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Rwanda ‘opens’ Katuna border post

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda-Rwanda border at Katuna has been opened to allow movement of heavy trucks, in what Rwanda says will be to try its one-stop-border infrastructure. In a statement issued last night, Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) said the area will only be open from today …

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How the crisis in Sudan unfolded

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | The deadly crackdown by security forces on protesters in Sudan follows a worsening standoff between the ruling military and demonstrators demanding civilian rule. The unrest started in December 2018, when citizens revolted against a tripling of the price of bread. In April, demonstrators launched a …

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LIVE: Museveni delivers State of the Nation Address 2019

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In fulfillment of the constitutional requirement under Article101 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni will today deliver the State of the Nation Address, 2019. The president will gave accountability on particular government commitments and appraise the country of …

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Apolo Nsibambi laid to rest, daughter installed heir

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Church of Uganda has installed Rhodah Nakimuli Kasujja, as the heir to the former Prime Minister Prof. Apolo Nsibambi. Nakimuli is Nsibambi’s eldest daughter. This was during a requiem Service held on Tuesday at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirebe for the former Premier who …

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Calls for Islamic Banking dominates Eid

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The call to operationalize Islamic Banking dominated Eid al Fitr prayers at Kibuli Mosque on Tuesday. Islamic banking is a system based on the Islamic economic guidelines in as far as the Sharia law is concerned. Under this system, the banks make profits through …

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Kenya, Tanzanian pilgrims clean up Namugongo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Foreign Pilgrims from countries Kenya and Tanzania have taken up a task of cleaning up Namugongo, the site of the annual Uganda Martyrs Day Celebration. The shrine was by this morning covered up in heaps of garbage comprising plastic bottles, papers and polyethene bags, …

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