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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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MP Luttamaguzi Semakula, 22 others granted bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nakaseke South Member of Parliament Luttamaguzi Ssemakula and 22 other suspects who are accused of disregarding COVID-19 guidelines have been granted bail. Luttamaguzi, Violet Nakalema, an aspirant for the Nakaseke Woman Parliamentary Seat and 21 others were remanded to Kitalya and Kasangati prisons by …

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Kabarole struggling to operate without land board

Kabarole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kabarole district is unable to process land titles and resolve other land related matters due to the absence of a land board. It follows the expiry of the five year tenure of the substantive land board members in January this year. In March, Kabarole …

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Court dismisses Juma sect property case against UMSC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court has dismissed with costs a petition filed by the Registered Trustees of Africa Muslim Community (Juma Sect) in which they sued Uganda Muslim Supreme Council claiming ownership of the land where Nateete town mosque is constructed. On Friday, Justice Jesse Byaruhanga …

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