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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Battle for the FDC presidency

The top stories in this week’s The Independent. Get your copy from the nearest news stand

IN THE INDEPENDENT THIS WEEK: Why are FDC big guns supporting Muntu against Besigye’s Amuriat?

THE LAST WORD
A new Mulago arises: The challenge the new hospital will face and what can be done to protect it from Uganda’s politics.

COVER STORY
Battle for FDC presidency: Why are big guns supporting Muntu against Besigye’s Amuriat?

TOURSIM
Bisate lodge opens: Offers man and gorilla a touch of luxury.

KENYA DECIDES
How Uhuru won: `Raila fatigue’ favours status quo.

NEWS ANALYSIS
Violence over Raila Odinga vote dispute: Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga insists he is the rightful winner of a “stolen” election which took place on Aug.8 that handed victory to incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta.

BUSINESS
Who’s winning telcoms data race?: A look at MTN, Airtel, Africell ahead of August SIM registration deadline.

BANKING
Crane Bank acquisition boosts Dfcu profits: The banking industry projects to record drop in net profits.

BUSINESS
Functional hire services gains traction in Uganda.

HEALTH
Inside new Mulago state of the art hospital: Uganda’s first public women’s hospital will soon open its doors. Sitting on 24,000 square meters of land on Mulago hill North of Kampala city, the 10 storey Mulago Maternal and Neonatal Healthcare Unit epitomises everything modern in a 21st century health service.

EDUCATION
Bridge schools cross milestone: After settling with education ministry, focus now on pioneer P7 candidates.

ARTS
Painting metaphors of life: Sudanese artist shows off transparent canvases at AKA gallery.

FRANKLY SPEAKING
Col Abiriga Ibrahim; NRM’s yellow man: Col Ibrahim Abiriga is the MP for Arua Municipality who is popularly known as “yellow man”; a self-proclaimed diehard supporter of President Yoweri Museveni. He has been in the limelight for campaigning to lifting of the constitutional age limit of 75-years to allow Museveni to qualify to run again in 2021.

MOTORING
Motoring myths – busted!

 

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