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What next after Muntu launches The Alliance amid fanfare?

  Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) aka The Alliance was launched on May 22 at the Kampala Serena Hotel in a colourful ceremony that had children singing poems about the potential for Uganda, performance from an instrumentalist and a moving speech by Upendo …

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South African parliament re-elects Ramaphosa as president

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP | South African lawmakers on Wednesday re-elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the nation’s president, two weeks after the ruling ANC party returned to power in legislative elections. Ramaphosa was “duly elected president of the Republic of South Africa,” chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng told parliament. Ramaphosa …

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Zimbabwe hikes fuel prices again as crisis deepens

    Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe on Tuesday announced a fresh increase in fuel prices, months after a price hike triggered nationwide protests and a brutal security crackdown as the country’s economy woes deepen further. Upping prices by about 46 percent, the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) said …

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Sudan agents prevent arrest of former spy chief

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudanese prosecutors said Tuesday that security agents guarding the house of former spy chief Salah Ghosh had prevented them from arresting him, despite a warrant issued by anti-graft authorities. Ghosh had resigned as chief of the country’s feared National Intelligence and Security Service soon …

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‘One day I will be a Woman Councillor, then MP’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | “One day I will be a Woman Councillor, then a member of Parliament. My focus will be on reducing violence against women which has been a persistent problem in my area,” said Jane Bisando, as the latest Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) leadership camp …

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Cabinet approves creation of 9 new cities

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved the creation of nine cities, five of which will become operational on July 1, 2020. These cities include Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Fort Portal, and Mbarara which will be elevated from municipal status. The others are Hoima and Mbale which will become operational …

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Mao blasts FDC, IPOD Summit goes into the night

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairperson of the Inter Party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD) Nobert Mao has blasted the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) for continuously snubbing the IPOD summit. Like in the first summit, FDC has participated at council level but refused to attend the summit. Mao …

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