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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Bail fight exposes Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana bail fight exposes Museveni frustration: Why torture, harassment of opposition is failed strategy THE LAST WORD What is Africa’s problem: Revisiting Museveni’s ideas about Uganda and our wider continent after his …

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Kenyatta lifts nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has lifted the country’s nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew immediately. “I hereby order that the nationwide dusk to dawn curfew that has been in effect from March 27, 2020, be and is hereby vacated with immediate effect,” he said, however warning that Kenyans …

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Chinese-built Hydro Power Dams

For some time now, the Ugandan government has faced harsh criticism over frequent borrowing especially from the China Import Export Bank (EXIM) to facilitate development of various infrastructure projects including roads, hydropower dams and possibly soon the Standard Gauge Railway. However, most assessments have ignored the positive aspects of the …

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Uganda faces serious hunger

New Global Hunger Index names Uganda along 30 other countries Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda is among six African countries whose “food scarcity” situation has been categorised as “serious” according to the latest Global Hunger Index published on Oct.14 by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe— two global non-profits that …

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Besigye’s new Front

For pressure group, is competition with Bobi Wine’s NUP better than cooperation? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The People’s Front for Transition comes at a time when Dr. Kizza Besigye is marking twenty years since he first ran for president. After four grueling election cycles, Besigye sat out the …

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Behind MTN share offer

Assessing the opportunity and the risk Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Commenting on the move by Uganda’s largest telecom company, MTN, to list on the country’s stock exchange, Stephen Kaboyo, the managing director at Alpha Capital Partners, sees opportunity. “In my own prediction, MTN stock will be a good …

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SALARIES: Science teachers unhappy with UNATU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Science teachers say they are finding it hard not to blame UNATU for the interference with the salary increment process for the scientists in the teaching profession. Under their umbrella body, Uganda professional science teachers Union -UPSTU, they are convinced that the Uganda National …

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