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BOOK: Museveni doesn’t understand democracy

  A rights activist view on the tension between the government and NGOs Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | The government’s renewed determination to tightly monitor Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Uganda is meant to stifle other than enable civil society organisations do their work. The NGO Act passed in 2016 just …

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COMMENT: Promoting local industries

After reversing the deplorable state of the economy, the government needs to support local businesses COMMENT | Martin F. Kyeyune | Manufacturing existed in Africa before the colonial rule. Africa made a wide range of essential goods it consumed, including food (this involved food preservation), shelter (involved the use of timber, …

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Mugabe snubs a top succession candidate in reshuffle

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Monday stripped one of the top candidates to succeed him of a cabinet post, as the battle to replace the long-ruling leader intensifies. Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who also doubled as minister of justice, was replaced as minister by ruling ZANU-PF …

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New Policy to address counterfeit packaged water

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Government has moved to regulate the manufacture and processing of packaged water in a bid to ensure safety and security of the public. Cabinet has approved a new policy to streamline the packaged water sector. Packaged water is one of the key industrial sub-sectors with …

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Netflix to spend Can$500 mln to make films, TV shows in Canada

Ottawa, Canada | AFP | Netflix will spend Can$500 million (US$400 million) over the next five years to make original films and television shows in Canada, the company and Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announced Thursday. This amounts to about five percent of the video streaming service’s estimated total US$7 billion production …

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TUMWEBAZE: Government to hold monthly open days

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Government is set to hold monthly open events in which its agencies and departments will explain to the public matters service delivery, according to the Minister of Information Technology and Communications Frank Tumwebaze. Tumwebaze was speaking Thursday Sept. 21 at the ICT Ministry headquarters in …

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Government to roll out dual citizenship registration in Diaspora

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The government through the Ministries of Internal Affairs and Foreign Affairs will roll out the registration of Ugandans living in the diaspora for dual citizenship. This was revealed by the Rt. Hon Speaker Rebecca Kadaga following complaints by Ugandans living in the United Kingdom that …

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MURDERS: MPs dismiss govt’s witchcraft, illuminati explanation

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  Members of Parliament (MPs) dismissed an explanation by the Internal Affairs Minister that the 21 women killed in the last four months in Nansana and Katabi in Entebbe were ritual murders. A highly charged parliament Thursday saw several MPs questioning whether government remained in charge of security in the …

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