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Meteorological authority opposes merger, urges govt for more equipment for it’s operations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After the five-day reflection on water resources and the environment, coinciding with International Meteorological Day, the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has appealed to the government to provide the necessary equipment for its operations instead of considering rationalization. UNMA is one of the statutory agencies …

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Agather Atuhaire: We’re headed for worse times

Award-winning journalism activist Agather Atuhaire shares the story of her fears and frustrations as she experiences threats and intimidation first hand ANALYSIS | APOPHIA AGIRESAASI | Although Uganda’s Constitution guarantees press freedom, it has been deteriorating in recent years with increasing restrictions on media. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s government, which has …

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Press freedom in Uganda

New book compares what journalists in Kenya and Rwanda have to say about doing their jobs BOOK REVIEW | KAREN MCINTYRE | A majority of the world’s population has experienced a decline in press freedom in recent years, according to a UN report. In east Africa, the results are mixed and …

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Presidential election kicks off in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal | Xinhua | The first round of the Senegalese presidential election started today at 8 a.m. local time (0800 GMT). According to statistics from the General Directorate of Elections, approximately 7.37 million voters, over 7 million domestically and the remainder abroad are expected to cast their ballots to …

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Experts validate guidelines for mainstreaming climate change finance in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Financial sector experts have validated draft guidelines requiring the industry to integrate climate finance into their operations to enable Uganda to mitigate its vulnerability to human-induced climate change impacts and risks by 2030. The guidelines illustrate steps for mainstreaming climate change in the financial sector …

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Low income earners to benefit from newly renewable energy project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development together with Kampala Capital City Authority and private investors in renewable energy have launched a new project to access low-cost cleaner energy to low-income earners in Kampala. The program implemented by Wana Energy Solutions (WES) aims to distribute …

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Manufacturers devise new approach against financial fraud

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) is leading private sector efforts in a new effort against financial fraud in business operations in the country. Under this approach, a database is being developed to compile and profile any person who has been implicated in any form of financial fraud …

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Four Mbarara district land titles go missing

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four land titles are missing from the Lands inventory at Mbarara district headquarters, the auditor’s report has revealed. These missing titles comprise Kamukuzi land measuring 10 hectares, Unicef Land, Kakyeka Stadium land, and Bwizibwera land measuring 110 acres. David Muhwezi, the Chief Administrative Officer of …

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