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Police collects UGX470M in Christmas traffic fines

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | At least Shillings 474 million was collected through traffic fines during Christmas according to statistics compiled by the Directorate of Traffic and Road Safety. In total, 5,720 cars and motorcycles were impounded and owners had to pay the penalties before getting them back. Assistant Superintendent …

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CHRISTMAS: 21 Killed in bars, domestic fights

Sentekora Gaad, who was choked by food during an eating competition organized at Kibimbiri  Village Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 21 people were killed on Christmas Day, a majority of them in bar brawls even though bars remain officially closed across Uganda. Several others were waylaid and …

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58 dead, 190 injured in Christmas accidents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 58 people lost lives in accidents recorded during the Christmas holiday, according to records released by the Traffic and Road Safety Directorate. Altogether, 248 people were involved in accidents recorded between December 23 and boxing day, December 26. Traffic and Road Safety Directorate …

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Christmas: More than 100 arrested in bars in Kisoro

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 100 people spent their Christmas night in police cells for violating the COVID-19 preventive measures. The suspects were picked up in a joint security operation led by Captain Peter Mugisha, the Kisoro Resident District Commissioner, his deputy Dan Ndikumwami, and Henry Kintu, Kisoro …

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Bethlehem welcomes Christmas without foreign tourists, pilgrims

Bethlehem, West Bank  | Xinhua |  Palestinian tourists and pilgrims on Friday gathered at the square near the Church of Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, marking the start of Christmas celebrations in an atmosphere of joy and bliss. Hundreds of local merrymakers, including tourists and pilgrims, flocked …

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Christmas road carnage

430 people died in road accidents last December. ‘Fika Salama Extra’ launched News Analysis | RONALD MUSOKE | Minister of Works and Transport, Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala, wants Ugandans travelling to their upcountry homes for the end of year festivities to do so cautiously. He is one of many leaders …

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Police to intensify security operations ahead of festivities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reckless drivers and motorcyclists, as well as pedestrians violating curfew time, should prepare to spend the festive season in custody, police have warned. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga noted that as Christmas and New Year’s day festivities draw nearer, police have intensified operations against drivers violating …

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Festive season on the door steps, watch your security

COMMENT | Samson Tinka | The December festive season is always eagerly awaited right across the world. It comes with pomp, merry making, visits and exchange of gifts. The season also involves a lot of movements from far places to either villages or vacation centers. Because it’s a season of event …

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Bus operators fail to enforce new transport fares

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bus operators in Kampala on Thursday did not hike the charges they have proposed for passengers traveling to different destinations across the country. The operators through their umbrella body, the Uganda Bus Owners Association – UBOA announced a raise in the transport fares on …

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