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US launches formal trade investigation into China

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US launches formal trade investigation into China

- Washington, United States | AFP | The United States on Friday formally launched a trade investigation into China’s intellectual property practices and forced transfer of American technology, which President Donald Trump had called for this week. “On Monday, President Trump instructed me to look into Chinese laws, policies, and practices which may be harming American intellectual property rights, innovation, or technology development,” US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement
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Uganda, Congo to build Sh15.51B power line

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Uganda, Congo to build Sh15.51B power line

- Uganda has signed a preliminary agreement with neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo to build a power transmission line connecting both countries so that Kampala can sell electricity to the eastern Congo, a senior official said on Wednesday. Uganda generates about 800 megawatts of electricity but that should double in about one and a half years when two hydropower dams are completed, giving the East African nation surplus energy
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Prince Ssemakokiro for baptism this Sunday

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Prince Ssemakokiro for baptism this Sunday

- Prince Richard Ssemakokiro. Photo/File. Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s son, Prince Richard Ssemakokiro is due to be baptized Saturday afternoon at St Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe by bishop Kityo-Luwalira. The function is expected to be graced by Kabaka Mutebi, Royals, Religious leaders from different churches, Buganda ministers among others. Ssemakokiro was born in July, 2011, and was surprise news to Ugandans. He is the 5th child of Kabaka Mutebi and 2 nd boy in the family
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Kenya opposition lodges legal challenge to election

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Kenya opposition lodges legal challenge to election

- Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s opposition filed a petition late Friday at the Supreme Court challenging the conduct and results of last week’s election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta, demanding new polls. Court registrar Esther Nyaiyaki received piles of bound papers from lawyers representing the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, 90 minutes before the midnight deadline for challenges to be lodged
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Video referee landmark as Bayern claim opening win

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Video referee landmark as Bayern claim opening win

- Berlin, Germany | AFP | Robert Lewandowski converted a second-half penalty, awarded by a video assistant referee intervention, as champions Bayern Munich opened the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday. The video assistant referee is being trialled in the Bundesliga this season and came into play for the first time to spot that Lewandowski was fouled in the area in the second-half
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Steve Bannon, Trump's 'Great Manipulator'

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Steve Bannon, Trump's 'Great Manipulator'

- Washington, United States | AFP | When Steve Bannon gave a free-wheeling interview to a small left-wing magazine this week, he spoke as if he — the White House’s ‘great manipulator’ — was back on top. By Friday, President Donald Trump had sacked him. Some reports suggest that Trump’s strategy chief already knew his days were numbered when he picked up the phone to make a surprise call to the American Prospect
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'Twin myths are false'

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'Twin myths are false'

- As modernity is sweeping over the world, cultural and traditional norms are not spared.In the African Traditional Society, twins had a special ritual they had to go through when they were born but due modernity, the ritual is slowly dying. Twins are no longer initiated but instead taken to church dedicated and prayed for.Sarah Nalule who is a proud Nalongo says that despite the fact that her family values tradition so much, when she bore her twins, she did not do any ritual for them and they have grown up very well
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Mpande and Achen have telepathy

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Mpande and Achen have telepathy

- On 20 th August, Sunday Vision will hold a twin’s festival budded Kampala Twins Festival at Kyadondo Rugby in Kampala. Until the event, we continue publishing stories about twins. In the article, Mpande and Achen share their experience of being twins. Born on November 14, 1964, Rosemary Apio Mpande and Catherine Achen are identical twins that were separated by marriage. While Mpande works as a transport officer at SGA Security and lives in Kampala, Achen owns and works in a printing bureau in Jinja
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Writivism Festival connecting literature to reality

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Writivism Festival connecting literature to reality

- Budding writers, poets and a whole lot of people engaged in arts, literary and cultural development are at it again building their knowledge bank in Uganda. Hordes turned up at The Square on Thursday afternoon for the opening of the Writivism Festival that went on until late in the night. It was all about networking and sharing ideas on the future of storytelling and the arts industry, and how it can be made relevant to the society we live in
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Erdogan wades into German election, Berlin hits back

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Erdogan wades into German election, Berlin hits back

- Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday urged ethnic Turks in Germany to reject its main parties in upcoming elections, prompting a sharp warning from Berlin to stop the “unprecedented” meddling. Erdogan called on ethnic Turks to ignore Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and their partners in the grand ruling coalition, the Social Democratic Party (SPD)
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Spain twin vehicle attacks: What we know

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Spain twin vehicle attacks: What we know

- At least 14 people were killed and more than 100 others injured after drivers slammed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks on Barcelona's most popular street and in another busy Spanish seaside town.What happened?Around 4:50 pm (1450 GMT) on Thursday, a vehicle ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians on the famous Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona.The promenade in the heart of the city is one of Barcelona's busiest streets, normally thronged with tourists and street performers until well into the night
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My twin brother once took my girlfriend

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My twin brother once took my girlfriend

- Esau Abainomugisha and Jacob Tumusiime. Photos by Victoria Nampala. All twins have some character traits which make them pay for each other’s price and they don’t feel offended at all.Esau Abainomugisha and Jacob Tumusiime have on many occasions suffered mistaken identity by their parents and friend.We once shared a girlfriend during our teen years without notice as she could not tell us apart
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'I was among the dead and injured': horror in C. Africa

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'I was among the dead and injured': horror in C. Africa

- A member of the Central African Red Cross, Jonas Ngobo, aged 54, rests on August 14, 2017, in the chapel Saint-Andre of Loungougba south-eastern Central African Republic, a village where he fled to from his town of Gambo. AFP Photo / Alexis Huguet. Jonas Ngobo can still clearly see the bloodshed and devastation left when rebels attacked a Red Cross health centre in the Central African Republic where he worked
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Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

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Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

- Police shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku. Within hours of the attack on Friday the force had announced increased police patrols across the country. "There are eight victims in the stabbing. Two dead and six injured," Turku police tweeted after the assault in a market square
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Protect your body with bitter gourd

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Protect your body with bitter gourd

- Bitter gourd (Kalera) is a fruit that looks like cucumber or chameleon with warts, belonging to the cucumber family. The fruit also known as bitter melon or bitter squash can be eaten as vegetable or blended to make juice. The fruit is sour as the name states but it is associated with many nutritional and medicinal values. According to Moses Luggwa, a nutritionist from Kampala Hospital, the Bitter gourd detoxifies and helps to clean the blood in cases of hangovers, piles, and poison among others
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Trump moves to oust far-right aide Bannon: report

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Trump moves to oust far-right aide Bannon: report

- Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump has moved to dismiss his far-right chief strategist Steve Bannon, as the White House reels from the fallout over Trump’s response to a violent white supremacist rally, The New York Times reported Friday. According to the Times, the US leader has informed top aides of his decision to part ways with his embattled strategist, but was still debating with top White House officials when and how to dismiss him
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Humanitarian crisis looms as Sierra Leone deaths reach 400

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Humanitarian crisis looms as Sierra Leone deaths reach 400

- Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | Aid workers in Sierra Leone warned of a humanitarian crisis on Friday as the official death toll passed 400, with more than a hundred children among the victims — and a similar number orphaned. Heavy rains that hit the capital Freetown on Monday triggered the partial collapse of a hillside that engulfed homes and caused massive destruction across the coastal capital
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  • Kenya opposition lodges legal challenge to election
    Kenya opposition lodges legal challenge to election

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    Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s opposition filed a petition late Friday at the Supreme Court challenging the conduct and results of last week’s election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta, demanding new polls. Court registrar Esther Nyaiyaki received piles of bound papers from lawyers representing the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, 90 minutes before the midnight deadline for challenges to be lodged
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Politics & Government

  • Kenya opposition lodges legal challenge to election
    Kenya opposition lodges legal challenge to election

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    Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s opposition filed a petition late Friday at the Supreme Court challenging the conduct and results of last week’s election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta, demanding new polls. Court registrar Esther Nyaiyaki received piles of bound papers from lawyers representing the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, 90 minutes before the midnight deadline for challenges to be lodged
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Sports

  • Team Uganda arrives in Taipei
    Team Uganda arrives in Taipei

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    Uganda will start her medal quest on Monday in Swimming and Basketball (Women). The Ugandan contingent of 52 athletes and officials arrived in Taiwan, Taipei City last evening. The delegation was received at Taoyuan International Airport by the Association Uganda University Sports (AUUS) general secretary Patrick Ssebuliba. “All are well, excited and looking forward to the games”, explained Ssebuliba. Athletes took time off to take selfies at the airport before being whisked away to the Athletes' Village set to house more than 7,708 athletes during the competition
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Business

  • Ugandan Shilling stable, propped by coffee exports
    Ugandan Shilling stable, propped by coffee exports

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    The Uganda Shilling was broadly stable supported by inflows from coffee exports and other commodities against very low demand during the week. Trading was in the range of 3695/3605. On Friday, commercial banks quoted the local unit at 3,597/3,607 unchanged from Thursday’s close. In the interbank money market, overnight funds traded at 7% while 1 week money traded at 10%. In the fixed income space, sh165b was on offer for treasury bills
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Technology

Health

  • Sigh of relief as radiotherapy machine arrives, awaiting clearance
    Sigh of relief as radiotherapy machine arrives, awaiting clearance

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    The long awaited radiotherapy machine for the Uganda Cancer Institute recently arrived in the country, giving hope to hundreds of cancer patients that they will now get quick treatment. The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Diana Atwiine says all the essential parts of the machine are in the country. The cobalt 60 machine is still being held at the Uganda Revenue Authority Customs warehouse awaiting clearance from the United Nations Development Programme under the close supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency
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Family & Parenting

  • Campaign to keep Karamojong children off the streets
    Campaign to keep Karamojong children off the streets

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    MP Cecilia Ogwal arrives at Parliament on Monday for the flagging off ceremony. (Credit: Kennedy Oryema)CHILD TRAFFICKING. KAMPALA - Walkers taking part in the 'Journey of Hope' campaign, an initiative that amongst other things involves a 17-day 467km walk from Kampala to Napak district in Karamoja, were flagged off at Parliament on Monday.The walkers, led by Rita Nkemba, the poster-child of the campaign that seeks to reverse the flow of child trafficking and unsafe migration from Karamoja, were flagged off by Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal
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Society & Culture

  • Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree
    Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

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    Police shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku. Within hours of the attack on Friday the force had announced increased police patrols across the country. "There are eight victims in the stabbing. Two dead and six injured," Turku police tweeted after the assault in a market square
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Prince Ssemakokiro for baptism this Sunday
    Prince Ssemakokiro for baptism this Sunday

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    Prince Richard Ssemakokiro. Photo/File. Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s son, Prince Richard Ssemakokiro is due to be baptized Saturday afternoon at St Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe by bishop Kityo-Luwalira. The function is expected to be graced by Kabaka Mutebi, Royals, Religious leaders from different churches, Buganda ministers among others. Ssemakokiro was born in July, 2011, and was surprise news to Ugandans. He is the 5th child of Kabaka Mutebi and 2 nd boy in the family
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Entertainment & Arts

  • MUSIC REVIEW Is Mickie Wine fighting on behalf of Bobi Wine
    MUSIC REVIEW Is Mickie Wine fighting on behalf of Bobi Wine

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    Since Bobi Wine is a Member of Parliament his young brother Mickie Wine has resorted to fighting his battles. Music News with details. New Vision TV offers analyzed news content on trending stories in Uganda, be it politics, business, and the day today life This is broadcast in various shows such as The daily News bulletin, the hourly news updates, the business show called The Handshake and Music News show. Since Uganda is known as the Pearl of Africa, New Vision TV has a show that broadcasts Uganda’s beauty called the Pearl of Africa. https://www.facebook.com/thenewvision/ http://www.newvision.co.ug/ https://twitter.com/newvisionwire.
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Education

  • Research institute demystifies strange Luweero disease
    Research institute demystifies strange Luweero disease

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    HEALTH Results from the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) have demystified the strange disease that early this week led to the death of a 20-year-old female in Luweero. According to a statement from the ministry of health, the female who suffered high fever, dizziness and blood secretions from her ears and mouth died from high levels of carboxyhemoglobin, as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning
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Farming

Travel & Recreation

  • Oulanyah launches northern Uganda tourist attractions
    Oulanyah launches northern Uganda tourist attractions

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    Guru Guru Hills and Amuru hot springs have been launched as tourist attraction sites in northern Uganda by Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah. Guru Guru Hills is where the Lamogi rebelled against the British in 1911. Oulanyah was accompanied by the State Minister for Tourism, Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi, executive director of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Dr. Andrew Sseguya, Canadian based New Vision columnist Opiyo Oloya and Miss Tourism northern region among others on Saturday under the Tulambule campaign
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Life & Style

  • Uganda's colonial-style dress code
    Uganda's colonial-style dress code

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    In July, the Ugandan government released a circular from the Ministry of Public Service that imposed a stricter dress code for male and female public servants. Under these guidelines, men may not wear tight trousers, must wear a jacket and tie and keep their hair short and well-groomed. The dress code for women is much more detailed. According to the circular, women should not dress in a short skirt that is above the knees and should wear a "smart" long-sleeved or short-sleeved blouse
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Law & Crime

  • US military to create separate unified cyber warfare command
    US military to create separate unified cyber warfare command

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    Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump ordered the US military on Friday to elevate its cyber warfare operations to a separate command, signaling a new strategic emphasis on electronic and online offensive and defensive operations. The move means the US Cyber Command, or Cybercom, will eventually become its own entity. It had been a subordinate part of the US Strategic Command since it was established in 2009
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Motoring

  • What the on-going clean energy drive means for Uganda’s yet to takeoff oil, gas industry?
    What the on-going clean energy drive means for Uganda’s yet to takeoff oil, gas industry?

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    By Mike Ibrahim Okumu One of the repercussions of the Paris climate accord is that leading economies in Europe are looking at having no sales of new diesel and petrol cars by 2040. Exhaust from cars running on petrol and diesel is believed to be associated with poor air quality as it increases the amount of carbon emissions which are partly being associated with respiratory ailments and climate change through, for example, unpredictable weather patterns
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Media & Information

  • Women remain an untapped gold mine for media houses
    Women remain an untapped gold mine for media houses

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    As newsrooms struggle to break new market spaces, women could be that much needed ground that needs to be exploited. According to gender and media experts, newsrooms need to take advantage of the potential that lies in attracting female readers, a section that constitutes over 50% of most populations. Women according to the experts have consistently been portrayed as victims rather than major players in the social, political and economic spaces in the different countries
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Real Estate

  • LAND PROBE: Jinja land file goes missing
    LAND PROBE: Jinja land file goes missing

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    Land probe: Key government file goes missing at Uganda Land Commission Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Chairman of the Uganda Land Commission Baguma Isoke has this afternoon told the ongoing Commission of Inquiry into land matters that a file containing lease documents for government property in Jinja has gone missing. The property in question is located on plot 60-62 Alidina Road, Jinja
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