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THE INDEPENDENT: Ongwen victims wanted tougher sentence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Dominic Ongwen’s victims wanted tougher extension: But why were they mourning alone? THE LAST WORD The new religious crusade: How the Christian faith has influenced Western intrusions into other countries to promote democracy ANALYSIS …

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Somalia’s death knell of democracy

How a toxic political and security order backed by the AU is destroying the glorious past of Africa’s first democrats COMMENT | ABDI ISAMIL SAMATAR | By the mid-1990s, it was clear to the world that Somalia had become Africa’s first failed post-colonial state. But this vast country of just …

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Solar power dealers face fines under new law

Players question UNBS’ ability to enforce standards | THE INDEPENDENT | Dealers in solar home systems that do not meet the newly completed standards face prosecution and fines under the amended law. The Uganda National Bureau of Standards recently released the new standards – US IEC TS 62257-9-8 and IEC …

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Centenary Bank net profit up 3.4%

Its non-performing loans moved slightly from 3.95% to 3.97% Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Centenary Bank has defied the effects of coronavirus pandemic to record a 3.4% growth in net profit to Shs161.2bn for the year ended Dec. 2020. According to the bank’s financial statements, total assets increased from …

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Bugolobi wastewater plant operational

The Bugolobi-Nakivubo wastewater treatment plant is now operational. The wastewater treatment plant, the largest in the country, takes care of the effluent from the capital Kampala. It is designed to reduce pollution of Lake Victoria. | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven years after the construction of the Bugolobi-Nakivubo wastewater treatment plant …

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