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India’s Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft lands on Moon

New Delhi, India | TASS |  India’s Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft successfully landed on the lunar surface, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said. According to an ISRO live broadcast, the spacecraft successfully made a soft landing on the Moon’s surface at 6:03 p.m. (3:33 p.m. Moscow time). ISRO CEO Sridhara Somanath …

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🔴 LIVE: State of the Nation Address 2023

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in Kololo to deliver the State of Nation Address. This is the 1st Sitting of the 1st Meeting of the 3rd Session of the 11th Parliament. In her communication, Speaker Anitah Among urged the Leader of Government Business and …

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Kampala-Masaka road cut off by River Katonga

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Drivers are seeking alternative routes through the villages today when floods cut off Kampala-Masaka highway in central Uganda after River Katonga burst its banks. There were increasing fears that the floods will also affect key bridges at Lwera on the same road. …

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Sam Mugumya: Unbowed in dissent

COMMENT | Olivia Nalubwama | “I think of you as the freest person I know…Then everyone you know is a slave.”This haunting line is from the Ayi Kwei Armah’s classic book, The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, on the failure of post- independence African leaders. Enter Sam Mugumya. In 2014, …

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UNICEF unveils tele-teaching technology to Ugandan schools

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It was a groundbreaking Monday at St Mary’s Asumputa Senior Secondary School in Adjumani District as senior one students were treated to a biology lesson conducted from Kitende Secondary School over 480 kilometres away. The two schools were linked seamlessly thanks to video conferencing …

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Scientists explain why Uganda’s COVID-19 vaccine has delayed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Scientists have explained to Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee that developing a vaccine against COVID-19 will take a longer than earlier expected, given the different processes involved. The scientists appeared before the committee alongside officials from the former Ministry of Science, Technology …

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