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African presidents at the UN

They dance delicately between painting a bleak a picture to get help but not spark queries about money from last year ANALYSIS | SARAH DILORENZO | At the modernist U.N. building on New York’s East Side, “United Nations” means the trappings of protocol, the gravitas and pettiness of diplomatic relations, …

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Decongesting Kampala-Entebbe road

Why the Expressway has not really eased the traffic Kampala, Uganda | JULIAN E. SABIITI | On the face of it, the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway has not lived up to its purpose – so far. Since President Yoweri Museveni officially launched it for public use it has attracted very little traffic. …

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The Hoima election

How Museveni escaped being bitten by Bobi Wine Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The loose coalition of opposition politicians, activists, and campaign strategists under the People Power umbrella entered Hoima district early to canvass support for the Forum for Deomcratic Change (FDC) candidate. They appeared in force and determined …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Hoima and 2021 election battles

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Hoima and 2021 election battles: Different ways opposition plans to force Museveni out of power THE WEEK Journalism excellence: Ugandan investigative journalist Solomon Serwanjja wins BBC Dumor Award ANALYSIS Torture chambers or safe houses?: …

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Govt looks to new oil deals

There is plenty to cheer than mourn about after Tullow oil deal failed THE INDEPENDENT | RONALD MUSOKE | Following the August fallout of Tullow Oil Plc’s farm down to Total E&P Uganda and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the government appears to be going after a three-pronged come-back …

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