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Tear gas in  Jinja as residents protest skyrocketing commodity prices.

Tear gas in  Jinja as residents protest skyrocketing commodity prices.

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Police in Jinja has fired tear gas and live bullets to disperse angry residents of Mafubira, Namulesa and Buwenge Town Council who were protesting against the skyrocketing commodity prices. The residents were seen burning car tyres and closed off the Jinja – Kamuli highway among other major trading centres for hours demanding government to come up with ways of reducing the prices. These blamed their Members of Parliament and government for failing to come up with measures to address their plight hence taking the situation into their own hands. According to media reports, the police had managed to bring the situation under control, although the situation in Jinja was still tense in some areas, with police patrolling the area. Speaking to the press, James Mubi, the Kiira region area spok...
World population to reach 8 billion this year.

World population to reach 8 billion this year.

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The world’s population is expected to reach eight billion on November 15, the UN forecast Monday in a report that said India will surpass China as the most populous country on earth in 2023. The forecast by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs said the world’s population is growing at its slowest pace since 1950. It should hit 8.5 billion in 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, peaking at around 10.4 billion people in the 2080s before steadying at that level until 2100. That overall population milestone “is a reminder of our shared responsibility to care for our planet and a moment to reflect on where we still fall short of our commitments to one another,” Secretary General Antonio Guterres said, without citing specifics. “This milestone will attract much attention and debate, and lik...
A WORD OF WISDOM BY.GEN.KATUMBA WAMALA. 

A WORD OF WISDOM BY.GEN.KATUMBA WAMALA. 

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*MY COMMANDING OFFICER ALWAYS TOLD ME TWO THINGS WHICH REALLY STRUCK A DEEP CHORD* He said .... 1. Everyday when you go to bed ask your buddy to fix up your uniform and hang it up on the wall opposite your bed. When you get into bed look at that uniform and ask yourself.... What happens if I don't wear this uniform and try to enter any army installation....? The answer is far from being saluted!! You will be stopped at the gate and questioned!!! And if your buddy wears this uniform and walks past the quarter guard he will get a salute. So the salute was not for you it was for the uniform hanging on that wall which made you what you are but remember it's not going to be yours forever!! It will go away one day... prepare yourself for it!!! 2. Every day when you finish work make every ...
9 Dead, 5 injured in crash involving taxi, truck.

9 Dead, 5 injured in crash involving taxi, truck.

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Nine people have been confirmed dead and five others injured in an accident that happened on Saturday in Luweero along the Kampala- Gulu highway. The accident according to the Traffic Police spokesperson Faridah Nampiima happened at Sinalya Village, Kalule along the Kampala- Gulu highway in Luweero District yesterday involving a taxi, registration number, UBD 850J and a Isuzu Elf, UAH 316P.” “It is alleged that the speeding taxi that was moving from Kampala to Gulu side and while slopping to Sinalya valley burst its rear tyre, lost control and overturned several times before colliding with an oncoming Isuzu Elf,”Nampiima said. She added that following the collision, the truck also overturned killing eight unidentified passengers who were in the taxi whereas another passengers died whil...