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Pope Francis arrives in Juba, South Sudan

After bidding farewell to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pope Francis’ flight lands in Juba for his long-awaited “ecumenical pilgrimage” for peace to South Sudan with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields. Juba, South Sudan | …

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NSSF defends its performance and real estate investments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Social Security Fund has defended its performance over the last 10 years before the Parliamentary Select Committee investigating the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and the appointment of the Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director. The Committee is chaired by Mwine Mpaka, …

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ONAPITO: Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill an attack on treasury and freedom to socialise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Alcohol manufacturers in Uganda have expressed reservations on the proposed Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill saying it is “diversionary” and “regressive.” In another stakeholders’ meeting with the drafter of the bill Sarah Opendi on Wednesday, the Chairperson of Uganda Alcohol Industry Association Onapito Ekomoloit said the …

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