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Ninety-year-old Tibyangye robbed clean at Namugongo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thieves have robbed clean an elderly pilgrim from Bushenyi district. Bernard Tibyangye who is well into the nineties,  will live to remember this year’s Martyrs celebration after losing sh230,000 and his travel documents to thugs. According to Tibyangye, he was robbed of his wallet …

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Kiir, Machar agree 6 month delay to unity govt

South Sudan rivals agree to delay forming unity government Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  South Sudan’s warring parties agreed Friday to delay by six months the formation of a power-sharing government just days before it was due to be installed in the capital Juba. Representatives for President Salva Kiir …

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Lawyers Ssempebwa, Jjuuko drag AG to Court over Electoral Reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Now Professors Frederick Ssempbebwa, Fredrick W. Jjuuko and Charles Cha Katiba have taken the Attorney General William Byaruhanga to court for failing to implement electoral reforms as ordered by the Supreme Court in the 2016 Presidential election petition judgement. Through their lawyers Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi, Tusasirwe and …

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Opposition to fight plan to introduce Parliamentary System

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition legislators have dismissed as misplaced energy, a proposal by the National Resistance Movement-NRM party to introduce a Parliamentary System of Government. There have been reports that the ruling party was nursing the idea of moving from the Presidential System of government to …

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List of nations grounding their Boeing 737s

Paris, France | AFP |  A number of countries have grounded Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 medium-haul workhorse jet in response to an Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board. The Nairobi-bound plane was the same type as the Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed in October, killing …

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Another Nkumba University student hacked to death

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Another student of Nkumba University has been killed in his hostel room at Nkumba in Katabi Town Council. 26-year-old Godfrey Kateu was found dead in his room at 8.00 am this morning with loud music playing. His neighbor, Paul Ssengonzi told Uganda Radio Network that …

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MMAKS advocates lawyers quizzed on conflict of interest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises-COSASE has questioned a team of lawyers from MMAKS Advocates on conflict of interest. The team from MMAKS Advocates was comprised of Apollo Nelson Makubuya, Timothy Kanyelezi Masembe, Moses Adriko, Mathias Ssekatawa, Ernest Sembatya and Isaac Walukagga. …

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Specialists welcome plan for wider road reserves

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Engineers and Physical Infrastructure specialists have welcomed a move to widen Uganda’s road reserves from the current 15 to 40 meters. They say that wide reserves are important for the future development of Uganda’s road infrastructure. The nod comes amid the discussion of a draft …

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Mak council delays face-off with education committee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Council, the Supreme body of the University has asked for more time before facing off with the education committee of Parliament. Members of the University Council and management were expected to appear before the committee yesterday, to respond to concerns about the state …

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