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Suspected ADF Rebels Kill Eight In DR Congo Attack

Summary Islamic State group have killed eight people in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Suspected militants linked to the Islamic State group have killed eight people in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Tuesday. Rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces …

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200,000 tonne hydrogen-based fertiliser project to be developed in Uganda

Summary Under a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) signed with the Government of Uganda, the organisations plan to produce 200,000 tonnes of locally produced fertiliser a year. Norfund has partnered with Westgass and Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) to invest in hydrogen-based fertilisers in Uganda. Under a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) signed …

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Leaders in Kukuube district decry state of roads

Summary: Legislators here claim the district did not receive any funding from Uganda Road Fund and that a supplementary budget that was passed last year to have all districts with road unit is yet to be honoured in Kikuube now close to a year. Residents of Buhimba Sub-county in Kikuube …

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Uganda Explores Exclusive Oil Import Deal with Tanzania

Summary: Uganda and Tanzania are poised to leverage their respective strengths and resources to ensure the successful implementation of the envisioned oil import arrangement In a bid to bolster economic ties and streamline its oil import operations, Uganda is currently engaged in discussions with Tanzania to explore the possibility of …

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Insurers set for 3-Day Oil & Gas Symposium

Summary: Insurers in the Insurance Consortium for Oil and Gas Uganda (ICOGU) anticipate increased premiums from the lucrative Oil & Gas sector. A recent symposium discussed industry developments and highlighted the importance of insurance in mitigating risks throughout the sector. The focus remains on supporting member interests and sector sustainability. …

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JUST IN: Journalists kicked out of army court hearing 28 NUP supporters

Summary: Journalists kicked out of army court hearing 28 NUP supporters Journalists have been ejected from Makindye-based General Court Martial where they had gone to cover hearing of bail applications by 28 detained supporters of the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) this morning.Court chaired by Brig Gen Freeman Mugabe did …

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Malawi Parliament Approves Export of 10,000 Laborers to Israeli Farms

Summary: Despite these challenges, Malawian workers generally reported satisfaction with their working conditions. Malawi’s parliament has given the green light for the government’s initiative to send 10,000 laborers to work on farms and industries in Israel. The decision came after a government delegation visited Israel to assess the conditions of …

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Kenya women demand justice for femicide amid spate of killings

Summary The high-profile murders of 26-year-old Starlet Wahu Mwangi and 20-year-old Rita Waeni in particular, both in Nairobi, has put pressure on the government to rapidly investigate, arrest and prosecute those responsible. In January alone, at least 14 women in Kenya were killed by their intimate partners.   The high-profile …

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Uganda refutes allegations of supporting DR Congo’s M23 rebels

Summary Uganda refutes allegations of supporting M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) conflict, denying involvement in internal conflicts unless part of a regional peace effort. Social media rumors fueling the claims have been dismissed by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and the Ugandan embassy in Kinshasa. …

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