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Govt tables UGX 200Bn supplementary budget request

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has tabled a supplementary budget request of Shillings 201 billion in parliamentary approval. The money is meant to fund wage shortfalls under various central and local government votes.       David Bahati, the Minister of State for Planning tabled the request before parliament. A huge …

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Quarter of Italian population put under virus lockdown

Rome, Italy | AFP |  More than 15 million people were placed under forced quarantine in northern Italy early Sunday as the government approved drastic measures in an attempt to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus that is sweeping the globe. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Twitter he had …

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Government formulating law to fund artists

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government through the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development is in the process of formulating a creative and art law which will see extension of government support to artists through funds. Government also seeks to use the law in ensuring artists operate within the …

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Guinea Bissau interim president quits after death threats

  Bissau, Guinea-Bissau | AFP |  The man appointed interim president of Guinea-Bissau by the side beaten in the December presidential election has stepped down because of death threats, less than two days after being nominated. “Given the death threats against me and my bodyguards, I have decided to give …

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Star power: Togo bets on solar energy for its rural poor

Takpapieni, Togo | AFP |  Not so long ago, whenever he wanted to watch a football match or recharge his phone, Ousmane Kantcho had to go “into town” — a 15-kilometre ride by bicycle on poor roads in the savannah. His village, Tababou, lies more than 600 kilometres (375 miles) from …

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40 killed in attacks in restive central Mali

Bamako, Mali | AFP |  Forty people, including nine soldiers, have been killed in a spate of attacks in central Mali, authorities said Friday, with most of the deaths caused by inter-ethnic violence in the deeply troubled region. Thirty-one people were killed in an attack overnight in Ogossagou, a village mainly …

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Under-pressure Greece toughens migration stance

Athens, Greece | AFP |  Facing overwhelming migration pressure on the Aegean with island camps on the brink of asphyxiation, the conservative Greek government has hardened its asylum policy with increased repatriations, new detention centres and plans for a sea barrier. “The decongestion of our islands is our number one priority,” …

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Desert locusts not destructive- Minister Rwamirama

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has said that the locusts that have invaded different parts of the country are mature and not destructive. According to the State Minister for Animal Husbandry Bright Rwamirama, although Government is prepared to spray the locusts, the current locusts in the country could just …

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IMF cuts Uganda’s growth projection

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The International Monetary Fund-IMF has slashed Uganda’s growth projection from 6.3% to 6% this year, citing the country’s challenges to get oil out of the ground and government’s inability to do all budgeted activities.  After assessing the economy, the IMF said Uganda had challenges to …

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