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Health Ministry PS Diana Atwine Dragged to Court in Mbarara Land Wrangle

A land wrangle involving Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Kanzira Atwine has dragged on for 17 years now with attempts for an out-of-court settlement dead on arrival. The family of late Elia Rwancwende accuses Dr Atwine of illegally buying off 30 hectares of their 66.84 hectares family estate at

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Janet Museveni Assures Lecturers of Pay Increment as Strike Looms

Education minister and first lady Janet Museveni has written to public universities assuring them of government’s commitment to increase staff salaries as promised by president Yoweri Museveni in the heat of university staff strikes in August 2014. In a letter dated March 3 to chairpersons of the public universities, Ms Museveni

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KENYA: Opposition, Electoral Commission Agree on Vote Tallying, Results Declaration Modalities

The leaders of Kenya’s loose opposition coalition, the National Super Alliance (Nasa) on Thursday met with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners days after Nasa said it would set up a parallel tallying centre and announce its own results in the August general elections. Related: Odinga Says His Opposition Alliance

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Man Shot Dead at Former Eala Speaker Zziwa’s Home

Police have shot and killed a suspected thug that attempted to raid the home of former East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) speaker Margaret Zziwa in Matugga, Wakiso District on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Musa Karenge. Police say he died as he was being rushed to hospital. “Today, Thursday April

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Emirates Introduces Tablet Loan Service to US-Bound First, Business Class Customers

Emirates has introduced another service to mitigate the inconvenience of the recent ban on electronic devices on board US-bound flights. Beginning today, First and Business Class passengers will be able to borrow tablets on board Emirates’ US-bound flights allowing them to continue working during their flight. The new service is in

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FULL STATEMENT: Gov’t Dismisses Museveni-Besigye Dialogue Reports

Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has said termed claims that president Yoweri Museveni had okayed dialogue and the audit of last year’s presidential poll results as “false... drama and comedy”. Dr Besigye has been quoted by sections of the media as confirming that there were plans for him and Museveni to have

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Raila Odinga Warns Civil Servants against Campaigning for Rival Uhuru Kenyatta

Opposition Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has vowed to sack all civil servants campaigning for rival and incumbent Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta if he (Odinga) wins the August 2017 presidential poll. On Sunday, State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu defended cabinet secretaries (ministers) and principal secretaries (permanent secretaries) that have

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MURDER OF MUSLIM CLERICS: Sheikh Kamoga and 13 Others Have Case to Answer

The International Crimes Division of the High Court has ruled that Tabliq Sect leader Sheikh Yunus Kamoga and 13 other Muslim clerics have a case to answer in connection with the murder of other Muslim leaders. The 14 are accused of being the brains behind the slaying of Muslim clerics about

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