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Bugiri accident leaves four dead

Bugiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Four people have been killed in an accident in Bugiri District. The accident occurred on Sunday at 5:30 am at Nakawa located in Busowa town along the Iganga-Tororo Highway. According to an eye witness Besweri Kawanguzi, the accident involved a Modern Coast Bus with …

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Breakthrough as NARO develops anti-tick vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists at the National Agriculture Research Organization-NARO have made a breakthrough in developing an anti-tick vaccine which is expected to give a long-lasting solution to the tick problem affecting farmers. According to NARO’s Director-General Dr Ambrose Agona, the new vaccine has been developed by a …

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Who stole gold toilet from British Palace?

Solid gold toilet stolen from English stately home London, United Kingdom | AFP | A gang of thieves on Saturday stole an 18-carat gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace, police said, causing flooding that damaged the world-famous stately home. The fully-functioning toilet, dubbed “America”, was created by Italian artist Maurizio …

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Rampahosa sends emissaries to neigbours to calm xenophobia fears

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent high-ranking emissaries on a mission to reassure African countries after a wave of xenophobic attacks, the presidency said on Sunday. At least 12 people have been killed in the surge of mob violence targeting foreign-owned businesses and …

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Arua SACCO reminds President Museveni of Sh350m pledge

Aura, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Arua City Savings and Cooperative Credit Society have demanded for the fulfillment of 350 million shillings presidential pledge. The Sacco has 5,000 members spread in the districts of Arua Zombo, Pakwach, Yumbe Koboko and Arua Municipality. The pledge was made in 2017 …

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