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CSOs warn about Sh2.7 trillion tax arrears

Escalating tax arrears likely to hurt service delivery, CSOs warn Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have expressed concern over the growing tax arrears worth Sh2.7 trillion which government has failed to pay on behalf of contractors. Regina Navuga, a program officer at Southern and Eastern …

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Bishop Mutebi commences leukemia treatment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kings College Hospital in the United Kingdom (UK) has commenced treating Rev. Canon Hannington Mutebi, the Assistant Bishop of Kampala Diocese for leukemia. Bishop Mutebi, 59, was recently diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and taken to the United Kingdom for specialized treatment. …

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EU steps up fake news fight before elections

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The European Union launched Wednesday a system for member countries to alert each other to online disinformation spread by opponents such as Russia to undermine next year’s key elections. The bloc also urged Facebook and other social media platforms to follow through on pledges to …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Museveni meets BOU chief Mutebile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Fixing Bank of Uganda: Museveni meets Mutebile THE LAST WORD Bobi Wine’s Kyarenga concert: Why Uganda (like other African countries) keeps rotating around the same roundabout INVESTIGATION Behind the scenes efforts to save Kasekende, …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Bad oil deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s The Independent. Features, news analysis. COVER STORY Bad oil deal: Museveni fight with oil firms threatens major project THE LAST WORD Africa’s highway to a dead-end: Why our obsession with foreign direct investment as a driver of our …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Mutebile survives ‘coup’ at central bank

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s The Independent. COVER STORY Mutebile survives ‘coup’ at central bank: Fly on the wall at lunch between Mutebile and Kasekende NEWS ANALYSIS Crime preventers and the pretenders: Museveni struggles to find space for his `election machine’. THE LAST …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Mutebile versus Kasekende

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Here are the top stories and analysis on Uganda and Africa in this week’s The Independent. COVER STORY Mutebile versus Kasekende: Details of Museveni meeting THE LAST WORD On Museveni’s Umeme missive: Why the president is misinformed about electricity distribution market and tariffs ANALYSIS BOU: Blow-by-blow …

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DPP withdraws charges against Red Pepper

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Director of public prosecutions has withdrawn charges of publishing news that disturb the peace of President Museveni against Red pepper directors and editors. The withdrawal letter signed by the DPP Mike Chibita, has been presented to Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate James Ereemye Mawanda …

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