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Father arrested for murdering 10-year old daughter

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Masindi are holding a 35-year-old man for allegedly killing his biological daughter. The suspect has been identified as Vincent Businge, a resident of Nyakakoma village in Pakanyi sub county while the deceased is Suzan Kiiza of the same place. It is alleged that …

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Nine vehicles stolen in the Albertine in one month.

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least nine vehicles have been stolen from the Albertine region in the last one month. The vehicles which mostly of the Premio model were stolen since the beginning of December last year to date, a thing that is currently bothering security. Some of the …

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Brother Anatoli demystified witchcraft, promoted herbal medicine

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some people with various problems run to witchdoctors seeking solution. This is because the witchcraft practitioners are believed to have supernatural powers that can heal all sorts of curses and ailments including the easily treatable ones. Given the fact that witchdoctors use traditional medicines or …

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Tanzanian president appoints new central bank governor

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has appointed a new governor of the east African nation’s central bank, the presidency said in a statement late Saturday. The statement by the Directorate of Presidential Communications said President Hassan has appointed Emmanuel Tutuba as the new governor of …

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LUWERO: Two mosques closed over security concerns

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two Mosques in Luwero Muslim District have been closed indefinitely due to security concerns. The two affected houses for Worship are Masjid Kabir and Masjid Khamis Shafie both in Bombo Town Council, Luwero District. The Khadhi of Luwero District under the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council …

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Zambia halts electricity exports

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | The Zambian government on Friday announced that it has halted electricity exports to some neighboring countries due to reduced power generation capacity the southern African country was facing. Minister of Energy Peter Kapala, however, said the government will not completely do away with exports in order to …

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Global food prices surge 14.3 pct in 2022: FAO

Rome, Italy | Xinhua | Pushed by higher energy and fertilizer prices stemming from the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, global food prices were 14.3 percent higher in 2022 than a year earlier, the Rome-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday. In 2022, the FAO’s sub-indexes show …

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Why energy losses bite into consumers’ pockets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Theft and vandalism are some of the reasons why Uganda’s electricity sector has failed to bring down energy losses blamed for high electricity tariffs. Energy losses are the difference between the energy produced and purchased by the distributor and that sold to the final consumer. …

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Kasese RDC halts all activities on contested Rwentutu land

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kasese Resident District Commissioner-RDC, Lt. Joe Walusimbi has suspended any activities on the contested 200 acres of land in Rwentutu village, Lake Katwe Sub-county, Kasese district. The RDC also suspended payment of rent by farmers and families who are utilizing the same land. The …

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