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Broad day torture sign of failing government

Kampala, Uganda | AGNES E NANTABA | Dr Livingstone Ssewanyana is the Executive Director of Foundation for Human Rights Initiative. He spoke to the Independent’s Agnes E Nantaba about implications of the vivid torture incidents in the country. Comment on the recent torture incidences of torture including DP’s Yusuf Kawooya. The …

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KQ opens E. African skies to United States

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA & AGENCIES | The newly unveiled Kenya Airways non-stop daily flights between Nairobi and New York is set to open up the East African skies to the United States, making a milestone development in travel and tourism business in the region. The carrier’s long-awaited inaugural flight …

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‘Rebranding makes us bigger, better and stronger’

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Phoenix of Uganda Assurance Company Ltd recently rebranded to Mauritius Union Assurance Company Limited (MAU). The company’s MD, Latimer Kagimu Mukasa spoke to The Independent’s Julius Businge about this development and related sector issues. What is your general assessment of Uganda’s insurance sector as we …

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Kenya’s plan to privatise prisons

Why it’s risky and needs careful planning Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya is taking steps towards privatising its prisons. Gráinne Perkins asked expert Rob Allen, an independent researcher and cofounder of Justice and Prisons, about the benefits and risks of prison privatisation. Why do countries involve the private sector …

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Elizabeth Kasujja: Queen’s award winner

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Elizabeth Kasujja is one of the three young Ugandans who recently won the prestigious Queen’s Young Leader award for their community service. They were awarded in London at a ceremony presided over by Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom. The award distinguishes and celebrates exceptional …

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