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America’s war with Iran

Many think it is now more likely as Republicans rally behind Trump’s killing of top Iranian general | THE INDEPENDENT | Republicans of all stripes are standing solidly in support of President Donald Trump’s decision to kill a top Iranian general—even though some believe it makes war more likely. Conversations …

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Town battles of 2021

Politicians making moves in Arua, Mbarara, Jinja, Masaka Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Arua. Mbarara. Jinja. Masaka.  By 2021, these Ugandan towns could be cities if the ongoing developments in parliament are anything to go by. Cabinet discussed the issue of new cities last year and these major towns …

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How legal system tortures rape victims

Ugandan women recently took to social media platforms to share horrendous tales of rape. Primah Kwagala, the Chief Executive Officer of Women’s Probono Initiative; a Kampala-based civil society organisation, spoke with The Independent’s Ronald Musoke about the rape allegations and why Ugandan society generally suffers from a gender-based violence problem. …

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Centenary Bank gets US$10 million for SME lending

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Centenary Bank has signed a Loan Portfolio Guarantee agreement with the African Guarantee Fund worth US$10million to fund SMEs in Uganda. The 5-year partnership aims to unlock financing intended to facilitate the promotion and growth and development of Small and Medium sized Enterprises. Fabian …

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Why EC has petitioned Supreme Court over dismissed MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking to stay the execution of the recent Constitutional court ruling which dismissed the election of six MPs in the newly created municipalities. Last year’s judgment affected Apac Municipality MP Patrick Ocan, Sheema Municipality …

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