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Tanzania plans to end sugar, edible oil imports by 2025

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | The government of Tanzania on Monday announced plans aimed at ending sugar and edible oil imports by 2025. The plans were announced by the Minister for Agriculture, Hussein Bashe, and the Minister for Investment, Industry and Trade, Ashatu Kijaji, when they addressed parliament in …

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Hungary’s 1st female president takes office

Budapest, Hungary | Xinhua | Katalin Novak, the first female president of Hungary, took office on Tuesday. Her predecessor, former head of state Janos Ader, greeted the new president at the entrance to the Sandor Palace, the residence of the Hungarian president. Ader and Novak marched together on the red carpet up …

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Congolese fishermen warned against illegal entry into Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan security personnel have warned Congolese fishermen against crossing to fish from the Ugandan side of Lake Edward. The lake that is shared between Uganda, 29 percent and the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC, 71 percent is a major source of fish species. Last week, Samuel …

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UN chief calls for joint efforts to advance SDGs

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for joint efforts to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He made the appeal in a video message to a high-level virtual meeting of the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative. “We are fast approaching the mid-point …

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UPDF, police investigate assault of traffic officer by soldier

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF and Police are jointly investigating an incident where a military police officer assaulted a traffic police officer in Kampala. The incident occurred near Mukwano mall along Kyaggwe road at Kiseka market, when military police officers driving a green vehicle registration …

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High Court rules against suspension of Chapter Four Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court Civil Division has declared the indefinite suspension of the activities of Chapter Four Uganda by the National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organization as irregular.  Justice Musa Ssekaana delivered the verdict in his judgment on Tuesday morning. He explained the suspension didn’t provide a …

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