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Confident Muwema speaks out on Bitature-Vantage saga

NEWS ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | Fred Muwema, the lawyer for businessman Patrick Bitature says the lenders purportedly seeking to reclaim money lent to the Ugandan, have no claim because they don’t exist. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network in an exclusive interview, Muwema acknowledged that indeed Bitature contracted a loan …

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MUSEVENI: Maintain your discipline in COVID-19 fight

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has in a missive released on Tuesday night, urged Ugandans to continue to maintain discipline in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. “After a long absence, here is my “missive” to my fellow countrymen, countrywomen and especially, the Bazukulu,” he …

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Former Cranes captain, legend Jimmy Kirunda dies at 70

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Former Cranes captain Jimmy Kirunda,70 has died. According to Ahmed Hussein, the Communications Officer of the soccer governing body FUFA, Kirunda reportedly collapsed while walking in Bwaise, on the outskirts of Kampala Monday afternoon and was pronounced dead moments later. Flamboyant, disciplined …

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Uganda’s 2017/ 18 budget

Business leaders want economic reforms to boost the economy Planned government borrowing and increased taxes to fund the Shs29 trillion budget for financial year 2017/2018 have left investors and business leaders worried about the coming year, ahead of the budget announcement next week, an informal survey by The Independent has …

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BOOK: An African in awe

Ugandan-born writer Kirunda wants an African mental revolution but is he going about it the wrong way? A little over thirty year ago, Emmanuel S. Kirunda was an ordinary Musoga boy growing up in rural Iganga, in Eastern Uganda. He faced the usual struggles of growing up in a poor …

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