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Egypt will provide a protection force to help South Sudan restore peace, a decision that has been welcomed by Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni. After bilateral talks Sunday with visiting Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Museveni hailed the decision, saying that unlike Uganda, the north Africans do not share close border …

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THE LAST WORD: By Andrew M. Mwenda Accusations based on Jammeh’s personality shouldn’t obscure the politics On December 01 the President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, lost an election and went on television and conceded defeat. He also called the victor, Adama Barrow, and congratulated him saying he has no ill …

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President Museveni opens war on environmental degradation. ‘It’s causing death and destruction’ President Yoweri Museveni has said government will suspend some road projects and divert money to help mitigate the current drought and hunger situation in the country. “People can’t die of hunger and we focus on roads,” Museveni said …

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Museveni’s new team at Energy ministry grills Chinese contractors The midday sun is beating down hard at Karuma; site of what will be Uganda’s biggest electricity dam; the 600MW Hydropower Dam under construction. Gargantuan tower cranes stand several feet high, hoisting thick blocks of pre-fabricated concrete and iron bars atop …

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Stephanie Rivoal, the new French Ambassador to Uganda presented her credentials to President Yoweri Museveni on Oct. 21. She later spoke to the press at her residence in Nakasero on Nov. 18 about France’s ties with Uganda. This is Rivoal’s first posting as a diplomat and, she says, it is …

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Rev Canon Samuel Kahuma, 57, has been consecrated as the new Anglican Bishop of Bunyoro Kitara diocese in Hoima. Kahuma was presented before Archbishop Stanley Ntagali formally for a few queries to determine whether he was qualified for admission into the church administration. “I am determined by God’s grace. I …

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Democratic Party President Nobert Mao wants Inter Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) disbanded. Mao said dialogue loses meaning if ideas are discussed only for shelving. “Politics is about having processes that lead to decisions but if entities tasked with this cannot achieve it, then citizens see no value in the …

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PICTORIAL: President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni Friday hosted guests to the annual Thanksgiving at State House, Entebbe.  In his speech, he said “If you read the book I wrote recently, ‘The Mustard Seed’, you will see that I have known God directly and I thank Him for …

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Experts tell Museveni, Mutebile, Muhakanizi President Yoweri Museveni’s unchecked spending and the Ministry of Finance and Bank of Uganda efforts to clean have created a lope-sided economy that is hurting everyone. That is the view of several economists interviewed by The Independent. Dr. Lawrence Bategeka, formerly a researcher at the …

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THE LAST WORD: By Andrew M. Mwenda How 50 years have not changed the nature of the confrontation between the central government, traditional authorities Exactly 50 years since Prime Minister Milton Obote attacked the palace of Sir Edward Mutesa, the King of Buganda, President Yoweri Museveni has attacked the palace …

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