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Computer experts creating apps to tackle illicit wildlife trade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team of computer experts are meeting in Entebbe to develop technology to combat wildlife trafficking in Uganda. This is part of a partnership between Uganda Wildlife Education and Conservation and the United States Embassy in Kampala. The experts are part of a team …

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Fuel consumers want gov’t to regulate prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fuel consumers in Kigezi sub-region are asking the government to consider setting up standard prices for fuel. Currently, fuel prices are set by the various dealers as determined by the forces of demand and supply. But the consumers in Kabale district argue that the …

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One Injured in Mbale ‘Waragi processing plant’ fire

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person is nursing wounds at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital following a fire outbreak at a waragi processing plant in Mbale.  The injured, whose identity hasn’t been established, was rushed to hospital by residents who rushed to the building in Wagagai Cell in Nkoma …

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AIGP Kasingye defends Museveni, Ofwono in twitter spat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Asan Kasingye has defended President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to block one of his followers on Twitter. It follows a suit filed by Hillary Innocent Taylor Seguya, a Harvard University student in August 2019 challenging president Yoweri Museveni for blocking …

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Kissa steps into Cheptegei’s shoes in Netherlands race

  Kampala, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG | Long distance ace Stephen Kissa today stepped in the shoes of Joshua Cheptegei, continuing a Ugandan tradition of winning the 15km NN Zevenheuvelenloop (Seven Hills Race) in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He won the 36th edition of the even Hills Race in 41:49, a race Cheptegei won in …

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Logging, charcoal burning persist in Mabira Forest

  Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Charcoal burning and illegal logging persists in Mabira forest despite the deployment of Local Defense Unit-LDU personnel and army officers attached to the National Forestry Authority-NFA. The forest sections of Nagojje in Mukono and Najjembe in Buikwe district are the most affected with …

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Athieno’s the rising star in the US state of Iowa

Iowa, USA | THE INDEPENDENT | Nearly all the top Ugandan swimmers who have represented the country at international events lately, have been groomed by Dolphins Swim Club in Kampala. The list is long. From 14-year-old Kirabo Namutebi, who recently bettered Jamil Lunkuse’s national 50m freestyle record, to 18-year-old Ambala Atuhaire, current freestyle …

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