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Country suffers nationwide power blackout again

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda suffered a nationwide blackout on Saturday, the second in less than a month. Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited, which is responsible for bulk purchase and transmission of power countrywide, said “We have lost transmission across the nation which has caused a nationwide blackout, please …

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Achwa power station ready to generate power- UEDCL

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited -UEDCL, says the Achwa 2 hydro-electric power station is ready to generate power for distribution to domestic and commercial end-users in northern Uganda. The 42 megawatts hydroelectric power plant is located in Angagura sub county along the Achwa river …

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We need more power for industrialisation- Muloni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Minister for Energy and Mineral Development Irene Muloni has said that Uganda needs more power to meet its plans for industrialization and other projects. She told journalists at the Uganda Media Centre on Tuesday that with 25 Industrial parks across the country planned …

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Makerere University students challenge Vice Chancellor’s excessive powers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Six students from Makerere University have challenged the powers given to the Vice-Chancellor under the Makerere University Regulations, 2015. The students include Abbas Ruyombo, Judith Nalukwago, Mugisha Mariam Kyomugisha, Mbabazi Julius Muyambi, Marion Kirabo and David Musiri. The students have petitioned the Civil Division …

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Mugabe and the West: a love-hate affair

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  He came to power as a Mao-jacketed revolutionary, charmed the West with his policy of racial reconciliation, adopted stylish Saville Row suits and was knighted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. But Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe, who has died aged 95, ended his life stripped of his honorary …

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Govt unveils new revolving fund for Luweero triangle

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Another revolving fund has been unveiled, to boost household incomes in Luweero Triangle, an area where the National Resistance Army started a guerilla war that brought President Yoweri Museveni to power. The fund channeled through the Parish Community Associations (PCAs) model, will see each …

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UMEME loses ugx 900m in northern Uganda power outages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 900 million Shillings has been lost by the UMEME due to power outages in Northern Uganda in a space of eight months. The northern Uganda towns of Gulu, Lira, and Kitgum, among others, have faced dire power outages in the recent past, mainly …

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Regional powers stick with Bashir as Sudan protests mount

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | As angry protests pile pressure on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to step down, key powers are standing by his regime to ensure stability in a strife-torn region, analysts say. Demonstrations that erupted in the provinces last month after the government tripled the price of bread have escalated into nationwide protests …

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