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Pine car bond murder: I am not guilty, Ssebuufu tells court

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The murder trial of Pine car bond Proprietor Muhammad Ssebuufu kicked off Monday before the High court’s Criminal Division in Kampala. Ssebuufu is accused of torturing to death business woman Donah Betty Katusabe over failure to clear a nine million shillings debt, which was …

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Driver spots snake at his car window

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An Australian man experienced the fright of his life recently after a venomous snake scaled his car window as he drove home. Ted Ogier said he spotted the black, red-bellied snake slithering alongside his car from the hood of his car. It wrapped itself around …

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MOTORING: Hybrid car maintenance

Is it any different from `normal’ cars; aren’t costs higher? Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | The number of hybrid car models continues to grow as automakers meet consumer demand for fuel efficiency, low emissions, and high-tech features. But let’s face it: In most cases the sticker price of a hybrid vehicle …

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US sanctions Ugandan, Sudanese LRA ivory traders

Washington, United States | AFP |  The United States on Wednesday imposed economic sanctions on two Africans accused of using the illegal ivory trade to funnel weapons and money to Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. Washington blacklisted Kony and his rebel guerilla group last year, accusing them of …

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Modern car parks

Bold designs, technology rule the high rises Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A pair of 30-metre spiraling ramps provide access to the multi-functional car park in Amsterdam. RAI Amsterdam’s car park is the most recent in a spate of boldly designed car parks. Others include a Belgian hospital car park …

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Safest Seat in car surprising

Kampala, Uganda | MOTORING GURU | It used to be that the backseat was considered safest in any car. Normally it was compared with the front – and the risk cards were stacked clear against the front. Of course, even back then, it was not scientifically correct that the back window …

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Austrian toddler dies left in hot car

Vienna, Austria | AFP |  A 19-month-old boy died in Austria after being left in a hot car by his 17-year-old mother and her boyfriend, police said Thursday. Not wanting to wake him after a long car journey, the couple left the child asleep while they want upstairs for a …

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UN: Withdrawal of UPDF has left a vacuum in Central Africa

UN envoy fears ‘security vacuum’ in central Africa after Uganda withdraws United Nations, United States | AFP |  The United Nations said Tuesday it feared a “security vacuum” in central Africa after the withdrawal of Ugandan, South Sudanese and US troops formerly tracking Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony. One …

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Uganda halts hunt for LRA warlord Kony

UPDF spokesman: Our mission was very specific, to neutralise the LRA Obo, Central African Republic | AFP | Sweat soaks into the bright red neckerchiefs of the soldiers slouching to attention on a steamy parade ground deep in the inaccessible forests of Central African Republic (CAR). The military display marked the …

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