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Uganda Imposing Daily Tax on Use of Social Media

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It is unimaginable that online social platforms could be taxed, but in Uganda it is turning to reality. The government has levied a daily tax on such services including WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. Ugandan president said the social media encourages gossip and so a daily tax of 200 Ugandan shillings (approximately $0.05 USD) will be levied. This move is somewhat ...

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Refugee Inflow Increasing from DRC To Uganda Through Boat

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Not less than 50,000 Congolese from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have fled to Uganda since the beginning of the year and a report by Simone Schindvein reveals many had been through boat. Lake Albert lies along the borther of the two countries and it is very smooth. The waves lap gently against the shore and so about 500 people ...

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US Warns Tanzania On Used Clothes Import Ban

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United States has warned leaders of the East African Community (EAC) following their plan on ban of used clothes import by 2019 as the new move is considered as violates to the conditions that was set to expand trade and investment in the continent under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). EAC comprises of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi ...

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Uganda Votes Bill To End Presidential Age-Limit

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In Uganda there will be no age limit for the president. 317 members of parliament voted in favor of related draft bill to scrap age-limit while 97 voted against it. The bill finally has reached at the table of President Yoweri Museveni for his consent and to become law thereafter. The country will be heading towards general elections in three ...

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Uganda Army Attacks Rebel In Eastern DRC

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Uganda army used long-range artillery to attack a shadowy rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Friday in the border region. Army spokesman Richard Karemire said they had intelligence report the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan Muslim rebel group, could conduct hostile activities against Uganda. The ADF rebel group was behind the Tanzanian peacekeepers attack ...

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Uganda To Import Cuban Doctors

Uganda government is planning to import 200 Cuban doctors and even hire several retired medical professors of its own country to reduce manpower gaps. It is learned the government has constituted an ad hoc committee to work out the plan in details and it will be chaired by Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng. A Cabinet source meanwhile mentioned the hiring ...

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Ugandan Rights Watchdogs Demand Arrest Of Visiting Sudan President

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Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir is one a two-day visit to Uganda and amid his warm welcome the rights group of the country called on Monday for the arrest of the leader citing he has been wanted by the International Criminal Court for long for serious crimes in Sudan’s Darfur region. In 2015 al-Bashir visited South Africa, but the country didn’t ...

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