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Two Injured in Kakindo-Kakumiro Overloaded Truck Accident

Summary: The truck, laden with traders and their merchandise en route to the market, encountered the perilous stretch of road. The treacherous conditions, exacerbated by the vehicle’s substantial cargo and the road’s constraints, proved to be a daunting challenge for the driver to navigate. Thus, the vehicle veered off the …

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Boda Bodas, trucks not allowed on new Kampala flyover

Summary: Pedestrians, boda bodas and vehicles above 7.5 tons will be barred from using the newly built Kampala flyover, the Works and Transport Minister, General Edward Katumba Wamala has revealed in his latest press brief. Pedestrians, boda bodas and vehicles above 7.5 tons will be barred from using the newly …

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Kenya Initiates SGR Extension to Kisumu and Uganda

Summary: Kenya is commencing the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Naivasha to Kisumu and Uganda. Kenya is set to initiate the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line from Naivasha to Kisumu and onwards to the Ugandan border this year. Governor Prof Peter Anyang’Nyongo’o of Kisumu …

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Ugandan Parliament approves Civil Aviation law

Summary: Parliament swiftly approved the Civil Aviation Amendment Act, 2023, in Uganda, aiming to address deficiencies revealed by a recent audit. The country is urgently working to meet safety and security standards for the ongoing Universal Security Audit Programme. On February 1, Parliament swiftly approved the Civil Aviation Amendment Act, …

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Two killed in Kawaala junction crash

Summary: Two people died and eight were injured in a collision between a Fuso truck and motorcycles in Uganda. The truck driver fled, and investigations are ongoing. Road accidents are a significant problem in Uganda, with high human and economic costs. Two individuals have been confirmed dead, and eight others …

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Ugandan MPs Question Increased Investment in Uganda Airlines

Summary Ugandan MPs on the Budget Committee are questioning the government’s increased funding proposal for Uganda Airlines in the 2024/2025 budget. Members of the Budget Committee in Uganda’s Parliament are calling on the government to provide a rationale for the ongoing financial support to Uganda Airlines. This request comes in …

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Five killed, 35 injured in Bundibugyo fatal crash

Summary: A fatal road accident in Bundibugyo District claimed at least five lives and left 35 others injured after a truck carrying mourners broke down, leading to a search for the fleeing driver, while other road accidents across Uganda resulted in a combined total of eight fatalities over the weekend. …

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US orders inspections on Boeing planes after emergency

Summary: Boeing has so far delivered about 218 737 MAX 9 planes worldwide, the company told AFP. The US air safety regulator announced Saturday it was grounding some Boeing 737 MAX 9 airplanes pending inspections, a day after a panel blew out of one of the planes over the western …

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9 Dead, 3 Injured as Fuso truck overturns in Buikwe

Summary: At least nine people died on the spot and three others were injured after a Fuso truck of Reg No UBN 533T lost control and overturned in a fatal road crash in Buikwe District along the Kampala-Jinja Highway. At least nine people died on the spot and three others …

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Gov’t retrieves 2,000 passports from labor export firms

Summary: The Ministry of Internal Affairs in Uganda has successfully retrieved over 2,000 passports from labor export companies that unlawfully held them, addressing irregularities in the sector and emphasizing the importance of prompt passport collection to avoid potential disposal. The Ministry of Internal Affairs in Uganda has successfully reclaimed more …

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