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SIM-CARDS: Govt extends deadline minutes before court ruling

Government has announced an extension of the SIM-card verification exercise to May 19, 2017 from April 20. The decision to extend the deadline rendered a High Court case filed in Kampala to stop implementation of the deadline “useless”, according to court’s Assistant Registrar Joy Kabagye Bahinguza. The High Court ruling was …

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Thousands flock to Kololo, Mao to fight SIM-card registration

Thousands flock NIRA for National Identity cards to beat Thursday simcard registration deadline The National Identification and Registration Authority ( NIRA) has said they will not rush their citizen verification process to cater for the sudden rush by Ugandans to register before the SIM-card verification deadline. NIRA have even tightened the …

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South Sudan ex-rebels release UN hostages in DR Congo

United Nations, United States | AFP |  South Sudanese former rebels on Tuesday released 16 UN staff after holding them hostage for several hours in a camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN official said. About 530 former rebels from South Sudan are living in the Munigi camp, …

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Now, Jobless Brotherhood drags UCC to court over SIM-cards

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has been dragged to the High Court in Kampala over  its 7-day ultimatum issued to Ugandans to re-register their sim-cards or they risk being switched-off. One of the Jobless Brotherhood’s founders Norman Tumuhimbise together with Rights Trumped Ltd have gone to court, saying the time frame …

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TRADE: Museveni off to Qatar

President Yoweri Museveni is in Qatar for a three day state visit at the invitation of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. “I will meet the Emir and other Qatari government and business officials as we seek to strengthen our countries’ business and trade relations,” Museveni said …

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Only those who had NINs April 11 will beat SIMcard deadline

The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) has clarified that only those with National Identification Numbers (NINs) will beat the the SIM-card registration deadline of Thursday April 20. Gilbert Kadilo, the public relations and corporate affairs manager at NIRA told NTV Monday morning that the process of citizen verification takes …

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