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In The Independent: Inside the Shs1.4 trillion Bujagali deal

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

COVER STORY:
Inside the Shs1.4 trillion Bujagali deal

Why is President Yoweri Museveni suspicious of a plan by the biggest shareholders in the Bujagali Hydropower Dam project, the American company Sithe Global to Norway’s SN Power, to sell its stake? What could the investigators Museveni has appointed find?

BUSINESS:
South Sudan debt headache

We publish a list of Ugandan traders who are owed billions of Shillings in South Sudan whom the Uganda government has decided to pay under a directive by President Yoweri Museveni.

SPORT:
Miya’s miracle

Read about what the Uganda Cranes need to do to make a mark in Gabon in 2017 following Crane’s Miya scoring a miracle goal that sent a team without the big names we have seen in the past into achieving what eluded more gifted generations of Cranes players for the last 38 years.

HEALTH:
Bad news for older men

We publish some bad news for older men who enjoy frequent sex.

BUSINESS:
Umeme profits slide

Why is Umeme, which recorded a decline in net profits for first half of 2016, writing big cheques for shareholders like NSSF, which is getting up to Shs 2.5 billion in dividend payment?

THE LAST WORD:
The dilemma Africa faces

Andrew Mwenda analyses the European colonisers’ determination to `civilise’ Africa and the lasting negative impact that has had on African heads of state. He finds it ironical that many leaders of the anticolonial struggle happily accepted this “civilising” vision, arguing only that the colonial state and its alien personnel had failed to foster this lofty goal because they were racist.

Also in The Independent

• Renowned writer of Africa Michela Wrong reveals what drove her to write great books on the DR Congo, Kenya, and Eritrea, and what that says about African writers.

• The Independent publishes a new book which traces the transformation of ICT in Uganda. Get your copy.

• In the ARTS: Wakaliwood’s talented film director, Isaac Geoffrey Nabwana, in an interview reveals why he enjoys shooting guns for fun.

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