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MUKONO ROBBERY: Police recovers gun, impound vehicle

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have recovered a firearm and impounded a Toyota Corolla vehicle registration number UAD 728Y that is believed to have been used in several armed robberies in Mukono district. This follows a spate of robberies in the district. The latest robbery took place over …

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NSSF steps up support to local firms to boost their competitiveness

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has put in place initiatives to support local firms’ capacity, growth and competitiveness for better business opportunities. The initiatives that are already in practice include, the NSSF Suppliers Forum, access to finance through advance payments for high …

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To eat or not eat breakfast

Is it really the most important meal of the day? HEALTH | AGENCIES | Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day, but is skipping this morning meal really detrimental to health? Breakfast literally means “to break the fast.” It is the first meal of the …

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COMMENT: The coming green hydrogen revolution

The choice between a costly, polluting future and low-cost energy alternative that secures us COMMENT |  Jean Baderschneider | Human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and widespread environmental disruption and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world faces …

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Canada confirms 235 cases of monkeypox

Ottawa, Canada | Xinhua |  The Public Health Agency of Canada on Monday confirmed a total of 235 cases of monkeypox in the country as of June 24. In a statement, the health agency provided an update on the confirmed cases, including two cases from British Columbia, four from Alberta, …

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CSBAG urges govt on 2022/23 budget

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group has commended the government for putting together a pro-people 2022/23 budget, but has outlined areas that it wants prioritised so as to achieve tangible results. Speaking at a post-budget event held in Kampala on June 23, Julius Mukunda, …

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