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IN THE INDEPENDENT: The Zigy Wyne death

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Zigy Wyne death: ‘Kiwani’ in Kampala streetspeak means “something fake.” Musician Bobi Wine coined the word in 2007 as the title of his song that won that year’s award for best Afro beat single. …

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Winnie Byanyima takes top UNAIDS job

New York, United States | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has named Winifred ‘Winnie’ Karagwa Byanyima as the next Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The Ugandan leader on women’s rights, democratic governance and peace building has been Executive Director of Oxfam International …

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Water use in business

Project finds most manufacturers in Uganda unaware of opportunities in efficient water use Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda easily qualifies as one of the most “water secure” countries in Africa. In the south of the country you find Lake Victoria, Africa’s biggest freshwater lake while the world’s longest …

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Proscovia Nabbanja to head National Oil Company

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) board of directors has appointed Proscovia Nabbanja as the acting CEO. The announcement comes after former CEO, Dr. Josephine Wapakabulo left office today. Nabbanja, 41, has been the chief operating officer upstream at UNOC. According to a profile on UNOC …

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