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Magufuli’s Tanzania bans booze sachets

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP |  A ban on alcohol sold in plastic sachets will come into force in Tanzania this week, the government said Wednesday, as it seeks to protect the environment and curb youth boozing. The import, manufacture, sale and consumption of the 50 millilitre alcoholic sachets …

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VIDEO: Ingrid Turinawe to sue over EALA race

She could be down but is not out. FDC’s Ingrid Turinawe who was the main focus of nearly everyone during the EALA elections at parliament, says she is heading to court to challenge the procedures that were followed by parliament. EALA STORY: CLICK HERE Share on: WhatsApp

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Libyans pull out of UTL, Uganda Govt takes over

Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) that has been limping for years, will be rescued by government. Government will take over UTL’s full management immediately. Minister for Finance Matia Kasaija confirmed Wednesday that Libyan company UCOM, a subsidiary of majority shareholders Libyan Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Holding Company (LPTIC), would no …

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FDC loses out again in Uganda’s EALA elections

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has for a second time been locked out from a team of nine to represent Uganda in the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA). NRM’s six candidates Rose Akol (370), Paul Musamali (350), Mary Mugyenyi (341), Mathias Kasamba (359), Denis Namara (329) and George Odong (346) …

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Beti Kamya sued over 2011 election campaign posters

Betty  Namisango Kamya has been dragged to the Commercial Court by a supplier of campaign posters used in the 2011 General Elections, over a sh54.2 million debt. Bakka Abubakari trading as Najab Printers and Stationers claims that on the November 21, 2010 Kamya wrote to him asking him to make posters …

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EALA: Ingrid Turinawe receives hostile reception in Parliament

FDC party’s Ingrid Turinawe was booed by the majority of Uganda’s parliamentarians as she campaigned for one of nine place in the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) on Tuesday. Speaker Rebecca Kadaga called MPs to order over and over as a screaming match between the opposition and the NRM members ensued as soon as …

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21 graduate from Mama Rwanda initiative

Group supports vulnerable single mothers Emerance Mukasindambiwe, 30, is now a happy woman. For the last 10 months, she and a group of other 20 single mothers have been undergoing intensive training in sewing and tailoring at the Kacyiru-based Irembo Foundation project called ‘Mama Rwanda’. Their aim is to learn …

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UPDF ivory convicts fined sh4m

Two UPDF soldiers who were last week  convicted of being in illegal possession of protected animal species worth sh129 million have been given a court fine of sh4 million each, failure of which they should serve two years in Luzira Prison. Corporal Kamugisha Collin attached to Entebbe Airport Guard Brigade …

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