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Uganda tackles alcohol abuse

Parliament debates Bill to control and safeguard public health Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | The lively social gatherings in Uganda, often fueled by alcoholic beverages, are facing a potential shift as the Ugandan Parliament debates the Alcohol Drinks Control Bill, of 2023. This proposed legislation has sparked a national conversation; …

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Russian CEC: Putin re-elected as Russia’s president

MOSCOW, RUSSIA  | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin won 87.28 percent of the votes in the presidential elections after all ballots were counted, the Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) announced on Monday. The Russian presidential elections were held for three days from March 15 to 17. Under Russian presidential …

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NUP office in Masaka closed as police battle rowdy supporters

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Antiriot Police used teargas to disperse rowdy National Unity Platform-NUP party supporters in Masaka city who were involved in a bitter scuffle over a dispute regarding the party’s mobilization campaigns, known as Kunga. On Monday afternoon, a group of leaders, led by Masaka City Mayor …

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CNOOC Uganda progresses in oil exploration

The oil company is  now shifting focus to the upcoming infrastructure developments that are critical for the eventual extraction and processing of oil Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | CNOOC Uganda Limited, a key player in Uganda’s burgeoning oil sector and the operator of the Kingfisher oil field in the Albertine …

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Tanzania to host East African petroleum conference 2025

ARUSHA, Tanzania | Xinhua | More than 1,000 delegates will participate in the 11th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2025 to be hosted by Tanzania on Match 5-7, 2025, organizers of the conference said Friday. The conference will be organized by the East African Community (EAC) secretariat and EAC …

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NUP replaces Mpuuga with Zaake amid Corruption Claims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform (NUP), made a significant change in its representation in the Parliamentary Commission. Mathias Mpuuga, who held the position, has been recalled over corruption allegations. Acting president of NUP, Lina Zedriga, conveyed this decision in a letter dated March 15, 2024, citing …

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