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Afghans in Uganda

  Why Museveni accepted them, and the risks Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On Aug. 17, Ugandans woke up to the news that the government had agreed to temporarily host about 2,000 Afghan refugees following a request from the U.S government. Until then, many Ugandans had known about the …

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Terrorist threats on the rise

  UN report points at ADF, ISIL, al Qaeda Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Aug. 26: A suspected suicide bomber identified as Katumba Abdul aka Ben was arrested by military intelligence personnel in Pader Town Council with an assortment of home bomb making materials. These included already assembled bombs, …

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Uganda’s Emong Wins Bronze

Tokyo, Japan | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s most decorated Para-athlete David Emong has once again lifted Uganda’s flag high by winning a bronze medal in men’s 1500m T46 category at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games. In a highly contested race, the star para-athlete emerged third in a time of …

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Lt Gen Lokech 1966-2021

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has posthumously promoted the late former Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj Gen Paul Lokech to the rank of Lieutenant-General. The promotion was announced in the President’s speech read to mourners by the Internal Affairs Minister Gen Kahinda Otafire at Paipir Primary …

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Ronaldo back at Manchester United

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cristiano Ronaldo has rejoined Manchester United. “Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club has reached agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo,” the club said in a statement. Welcome 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲, @Cristiano 🔴#MUFC | #Ronaldo — Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 27, 2021 …

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