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Dubai beggars earn more than you

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Begging is illegal in Dubai, but just so we’re clear, these are not your average beggars. They are professional or smart beggars who target people who “look rich” with a well-rehearsed heart-wrenching story, often involving their families who are either sleeping on the streets or …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Surprises coming up in 2018 budget

IN THE INDEPENDENT: Surprises coming up in 2018 budget Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s The Independent News Magazine. COVER STORY Surprises in 2018 budget: Finance Ministry makes right moves, but timing could be wrong. BUSINESS Panic as China stops import of recycled plastics: …

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THIS WEEK: Suspended MPs to petition constitutional court

THIS WEEK: Suspended MPs to petition constitutional court Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Erias Lukwago, the lawyer of the six suspended members of parliament – Gerald Karuhanga of Ntungamo municipality, Ibrahim Semujju Nganda of Kiira municipality, Jonathan Odur of Erute County, Mubarak Munyagwa of Kawempe South, Allan Ssewanyana of …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Why Museveni is defending ‘fake’ gold dealer

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Museveni defends ‘fake’ gold dealer: President snubs IGG, DPP, and Financial Crimes Unit. THE LAST WORD Uganda’s (Africa’s) paradox: Why youth unemployment and urban poverty is a sign of progress. NEW YEAR PREVIEW …

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Did you know? Avoiding traffic jams can be simple

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | We’ve all experienced `phantom traffic jams’ that arise without any apparent cause. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) recently showed that we would have fewer such traffic jams if we made one small change to how we drive: no more tailgating …

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