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Acholi Chief stuck in London

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acholi Paramount Chief Rwot David Onen Acana II is currently stuck in the United Kingdom following a worldwide lockdown over the coronavirus Pandemic. Acana who  heads the Ker Kwaro Acholi Chiefdom, flew to London for personal business in March. He was also …

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UK’s late coming to Africa

Britain’s pledge to turbo-charge relations with continent must compete with China Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit held in London on Jan. 20 is being seen for what it was; a copycat of what development experts refer to as “Africa-Plus One Summits” where several …

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London’s Tower Bridge an icon at 125 years old

London, United Kingdom | AFP | London’s iconic Tower Bridge celebrates its 125th anniversary on Sunday by showing off the weird and wacky alternative designs that were nearly built instead. The globally-recognised landmark which opens and closes for large boats plying the River Thames, has become one of the symbols of …

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Britain’s Farah eyes London Marathon glory

London, United Kingdom | AFP | European marathon record holder Mo Farah is the first major name to sign up to compete in next year’s London Marathon, organisers announced Tuesday. The 35-year-old Somalia-born Briton decided to quit the track after last year’s world championships and focus solely on the marathon. …

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Museveni woos British investors

  London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has made a passionate plea to the British business community to invest in Africa and in Uganda in particular. He said the British they have the capital, skills, entrepreneurship and knowledge to make profit while the continent needs to create …

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Kipchoge, Cheruiyot celebrate Kenyan double at London Marathon

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Eliud Kipchoge stormed to his third London Marathon title on Sunday to complete an impressive Kenyan double after Vivian Cheruiyot dominated the women’s race in warm conditions. Kipchoge, 33, saw off the challenge of Ethiopia’s Tola Shura Kitata and home favourite Mo Farah to …

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Farah faces tough examination in London Marathon

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British track legend Mo Farah had few peers in distance championship running but he may find a few better than him on the road in Sunday’s London Marathon. The 35-year-old — who achieved the Olympic double of 5000/10000 metres champion twice — couldn’t hope for …

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NWSC’s Dr Mugisha handed more honours in London

    London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | The Academic Union Oxford Council in the UK has awarded National Water and Sewerage Corporation MD Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha the title of the Honorary Professor of the Academic Union Oxford in the field of business and management. The honorary title is …

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London murder rate overtakes New York as stabbings surge

London, United Kingdom | AFP | A surge of stabbings in London was blamed Monday for the city overtaking New York’s monthly murder tally for the first time in modern history. Fifteen people were murdered in London during February, compared to 14 in New York, according to police figures. The …

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