunmen from the Shebab, Al-Qaeda’s East Africa branch, raided Garissa University College on April 2 …

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Itorero: Kagame urges leaders to take training seriously

Kigali, Rwanda | “Trainings like this one are aimed at discouraging the culture of routine. People should not consider these trainings as routine events,” said President Kagame as he presided over the closing of a two -week induction training (Itorero) for newly elected District Councillors and District Executive Secretaries. “The …

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The Uganda Elections Petition judgment

THE DECISION OF THE COURT Having made due inquiry into the petition and on the basis of our findings set out in the judgment: 1) We hereby declare that the 1st respondent was validly elected as President in accordance with Article 104 of the Constitution and section 59 of the …

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