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Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni visits site of deadly landslide

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni visited eastern Bududa on Sunday after 43 people died when a landslide caused a river to burst its banks, sending water and boulders cascading downhill.

Ugandans raise volume on social media tax protests

Campaigners against Uganda's tax on social media have been broadcasting calls on loudspeakers urging users not to pay the levy, playing a game of cat-and-mouse with police, witnesses said on Tuesday.
Ruhakana Rugunda, Uganda's prime minister, speaks during an interview in New York, U.S. - Getty Images

PM: Uganda to ‘review’ social media tax after outcry

Uganda will review a tax on the use of social media, the prime minister said Wednesday after a protest against the controversial measure was broken up by police firing live rounds and teargas into the air.
A protester is arrested by police during a demonstration in Kampala to protest a controversial tax on the use of social media on July 11 2018 . Isaac Kasamani - AFP

Uganda protest over new social media tax turns violent

Ugandan police on Wednesday used tear gas and bullets to break up a street protest against a new tax targeting social media users.

Ugandan nurses, midwives shelve planned strike

Nurses and midwives in Uganda’s public health institutions called off a planned strike over low pay initially scheduled to start on Tuesday.

Uganda to switch off two million unregistered SIM cards

Over 2 million unregistered Sim cards in Uganda will be switched off on August 30, the Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, told a press conference. The PM further said that no extension would be granted.

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