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Airtel unveils new ‘Reason to imagine’ brand campaign

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel Uganda has launched a new brand campaign focused on building a deeper emotional connection with Africa’s youth. The campaign includes a new strapline for Airtel Africa: ‘Reason to Imagine’. It is driven by the insight that in Africa, imagination is the only …

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Kiplimo skips Rome meet, now targeting Oslo Diamond League

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan long-distance ae Jacob Kiplimo has withdrawn from the Rome Diamond League, just two weeks before the race. Kiplimo says, he was not prepared for it, although his management had registered him for the event which is scheduled for June 2, 2023, in Italy. …

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Attorney General to re-table narcotic drugs bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has guided the Attorney General, Kiryowa Kiwanuka, to re-introduce the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Bill, 2016, following its annulment by the Constitutional Court on 05 May 2023 due to lack of quorum. “Since the bill is …

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PARLIAMENT: Sh2m fine for overspeeding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved the Traffic and Road Safety (Amendment) Bill, 2023 which will among others provide for a speed limit in the Act to ease the control of speed limit through the express penalty scheme. As passed, a person who fails to comply with …

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House approves Shs4.4 trillion supplementary request

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has given the green light for a supplementary request of Shs4.4 trillion to cover additional expenses in the 2021/2022 fiscal year. On 10 May, the finance ministry presented a Supplementary Appropriation Bill to Parliament, seeking an extra Shs4.4 trillion to address unforeseen expenses …

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HIV/AIDS infections in border districts worry MPs

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on HIV/AIDS and Related Matters has prayed for government intervention to curb the spread of the virus in the border districts of Tororo and Busia. During the committee’s oversight visit to assess the impact of HIV/AIDS amongst the populations with emphasis to …

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