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Companies hired more workers in November – Survey

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Companies hired more staff in the month of November as demand for their products increased, a new survey has shown. The Purchasing Managers Index, published by Stanbic Bank and IHS Markit shows that the business environment improved to 58.6 points in November from the …

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Sheraton celebrates Christmas in November

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | As the country enters the festive season, Sheraton Kampala Hotel has not waited and is already celebrating Christmas with a time-honored tradition of Christmas lighting and decoration to set the mood and tone for the festival. Although the calendar stills read November, there are …

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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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Pastor dies after preaching on Christmas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A pastor in Budaka district died on Christmas minutes after delivering his sermon to Christians. The deceased is 34-year-old Julius Mwanika 34, a Pastor at Trinity Chapel Church in Nakibule in Budaka town council. Pastor David Gonahasa, the overseer of born Again Churches in Budaka …

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Queen warns of ‘tribalism’ in Christmas address

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Queen Elizabeth II warned of religious “tribalism” in a Christmas message on Tuesday delivered against a backdrop of Britain bickering over its impending exit from the EU. The 92-year-old monarch’s tone reflected a sombre mood sweeping the island nation as it ponders the perils …

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Travelers want public transport regulated

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Each festival season, operators of public transport hike transport to the high volume of travelers. The most affected are travelers to distant routes to the East and the western Uganda where fares more than double. Transporters take advantage of the absence of checks and balances …

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Austria celebrates 200 years of beloved carol ‘Silent Night’

Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria | AFP | Austria has something special to celebrate this festive period as it marks 200 years since the first performance of one of the world’s most beloved Christmas carols, “Silent Night”. Celebrations of the anniversary will culminate with a special December 24 performance of “Stille …

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Porky peak: Manila pig roasters in Christmas frenzy

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Row upon row of pigs on bamboo spits sizzle slowly over orange embers in Manila just days before Christmas, peak season for the Philippines’ pig roasting “lechoneros”. Smoke rises day and night from their cooking pits in the La Loma area, which brands itself a …

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