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ANALYSIS: Zigy Wyne death

Bobi Wine, police and Kiwani 2021 Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE |“Kiwani” in Kampala street-speak means “something fake.” Musician Bobi Wine coined the word in 2007 as the title of his song that won that year’s award for best Afro beat single. Twelve years later, Bobi Wine (real name Robert …

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BoU currency scam probe extended to regional currency centres

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Investigations into the extra cargo that was loaded on a Bank of Uganda (BoU) chattered plane have been extended to currency centres in Mbale, Kabale and Fort Portal. A Senior detective at the Criminal Investigations Department has intimated to Uganda Radio Network (URN), that …

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Opondo maintains BoU scandal is not about extra currency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has dismissed a report that the ongoing investigation into a procurement scam involving the Central Bank involves the printing of extra currency by some Bank of Uganda (BoU) officials. Earlier media reports quoted Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga saying that Police …

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Cabinet approves National Intellectual Property policy, 2019

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved the National Intellectual Property (IP) Policy, the government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo has revealed. The objective of the policy is to for stimulate innovation, creativity and attract foreign direct investments. According to cabinet, a strong IP system will encourage economic growth due …

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Cabinet approves UGX 86B loan for Geological mapping

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved a proposal to borrow Euros 20,622,435 million (approximately Shillings 84billion) from the Corporate Internationalization Fund of Spain for Mineral exploration. The money will be used to finance airborne geological and geophysical survey mapping in Karamoja. Government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, says the …

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Museveni contradicting himself on creation of new districts –Analysts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political and economic experts have criticized the National Resistance Movement –NRM’s mission of fragmenting the country into smaller administrative units. They say for instance the cost of maintaining the increasing number of districts, municipalities town councils, and sub-counties is shooting to unbearable levels. Makerere …

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3.5 million Ugandans face starvation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 3.5 million people in Karamoja and the cattle corridor areas of Nakaseke and Nakasongola districts are at the verge of starvation due to weather vagaries that have affected their harvest. The situation is equally dire in the areas of Teso, Bukedea, and …

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Government disputes US statement on Bobi Wine’s shows

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All Ugandan artists with the exception of the Kyadondo East legislator, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine are enjoying freedom of performance, according to Uganda Government Spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo. “Save for one artiste, all artistes in Uganda enjoys freedom of performance and the media platforms are …

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Cabinet approves national teacher policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved the national teachers’ policy. The policy aims to streamline teachers’ management for better productivity, discipline, retention and motivation. The policy is further expected to strengthen pre-service and in-service teacher training so as to enhance competence to effectively deliver quality learning outcomes …

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