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Coffee export earnings drop

UCDA is hopeful that farmers will reap more in 2020 Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Latest figures indicate that Uganda’s coffee export earnings dropped in 2018/19 season (October-September) but the regulator is optimistic that the industry performance will rebound in 2019/20 season. Coffee, the country’s second largest commodity export …

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URA: Sudanese found with material to make fake dollars

  Malaba, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Sudanese national has been arrested trying to cross into Uganda from Kenya with material that Uganda Revenue Authority believes is for making fake US dollars. The suspect, Duach Chuol Kaylech Toang, was held after his luggage at Malaba One Stop Border Post (OSBP) …

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Uganda Cranes draw Rwanda, Kenya in World Cup qualifiers

Group A Algeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, Djibouti Group B Tunisia, Zambia, Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea Group C Nigeria, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Liberia Group D Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Malawi Group E Mali, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda Group F Egypt, Gabon, Libya, Angola Group G Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia Group …

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Hoima cattle farmers relocate animals to Luweero

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cattle farmers in Hoima district have started moving their animals to Luweero and Nakasongola districts in search of pasture and water because of the dry spell, which has taken a huge toll on their area. The most affected are cattle farmers from Buseruka, Kigorobya, Bombo …

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Town battles of 2021

Politicians making moves in Arua, Mbarara, Jinja, Masaka Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Arua. Mbarara. Jinja. Masaka.  By 2021, these Ugandan towns could be cities if the ongoing developments in parliament are anything to go by. Cabinet discussed the issue of new cities last year and these major towns …

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How legal system tortures rape victims

Ugandan women recently took to social media platforms to share horrendous tales of rape. Primah Kwagala, the Chief Executive Officer of Women’s Probono Initiative; a Kampala-based civil society organisation, spoke with The Independent’s Ronald Musoke about the rape allegations and why Ugandan society generally suffers from a gender-based violence problem. …

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FDC President Amuriat arrested in Soroti

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party President Patrick Amuriat Oboi has been arrested. Amuriat was arrested alongside Soroti District Vice-chairman Daniel Eigu, the District Secretary Tom Ekudo and the Gweri Sub County Chairman, Kokas Okwii for allegedly presiding over an illegal assembly in Soroti town. …

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Kampala schools open, ignore Education Ministry calendar

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some schools in Kampala have today disregarded the Ministry of Education (MOE) school calendar and opened for the beginning of the first school term of 2020. According to the MOE school calendar, schools are supposed to officially open for the first term on February …

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