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Nakasongola DISO accused of vandalising gov’t vehicles

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Nakasongola District Internal Security Officer Samuel Alasamu Akankwasa is in trouble over alleged vandalism of district vehicles. Nakasongola Central Police Station is investigating the DISO and others for vandalizing cars belonging to Nakasongola district before stealing its parts. On Saturday, Akankwasa narrowly survived being shot …

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WHO applauds Rwanda’s Ebola preparedness efforts

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last week commended Rwanda on its ongoing Ebola preparedness efforts and confirmed that no cases of Ebola have been reported from the country to date. “Rwanda has been proactive and engaged in Ebola preparedness at all levels since the …

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Makerere University Freedom Square fenced off

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Students and alumni of Makerere University have questioned the motive behind the erection of metal bars across the Freedom Square. The square, which lies in the space between the University’s administrative block –the Main Building, the University Main Library and the School of Social …

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Uganda cranes team returns home today

Cairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT |  Part of the Uganda Cranes team will arrive back in the country on Sunday afternoon after exiting the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt. Decolas Kiiza, the head of finance at the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) told URN that some …

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Wakiso starts work on road connecting Entebbe Rd to Masaka Rd

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district has started upgrading to tarmac, another road connecting Entebbe Road to Masaka Road. The close to 10km road starts in Seguku near Nican Hotel, through Katale, Mayinja, Lunnya, Nalumumye, Bandwe, Kinawa to Kyengera on Masaka road. Wakiso district chairperson (LC5) Matia Lwanga Bwanika and Kyengera …

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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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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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