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THIS WEEK: Australian firm to explore Kanywataba oil block

THIS WEEK: Australian firm to explore Kanywataba oil block Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |Ending a competitive licensing process that opened in February 2015, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development on Sept.14 signed an oil exploration agreement with an Australian firm, Armour Energy Limited (AEL).  The company whose license …

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Kenya stripped of 2018 CHAN hosting rights

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Kenya were stripped Saturday of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) after a CAF executive committee meeting in Accra. The decision was announced at a media conference after a one-day gathering of the African football “cabinet” headed by president Ahmad …

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Envoy seeks MPs’ support for a Mission in Abuja

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Uganda’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Nelson Ocheger, has appealed for the support of Parliament to provide funds for the construction of the country’s permanent High Commission in Abuja. Ocheger, who on Wednesday met Opposition MPs at the rented High Commission Building located on Mandara …

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Opposition should check impunity in gov’t – Nigerian Speaker

Kampala,Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | An effective Opposition must act as the last check to prevent impunity in governments in much of Africa, the Deputy President (Speaker) of the Nigerian Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu has said. Meeting a delegation of selected MPs from the Opposition, Sen. Ekweremadu said that the Opposition …

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Uganda Police hunt for two men believed to be women kidnappers

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are hunting for two men sighted and reported Friday morning for attempting to kidnap a woman at Abayita Ababiri on Kampala- Entebbe road. (see map bottom) Police say the two men, believed to be kidnappers, jumped out of a numberless and tinted-glass black Ipsum. The victim, who …

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POLICE: No Bobi Wine procession from Entebbe

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police have blocked a planned procession from Entebbe airport to Kampala by MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. Kampala Police spokesperson Emellian Kayima said they are “having a conversation” with Bobi Wine to ensure he does not travel in a procession which they say will lead to traffic management problems on …

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Airtel Uganda launches fastest 4G internet

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Airtel Uganda, Uganda’s second largest telecom firm has today launched its 4GLTE mobile telecommunications technology in the presence of Information and Communications Minister, Frank Tumwebaze and Uganda Communication Commission Director for Corporate Affairs, Fred Otunnu. Speaking at the launch in Kampala, the company’s Managing Director, …

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AGE LIMIT: The full story from in, and out of parliament

THE FULL STORY: Chaos reigns in and out of Uganda Parliament as expected debate on motion on age limit removal is deferred Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  The much anticipated motion for MP Raphael Magyezi seeking leave of parliament to introduce a Private Member’s Bill to amend the constitution …

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TUMWEBAZE: Government to hold monthly open days

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Government is set to hold monthly open events in which its agencies and departments will explain to the public matters service delivery, according to the Minister of Information Technology and Communications Frank Tumwebaze. Tumwebaze was speaking Thursday Sept. 21 at the ICT Ministry headquarters in …

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