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KCCA approve 60bn property rate arrears waiver

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has waived off Shillings 60 billion from the property rates arrears. The Shillings 60 billion is interest on accumulated property rates from 2005 worth Shillings 30 billion. The waiver is meant to motivate landlords pay the Shillings 30 billion property rates …

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Mugabe and Chekhov storm Uganda ITF Pro F4 doubles final

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s top player Duncan Mugabe and Anton Chekhov from Russia have stormed the finals of the men’s doubles at the on-going Uganda ITF Pro Futures 4 at Lugogo Tennis Club. Mugabe and his Russian partner where in good form upsetting the top seeds Jordi Munoz …

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Parliament blocks sh1 trillion additional budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has blocked a move by the government to add a sum of one trillion Shillings to the budget estimates for the financial year 2018-2019. The government, through State Minister for Planning David Bahati, had proposed an allocation of 500 billion Shillings for the capitalization …

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Catholic priest ‘infected with Ebola’ in DR Congo

Mbandaka, DR Congo | AFP | A Catholic priest has been quarantined after being infected with the Ebola virus in the town of Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of Congo, medical sources said Thursday. “We have quarantined a priest from the diocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro who tested positive” for the Ebola …

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President Museveni meets FAO delegation

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with the visiting Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) delegation led by Ambassador Roberto Ridolfi, a Special Advisor on Strategy and Financing Development. Museveni advised the members of the delegation that FAO should invest in agricultural machinery, …

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Parliament halts debate on electrification loan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Debate on the acquisition of a USD 212 million (784 billion Shillings) rural electrification loan from Export-Import-EXIM Bank of China has been halted over controversies on its likely benefits to Ugandans. The loan is meant for the implementation of a project codenamed ‘bridging the demand-supply …

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Museveni, Mutebile disagree on cryptocurrencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has hit at Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile for being dogmatic and unwilling to adapt to technology. The two were speaking during the Africa Blockchain Conference which opened at Kampala Serena Hotel today. The conference, organized by the Blockchain Association …

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Parliament maintains betting age at 25

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has voted to maintain the starting age for betting activities at 25. This practically makes it illegal for youths under 25 to engage in betting and gambling, a trend which has attracted a huge number of youths across the country. The decision was made …

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Seven kidnap victims still missing – Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven of the people who have been reported kidnapped over the last four months are still missing. At least 85 cases of Kidnap were reported across the country since February 2018. 43 of these have been false alarms, 20 self-kidnaps and 22 were serious kidnap …

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