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Shock as Masindi Businessman Drowns in Swimming Pool

Charles Sseruganda, the Proprietor of Charles Enterprises, in has drowned in a swimming pool at Country Inn in Masindi town. Reports indicate that Sseruganda drowned at about 7pm Sunday, minutes after he dived into the swimming pool. Attempts by seven other swimmers who were in the pool to save Sseruganda were futile. Other

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Ongwen Trial: Witness Recounts Ongwen, Otti Meeting to Plan Attack on Pajule IDP Camp

The former escort of Dominic Ongwen, who is on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), described a meeting that took place before an attack on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp. Witness P-330 told the court on Friday about a meeting Ongwen had with the then deputy leader of the

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Seven Candidates Nominated for Aruu North Seat

The Electoral Commission has cleared seven candidates, including five independents, to contest for the Aruu North parliamentary seat by-election. Two more candidates belong to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) and Democratic Party (DP) political parties. The nominees are: James Nabinson Kidega Nock (NRM), Benard Obina Ology (DP)  and independent candidates Lucy

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President Magufuli Fires 12 Senior Party Officials, Demotes Six Others over Sabotage

Tanzania’s ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has sacked 12 senior party members accused of sabotage at a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting opened by its chairman, President John Pombe Magufuli at the weekend. According to party publicity secretary Humphrey Polepole, six other members were demoted, while a stern warning was

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Kazinda in Fresh Shs 8bn Fraud after Lost Case File Was Recovered

The directorate of public prosecution has slapped fresh charges on convicted former principal accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Geoffrey Kazinda. Totaling to 49, the fresh charges are related to a Shs8bn. Five years ago in 2012, the charges had been prepared at CID headquarters in Kibuli but the

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Former DPC Mwesigye Guilty of Assaulting Journalist Lwanga

Court has convicted former Old Kampala DPC Joram Mwesigye  for assaulting Andrew Lwanga, a freelance journalist that worked with the defunct WBS TV. Mwesigye has been sentenced to a year in jail or else he pays Shs 5m to Lwanga, a sentence journalists and human rights activits have criticised as so

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Makerere Starts Search for Vice Chancellor as Prof Ddumba-Sentamu’s Term Ends

With just five months to the end of Prof John Ddumba-Ssentamu as Makerere University vice chancellor, Council has started the process to search for an eligible official to fill the office. University council, the institution’s supreme governing body, met Thursday in the  Council Room to discuss the process. Chaired by Eng Dr

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Fake Cosmetics Hit Ugandan Market; 1,000 Cartons Impounded

Tax collector Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has warned that various fake cosmetics have hit the market. URA assistant commissioner for enforcement Agnes Nabwirwe Waiswa told journalists at URA headquarters in Nakawa-Kampala on Thursday there has been massive smuggling of the cosmetics in the past months.  For example, Nabwire explained, a truck carrying

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