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Uganda, Rwanda officials to meet today over border closure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Delegates from Rwanda will meet their Kampala counterparts at Speak Resort Munyonyo today to deliberate on the re-opening of the border between both countries.  The Kampala meeting, which was supposed to be held in October and then pushed to November but was cancelled at last …

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Rwanda calls off second border closure meeting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The second meeting between Uganda and Rwanda to address border closure issue has been called off.  According to the Uganda government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo, the meeting was called off at the request of Kigali.  He said via his twitter handle that “the media is hereby …

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No new gay bill, says government

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has denied reports that there is an anti-gay bill in the offing after earlier reports indicated that the bill would return in its earlier form. The anti-gay bill was struck down by the courts in 2014 a few months after …

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Gov’t rules out reintroduction of anti-gay bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has said it does not intend to re-introduce the contentious Anti-gay bill contrary to reports that a new law was in offing. The bill was first introduced in 2009 drawing worldwide condemnation for gay rights activists because of the tough penalties including death …

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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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