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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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Makerere University council quashes probe on suspended staff

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An emergency meeting of the Makerere University Council, a supreme governing organ of the University has rejected the committees established to investigate matters arising out of staff suspensions over conflict of interest. The meeting directed that the probe committees halt their operations and hand over …

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Commercial Court locks up SH1.3 trillion

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least sh1.3 trillion is locked up in disputes before the Commercial court, URN has learnt. They include disputes of insurance, banking, and transportation. Only cases with a value that is more than sh50 million end up before the Commercial Division of High …

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