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Al-Shabaab is just a symptom

The causes of Somalia’s tragedy are still in place since the murder of President Abdirashid Sharmarke in in 1969 COMMENT | Abdi Ismail Samatar | For at least 14 years now, the militant group Al-Shabaab has terrorised the southern region of Somalia. Its ambition is to impose a tyrannical dictatorship over the …

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Ugandan silk cleared for commercial productions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s silk yarn was cleared for commercial production after passing grade testing in Europe. Last year, Uganda under the Tropical Institute of Development Innovations (TRIDI) sent its first samples of silk yarn named ‘Usilk’ for testing in the European market. The Ugandan silk yarn was …

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Police warns against charging fees for sniffer dogs 

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police warned all territorial commanders against charging victims of crime, and fees for sniffer dog services. According to police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, it came to their attention that some sniffer dog handlers have been asking for transport and other fees from victims of theft and …

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NIRA scales up mass registration of learners 

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a bid to beat the school reopening deadline set for next month, the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) scaled up operations around the country in a bid to register learners. Exam bodies UNEB and NIRA early this week announced a mass registration exercise …

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Abnormal surge of malaria cases

Health experts prescribe prevention and early treatment to avoid infections and deaths Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda is experiencing a worrying surge in malaria cases, according to the Ministry of Health with figures showing there was an increase in malaria cases from 100,000 in 2021 to 199,695 cases in …

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M-Net and MultiChoice launches Luganda channel

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | M-Net and MultiChoice have launched a new channel for subscribers in Uganda dubbed in Luganda. The channel will be on DStv Channel 142 and GOtv Channel 315. The channel tagline ‘Tuli KuGround’ (meaning ‘we are on the ground’), encompasses MultiChoice Uganda’s ambition to be rooted …

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NSSF half-year contributions up 22% to Shs786bn

The Fund Asset size increased from Shs17.65 trillion in July 2022 to Shs17.88 trillion in December 2022 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The National Social Security Fund Uganda is on track to achieve its key performance targets for the Financial Year 2022/2023 after savers contributions and realized income grew by …

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Somaliland finds oil

Here is how this could reset the regional balance Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The presence of oil in Somaliland has been confirmed by a recent exploration. The discovery has raised the stakes in Somaliland’s claim for independence from Somalia as it holds the potential for a new stream of …

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Stanchart launches Offshore Mutual Funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Standard Chartered Bank Uganda has launched an offshore Mutual Funds product for their clients during a press conference held at Kampala Serena Hotel and presided over by the Bank’s CEO, Sanjay Rughani and Keith Kalyegira, the CEO, Capital Markets Authority among other executives. With this …

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