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Dramatic scenes as Dr Stella Nyanzi is freed

Ugandan activist freed as court quashes charge of ‘harassing’ president Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan activist and writer Stella Nyanzi walked free from court amid chaotic scenes Thursday after a judge overturned her conviction for “cyber-harassment” of President Yoweri Museveni. Stella Nyanzi, a university researcher and rights activist known …

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Security stepped up at Parliament after attack

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heightened security at parliament, a day after two members of the Red Top Brigade jumped from the stranger’s gallery to the floor of the house protesting corruption. Military men have been deployed at the two gates of parliament to beef security. Visitors …

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Dr Stella Nyanzi wins appeal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN |  Dr Stella Nyanzi has won her appeal against conviction and 18-months sentence for cyber harassment. Justice Peter Adonyo of the High Court has just quashed the conviction, and asked she be released. There was however drama outside court, with prison officials and lawyers battling …

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Delays in Uganda’s oil

Here are the likely impacts of delays in making the Final Investment Decision after seven postponements | CORTI PAUL LAKUMA | Yet again the final investment decision (FID) on oil production in Uganda was delayed in August 2019. The delay meant that the date for first oil had to be …

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How UPDF is fighting voracious desert locusts

Otuke, Uganda | AFP | Under a warm morning sun scores of weary UPDF soldiers stare as millions of yellow locusts rise into the northern Ugandan sky, despite hours spent spraying vegetation with chemicals in an attempt to kill them. From the tops of shea trees, fields of pea plants …

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Uganda Police ’11th Intake’ pick leaders, plan own SACCO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A surviving group from Uganda Police Force’s 11th intake have regrouped, formed an investment group with an eye on forming their own SACCO. Kakooza Savio Ntensibe, currently a lawyer at the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) was on Saturday 15th February, 2020 voted unanimously to …

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Bic announces winners of its art competition

Ugandan among top winners | THE INDEPENDENT | Lister Brian Kansiime, a Ugandan artist is among the winners of the 2019 Bic Art Master Africa Competition. BIC, a world leader in stationery, lighters, and shavers, has a longstanding history with art, and established the Bic Art Master Africa Competition to …

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UBL goes big on tree planting

Beer maker, Uganda Breweries Limited has promised to partner with several private sector companies to plant trees as an avenue to mitigate the negative effects of climate change. Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Speaking during the 330-km long awareness relay Marathon from Kampala to Gulu, in a tree campaign …

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2020 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

A big opportunity for Uganda, African economies Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Tourism players from across Africa gathered at Speke Resort Munyonyo located approximately 20 kilometers southeast of Kampala City starting Feb.4-6 to discuss the industry’s future prospects. This was the 5th Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) organized …

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