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2017 safety year for aviation-agencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 2017 was the safest year for civil aviation since plane crash statistics were first compiled in 1946, according to two industry studies. A total of 10 crashes of civil passenger and cargo planes claimed 44 lives, said the Aviation Safety Network in a statement …

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MOTORING: Best Selling cars of 2017

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chinese market racked up sales of two million cars a month in 2017, according to Jato Dynamics, a global supplier of automotive business intelligence based in the UK with offices in 45 countries. It supplies automotive intelligence for more than 50 markets. China beat …

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YEAR REVIEW: 2017 winners & losers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | winners & losers of 2017 Winners UN refugees June 22- Uganda hosted a UN-backed Refugee Solidarity Summit attended by world leaders; including UN Secretary General Antonio Gueterres. The UN boss lauded Uganda’s open door refugee policy as exemplary. Up to US$358million (Approx.Shs1.3 trillion) was raised …

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2017 year of Togikwatako

The foolishness & falsehoods Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | One of the enduring sights from the Dec.18 session of parliament to debate amending Article 102 (b) will be that of Allan Ssewanyana, placing his buttocks on the table of parliament and stretching his hand across to grab a report that …

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From Russian doping to FIFA bribery, 2017 proves dark time

Paris, France | AFP | Russia being banned from the Winter Olympics stole the headlines but may also have overshadowed an otherwise sorry year for sport in terms of scandals. It was a particularly damaging year for sporting officials, not least from the world of football and FIFA in particular. Former …

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Age cheats under scanner at U-17 World Cup

New Delhi, India | AFP | The Under-17 World Cup starting in India on Friday should feature only players born this century, but officials are taking no chances after defending champions Nigeria were caught in a major age-cheating scandal. All players at the competition, which has helped launch the careers of …

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