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China urges U.S. to return assets to Afghanistan

Beijing, China | Xinhua | China’s Foreign Ministry on Friday urged the United States to unconditionally return assets belonging to the Afghan people and take concrete actions to repair the damage caused to them. Global Times, an English-language Chinese newspaper, launched an online petition on Thursday, calling on the U.S. government …

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Caterpillars ravage sweet potato gardens in Teso

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Teso are counting losses after an invasion of caterpillars on sweet potato gardens in the districts of Ngora, Serere and Soroti. The caterpillars were first sighted in Ngora district in a pest and disease surveillance report conducted by the Production and Marketing Department last …

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Tonkosa anti sexual harassment campaign launched

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Activists and local leaders in Entebbe Municipality have launched a campaign against sexual harassment. The campaign, Tonkosa, which means ‘Don’t hurt me’, aims at helping under-aged girls to fight against sexual harassment. In 2020, the Ministry of Education registered more than 100,000 cases of teenage …

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Museveni hails Hope Kivengere

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has paid glowing tribute to the late Hope Kishande Kivengere, his first and longest serving Press Secretary (1986-2001) who passed on this week on Wednesday from Nakasero Hospital. In a message read by the Minister of the presidency Mariam Dhoka Babalanda …

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