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Mugabe’s lavish birthday parties an annual controversy

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Every February, in different venues around Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe would throw an extravagant birthday party with thousands of guests, huge cakes and a defiant speech. But the annual jamboree also exposed the leader’s declining health as his physical and mental strength drained away, his voice weakened …

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MTN Uganda starts 20th anniversary celebrations with Expo

Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | MTN Uganda has started its six month long campaign to celebrate its 20th anniversary with an Expo that thrilled revellers with artiste performances, a circus, robotics, fireworks display and a special production from renowned Uganda playwright Alex Mukulu. Lillian Mbabazi, Jose Chameleone, comedian Salvador Idringi …

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Water week climaxes with multi-celebrations

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The inaugural Uganda Water and Environment Week has climaxed with the three-in-one celebration of the World Water Day, World Forest Day and World Meteorological Day, which highlighted the inseparable link between forests, water and weather. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Water and Environment, …

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Ethiopia hosts NBI Nile Day 2018 celebrations

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | NBI | The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), in partnership with the government of Ethiopia, will on Thursday host the Nile Day 2018 celebrations in Addis Ababa. February 22 is marked in the Nile Basin region as it was on that date in 2010 that the countries in …

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URA marks 25 years, sees growth from sh180b to 11trillion

  Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) on Thursday marked 25 years since its formation, celebrating revenue growth of 6273% and a remarkable turnaround that now has them referred to as an employer of choice. At a thanksgiving at their Nakawa headquarters, Commissioner General Doris Akol hailed the turnaround of URA’s image and performance, shown …

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