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1xBet offers an impressive list of sports betting options

– – Uganda is a country with many sports enthusiasts. They support a variety of individuals and teams competing in a variety of sports. All kinds of sports betting Uganda on 1xBet, whether it’s football, tennis, eSports, or anything else, are available at www.1xbet.ug/. Before using any of the fantastic betting options offered by the platform, it is necessary to create an account. However, this is fairly simple, mostly because there are four different ways to join. They include: their own one-click method; via phone number; using an e-mail address;…

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Ugandans paying new tax for using the internet

– – Ugandans are now paying a new tax rate for using the internet as the government rolls out a 12% excise duty on mobile data. The new tax regime covering data usage popular referred to as ”social media tax” took effect from Thursday. When news first broke about this social media tax, it sparked protests in Uganda in 2018. The new tax was then introduced this year through an amendment by parliament with critics saying the newly introduced tax is impacting negatively on the youth, many of whom are…

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Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn deal with global oil firms

– – The governments of Tanzania and Uganda on Sunday signed a long awaited oil deal with international oil firms—French Total E&P, and China’s Cnooc. The deal worth some $3.5 billion gives way for the commercialization of an East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). Officials of both countries and the oil firms have been engaged in years of protracted negotiations. This new deal now allows for the oil project for the next phases of development and production by earliest 2025. The 1440km export pipeline stretches from Western Uganda to the…

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Tanzania’s President in Uganda for her first official state visit

– – Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan arrived in Uganda on Sunday for her first foreign trip and state visit since becoming President. President Hassan inspected a guard of honor shortly on her arrival, honoring an invitation from her Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni. The Tanzanian leader held talks with President Museveni ahead of the signing of a deal for the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline which passes through Tanzania. Hassan’s predecessor, the late John Magufuli was due in Kampala last month for the three-way signing of the…

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Akon to build Akon city in Uganda by 2036

– – US hip hop star Akon has said during his recent trip to Uganda that he will be building a city in that country called the Akon City. The government of Uganda has already agreed to allocate him land of the size of 1 square mile. A statement from State House said the president had a fruitful meeting with the Senegalese singer as they discussed a number of investment opportunities in Uganda. “During the meeting at the president’s countryside home Rwakitura in Kiruhura district, attended by the First Lady…

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Ugandan politician Bobi Wine arrested for protesting

– – Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has been arrested in the capital, Kampala. The former presidential candidate was leading a team of MPs from his party, the National Unity Platform, in a protest on Monday. Bobi Wine and his fellow politicians were protesting the arrests and disappearances of their supporters in the lead up to, during, and after the January presidential election. Local media reported that security forces fired tear gas to disperse the crowd that was marching with the politicians. Uganda’s leading TV…

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Uganda: Bobi Wine withdraws election result challenge

– – Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Monday announced that he was withdrawing a court case challenging last month’s presidential election results. Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni was declared winner of that election but Wine alleges that the poll was characterized by fraud and irregularities. Since filing the case in court, the opposition politician whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi and his supporters had been subjected to abuse. Bobi Wine said he was withdrawing the court challenge alleging bias by Supreme Court justices hearing the case. “We have decided to…

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Uganda: Police arrest activists for flogging Museveni’s effigy

– – Two people have been arrested by the Ugandan Police for flogging an effigy of President Yoweri Museveni. The two men, Luta Ferdinand Male and Nsereko Asharf, described themselves to police as activists of a social movement. They flogged the effigy on a busy road in the capital, Kampala as they accused the president of malpractice in the January elections. Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Patrick Onyango has confirmed the arrests. The police have also confirmed that the suspects will face charges of being a public nuisance. PHOTOS: Police have arrested a…

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Ugandan army pilot dies in helicopter crash after take-off

– – Ugandans have been paying tribute to a young female army pilot who died in a helicopter crash on Thursday. Uganda’s army confirmed the death of the pilot, identified as Captain Caroline Busingye in the crash after take-off near Entebbe. According to the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) spokeswoman Brig Flavia Byekwaso, the incident happened during a flight training session. “Today afternoon at about 2:15pm a jet ranger piloted by two cadet trainees on a mutual training flight came down immediately after take off near Lido beach. The two…

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