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UPDF rebrands spy agency name to DIS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) have rebranded its spy agency, changing the name from Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) to Defense Intelligence and Security (DIS) as part of the force’s new establishment. The DIS, formerly known as CMI, conducts intelligence operations for the military …

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East Africa’s retail boom

A new opportunity for real estate ANALYSIS | AGENCIES | Retail is emerging among the most vibrant sectors of the East African economy. Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, has not only become an important retail market in its own right but a stepping stone into the rest of the country and wider …

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President Museveni extends Byabashaija’s term as prisons chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni announced the reappointment of Johnson Byabashaija as the Commissioner General of Prisons for an additional two-year term. This decision follows the President’s renewal of Dr. Byabashaija’s contract in January 2022, with the current term set to expire shortly. According to the Uganda …

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Afreximbank’s net earnings surge to US$1.4 billion

The bank also marked its 30th anniversary, celebrating three decades of dedication to financing and fostering trade across Africa Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa’s multilateral lender, African Export-Import Bank has recorded a significant leap in its financial performance for the year ended Dec.31, 2023, with net interest income soaring …

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Facts about yellow fever vaccines

Do they provide effective lifelong protection against the disease after a single dose? ANALYSIS | AGENCIES | Yellow fever is a largely zoonotic disease endemic to South America’s tropical regions and Africa’s sub-Saharan regions. The yellow fever virus belongs to the Flavivirus genus and causes acute febrile hemorrhagic fever and jaundice. …

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Two pupils killed in bomb blast in Kaabong

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An explosion killed two children and injured two in Nakituriket village in Kakamar Sub County, Kaabong district. The deceased were identified as Ayollo Lokutai aged 13 and Lokoel Komol 12 years, while Meri Lomonyang aged 9, and Meri Lokiditoi were left with minor injuries. The four were …

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