Thursday , November 21 2019


Athieno’s the rising star in the US state of Iowa

Iowa, USA | THE INDEPENDENT | Nearly all the top Ugandan swimmers who have represented the country at international events lately, have been groomed by Dolphins Swim Club in Kampala. The list is long. From 14-year-old Kirabo Namutebi, who recently bettered Jamil Lunkuse’s national 50m freestyle record, to 18-year-old Ambala Atuhaire, current freestyle …

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KCCA ends Vipers’ unbeaten run

⚽🇺🇬 KCCA 1 Vipers SC 0 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An early Muzamiru Mutyaba goal proved to be the difference as Startimes Uganda Premier League champions KCCA ended Vipers’ unbeaten run at Lugogo today. A fine run on the wing by Ssekisambo, had the ball laid for Mutyaba to …

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FULL TEXT: Uganda and DRC sign pact on tourism, security and infrastructure

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni and Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have pledged to work together on joint projects that will provide jobs, facilitate trade, social welfare and security in the region. This will include the construction of …

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Labour export firms propose measures to curtail human trafficking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new faction of foreign labour recruitment agencies in Uganda has asked government to address challenges in labour export industry with harmonized training of domestic recruitment agencies. The group, the Uganda Federation of Foreign Recruitment Agencies (UFFRA) says the measure will eliminate trafficking in persons, …

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Makerereans being Makerereans

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amid reports of week-long brutality and torture by the military and police, and accusations that political parties are fueling the protests on campus, Makerere students have a kept a sense of humour as they protest against rise in tuition fees, taking to social media …

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MPs visit Ugandan troops serving in AMISOM

Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan Members of Parliament have started a week-long working visit to Somalia to assess the welfare of the country’s troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). According to a statement by AMISOM, the legislators will visit the Forward Operating Bases and interact …

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