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2024 Paris Olympics: How Ugandan boxers got eliminated

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On July 5th, Uganda unveiled a team of 25 athletes to represent the country in the forthcoming 2024 Paris Olympic Games, scheduled to take place from July 26 to August 11, 2024. A total of 10,500 athletes will compete in 329 events across 32 different …

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African airlines boom to last

Two new expert reports see bright future for African aviation SPECIAL REPORT | BIRD AGENCY | In a month of good news, two new expert reports are painting a bright present and future for African airlines. The first, a report by the International Air Transport Association predicts that African airlines will …

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UMA condemns health budget cuts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Medical Association (UMA) has expressed serious concerns over the government’s decision to divert health funds to bail out Roko Construction Company from financial collapse. Minister of State for Finance, Henry Musasizi, recently addressed Parliament, explaining that the reallocation of 300 billion shillings from …

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Traders report middlemen and FMD crisis in IGAD-MENA livestock trade

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Transboundary traders are raising alarms about the exploitative practices of middlemen and the devastating outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD), which they say are major threats to the livestock and meat trade between IGAD exporting and MENA importing nations. During the 3rd Private Sector …

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Tourism Training Institute paves way for local dominance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (HTTI) in Jinja District has unveiled a comprehensive plan to equip hoteliers, tourism students and specialists with the skills needed to dominate the Uganda and East African markets. This revelation was made by Richard Kawere, the Principal of HTTI …

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Katanga Trial: Doctor’s testimony raises questions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was drama in the High Court Tuesday as Dr. Julius Muhwezi, a prosecution got cross-examined on evidence adduced to pin Molly Katanga for the alleged murder of businessman, Henry Katanga. Dr. Muhwezi, attached to the Police Directorate of Health Services in Nsambya appeared concerning …

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Trump invites Biden to hold another debate this week

NEW YORK, THE UNITED STATES | TASS | Former US President Donald Trump invited his election rival, incumbent President Joe Biden, hold another debates this week as a chance to “redeem himself” after the recent disastrous performance. “I’m officially offering Joe the chance to redeem himself in front of the …

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