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Cipla quality chemicals announces Ugx 14.5 billion loss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Drug manufacturer Cipla Quality Chemicals has announced a loss of 14.5 billion Shillings for the period from April to September 2019, underscoring the struggles the drugmaker is going through. This is a significant drop from the 3.3 billion Shillings profit announced for the period between …

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NFA moves to evict forest encroachers in Kalangala

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  There is growing tension amongst residents encroaching on the Lutoboka Central Forest Reserve in Kalangala District as the National Forest Authority-NFA moves to evict them.  The reserve covering 174 hectares of land, is now home to more than 400 residents.  The residents encroached on the …

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Kadaga, Ethiopian counterpart call for improved transport infrastructure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and her Ethiopian counterpart Tagesse Chafo have called for improved transport infrastructure across the African continent in order to ease movement of persons and improve trade.    The two Speakers observed a need to improve the existing road, rail and …

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Guinea-Bissau votes on new president to break political deadlock

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau | AFP |  Guinea-Bissau voted in a presidential election on Sunday which is hoped to solve a long-running leadership crisis in the coup-prone and impoverished West African country. The vote caps four years of political chaos as incumbent Jose Mario Vaz, 62 — who is running for re-election — …

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Kadaga asks president Museveni to take lead in FGM fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga wants President Museveni to take lead in the fight against Female Genital mutilation in the country.  Kadaga was speaking on Thursday while meeting a team from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) led by the Regional Director Dr Julitta Onabanjo …

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IGG scrutinizing Jinja express highway financing-Gov’t

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Government has said that the Jinja Express Highway financing has been referred to the Inspector General of Government (IGG) for scrutiny. The Jinja Express Highway which will be constructed at a cost of 1.1 billion dollars (4 trillion shillings) is a 77.09 kilometre proposed four-lane …

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