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MP Alex Burundo arrested in Sironko over procession

Sironko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Alex Burundo, the Bulambuli County Member of Parliament and dozens of his supporters are in police custody for flouting Covid-19 guidelines. The suspects were picked up on Saturday evening by police in Sironko district while holding a procession. It is alleged that the MP led …

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Analysis: Bayern’s cost-saving policy risky for club

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |    Losing treble-winning coach Hansi Flick might still be a far-off nightmare for Bayern Munich fans. But overheated discussions about the future of the 55-year-old and the club’s risky cost-saving policy might deliver some glimpses into the Bavarians agitated mood ahead of the German Supercup against …

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Eyewitnesses narrate Moroto prison break

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Wednesday, 219 inmates escaped from Sigila prison in Moroto municipality. The escapees also broke into the armory and ran away with 14 guns. Three of the escapees were killed and seven rearrested. One UPDF soldier was also killed in the fire exchange. Carlos …

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UNDP supports Uganda’s development programs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has approved a new country programme for Uganda that will focus on promoting inclusive governance, inclusive and sustainable growth, sustainable management of natural resources and resilient development. The new Country Programme Document (CPD) for Uganda was approved by the …

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EU launches foresight report aiming for “resilient Europe”

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled its first-ever Strategic Foresight Report, which aims to identify challenges and opportunities to better steer the European Union’s (EU) strategic choices. The document is meant to support the Commission in designing “future-proof” policies and legislation that serves both the …

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