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Vivo’s move to end road carnage

Fuel distributor Vivo Energy Uganda is optimistic that road carnage in Uganda can reduce once all players cooperate. Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Speaking at the second Road Safety Summit held at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala on July 23, Gilbert Assi, the company’s managing director said that their overall …

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Solving UTL puzzle

  Experts say Bemanya should stay but government should focus on recapitalising the telecom firm Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Debts, poor corporate governance, fights, politics and ageing infrastructure have taken centre stage in debates surrounding Uganda Telecom Limited. Bemanya Twebaze, a Ugandan lawyer and corporate executive, who has …

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Nsenene is top superfood

Scientists say its antioxidant capacity is similar to fresh orange juice | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study has measured antioxidant levels in commercially available edible insects. Among the findings: crickets, which are related to nsenene (katydid), grasshoppers, and locusts in the orthoptera order of insects, pack 75 percent the …

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Longer gaps between births

Can halve infant deaths among poor not rich | THE INDEPENDENT | In some of the world’s least-developed countries, spacing births two years apart, instead of one, can nearly halve infant mortality rates, a study finds. But in more developed nations, increasing the interval between successive childbirths makes little difference …

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Controversy over National Coffee Bill

Proposed law alone is not a solution to the challenges facing the coffee industry Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | One of Uganda’s favourite crop, coffee, could soon be heavily regulated as the government takes a step to amend the existing law. The proposed law, National Coffee Bill, 2018, seeks …

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DRC Ebola concern up

What WHO emergency declaration means | THE INDEPENDENT | On July 17, the second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared an international Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said this means all countries should …

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