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THIS WEEK: Red Pepper back

THIS WEEK: Red Pepper back Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After a two month shutdown, Red Pepper, a tabloid newspaper, is back on the stands in Kampala and across the country. Its first edition on Jan 29 after the shutdown read ‘Our Story’ and was bent on explaining its side …

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Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper apologises, back in print soon

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Uganda’s most popular tabloid paper will soon be back on newsstands after senior management promised to be more “professional” and were given a presidential pardon late Tuesday. Eight editors and directors of the Red Pepper were originally charged with treason and later with damaging the …

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COMMENT: Return of the newspaper

While 140 characters may have been more appealing than 700-word pieces, brevity is no longer enough COMMENT | BAJINDER PAL SINGH | Social media are no longer the new kid on the block, but in 2016, platforms like Twitter and Facebook looked poised to nudge traditional newspapers into obsolescence. Following President …

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‘Free Red Pepper editors’

Pressure mounts on government over closure of spicy tabloid Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Newspapers, human rights organisations and civil society groups have condemned the arrest of the five directors and three editors of Red Pepper as a blatant attack on press freedom in Uganda. The Committee to Protect Journalists …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: New Museveni age-limit plan

In The Independent this week: New Museveni age-limit plan THE LAST WORD The Kenya, Rwanda elections: How voting in these two East African nations reflects our understanding of democracy. COVER STORY New Museveni age-limit plan: How president’s team has ‘trapped’ MPs. NEWS ANALYSIS Museveni’s refinery deal: Now gov’t says in …

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Subscription gains help put NY Times in profit column

New York, United States | AFP | The New York Times Co. said Thursday gains in paid digital subscriptions and stronger online advertising revenues helped the newspaper swing to profit in the second quarter. The prestigious daily, which has been gaining subscribers even as it is branded as “failing” by President …

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UPDF: Military police has not taken over Uganda Police powers

Ministry of Defence and Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) spokesperson Brigadier Richard Karemire has released a statement refuting a report in a Kampala daily that “President Yoweri Museveni has fallen out with Police chief Gen. Kale Kayihura and has transferred police powers to the military police.” In his statement posted …

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The Guardian to move to tabloid format

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain’s Guardian newspaper is to move to a tabloid format in early 2018 as part of its “three-year transformation programme,” parent company Guardian Media Group (GMG) announced on Tuesday. The Guardian’s sister Sunday title The Observer will also be downsized from their shared Berliner …

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NY Times swings to profit on digital gains

New York, United States | AFP |  The New York Times said Wednesday it added more than 300,000 digital subscribers this year, resulting in a swing to profit for the newspaper branded as “failing” by President Donald Trump. The Times has attributed some of its readership gains to renewed interest …

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