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No shine in Uganda’s gold

Vanishing mineral exports dent economic recovery Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s non-formal export sector has maintained a downward trajectory year-on-year, according to the latest July 2022 figures from Bank of Uganda (BoU). The effect has been a dent on the otherwise emerging signs of recovery in exports buoyed …

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DOUBLE GOLD: Kiplimo is the new Cheptegei!

Kenyans second best again as Kiplimo steps the pedal in last lap 🔴 Commonwealth Games  ✳ Kiplimo 🇺🇬 3.08.08 🥇 ✳ Kimeli 🇰🇪 13:08.19 ✳ Krop 🇰🇪 13:08.48 🔴World Under-20 Championships ✳ W 5000m final Prisca Chesang 🥉 Birmingham, UK | THE INDEPENDENT |  The look on Nicholas Kimeli’s face (photo above) said it all. Jacob …

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Kiplangat takes Commonwealth Games marathon gold

Birmingham, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Long distance runner Victor Kiplangat has won Uganda a first medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games with victory in the men’s marathon in Birmingham. He becomes the first Ugandan to win gold in the 42 kilometers race at a Commonwealth Games. Fresh from winning the Belgian-half …

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EU to ban Russian gold imports in new sanctions package

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Commission on Friday adopted a proposal for a seventh package of measures that will ban the importation of Russian gold. The proposal is part of a new set of measures that are intended to improve the implementation and effectiveness of the EU’s six earlier …

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Eight traders arrested in Tanzania for smuggling gold

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | XINHUA |  Eight traders have been arrested in Tanzania’s northwestern region of Geita in connection with smuggling out of the country an unspecified amount of gold, an official said on Sunday. Doto Biteko, the Minister for Minerals, announced the arrest of the eight traders in …

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UPDF soldier, five others remanded over robbery of UGX100M

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Uganda People’s Defense Forces soldier has been remanded to Makindye military police barracks on charges of robbing 100 million shillings from Shafik Bukenya, a businessman dealing in gold. Lance Corporal Eric Tumwine Bizimungu, also known as John attached to the 3rd Battalion was on …

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Uganda in sanctions crisis

Targeting of top officials by U.S. puts country in diplomatic minefield Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | For the fourth year in a row, the Uganda government has been on the receiving end of sanctions from the United States which accuses it of overseeing deteriorating human rights in the country. …

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