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Some US news websites blocked by EU data law

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Several major US news websites including the Los Angeles Times were blocked in Europe on Friday after the EU’s new data protection laws came into effect. The LA Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Baltimore Sun and Orlando Sentinel websites all displayed the same …

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50 dead in boat accident in northwest DR Congo

Mbandaka, DR Congo | AFP | Fifty people died in a boat accident on a river in remote northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials said on Friday. The accident happened on the Momboyo river Wednesday night, Richard Mboyo Iluka, vice governor of Tshuapa province, told AFP, saying: “We found …

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KCCA approve 60bn property rate arrears waiver

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has waived off Shillings 60 billion from the property rates arrears. The Shillings 60 billion is interest on accumulated property rates from 2005 worth Shillings 30 billion. The waiver is meant to motivate landlords pay the Shillings 30 billion property rates …

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DRC Ebola outbreak has potential to expand- WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains on an epidemiological knife-edge regarding the spread of deadly Ebola disease, despite the quick response to the threat, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. Dr Peter Salama, the WHO Deputy Director-General, who heads emergency preparedness and …

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Mugabe and Chekhov storm Uganda ITF Pro F4 doubles final

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s top player Duncan Mugabe and Anton Chekhov from Russia have stormed the finals of the men’s doubles at the on-going Uganda ITF Pro Futures 4 at Lugogo Tennis Club. Mugabe and his Russian partner where in good form upsetting the top seeds Jordi Munoz …

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Parliament blocks sh1 trillion additional budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has blocked a move by the government to add a sum of one trillion Shillings to the budget estimates for the financial year 2018-2019. The government, through State Minister for Planning David Bahati, had proposed an allocation of 500 billion Shillings for the capitalization …

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Parliament rejects proposed taxes on SACCOs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has for the second time rejected the proposed corporation tax on Savings Credit and Cooperative Societies-SACCO’s. Government had proposed to levy a corporation tax on Profitable SACCO’s in the 2018/2019 financial year. This is one of the proposals in Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, …

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