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ANALYSIS: The year Bobi Wine

NRM, FDC battled eight by-elections but a young untested legislator became the issue Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | This year, 2018, saw some upsets and changes in the political lay of the land as 36-year-old legislator Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine continued to exert his presence on a …

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Tragedy on Lake Victoria

Marine safety concerns raised again as over 30 die on unsafe cruise boat Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME AND FLAVIA NASSAKA | On the evening of Nov. 24, news filtered through about a boat that had sunk on Lake Victoria. Nothing unusual, it appeared, since tiny rickety fishing vessels sink often on Ugandan …

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Behind clashes in Lira

Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The death of Dickens Okello,an 11-year-old boy, on Nov. 12 in the northeastern districtof Lira appears to have ignited tensions between Ugandans and the Asian community in the area. Observers say the death, which sparked the recent clashes, was the tipping point of tensions …

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UIA’s revolving door

Investment agency is hunting for a new ED as it waits for IGG report on restructuring Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | After making a detailed presentation about investment licensing at a breakfast meeting, Basil Ajer, the Acting Executive Director of Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), held his breath and said he …

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New effort against HIV/AIDS law

Activists target media in fight to repeal sections of prevention and control Act Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Rosemary Namubiru, a nurse, was in 2014 sentenced to three years in jail for criminal negligence over what seemed a potential infection of a baby with HIV the virus that causes AIDS. …

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New app to boost market women

Busy customers will no longer have to drive to markets for foodstuffs Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | A new app to be launched next month will boost the fortunes of market women who operate in areas like Nakawa, Kalerwe, Ntinda and Nakasero. The app is meant to eliminate the role …

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