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Street vending banned during festive season

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Kampala, Beti Kamya has said street vending and noise pollution will not  be tolerated in the city during the festive season. Kamya says the city usually gets congested during the festive period with street vendors and buyers, which she says causes traffic …

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Rethink Kampala’s street vendors

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Hala Al-Karib is the regional director for the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA), an organization that seeks to unlock potential of women’s rights movement. She spoke to The Independent’s Isaac Khisa about street vending in Kampala. What is your management …

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Parliament tasks government on plight of street children

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Ugandan members of parliament have tasked the government to mitigate the increasing number of street children especially in urban centres. The call followed a motion moved by the chairperson of the parliamentary forum on children Bernard Atiku (Ind., Ayivu) to commemorate street connected children. The …

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Zimbabweans elated but cautious as Mugabe flounders

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | On Harare’s streets, many expressed amazement and delight Wednesday that President Robert Mugabe’s long reign may be coming to a close, but people also admitted the future looked unstable. Mugabe, 93, has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980 — longer than many can remember — and the sudden …

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VENDORS: Kyambadde condemns KCCA enforcement officers

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde has condemned the manner in which Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) enforcement officers handle street vendors especially women, saying such excessive force is uncalled for. This follows the death of a one Olivia Basemera last Friday …

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