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TRAFFIC: Police advises on Entebbe journey

Police have advised travelers heading out of the country to take off earlier than usual as sections of the Kampala Entebbe road will be disrupted until June 1. Several travelers, on the way to pick flights at Entebbe airport, struggled at the weekend as the road was closed off several …

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New look at circumcision

Circumcision figures per year 2010   – 9,052 2011   – 57,132 2012   – 368,490 2013   – 801,678 2014 – 878,109 2015 – 556, 673 On the day he was circumcised, Sylvester Kule was scared and nervous. He is Mukonzo, a traditionally circumcising tribe, indigenous to the volatile Mt. Rwenzori region of …

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Uganda 2010 bombing mastermind found guilty

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab that killed 76 people in Kampala was found guilty along with six accomplices on Thursday of masterminding one of the region’s worst attacks in decades. Twin suicide blasts claimed by Somalia’s Shebab targeted football …

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PROBE: How UNRA misappropriated sh4 trillion

President Yoweri Museveni has been handed a 1300 page report after a six-month probe on Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) activities by Lady Justice Bamugemereire. In the report, it was discovered that at least sh4 trillion was misappropriated by the old UNRA structure. Whereas sh9 trillion was used to construct …

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Ugandan president’s son denies he wants to succeed father

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | The son of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, has rejected claims that he plans to succeed his father, reports said Thursday. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, speaking on Wednesday after he was promoted from Brigadier to Major General, heading the Special Forces Command (SFC), …

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African cities agree on need for better planning

  Full house here at the Victoria Ballroom. 600 delegates from 45 countries deliberate on how to #UrbaniseAfrica — KCCA (@KCCAUG) May 24, 2016 Experts in urbanisation have called on African countries to invest in planning if they are to have efficient cities that work for their people. “If …

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KCCA are Uganda league champions

Vipers    1     URA        1 Express 1      KCCA     1 Simba    2     The Saints 0 SC VU   1      Lweza   2 BUL      2       Maroons 0 Villa      3       BStars   0 Soana    2     Police     3 Sadolin  2      JMC      1 KCCA are the 2015/16 Azam Uganda Premier League (UPL) …

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