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Ssenyonyi, Balimwezo agree not to compete in Nakawa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nakawa Division Mayor, Ronald Balimwezo Nsubuga and the National Unity Platform-NUP party spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi have agreed to take advantage of the recent decision to split Nakawa into two constituencies to avoid competing against each other. The two NUP party members have been competing …

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Experts say cooperation only right choice for U.S., China

Washington, US | XINHUA | Bilateral cooperation is the only right choice for the United States and China, experts from various countries have said. The two major countries in the world, which share extensive common interests, stand to gain from cooperation and lose from confrontation, they said. In a recent …

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Relatives of electrocuted man pitch camp at Umeme offices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Relatives of one of the two men who were electrocuted in Mukono town this week while working on a transformer have pitched camp at the Umeme offices demanding for justice. Moses Kasiita was working together with Jacob Mutalaga on a transformer in Wantoni trading …

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Court to decide on Natete mosque land row

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Jesse Byaruhanga Rugyema has set August 14th, 2020 to deliver judgment on a dispute between the Registered Trustees of Africa Muslim Community Juma Sect and Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC over the land hosting Natete mosque. In 2003, Trustees of Africa Muslim Community Juma …

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U.S. may lose in Trump’s TikTok war, expert warns

New York, US | XINHUA | As the Trump administration is threatening to ban popular apps including TikTok and WeChat, “the United States may lose in Trump’s TikTok war,” warned an expert. Wei Shangjin, professor of finance and economics at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and School of International …

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Sanjay asks NRM delegates to ignore racial biases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sanjay Tanna, the former Tororo Municipality MP who is vying for election as the Eastern region NRM vice chairperson has asked party delegates to discard racial prejudices and focus on the candidate’s capacity to deliver. Speaking to URN in an interview shortly after addressing NRM …

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Bayern, Barca set up Champions League quarterfinal clash

Paris, France | XINHUA | Robert Lewandowski scored a brace as Bayern Munich hammered Chelsea 4-1 at home on Saturday to progress to the Champions League last eight 7-1 on aggregate. The German champions, who have won 18 straight games since February and haven’t lost since December, will face Spanish …

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Congolese kidnappers demand for UGX 4M to free 10 Ugandan fishermen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Congolese militias holding ten fishermen they kidnapped from Lake Edward in Rukungiri district are demanding for a ransom of Shillings 4 million to release them. The fishermen were rounded up on Monday evening by the Congolese militiamen when they ventured into the lake to check …

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