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Security Guard Shoots One Dead at Arua Park

One person was shot dead at Arua Park in Kampala as a security guard and police engaged traders who were protesting hiked rent fees. The demonstration happened at Superior Building where traders protested the building owner's decision to have all tenants pay rent in US Dollars as opposed to Uganda Shillings.  The Tower Post

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IEBC Warns Raila Odinga against Plans to Set up Parallel Tallying Centre

Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has warned National Super Alliance (Nasa) over a plan to set up a parallel tallying centre and declare their own results from the general elections slated for August. On Sunday Nasa revealed that their alliance would set up the centre, an announcement that reminds

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Garissa University Marks Two Years Since Deadly Al-Shabaab Attack

Garissa University College on Sunday marked two years since a deadly Al-Shabaab attack claimed 147 including students and security officers. The ceremony was attended by Garissa County commissioner James Kianda and other security officials. The university and Athletics Kenya organised a 5km marathon in memory of the victims. Commissioner Kianda acknowledged that Kenya

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Electoral Commission Issues Programmes for Toroma, Kagoma By-elections  

The Electoral Commission has released detailed programmes for the by-elections to be held in Toroma County in Katakwi district and Kagoma County in Jinja district. The Toroma County seat fell vacant after MP Cyrus Amodoi Imalingat died in a road accident last month. The Kagoma seat fell vacant after three Court of

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Odinga Says His Opposition Alliance Will Tally and Announce Its Own Results

The National Super Alliance,  a loose grouping of Kenyan opposition will establish a parallel tally centre and announce its own results in August’s general polls, Raila Odinga, one of its co-principals has said. Odinga made the remarks at a weekend rally in Nairobi. "As IEBC will be announcing their results, media houses

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Police Spokesperson Kasingye Receives Death Threats

Uganda Police spokesperson AIGP Asan Kasingye has told reporters at the force’s headquarters in Kampala on Monday that he has received death threats because of a story published in a local daily. Kasingye, who replaced AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi who was murdered last month, revealed the name of the person and

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Media Portrayal of Cheeye Reinforces Corruption

Ivan Rugambwa > Corruption and Media   There is something either amiss with or destructively good about our society, of which the media is a damning reflection. Released from Prison on March 3rd, Teddi Ssezi Cheeye, and former head of Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President who was in 2009 convicted

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OPINION: Makerere Varsity Ill-Bent to Suspend Dr. Stella Nyanzi

By: Asuman Balaba On 31, March 2017; Makerere University appointment Board penned to suspend Dr. Stella Nyanzi after she criticized Kataha Museveni, Minister for Education. Kataha Museveni’s assertion of stopping school going children to use BodaBoda as their means of transport is unrealistic given the economic nature of the country. After 31 years

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OPINION: NEMA’s Good Intentions Should Translate into Actions

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is the principal government agency for protecting the Environment.  It has the mandate to coordinate, monitor and regulate environmental management in the country. NEMA’s activities are key in providing support to Government’s objective – of ensuring sustainable development through the National Development plan (NDP) in

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