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Fight at Lands Commission

Who’re the saints, if Chairperson Byenkya is a sinner? Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | “You can accuse Beatrice Byenkya of other things but fraud is not one of them,” says Edgar Tabaro, a partner in the top law firm Karuhanga, Tabaro Associates. Tabaro is among those who vouch …

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Nationwide polio immunization underway

Uganda has started a three-day nationwide polio immunization exercise targeting over 8.8 million children under the age of five years Kampala, Uganda | Xinhua |  Uganda has started a three-day nationwide polio immunization exercise targeting over 8.8 million children under the age of five years. Vaccination officers moved from house …

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Chinese-built Nairobi expressway ready in March

  Kenyans will begin using expressway three months earlier than anticipated Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua |  Kenyans will begin using the Chinese-built Nairobi expressway in March, three months earlier than anticipated, an official said on Friday. Kung’u Ndung’u, the director-general of the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), said construction works …

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Four children dead in Kawempe school fire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Deputy Police Spokesperson, Kampala Metropolitan Luke Owoyesigyire has confirmed that they are investigating a fire outbreak at New Crest Junior at Kibedi Day and Boarding Primary School in Kawempe Division Kampala City, where four children have been confirmed dead. It is alleged that the …

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Silencing voices of opposition

Chilling effect of Kakwenza’s arrest Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | The arrest of novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has laid bare what many political observers say are tactics from the playbook of leaders who have clung to power too long, lack legitimacy, and have resorted to using security operatives to …

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Sadio Mane strikes as Senegal sink Zimbabwe

✳ Senegal 1 Zimbabwe 0 ✳ Morocco 1 Ghana 0 ✳ Guinea 1 Malawi 0 Yaounde, Cameroon | THE INDEPENDENT | A late penalty from talisman Sadio Mane helped Senegal beat Zimbabwe 1-0 in their opening TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon match at the Kouekong Stadium in Baffoussam. The Teranga Lions started …

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