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A journalist’s exhausting battle with tobacco addiction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco contain nicotine, a heavily addictive substance that exposes people to the extremely harmful effects of tobacco dependency. Medical experts say that nicotine causes the release of dopamine, a chemical that affects emotions, movements, sensations of pleasure …

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Traffic officer seeks UGX 200m compensation from Gen Kyaligonza

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A police traffic officer who was allegedly assaulted by Major General Matayo Kyaligonza and his guards is seeking more than 200 million shillings for compensation. In her suit filed before the Civil Division of High Court, Esther Namaganda seeks to be compensated for general damages …

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Uganda’s pilgrimage losing spiritual clout – Clerics

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A host of alien practices have infiltrated conservative traditions of pilgrimage in the Roman Catholic Church as more people move away from the idea of wandering in a journey with a purpose to honour God. What is supposed to be a spiritual journey, has …

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Police arrest Minister Ntege’s impersonator

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Juma Kigozi is in trouble for impersonating the Works and Transport Minister, Monica Azuba Ntege on social media. Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says Kigozi created a fake Facebook account in the name of the minister, which he has been using to dupe members of …

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Gatuna border still closed despite opening notice

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The process of clearing trucks on the Uganda-Rwanda border of Gatuna is yet to start despite an announcement of a partial border opening this morning. Rwanda Revenue Authority announced last night that the area will be open from today June 10, 2019, to …

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Kabaka Mutebi asks gov’t to consider Masaka for city status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kabaka of Buganda; Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has expressed concerns over delays to elevate Masaka Municipality to a city. Last month Cabinet approved the creation five cities in the 2020/2021 financial year. However, Masaka Municipality was omitted despite demands by its leaders to government …

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Kayiira family unhappy about Heroes Day Medal

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The family of the late Andrew Lutaakome Kayiira has said that the award, presented to them on Heroes day was a mockery to his memory. A family member said that the category of the medal given has also been presented to persons who stopped …

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Police crime report

Defilement cases rise again Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Vanessa Nakasagga, 14, was home alone when Musa Ssemwanga a neighbor came into their house and performed sexual acts on her. She suffers epilepsy, a central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures, periods of …

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