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Insurances industry sees positive growth amidst COVID-19

Failure to operationalise the National Health Insurance Scheme and resurgence of COVID-19 may constrain demand for insurance Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s insurance industry is projected to register consistent growth in 2022 riding on technology innovations, government’s investment in infrastructure and increased economic activities as economy opens up. …

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Captured ADF commander to be repatriated to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A top commander of the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF rebels who was captured in the Democratic Republic Congo-DRC, will be repatriated to Uganda. Benjamin Kisokorania was captured on Sunday by the Congolese army at Uvira in South Kivu province, as he returned from neighboring Burundi. Speaking …

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Dictators using social media

Is social media becoming a threat to democracy on the continent? ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | In early 2021, Facebook (Meta) deactivated more than 20 accounts linked to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. Shortly afterward, Twitter also followed suit, closing 11% of the nearly 3,500 …

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Oil and gas investments to total UGX 11 Trillion in 2022 – PAU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is expected to attract investments worth 3 billion dollars (10.6 trillion shillings) this year in the oil and gas sector alone as developments towards production in 2025 proceed. According to the Petroleum Authority of Uganda, PAU, investments in the sector were worth 500 million …

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Silencing voices of opposition

Chilling effect of Kakwenza’s arrest Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | The arrest of novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has laid bare what many political observers say are tactics from the playbook of leaders who have clung to power too long, lack legitimacy, and have resorted to using security operatives to …

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Entebbe Expressway monies to help sort China loan

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Payment of user toll fees has started at the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway. Works and Transport Minister Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala who launched the commencement of toll collections at Kajjansi said the collections will be used to maintain and repay a $350 million loan that Uganda …

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Police pick up 30 in Northern Bypass crime crackdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police have arrested 30 people, suspected to be members of a gang that has been terrorizing motorists and pedestrians along the Kampala Northern bypass. They were netted in a joint operation conducted by police officers from Kira-Road, Kawempe, and Wandegeya Police stations, under …

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