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EMBASSY: Netanyahu expected to visit Uganda next week

Jerusalem, Israel | THE INDEPENDENT | Hebrew website Ynet reported on Wednesday that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to travel to Uganda on Monday, after he concludes his visit to Russia. The Jerusalem Post said sources indicate that Netanyahu’s second official visit to Uganda will coincide with the East African …

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WUHAN VIRUS: WHO calls new emergency talks Thursday

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization on Wednesday called a new emergency meeting on a deadly virus outbreak following cases of onward transmission outside China, warning that all governments should “take action”. The meeting of the WHO’s Emergency Committee on Thursday will decide whether to declare an …

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Parliament asked to amend NIRA Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has been asked to review the National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA Act. This request is part of the recommendations contained in the research findings conducted by Unwanted Witness, a human rights organization, in a report titled ‘Uganda’s Digital ID system. A cocktail of discrimination.’ …

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Gov’t sets aside UGX 11 billion to fight desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has set aside 11 Billion Shillings as part of a contingency plan to fight desert locusts. Uganda is potentially threatened by the highly mobile and destructive desert locusts which have attacked three East African countries including Kenya, which neighbors Uganda. Swarms of billions of …

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MV Kalangala to undergo major servicing in February

The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Works and Transport will ensure MV Kalangala, one of the major marine vessels plying from the main land in Entebbe to Kalangala undergoes major servicing in February this year. Sadala Musoke, the managing director of Nation Oil Distributors limited, the company that …

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Finance Committee approves BoU recapitalization request

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Finance Committee of parliament has approved a request to recapitalize Bank of Uganda with Shillings 481 billion in the 2020/2021 financial year. This is part of the recommendations in the Committee report on the National Budget Framework Paper on votes in the finance …

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Masaka DP leaders reject party roadmap

Masaka, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of the Democratic Party-DP leaders in Masaka district have rejected the party’s road map. On Monday, the DP National Vice President, Fred Mukasa Mbidde and Masaka District DP Chairperson announced the party road map, which seeks to reorganise the party structures. According to Mbidde, the …

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Majid Al Futtaim opens Carrefour store in Kampala

This development will stir competition in the country’s retail business Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Carrefour franchisee in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Majid Al-Futtaim, has opened a store in Kampala, stepping up competition for shoppers in the country’s lucrative and less developed retail chain industry. Majid Al-Futtaim, …

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