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MPs oppose feasibilty study on Uhuru falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Members of Parliament have rejected government’s decision to carry out feasibility studies for a hydropower dam at Uhuru Falls. This was after the Minister of State for Energy, Eng. Simon D’Ujanga on Thursday presented a report on “the establishment of a hydro-power dam at Uhuru …

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British PM sets out plan for power

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out his plans for government on Thursday following a sweeping election win, focused on delivering Brexit and supporting the health service. Queen Elizabeth II will open parliament in a lavish ceremony where she will read out the Conservative …

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Tourism grew slowest in 2019 – BOU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Tourism earnings are estimated to have grown slower in the first ten months of 2019, according to to the Central Bank. The government planned to attract more one million tourists this year on top of the 1.8million people received in 2018.  But the Central Bank …

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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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