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UPDF chopper crashed during heavy down pour- Eye witness

Butambala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF that crashed on Tuesday morning killing two crew members could have come down because of bad weather, according to an eye witnesses. The Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brigadier General, Richard Kalemire, said in a tweet that the jet Ranger AF302 crashed in Bulo …

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Feds probe Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Federal investigators on Monday sifted through the wreckage of the helicopter crash near Los Angeles that killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant and eight other people, hoping to find clues to what caused the accident that stunned the world. Bryant, 41, was traveling Sunday …

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German raids over suspected Mitsubishi diesel fraud

Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP |  German prosecutors have raided 10 business premises as part of a probe into suspected diesel emissions cheating involving Mitsubishi cars, the latest fallout from the so-called “dieselgate” scandal. Frankfurt prosecutors said they had opened a fraud investigation against senior employees at “an international car …

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France, US agree to extend digital tax row talks

Paris, France | AFP | Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend negotiations on a dispute over a French tax on digital giants to the end of the year, postponing Washington’s threat of sanctions against Paris, a French diplomatic source said Monday. The source said the French and …

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Police, UCC raid finds man with 1,024 SIM cards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Police together with Uganda Communications Commission have apprehended eight people suspected to be engaged in SIM boxing electronic fraud.  SIM boxing is a practice in telecommunications whereby a person or group of people set-up a device that can take up several SIM …

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MTN exits tower business in Uganda, Ghana

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa’s largest telecom firm, MTN, has agreed to sell its towers businesses in Uganda and Ghana as Africa’s biggest mobile phone operator refocuses on high-growth markets on the continent and in the Middle East. Clashes with regulators in Nigeria, Uganda and elsewhere have crimped …

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