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April 11: Day of Amin overthrow passes quietly

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  April 11, 2023, marked 44 years since the overthrow of the military government of General Idi Amin Dada. A combined force of Ugandans living in exile and the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) stormed Kampala after six months of fighting. The war had started …

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2023 Africa Wealth Report

It reveals ‘Big 5’ account for 56% of the continent’s millionaires Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | The total investable wealth currently held on the African continent amounts to USD 2.4 trillion and its millionaire population is expected to rise by 42% over the next 10 years, according to the latest 2023 …

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Uganda: Loukman Ali’s heart-pumping film explores themes of retribution and redemption

SPECIAL FEATURE | ALL AFRICA.COM – Melody Chironda |  Get ready for an adrenalin-fueled ride with Loukman Ali’s latest masterpiece! In this heart-pumping film, Katera of the Punishment Island, a young woman consumed by grief and left stranded on a deserted island, is determined to seek retribution against the ruthless man responsible …

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The origin story of the Swahili

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two professors; Chapurukha Kusimba of Anthropology, University of South Florida, and David Reich of Genetics and of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, use ancient DNA to restoring it for the people of the East African coast. The legacy of the medieval Swahili civilization is a …

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Bishop Baharagate was a great shepherd of the flock

Baharagate Bows Out after 53 Years of Episcopal Journey Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Catholic community in Uganda is mourning the death of Dr. Albert Edward Baharagate Akiiki, an eminent figure who served as Bishop of Hoima Diocese from 1969 to 1991. The bishop, who was 93 years old, …

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