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BREAKING NEWS: Former presidential candidate Benon Biraaro has passed away this afternoon at Kampala Hospital.

February 12, 2020

Biraaro succumbed to cancer at Kampala Hospital. The general has been battling illness for more than a year and he has sought treatment abroad.

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Ugandan Students in China have petitioned Uganda Parliament to engage the Government to consider evacuating them

February 12, 2020

Lawmakers have appealed for the evacuation of Ugandans especially students in China in the midst of the deadly coronavirus in Wuhan province.

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Malaysia confirms first citizen infected with coronavirus

February 4, 2020

Malaysia confirms first citizen infected with coronavirus

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Kyabazinga Roots for Creativity

February 4, 2020

In his auxiliary efforts to identify, develop and promote talents among his subjects, Isebantu Kyabazinga of Busoga, His Majesty William Gabula Nadiope, IV has agued the Youth to love and promote the Kingdom and its values through all elements of Art like Music, Dance, football, Art, fashion because they are universal.

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Kenya’s retired President Daniel Arap Moi is dead

February 4, 2020

Moi ruled Kenya for 24 years from August 22, 1978, to 2002 when he handed over to Mwai Kibaki.

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Kyabazinga HRH William Gabula Nadiope, IV has appealed to fellow Kings to always prioritise social sciences for their subjects

November 30, 2019

Isebantu Kyabazinga of Busoga, His Majesty William Gabula Nadiope,IV has appealed to fellow Kings and other cultural leaders across the African continent to always prioritise social sciences for their subjects.

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Water scarcity hit Mbale Town

November 26, 2019

The Mbale area water and sewerage cooperation spokesperson, Ms. Doreen Kapsulele attributed scarcity of water in the town to recent rains that washed away the main water transmission line along Manafwa River on Tororo road.

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Busoga farmers receive tractors.

November 22, 2019

Government, through National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) has given out 26 tractors to selected farmer groups and associations in the Busoga region to boost commercial farming in the area.

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Wakitaka P/S runs for a whole term without Toilets

November 22, 2019

Amidst the tormenting rains that have hit most of the parts of including eastern region Wakitaka primary school a government school in Mafubira sub-county is on tension over shortage of enough latrine stances the boys which fell after a heavy downpour leaving a total of 1000 pupils with no option when the time of easing themselves come

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Kyabazinga has advised Basogas in the diaspora to invest back home

November 22, 2019

Diasporans from Busoga based in South Africa have been challenged to prioritize investing back home as a way of preparing for their future.

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Kamuyati travels over 40 kms to beg for her family members who are all disabled

November 21, 2019

Namugogo Kamuyati travels about 40 kms every day, from Namatale village in Buwaya subcounty Mayuge district to Iganga town to beg and get money to support her mother and children who have disabilities too The 28 year old with disabilities has turned to begging on the streets of Iganga town to support her family after […]

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Ivan Kakembo to quit URA FC and Join Bul FC

November 21, 2019

Kakembo is understood to be eyeing the role as his tenure at URA FC comes to an end later this month (November).

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The Search for the new Budhagali; Water at Budhagali Island turns into reddish colour

November 20, 2019

As the “abasamize” continue with the search of Dhada Budhagali’s replacement at Budhagali Island, the waters surrounding the island have turned to red.

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Breaking News; Med Kaggwa, the UHRC is Dead

November 20, 2019

Med Kaggwa, the Uganda Human Rights Commission boss, is dead after collapsing in his car on his way to work this morning.

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Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury to visit South Sudan together in March

November 14, 2019

Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will travel to South Sudan if the country’s warring sides form a unity government as planned by February, the Vatican said Wednesday.

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P.4 pupil dies after fight with classmate

November 14, 2019

Teachers and Pupils of Lukolo Junior School in Budondo Subcounty, Jinja District were left in shock after one pupil died in a mysterious way after a scuffle between 2 Primary Four pupils!

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Kadaga launches Busoga Livestock transformation project at Kasolwe farm

October 30, 2019

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has launched the Busoga livestock transformation project of the Kasolwe Stock Farm in Kamuli.
Kadaga said that the project should teach the Basoga how to practice farming as a business adding that this initiative should be embraced by the Basoga as an opportunity to improve their lives and incomes.

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Kadaga Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree

October 26, 2019

Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has been awarded a honorary doctorate degree of law by Nkumba University.

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Leather Turning Factories Face Closure in Jinja due to Lack of Market

October 25, 2019

A time when Jinja was on its way to revive its lost glory of the best industrial town in Uganda and East Africa as its in the Ugandan historical books, again tension has knocked doors of the working community after reports circulating that a total of 10 companies including SWT Leather Industries, SKY FAT leather factory, Fresh Parch and many others are eying to close due to unstable market at the international level.

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Maternity leave should be increased – Kadaga

October 25, 2019

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has advocated for the increment of maternity as an affirmative action towards improving working conditions for women.

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We need better funding for vocational institutions – Kadaga

October 24, 2019

She said that she will involve industries and factories and keep urging the government since they are the major benefactors of vocational graduates to properly fund the Institutes.

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Several killed in Guinea protests against constitution change

October 15, 2019

At least five people have been killed in Guinea during demonstrations called to oppose a possible change to the constitution that could allow President Alpha Conde to run for a third term.

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Voting underway in Tunisia – presidential runoff election

October 13, 2019

Polls are underway in Tunisia’s runoff presidential election between media magnate Nabil Karoui and conservative lawyer Kais Saied.

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It is wrong to judge faiths wrong – Museveni

October 12, 2019

President Yoweri Museveni has reaffirmed his support for religious freedoms, saying his government adopted a principled stand on the matter, to support all religious beliefs operating lawfully.

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Senior police officer shot

October 12, 2019

The OC Palorinya Base was shot this morning in the chest by an asylum seeker under protection who had disarmed a police officer guarding the protection house. The OC is in a critical condition and is being airlifted to Kampala for better management. The refugee was also shot in the leg and is also receiving […]

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Former South Africa President Zuma must face trial, judges rule

October 11, 2019

Zuma, who is accused of taking bribes from French defence company Thales in the 1990s, sought to have the case permanently dropped in March.

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Rolex Festival launched in Jinja

October 11, 2019

The Rolex festival has today launched at Dam Waters in Jinja and have had organisers Jonathan Nalebo and Enid Mirembe launch their first Rolex Festival outside Kampala.

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Silverstone plane skid off the runway on take-off at Wilson Airport.

October 11, 2019

A plane on Friday morning skidded off a runway in Nairobi during take off. Silverstone Air, a local airline, was headed to Lamu from Wilson Airport when the incident happened. More details to follow

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US warns of sanctions if South Sudan rivals fail at unity government

October 11, 2019

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar agreed in a rare meeting last month to work together and help bring an end to unrest that has killed some 380,000 people and left more than six million people in dire need of food aid.

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Embrace Sugarcane Value Addition – Kadaga

October 10, 2019

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has beseeched sugarcane growers to embrace the process of value addition to avert relying on outgrowing for sugar factories.

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Govt to reimburse Kakungulu family over contested Mbale land

October 10, 2019

Mbale residents living on 20 square miles of land belonging to the Semei Kakungulu estate in Mbale District have a reason to smile after the government said it would compensate the owners to stop their eviction.

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URA impounds smuggled goods in Busia

October 8, 2019

The operation carried by the enforcement officers along Tororo road saw several contraband goods among them salt, wheat flour, cooking oil impounded from the various shops.

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St Lawrence-Bumadibira primary school teachers line up for toilet services with pupils

October 8, 2019

Teachers of St Lawrence Bumadibira primary school in Bunyafa Sub County, Sironko district have expressed anger to the authority of the district for allowing them to share same dilapidated and cracked toilets with their pupils for over twenty years

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Mitoma district officials arrested over corruption

October 8, 2019

In the statement issued on Monday, the spokesperson of the Inspectorate, Ms Muniira Ali identified the arrested officials as Amon Byamugisha, the Senior Human Resource Officer, Saverinus Beyendeza, the Community Development Officer, Onesmus Agaba, the Human Resource Officer and the Community Development Officer Sarah Kiconco.

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Phiona Kyeru Crowned miss tourism Uganda

October 6, 2019

Ms Phiona Kyeru from Busoga Kingdom (1st Runner’s Up Miss Tourism Busoga ) is the new Miss Tourism Uganda for the year 2019/2020. Kyeru walks away with a land title courtesy of Sema Properties and a brand new vehicle courtesy of Jack Pemba. Kyeru beat 22 other contestants to the crown in a stiff competition […]

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Jinja residents to get more clean water

October 3, 2019

According to Jinja area General Manager Dr. Charles Okuonzi, the works when completed will improve water supply in Jinja City, Njeru, Kayunga road, Iganga, Mayuge, areas along kamuli road and the surrounding areas

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Link Bus overturns, Driver was sleeping

October 3, 2019

A bus belonging to Link Bus Company heading from Bwera in Kasese to Kampala has on Thursday morning overturned following the allegations that the driver was sleeping.

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Man electrocuted in Mukono

October 3, 2019

The shocking incident occurred at around 9am on Thurseday in Mukono, Later Ssembajwe was put on to a tipper truck and rushed to Mirembe hospital

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Herdsman killed in phone explosion

October 3, 2019

Ezra Bifabusha, an eye witness says Mwebesa was viewing himself through a side mirror of a motorcycle belonging to a one Arthur Mali when the phone exploded and killed him

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Two rockets ‘hit’ near US embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone

September 24, 2019

Several rockets have been fired towards Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, landing near the embassy of the United States in Iraq, according to security sources cited by news agencies.

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Government still uncertain on compulsory theological training for religious leaders – Museveni

September 23, 2019

President Museveni has said the government is still uncertain on the proposed policy that would force all religious leaders in the country to undergo compulsory training in theological studies.

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7 dead, scores wounded in Kenya school collapse

September 23, 2019

At least seven students have been killed and scores wounded after a classroom collapsed in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, according to emergency services.

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Tanzania refuses to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases – WHO

September 22, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) says Tanzania has refused to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases. In a statement on Saturday, the UN health agency said despite several requests “to date, clinical data, results of the investigations, possible contacts and potential laboratory tests performed … have not been communicated to WHO”. “The limited available official information from Tanzanian authorities represents […]

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‘Collateral damage?’: US drone strike killed 30 Afghan farmers

September 20, 2019

The US forces in Afghanistan have admitted that a drone attack that killed at least 30 pine nut farmers in Nangarhar province on Thursday was conducted by them.

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Makerere University ranked 5th best in Africa

September 19, 2019

Makerere University has been ranked the fifth best institution in Africa in the latest 2020 World University Rankings by Times Higher Education.

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One killed as thugs attempt to steal from Rubaga cathedral

September 19, 2019

Police is investigating circumstances under which a man was shot dead whereas others took off after a private security guard intervened in an attempted robbery at Rubaga Cathedral.

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Busoga Ready to Utilise her Assets & Properties-Kyabazinga

September 14, 2019

As Busoga Kingdom commemorated 5 years of Kyabazinga William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Gabula IV on Friday at Butagaya sub-county headquarters in Jinja District, the Kyabazinga, His Majesty William Gabula Nadiope, IV notified his audience of Busoga’s readiness to utilise its yet to be returned assets and properties from the central government.

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Kaweesi murder suspects re-arrested after release on bail

September 11, 2019

Chaos erupted at the International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kololo as security operatives re-arrested four suspects accused of murdering AIGP Andrew Kaweesi who had been granted bail by Lady Justice Lydia Mugambe recently.

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Accident claims seven lives in Nakasongola

September 11, 2019

Seven people have been confirmed dead and 11 others injured in a road accident involving a bus and a truck at Namayonjo village, Nakasongola District Wednesday morning.

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UK parliament suspension is unlawful – Scottish judges have ruled

September 11, 2019

Three judges at Scotland’s highest court of appeal have ruled that the UK government’s decision to shut down Parliament is unlawful, according to Britain’s PA news agency.

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Breaking! Former Masaka Mayor dead

September 11, 2019

The Former Masaka mayor and prominent businessman, Gerald Ssemwogerere has succumbed to heart-related complications he has been battling for some time according to sources. Ssemwogerere 83, who served as the 10th Mayor of Masaka Municipality, died at Byansi Clinic in Masaka town on Tuesday evening. Godfrey Kayemba Afayo, the incumbent Mayor Masaka Municipality has applauded […]

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President Museveni Pens down Letter to Nagirinya Killers, Condemns police

September 11, 2019

He said, as he told us before, these criminals are pigs and anybody who kills people outside war is a pig. Moreover, many are stupid. They forget that all crime leaves clues and, eventually, the criminals will be captured.

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Nagirinya murder: Key Suspects Arrested

September 9, 2019

Security operatives from both Police and CMI have arrested the prime suspects in the kidnap and subsequent murder of Maria Nagirinya and her driver, Kitayimbwa.

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Thousands Grace 4th Edition of Busoga Masaza Cup Openner

September 8, 2019

On Saturday all roads for sports enthusiasts led to Kakindu Stadium in Jinja for the official opening of the 4th Edition of the Busoga Masaza Cup. Officiated by the Isebantu Kyabazinga wa Busoga, His Majesty William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope,IV in company of the Kingdom Premier, Owek. Joseph Muvawala (Ph.D) and his deputies Owek. Muhammed Lubega […]

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Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

September 6, 2019

Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said.

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South Africa shuts down her embassy Nigeria as xenophobic attacks persist

September 5, 2019

The South African Government has shut down its embassy in Lagos, Nigerian as xenophobic attacks continued to have ripple effects on the continent.

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Foreigners in South Africa in fear after attacks

September 5, 2019

Nigerian leader condemns anti-foreigner attacks in South Africa after days of rioting

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South Africa: Scores held after looting, anti-foreigner protests

September 3, 2019

Police have arrested scores of people in South Africa’s commercial capital, Johannesburg, after protesters looted what appeared to be foreign-owned shops and set fire to cars and buildings.

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Cholera: 13 Suspected cases recorded in Busia

September 2, 2019

A total of 13 suspected cholera cases , majority women and children are admitted  to Dabani hospital after they were rushed to the facility from Madibira B village in Busia town with signs of cholera. A cholera isolation ward has already been put in place to handle the cases that have kept swelling since yesterday.. […]

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Several dead after floods at Hell’s Gate National Park

September 2, 2019

At least six people have been killed and one person is missing in Kenya after flash floods at a national park swept away their tour group, according to authorities.

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Poor transport system limiting the treatment of HIV/AIDs in Kalangala Islands

September 2, 2019

People living with HIV in Kalangala have expressed fear over inadequate means of transport to go to the health units to get treatment.

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Several dead in Mali building collapse

September 2, 2019

Fifteen people have been reported killed when a three-storey building under construction collapsed “like a house of cards” in the Mali capital Bamako, the government and local media reports said.

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Kyabazinga Applauds Rotarians Over Voluntarism

September 1, 2019

His Majesty William Gabula Nadiope,IV, Isebantu Kyabazinga wa Busoga has commended rotarians world over for their unconditional service to the community.

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Don’t patronize Uganda Airlines, market it –Speaker Kadaga

August 31, 2019

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has asked Ugandans in the diaspora not to only support the recently relaunched national airline but also to market it amongst their circles.

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India declares 1.9m illegal foreigners

August 31, 2019

India has published the final version of a list which effectively strips about 1.9 million people in the north-eastern state of Assam of their citizenship.

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Rose Namayanja’s house catches fire twice in two days

August 31, 2019

Fire guts NRM treasurer, Hon. Namayanja’s home twice!
There was a double fire breakout at the home of NRM Party National Treasurer, Hon. Rose Namayanja Nsereko in Masooli-Kasangati on Thursday evening and Friday morning.

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Twitter says CEO account hacked after series of erratic tweets

August 31, 2019

Twitter said Friday the account of chief executive Jack Dorsey had been “compromised” after a series of erratic and offensive messages were posted.

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Cheptegei wins Gold in the men’s 5000m final – Sets new record

August 30, 2019

Uganda’s long-distance runner Joshua Cheptegei has set a new personal best in the 5000m in Zurich, Switzerland.

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UPL League opener in suspense

August 29, 2019

With just hours to the start of the 2019/2020 StarTimes Uganda Premier League opener between Kyetume FC and SC Villa, the game is in suspense.

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Iraqi bloc calls for US troops withdrawal after Israeli air raids

August 27, 2019

A powerful bloc in Iraq’s parliament has called for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, following a series of air raids targeting Iran-backed Shia militias in the country that have been blamed on Israel.

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Absenteeism, Kamuli Teachers Face Interdiction – DEO

August 26, 2019

He made the warning during an emergency PTA meeting held at Mbulamuti primary school, Mbulamuti Sub county in Kamuli district where parents petitioned the office of the DEO, LC3 demanding to know why their Mathematics teacher Paul Mutebe was transferred.

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Mps wants government to prioritize Agricultural Production

August 24, 2019

While representing the Speaker of Parliament and a delegation of MPs, Hon. Lyandro Komakech has urged the government of Uganda to benchmark with Netherlands to build capacity of farmers to transform the agricultural sector from the use of traditional methods to modern commercial Agricultural methods. This followed visits to farming equipment companies and farms in […]

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Kyabazinga Woos French Dairy Investors

August 23, 2019

His Majesty William Gabula Nadiope,IV, Isebantu Kyabazinga of Busoga has interested French Dairy investors to do business back home. The Kyabazinga, who visited Maitres Laitiers du Cotentin in Normandy on Thursday was impressed by the company’s successful story that dates way back in 1906. The company is famous for its products like cheese, cream butter, […]

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Cambodia detains another opposition member amid wider crackdown

August 22, 2019

Another Cambodian opposition figure was arrested this week, in what is seen as a wider crackdown, as a prominent exiled party leader pledged to return to the country in November despite government threats.

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Kyabazinga Tours Busoga Tourism Sites

August 15, 2019

HRH the Kyabazinga of Busoga His Majesty William Gabula Nadiope IV has toured various tourist sites in Busoga during his Royal Trail

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Suubi Receives full scholarship to study engineering course

August 15, 2019

As the saying goes, there is always light at the end of the tunnel, Suubi Kiyimba’s dream of becoming an engineer has been amplified with a full scholarship from Joadah Consult’s managing director.

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Piped Water System Excites Kamuli Girl’s School

August 15, 2019

Kamuli girls’ boarding primary school has commissioned piped water system to address the challenges faced by girls at the school.
The school with enrolment of 1000 pupils have been using one borehole which some of the girls said it has been a major challenge to access water due to congestion.

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Hong Kong Airport Flights Canceled for the second time in a row

August 13, 2019

Hong Kong’s airport has been thrown into chaos for the second day in a row, with all check-ins suspended and dozens of outgoing flights canceled. Hundreds of protesters blocked security gates at one of the world’s largest commuter hubs on Tuesday, with passengers struggling to get through the demonstrators to their gates. At 5 p.m. Hong Kong’s Airport Authority […]

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BABA TV launched on DStv (CH. 374)

August 13, 2019

DStv Uganda, a product of MultiChoice has made a major announcement today – the launch of BABA TV , the highest ranked new channel in the ‘family’ with the best quality picture. BABA TV went live on the DStv platform on channel 374 at exactly 10:00am “We believe that DStv viewers will be happy to see […]

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Lands Minister Orders RDC’s to Arrest Corrupt District Lands Officers

August 9, 2019

State minister for lands, housing and urban development, Hon Chris Baryomunsi has ordered RDC’s to immediately take action against district lands officers who get bribes and process more than two land titles a serious factor that has caused conflicts in communities.

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Bugabula Chiefdom Embarks On Community Parenting

August 7, 2019

The Isabalangira of Bugabula chiefdom which comprises of Bugabula, Buzaaya and Budiope Counties, Owe’kitibwa Woira Mitala Henry has called upon all lower cultural leaders in the chiefdom to rejuvenate the campaign of fighting teenage pregnancies by restoring community parenting.

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Tragedy : Three members of the same Family Drown in lake Victoria

August 7, 2019

Tragedy has befallen the residents of Nagubimbi village Busime sub county Busia district after receiving the sad news about the death of their fellow residents who had drown in the lake.

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Luwum’s widow passes away at 97

August 6, 2019

Mary Luwum, the widow to the former archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Boga Zaire has passed on.

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Kamuli LC Official Hacked To Death In Cold Blood

August 5, 2019

Horror has befallen residents of Bugwanga Zone in Namaganada parish Kisozi Sub County, Kamuli district after unknown assailants hacked to death an LC I Vice chairperson and Secretary of Defence LC II Bugwanga zone and Namaganda parish respectively.  The deceased has been identified as Bumali Mpadhire, 40 a resident of Bugwanga zone was found in […]

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Afghan policeman opens fire on colleagues, kills 7: Official

August 5, 2019

A policeman in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province has opened fire on his colleagues, killing seven other policemen, an Afghan official said.
Sunday’s attack was the latest case of so-called “insider attacks” – when an Afghan policeman or soldier turns his weapon on Afghan forces or international troops.

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FISHERMEN IN JINJA BLAME FACTORIES FOR POISONING LAKE VICTORIA

July 31, 2019

Jinja local residents along the shores of Lake Victoria are suffering with what they call poisonous toxins that almost are eating up the eco system in the waters of Lake Victoria including fish which most of the residents’ sale for a survival.

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Sudan security forces fire shots, tear gas at protesters

July 30, 2019

Security forces in Sudan have fired tear gas and ammunition at demonstrators protesting against the killing of five people, including four students, on Monday. Protesters filled the streets of the capital Khartoum on Tuesday to denounce the attack, which came after teenagers in the northern city of El-Obeid rallied against fuel and bread shortages. Images posted on social […]

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NGOs to implement the Anti Tobacco Act

July 30, 2019

After the 10 th parliament enacting the anti tobacco act, non government organization have come with strategies of implementing the laws in the community and public places

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Sudan talks cancelled as al-Burhan condemns students’ killing

July 30, 2019

Sudan’s military ruler has condemned the killing of five schoolchildren at a rally as protest leaders called off planned talks with the generals and thousands of students took to the streets to denounce the latest bout of violence.

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Moroccan king pardons thousands, including ‘Hirak’ protesters

July 30, 2019

orocco’s King Mohammed VI marked 20 years on the throne by pardoning thousands of prisoners, including some from the “Hirak” protest movement that rocked the country in 2016.

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Sultan of Sokoto to attend Kabaka’s coronation anniversary

July 30, 2019

The Sultan of Sokoto Caliphate in Nigeria, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar is in Uganda to attend Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s 26th coronation anniversary.

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Pakistan plane crashes, killing more than a dozen in Rawalpindi

July 30, 2019

A Pakistani military plane on a training flight has crashed into homes near the garrison city of Rawalpindi, killing at least 17 people, most of them on the ground.
Fires, damaged homes and debris were visible in Mora Kalu village on the outskirts of Rawalpindi following the incident before dawn on Tuesday.

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At least 57 dead in Brazil prison riot; 16 decapitated

July 30, 2019

At least 57 prisoners were killed by other inmates during clashes between organised crime groups at the Altamira prison in northern Brazil on Monday, according to prison officials.

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Birigimana replaces Kagole as Judiciary PS

July 26, 2019

Mr Pius Bigirimana has been transferred from the ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development to the Judiciary as Permanent Secretary, replacing Mr Expedito Kagole Kivumbi who has been sent on forced leave.
In his letter dated July 26, a copy of which was seen by Daily Monitor, the head of public service and secretary to cabinet, Dr John Mitala directed Mr Bigirimana to assume office as Judiciary PS with immediate effect.

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Flight attendants, airport staff join Hong Kong airport protest

July 26, 2019

Thousands of protesters, dressed mostly in black, have held a rally at Hong Kong’s international airport to “educate” visitors about the demonstrations currently gripping the semi-autonomous city state as it braces for another weekend of protests.

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‘Tragedy’: Over 100 refugees feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea

July 26, 2019

More than 100 migrants and refugees are feared drowned after the boats they were travelling in capsized off Libya’s coast in the Mediterranean Sea, aid agencies said on Thursday.

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Breaking: Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi dies at 92

July 25, 2019

Tunisia‘s President Beji Caid Essebsi, the North African country’s first democratically elected leader, has died at the age of 92, according to the presidency.  One of the world’s oldest leaders, Essebsi died at the Tunis military hospital on Thursday morning, the presidency said in a statement.  He was hospitalised with a severe illness in late June, but […]

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Kenya on high alert for Ebola after cases found in Uganda

June 14, 2019

Kenyan health officers at the Busia One Stop Border Post are on high alert following an Ebola outbreak in Uganda.

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Tight security as Indonesia court considers election challenge

June 14, 2019

Lawyers for Indonesia’s opposition called on Friday for President Joko Widodo’s election victory to be annulled, telling the country’s Constitutional Court it had been achieved through “systematic electoral fraud and abuse of power”.

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Jinja High Court to decide whether Mumbere buries mother

June 14, 2019

The court is convening in Jinja to give a ruling on whether the Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere attends the burial ceremony of his mother or not.

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Suspected New Zealand mosque gunman pleads not guilty

June 14, 2019

In an attack broadcast live on Facebook, the lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons targeted Muslims attending Friday prayers in Christchurch on March 15, in New Zealand’s worst peacetime mass shooting.

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Omar al-Bashir charged with corruption

June 14, 2019

Sudan’s public prosecutor has charged jailed former President Omar al-Bashir with corruption, according to state media.
Al-Bashir was overthrown and arrested in a coup by the military on April 11 after months of mass protests against his 30-year autocratic rule.

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Sudan military admits it ordered brutal crackdown on protesters

June 14, 2019

Sudan’s ruling military council on Thursday for the first time admitted it ordered the dispersal of Khartoum sit-in, which left scores dead, as US and African diplomats stepped up efforts for a solution to the country’s political crisis.

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Mali declares 3 days of national mourning for massacre victims

June 13, 2019

Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has announced three days of national mourning “in homage to the victims” of Sobane Da village massacre that left dozens of people dead.

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At least 7 dead as refugee boat sinks off Greek island

June 11, 2019

A boat carrying dozens of refugees and migrants to a Greek island from the nearby Turkish coast has capsized, leaving seven people dead, including two children.

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Full list : Makerere University Private & District Quota Admission Lists 2019/2020

June 11, 2019

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released lists of applicants admitted under the Private Direct Entry Scheme, Bachelor of Laws Private Day and Evening Programmes, District Quota under Government Sponsorship as well as Ugandan Students with foreign qualifications admitted on Private Admission for the Academic Year 2019/2020. Also released are the Cut-Off Points for […]

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Ahmed Lawan elected new president of Nigerian Senate

June 11, 2019

Ahmed Lawan, the Senator representing Yobe North constituency, has been elected the new president of the Nigerian Senate. Lawan beat Senator Ali Ndume of Borno South in the secret ballot vote that was conducted before the swearing in of 107 senators in the upper legislative chamber. Both Lawan and Ndume are affiliated to the ruling […]

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Botswana’s High Court rejects laws criminalising homosexuality

June 11, 2019

Botswana’s High Court has ruled that decades-old laws criminalising same-sex relations are unconstitutional in a landmark case watched across Africa. In a highly-anticipated verdict delivered on Tuesday, Judge Michael Elburu “set aside” the “provisions of a Victorian-era” 1965 penal code which punishes same-sex relations with up to seven years in prison and ordered the laws […]

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USA cancels training of NATO ally’s F-35 pilots over Turkey’s planned purchase of Russian S-400 missiles.

June 11, 2019

The United States has stopped the training of Turkish pilots on F-35 fighters at an airbase in Arizona, US officials said, as Washington winds down Ankara’s involvement in the programme over Turkey’s plans to buy a Russian air defence system. The move at Luke Air Force Base comes faster than expected, days after acting US Secretary of DefensePatrick Shanahan […]

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Scores killed in attack on central Mali village

June 10, 2019

At least 95 people have been killed in an overnight attack on an ethnic Dogon village in central Mali, local officials have said, in the latest bout of violence to hit the region. Nineteen others were missing since unknown armed men attacked the village of Sobane-Kou in the Mopti region in the early hours of Monday, […]

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Ghana’s churches part of noise pollution

June 10, 2019

In the last five years, 5,000 new churches have sprung up in the capital of Ghana, Accra. That’s contributed to the growing misery of residents forced to endure frequent all-night services. Some are taking the matter to court. SOURCE : ALJAZEERA

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Sudan arrests opposition leaders after Ethiopia mediation effort

June 10, 2019

Sudanese security forces have arrested two opposition leaders shortly after they met with Ethiopia‘s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during reconciliation talks in Sudan‘s capital, Khartoum. Abiy, who has emerged as a key regional leader, met representatives of both sides on Friday in a bid to revive talks between Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders after the military […]

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Sri Lanka Muslim ministers And Deputies have resigned

June 3, 2019

All of Sri Lanka’s Muslim ministers and their deputies have resigned from their portfolios after accusing the government of failing to guarantee the security of the nation’s minority Muslim community amid fears of attacks following the Easter suicide bombings. The decision comes after hardline Buddhist monks, including firebrand monk Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera, set a deadline […]

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Protesters shot as Sudan military tries to clear Khartoum sit-in

June 3, 2019

Heavy gunfire has been heard in Sudan‘s capital, Khartoum, as security forces forcefully moved in to clear a protest camp that has been the central point in the demonstrators’ months-long struggle for civilian rule. The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, a medical group linked to protesters, said at least two people were killed and several wounded in […]

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Israeli forces and settlers enter Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

June 2, 2019

Protests erupted on Sunday after Israeli forces entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound along with hundreds of ultra-nationalist Jews whom they allowed to access the compound on Jerusalem Day – when Israelis celebrate the anniversary of their occupation of East Jerusalem at the end of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. The Muslim Waqf organisation which oversees the mosque compound – the third […]

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Algeria cancels presidential election

June 2, 2019

Algeria‘s constitutional council has said it was impossible to hold elections to choose a successor to ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika early next month as planned, after the only two candidates were rejected. The council said in a statement on Sunday that it rejected “the candidates’ applications” and subsequently declared “the impossiblity of holding presidential elections on July 4”. […]

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Israel to hold new election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition

May 30, 2019

sraeli legislators have voted to dissolve parliament and set the country on the path to a second election within months, after right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to put together a ruling coalition before a midnight deadline. In April, Netanyahu appeared set for a fifth term as prime minister after his Likud Party won 35 of the 120 seats […]

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Armed Robbers have attacked cheap hardware -Nansana In Broad-day light

May 29, 2019

Breaking News Robbers have attacked cheap hardware in Nansana a number of workers have been shot dead… 3 people have been confirmed dead including the manager, others have been rashed to hospital in critical conditionMore details to follow. WARNING Disturbing Photos;

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I WAS LOOKING FOR MONEY IN NRM – DR JOSE CHAMELEON REVEALED AS HE JOINED PEOPLE POWER IN JINJA TODAY

May 29, 2019

I was just looking for Money – Chameleon reveals why he was in NRM.While addressing the gathering at Kakindu Stadium Jinja, Dr. Jose Chameleon has revealed the reasons why he went to president Museveni. Chameleon said that he is the only fighter who had been left behind but now is ready to work with Bobi […]

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Prof. Apolo Robin Nsibambi dead

May 28, 2019

Prof. Apolo Robin Nsibambi dead. Prof. Nsibambi is the country’s longest-serving Prime Minister, having occupied the office for 12 years, from April 1999 to May 2011. Details to Follow

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Uganda Hands Over Deceased Rwandan Business man’s body

May 27, 2019

The government of Uganda has handed over the deceased Rwandan Businessman’s body to its Rwandan counterpart. Seven diplomats from Tanzania, United States, France, Russia, Burundi, South Sudan and Britain were also present during the handover in Rukiga District in western Uganda. John Batista Kyerengye a Rwandan business man was shot dead in a scuffle at […]

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Taiwan and US officials hold rare meeting amid China tension

May 27, 2019

Taiwan’s national security chief David Lee met John Bolton, the White House NSA, during his May 13-21 visit to the US, the island’s foreign affairs ministry said in a statement issued on Saturday.

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Burkina Faso church attack – Four killed

May 27, 2019

Four people were killed in an attack on a Catholic church in northern Burkina Faso, the latest in a string of assaults on Christian places of worship in the region.

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Dozens drown, many missing as boat sinks in lake Mai-Ndombe

May 27, 2019

Dozens drown, many missing as boat sinks in lake Mai-Ndombe

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French ISIL members sentenced to death in Iraq

May 26, 2019

In Iraqi, court has sentenced three French citizens to death after they were found guilty of joining the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), a court official said. Captured in Syria by a US-backed force fighting the ISIL, they are the first French ISIL members to receive death sentences in Iraq, where […]

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Taxi Rams into Kenyan Pilgrims, kills four and several injured

May 26, 2019

Accident at Bulanga, in Mayuge district has left 4 Kenyan pilgrims dead. Tax Reg No. UBD 860W rammed into the pilgrims who are on their way to Namugongo leaving 2 dead on spot while 2 others died from the hospital. 4 others are still nursing wounds in Jinja hospital. The victims were identified as Joselyn […]

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Former MP of Kagoma constituency Godfrey Taire Idwege has passed on

May 24, 2019

The Senior Commissioner of Police and Former MP of Kagoma constituency Godfrey Taire Idwege has passed on from Nsambya Hospital. Godfrey attended Namasagali College for his A’LEVEL (1982-1984) before joining Makerere University. He was Deputy Lord High Reeve and Football captain. Upon his graduation in January 1988, he joined the Uganda Police Force as a […]

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Mbale residents takes it to streets over delayed city status

May 24, 2019

Mbale resident have started demonstrating over delayed Mbale city . Mbale was among the 2 municipalities approved as eastern regional cities but it was not included in the first lot, which residents say was unfair. Jinja is the only municipal council from eastern region in the first lot. Cabinet approved the creation of nine cities […]

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Deadly explosion hits mosque in Afghanistan’s Kabul

May 24, 2019

Two people, including a senior muslim preacher, were killed and at least 16 wounded after an explosion in a mosque during Friday prayers in the Afghan capital. The explosion took place around 1:20pm (0850 GMT) and targeted the Al-Taqwa mosque at a time when dozens had gathered for afternoon prayers. Jan Agha, a district police […]

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Wildfires rage across Israel during heatwave

May 24, 2019

Firefighters have battled wildfires that scorched swathes of forests in central Israel and forced residents of some small towns to be evacuated. The wildfires were reported during a sweltering heatwave that brought record temperatures to parts of the country. Rescue efforts focused on a wooded area between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, where ground teams and […]

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Theresa May announces resignation

May 24, 2019

The British prime minister Theresa May has announced her resignation as Britain’s prime minister after weeks of deadlock and chaos surrounding several failed attempts to push her EU Withdrawal Agreement through parliament. On Friday morning, May announched she will step down as UK Conservative leader on June 7. She will stay on as prime minister […]

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Pakistan tests ballistic missile

May 23, 2019

Pakistan’s military has said it successfully conducted a test of its surface-to-surface ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, a day after the country’s foreign minister reiterated an offer to India to resume peace talks. The Shaheen-II missile, test-fired on Thursday, can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads to a range of up to 1,500km, the […]

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Gov’t to blame for poor education performance in Namayingo – Leaders

May 23, 2019

During the Leadership Conference at Namayingo district headquarters, Namayingo LC 5 chairperson Mr. Sanya Ronald has decried to the government for the poor service delivery. Sanya has said that many schools in Namayingo district lacks teachers yet they have tried to reach responsible authorities to address this issue but all in vein. However, during the […]

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