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Kampala bombings mastermind gets life term

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | A Ugandan court on Friday handed down a life sentence for the mastermind of twin bombings targeting football fans in Kampala that killed 76 people. The court also sentenced four accomplices to life behind bars for the 2010 suicide attacks, while two others received 50-year …

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BATU hit by hard economic times

In recent years, shareholders of British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU) have come to always look forward to the first two weeks of May, the period when the company has traditionally held its annual general meeting. It has now become a guarantee that they must hear some really good news that …

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Art of rebellion

One painting depicts the recent controversial stripping by Makerere University don Stella Nyanzi, in protest against alleged unfair treatment by her supervisor. By Dominic Muwanguzi African identity, pride and beauty, and the politics around them are the subject of Samson Ssenkaaba aka Xenson’s exhibition at Afriart Gallery in Kampala. Dubbed …

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Bahati, Onek on appointments committee to vet ministers

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) has nominated Ndorwa West MP David Bahati and Lamwo County’s Hilary Onek among to the Parliament’s Appointments Committee. Senior Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama Wednesday released a list of 20 MPs as the NRM party’s representatives to the committee. The Committee is mandated to approve …

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PHOTOS: UPDF pipping ceremony

PHOTOGRAPHS: Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen Katumba Wamala with Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) officers who were recently promoted. This, was at the Pipping Ceremony‬ at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters in Mbuya today. PHOTOS VIA PPU   Tweets after the pipping ceremony Hongera! Major General @mkainerugaba and other …

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UGANDA: 80% of economy informal, does not pay taxes

Unlike the others that came before it, this year’s Open Minds Forum was a heated and impassioned event. Held under the theme: “Informal sector; an invisible force with visible impact,” the May 05 public forum in Kampala, organised by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), was expected to pit the business …

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Maj. Gen. Muhoozi one rank away

Sometime before 2008, President Yoweri Museveni told the military High Command that then Libyan leader, Col. Muammar Gadhafi was complaining that he, Museveni, was sitting on the son’s promotions. Museveni was referring Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who May.16 was promoted to the third highest military rank of Major General, sparking fresh claims …

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