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MTN says Nigeria has withdrawn $2bn tax demand

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  Mobile giant MTN has said that Nigeria’s attorney general had withdrawn a demand for around $2 billion in back taxes in the latest step towards resolving its legal woes with the authorities. The South African telecommunications firm has already battled back a string of financial …

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Aguero makes history as Man City hit Villa for six

+ Villa 1-6 Man City + Palace 1-1 Arsenal + Chelsea 3-0 Burnley + Everton 1-0 Brighton + Leicester 1-2 Southampton + Manchester United 4-0 Norwich + Wolves 1-1 Newcastle Birmingham, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola said Sergio Aguero’s legendary status had grown again after becoming the Premier …

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Stanbic Uganda Cup is back

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ‘Stanbic Uganda Cup’ is back and bigger with yet another increase in prize money for participating teams and exciting rewards for football fans. Winning Prize money has been increased from Shs 120million to Shs 132 million for the final sixteen teams with the …

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Ugandan women speak out on rape

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of Ugandan women kicked off the New Year with accusations of rape against men they worked with, partied with and some who were their bosses at their places of work. Irene Namarah, a former employee of Matooke Republic, a weekly newspaper, …

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Ruth Sebatindira’s main task at UTL

  Kampla, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former president of Uganda Law Society (ULS) Ruth Sebatindira, took charge of the heavily indebted Uganda Telecom on Jan.6 as the administrator when Bemanya Twebaza, the telecom’s former administrator handed over to her. High Court appointed Sebatindira to the position after a Twebaze’s …

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Donors prop up Uganda water sector by SH130 billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In the next financial year where most agencies and ministries will see their budgets cut, the Water and Environment sector is set to move against the tide and see its budget allocations upped by at least Sh130 billion. This is because of the fact …

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Carbon Emissions: 60 Entebbe Airport taxis laid off

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Aviation Authority-CAA has disqualified 60 airport taxis from operating at Entebbe International Airport on account of being old.  The affected taxis, manufactured majorly before 2003, were discontinued between September 2019 and January 7th 2020. This is line with an agreement between taxi operators, Uganda …

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