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Why Museveni relaxed lock-down measures

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | President Yoweri Museveni has said his decision lift many lockdown measures was based on the advice and modelling by the Uganda Planning Authority (NPA). In his address to the nation Friday night, he said NPA predicted that if the country fully opens …

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Billionaire’s space race

Leaving planet earth in crisis is a terrible idea? | THE INDEPENDENT | The four minutes billionaires Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos spent in a state of weightlessness on the edge of space recently were historic feats in the burgeoning space tourism business, but many critics say Branson, Bezos …

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Historic flights carry humans into space

Billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos enter space race | THE INDEPENDENT | The sky over the Spaceport America in Las Cruces, New Mexico, was afire with lightning on the night of July 10. The storm was sufficiently fierce to postpone Virgin Galactic’s planned rollout of its twin airships, mothership …

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Vaticangate

Financial scandal rocks inner circle of Pope Francis | THE INDEPENDENT | The Vatican has set a July 27 trial date for 10 people, including a once-powerful cardinal and papal contender, on charges related to the Holy See’s 350 million-euro investment in a luxury London real estate venture. It is …

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The untold story of weightlifter Julius Sekitoleko

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government officials have remained cagey about the exact disciplinary action weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko faces following his failed attempt to stay in Japan, where he was part of Team Uganda at the ongoing Olympics. CID spokesperson Charles Twiine said the police were last night interviewing …

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