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FDC Disowns MP Beatrice Anywar

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have disowned Kitgum Municipality Member of Parliament Beatrice Anywar, The Tower Post reports. The legislator who had been a strong figure in the opposition party fell out with them in the 2016 General Elections when she sided with Independent presidential candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi

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Dictator Idi Amin’s Grandson Loses MP Seat

Taban Amin Tampo Jegejege, a grandson to fallen Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada, has been thrown out of Parliament after Court of Appeal on Tuesday nullified his election. Three Justices of the Court of Appeal Steven Kavuma, Cheborion Barishaki and Paul Mugamba ruled in favour of Taban’s challenger Sam Amooti Otada. Court

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Janet Museveni, Education Ministry Mourn Prof Mukiibi

The Ministry of Education and Sports has joined the St. Lawrence Schools fraternity, friends and relatives to mourn the late Prof. Lawrence Mukiibi. Prof. Mukiibi, the St Lawrence Schools proprietor died on Sunday (May 28th, 2017) at Norvik Hospital in Kampala. In her condolence message, the First Lady of Uganda and Minister

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Uganda Loses Over Shs 1 Trillion in “Harmful” Tax Exemptions

Civil society organisations have expressed concern over government’s awarding of tax holidays to investors, arguing that government lost a lot of money in exemptions that could hurt the economy the more. The officials observed that Uganda's tax to GDP ratio had remained between 12.5 per cent and 13 per cent over

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Museveni Fires RDC Ocailap for Aiding Land Grabbing

President Yoweri Museveni has suspended Soroti Resident District Commissioner (RDC) over misconduct relating to involvement “in aiding and interfering or causing conflicts in regard to land issues in Soroti district”. In a letter written to RDC Filbert Ocailap on May 29, the president’s representative in the district has been ordered to

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Judges Want 10-Year Ban for Election Thieves

Three justices of the Court of Appeal want politicians implicated in electoral malpractice blocked from standing for elective office for two election cycles. Justices Remmy Kasule, Elizabeth Musoke and Catherine Bamugemereire have handled parliamentary election petitions and now seek Parliament’s intervention in ridding politics of impunity. Last week, the justices handled petitions

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Two School Children from Same Family Perish in Bus Accident

Two school children and a boda boda rider have been confirmed dead in an accident in Alebtong district. The deceased children have been identified as Cissy Akello, a primary four pupil of Rima Primary School in Lira, and her brother, Denis Odoch, a senior two student at Buluge Comprehensive Secondary School,

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IEBC Clears Kenyatta, Odinga to Stand for President

It is now official that President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition kingpin Raila Odinga are candidates in the August 2017 presidential poll. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has Monday cleared the duo, sons to Kenya’s founding fathers: Kenya’s first president Jomo Kenyatta and pioneer vice president Jaramogi Odinga. Kenyatta will stand

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KCCA Boss Musisi is a Populist, Says Kampala Minister Beti Kamya

As the 2015 KCCA (Amendment) Bill takes shape, Kampala minister Beti Kamya and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director Jennifer Musisi are already facing each other in what will likely be a cold war in the management of city affairs. Kampala junior minister Benny Namugwanya Bugembe tabled the Bill before

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PHOTOS: Grief as Family Members, Friends Attend Semwanga Requiem Mass

A requiem mass was held for fallen Ugandan businessman and socialite Ivan Semwanga at Namirembe Cathedral on Monday (May 29, 2017). Semwanga died on Thursday May 25th at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria where he had been admitted for 12 days after suffering from a stroke that left him paralyzed. The

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