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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Muhoozi’s hot tweets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Muhoozi’s hot tweets: Should the General be banned from social media? THE LAST WORD On Mao’s Twitter war: How the radical extremism of NUP is the best recruiting ground for Museveni COMMENT Ukraine …

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Power crisis worsens in S. Africa

Cape Town, S.A. | XINHUA | South Africa’s power crisis worsened on Wednesday as electricity utility Eskom escalated the level of load shedding from level two to level four. This was the highest level of load shedding that has been implemented this year. Stage-two load shedding allows up to 2,000 …

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New round of load shedding plunges S. Africa into darkness

Cape Town, South Africa | XINHUA | A new round of rolling power blackouts plunged South Africa into darkness on Tuesday as the country was struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite a drop in demand due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Eskom has implemented three rounds of load shedding since the …

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Fourth nationwide blackout in five months!

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda on Thursday suffered a fourth nationwide blackout in five months, raising concerns about the state of the sector. According to energy experts, the insistent nationwide blackouts raise questions on the stability of the country’s power supply and but also on whether the technical …

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Lake Victoria now at record high 13.42 metres

🔸 NEW LAKE VICTORIA WATER LEVEL 📌07/05/2020 ⬆ 13.42m 📌12/05/1964 ⬆ 13.41m Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Lake Victoria’s water level has in the last 24 hours hit a new record 13.42 metres, surpassing the 13.41 highest mark reached on May 12 1964. Electricity generators Eskom are now …

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Eskom starts spilling after Lake Victoria water level rises

📌Started spilling at 1000 Cubic Meters/Sec 📌Increased to 1,200 and 1,300 CM/Sec 📌21/03/2020 ⬆ 1,350 CM/Sec 📌22/03/2020 ⬆ 1,400 CM/Sec 📌23/03/2020 ⬆ 1,450 CM/Sec 📌24/03/2020 ⬆ 1,500 CM/Sec Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity generators Eskom this week started taking measures to reduce the rising Lake Victoria levels following …

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South African finance minister to walk budget tightrope

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s finance minister is expected to walk a tightrope during the annual budget presentation to parliament on Wednesday, as the economy teeters on the edge of a fiscal cliff. The continent’s most industrialised economy has in recent years lurched from one economic woe …

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