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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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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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AVIATION DIGEST: How airports make money

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally injured airport business AVIATION DIGEST | JARED KALERA | The media has been awash lately with stories about African airports being taken over by China for none payment of debt. While the stories have been disputed by government officials, the debate about the debts continues in …

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Makindye court orders release of Kakwenza

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Makindye Magistrates Court has ordered the unconditional release of Novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija who has been in police custody for a week without trial. The order was issued on Tuesday by the Grade One Magistrate Irene Nambatya following an application by Kakwenza’s lawyers Eron Kiiza, …

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Air France-KLM Group orders 100 Airbus aircraft

Paris, France | Xinhua | The Air France-KLM Group announced on Thursday its intention to purchase 100 Airbus aircraft to improve its economic and environmental performance. The 100 Airbus A320neo and Airbus A321neo family aircraft will join the fleets of subsidiaries KLM, Transavia Netherlands and Transavia France, the group said …

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