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REVIEW: Gone in 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jan.05:  Former Archbishop Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo Retired Church of Uganda Archbishop, Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo has lost the battle to cancer at Kampala Hospital in Kololo. He had returned to Uganda in June 2017 from the UK, where he had been admitted at St. Mary’s Hospital …

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World Bank Year in Review: 2018 in 14 Charts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As 2018 comes to an end, extreme poverty is at the lowest level in recorded history but is expected to become increasingly concentrated in one region. A record number of people have been forcibly displaced from their homes, and an influential new report confirms we’re …

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REVIEW: 2018’s funniest stories

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tororo man eats cobra to avenge his lost chicken Kenneth Odiom 34, shocked fellow villagers in Kwapa central village in Tororo district when, for his birthday meal, he hunted and killed a venomous cobra snake that had been eating his chickens and ate it. The …

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ANALYSIS: Torture in 2018

Justice Katureebe pain and Bobi Wine’s pockets Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Many Ugandans, including Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, agree that this year has been one of the worst for human rights violations. This year coincided with the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but in Uganda, …

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MUSEVENI: Love your neighbour with all your heart

Kiruhuura, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has called on Ugandans to love one another as God loves them. Museveni together with the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni joined Christians at St. Luke Nshwerenkye Church of Uganda in Kiruhuura District to celebrate the 2018 …

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Economy expands in 2018

Economists still question its impact on people’s pockets Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s economy expanded faster than expected in the past 10 months compared with the previous year supported by accommodative monetary policy, rebound in private sector credit and continuous investment in infrastructure. Data from Bank of Uganda, Ministry …

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REVIEW: Winners & inventors of 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dec. 15: Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo was crowned Miss World Africa at the 2018 Miss World finale in China. Quinn is the first Miss Uganda to make it to the top 5 finalists. The Miss World title went to Mexico’s Vanessa Ponce de Leon with …

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Oil companies recoverable costs hit $483m in 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) has approved US$483 million, equivalent to 1.7 trillion Shillings as recoverable costs by five oil companies. The companies are Tullow, Total, China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC), Armour Energy and Oranto. According to Ernest Rubondo, the Chief Executive of …

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