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Silencing voices of opposition

Chilling effect of Kakwenza’s arrest Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | The arrest of novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has laid bare what many political observers say are tactics from the playbook of leaders who have clung to power too long, lack legitimacy, and have resorted to using security operatives to …

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PostBank enters tier one territory for banks

PostBank Uganda has officially announced its ascension to tier one status after receiving a license from the Bank of Uganda. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The bank, as mandated by the law, shall no longer be categorized as a credit institution but as a deposit taking financial institution that …

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YEAR ENDER: Remembering 2021

YEAR ENDER: Remembering 2021 January 2nd President Museveni directs Ministry of Finance to halt activates of DGF, a huge donor facility, with a Shs500 billion fund over its operations in the country without Cabinet approval. 14th   Uganda holds presidential and parliamentary elections. President Museveni contests against several candidates with main …

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UEGCL to light 60 villages in Kayunga district.

Nearly 60 villages in Kayunga district are set to be connected to the national electricity grid to boost the socio-economic status of the population, according to Eng. Harrison Mutikanaga, the managing director at the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mutikanga, who was accompanied by …

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Holiday reading

Five picks from a great year for African writing BOOKS REVIEW | THE INDEPENDENT | Leading Kenyan author, journalist and academic, Prof. Peter Kimani has listed an exciting analytical compilation of essays edited by renowned Uganda journalist Charles Onyango-Obbo among his top five picks for this Christmas holiday reading. Prof. …

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Why we fall for disinformation

Based on the four key psychological mechanisms that make people vulnerable to persuasion COMMENT | MEGAN MCBRIDE | As humans evolved, we developed certain psychological mechanisms to deal with the information surrounding us. But in the 21st century media environment, where we are exposed to an exponentially growing quantity of …

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2021 resilient economy

  Ramathan Ggoobi Key interventions by government supported positive recovery   Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Economic analysis for the year 2021 shows a somewhat positive recovery as opposed to a year before as government eased COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. According to the ministry of finance annual report which incorporates …

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