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ANALYSIS: Police on torture

Why activists say IGP Ochola’s latest order is a joke Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | At a recent event organized in Kampala to commemorate the international day in support of torture victims, Mario Obiga Kania, the State Minister for Internal Affairs asked several uniformed police officers in attendance to …

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Bad news over LDU recruitment

Political risk exposed Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME AND JULIAN SABIITI | Some of them forged documents. Others bribed. Many were rejected and many fainted in the physical recruitment training. But still they did not give up. The countrywide recruitment of Local Defense Unit (LDUs) that started on July 15 …

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AFD aids KCCA’s climate change strategy

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Recently, the acting Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Eng. Andrew Kitaka, addressed the press to give an account of the last eight years of the KCCA’s activities. One issue Kitaka addressed was a project termed as the ‘Kampala Climate Change …

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High cost of HIV misdiagnosis

Retesting people to confirm HIV positive results might appear costly but is cheaper than treating people wrongly diagnosed THE INDEPENDENT | Julian E. Sabiiti | It is well-known that an HIV-positive diagnosis can have detrimental results on people affected. A person diagnosed as HIV positive can undergo depression, withdraw from the public …

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Good jump! URA surpasses target

Commissioner General Doris Akol outlines plans for the FY 2019/2020 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s tax collection grew at an impressive 14.9% above target to Shs16.6trillion in the last Financial Year, the fastest pace recorded in the last four years. Results released on July 15 shows that the …

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Fight over sugarcane business

President Museveni supports exports to Kenya  Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | On June 11, President Yoweri Museveni held a closed door meeting with the sugarcane farmers in Busoga sub-region at the Jinja state lodge a head of his planned Operation Wealth Creation campaign. Among those who attended the meeting …

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Mukwano’s management style

It should be a model for Ugandan businesses Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Ugandan businesses are said to suffer from the founder’s syndrome; a situation where a business operates primarily according to the personality of its founder. It gets worse when the founder dies. However experts say majority of …

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