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US strike destroyed 20 percent of Syria’s working jets

Washington, United States | AFP | Last week’s US strike on a Syrian air base destroyed a fifth of President Bashar al-Assad’s working warplanes, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Monday. “The assessment of the Department of Defense is that the strike resulted in the damage or destruction of fuel and …

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Next big thing at MTN

Company plans to widen data usage, lower tariffs MTN Uganda’s Chief Executive Officer, Wim Vanhelleputte who has spent eight months in office describes himself as a forward looking manager wanting his leadership to grow company profitability while meeting customer demands. He says the most critical thing he is currently preoccupying …

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Uganda, Tanzania make headway on pipeline project

Uganda and Tanzania have reached the final stages of the modalities of the oil pipeline project. Officials at the Ministry of Energy say that the cost of the project will be dealt with after design studies of the pipeline are concluded and after the line ministers and presidents of either …

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EU to end mobile roaming charges in June

Strasbourg, France | AFP | The EU will abolish mobile phone roaming charges from June 15 following a vote in the European Parliament on Thursday. MEPs backed a deal between operators and European Union member states that will mean the end of extra charges when people use their phones abroad in …

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Twitter rejects US effort to unmask anti-Trump users

Washington, United States | AFP | Twitter filed suit Thursday against the US government, asking a court to back its refusal to hand over the identities of users claiming to be dissenting federal employees. The lawsuit revealed that the Department of Homeland Security and US Customs and Border Protection had sought …

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MPs demand for 2nd class, not first class SGR railway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Physical Infrastructure on Wednesday April 5, 2017 presented to parliament its report on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) in which they demanded  that Uganda downgrades to China Class 2 from China Class 1, in the regional project. Presenting a report, Member …

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