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President Maguful cancels independence day celebrations

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Tanzanian President John Magufuli has cancelled celebrations to mark the country’s Independence Day on December 9 and directed that funds earmarked for the event be used to buy medical facilities, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said on Thursday. The statement said President …

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Jibu Uganda rewards customers, frontline staff

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Julius Businge  |  In a bid to strengthen its brand focus, create an excellent customer experience and give back to its dedicated service staff, Jibu, a social enterprise, has recognised these categories of its stakeholders.   The company said in a notice that this was …

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Uganda’s Independence flag hoister dies at 89

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Major Akorimo Kanuti, the man who lowered the Union Jack and hoisted the Ugandan Flag on Independence Day in 1962 has died. Akorimo, 89 died at Atutur Hospital in Kumi district on Wednesday morning. Dr Isaac Omare of Atutur hospital says that Maj. Akorimo …

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