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Encroachers attack soldiers building Mandela Stadium Namboole

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three UPDF soldiers were injured when defiant encroachers on land belonging to the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole attacked engineers on surveying duty. The UPDF Engineering Brigade is currently renovating Namboole Stadium which started with the construction of the 4.2km perimeter wall surrounding every corner of the stadium. …

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Construction of JLOS House kicks off

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Construction of the Justice, Law, and Order Sector-JLOS house has commenced at Naguru. Two contractors, Seyani Brothers Limited and Semion Uganda Limited are undertaking the construction of the over 256.5 billion Shillings facility on 5 acres of land along Katalima Road. The construction shall …

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One dead, five injured as building collapses in Busia

  Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPEDNENT | A residential building in Busia district has collapsed killing a minor and injuring five other members of the same family. The deceased is 7 year-old Willy Ouma while the injured are William Sanya, Buluma Wejuli, a one Aminah, and their mother Grace Taaka, all …

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Several feared dead as City building collapses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several people are feared dead following the collapse of a storied building under construction in down-town Kampala. According to witnesses in Kisenyi near Mengo, several people including builders, drivers, food vendors and bystanders are all trapped inside the building. Several people rushed with all …

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Three more rescued after Kenya building collapse

  Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Rescue workers pulled a mother and two children from the rubble of a collapsed seven-storey building in the Kenyan capital Nairobi Tuesday, but several people were still missing. Officials said they had evacuated most residents before the building came down late Monday, but the …

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At least 4 missing after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | At least four people were missing after the collapse of a seven-storey building in the Kenyan capital Nairobi overnight, the Red Cross said on Tuesday. The incident occurred in a very poor neighbourhood near Nairobi’s international airport southeast of the capital, Red Cross spokeswoman Noellah Musundi …

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