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Date of Birth: 23.10.1962

Date of Death: 18.04.2021

Parents: Late Frederick and Mary Kyerere

Wife: Dianah Nasasira Kyerere


Biological Children: Annet Kananura Eyotu, Edwin Kananura and Aryan Kananura

Non Biological Children: Brenda Kyokwijuka Tayebwa, Jackie Bananura Muwanguzi, Arthur Musinguzi, Laura Katusiime, Allen Namara and Katusiime Doreen

Siblings: Polling Kyerere, Bruce Kyerere, Dalton Kyerere, Chris Kyerere , Sarah Kyerere

Education Background

  • International Center for Quality Management Science, Rotterdam, Netherlands- PGDip Quality Management Science – April – June 1997
  • Bolton Institute of Higher Technology, Bolton, Manchester,  UK
  • Makerere University, Kampala- BSC Chemistry & Biochemistry- 1983- 1986
  • Ntare School – 1981- 1982 – UACE- 1981- 1983
  • Mbarara High school- UCE- 1977-1980
  • Kihanga Boys’ School – PLE- 1981- 1983

Career Background

  • Director , Quality Control- Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) October 2015 to date
  • Quality Regulatory Manager Uganda Coffee Development Authority- October 2009 to September 2015
  • Senior Quality Controller- Uganda Coffee Development Authority 2006- 2014
  • Quality Controller – Uganda Coffee Development Authority- 1995- 2006
  • Assistant Lecturer- Uganda Polytechnique, Kyambogo- April 1993- July 1996
  • Senior Dyer- Nyanza Textiles (Nytil)- July 1987- Mar 1993

Professional Memberships

  • Uganda Coffee Trade Federation
  • Uganda National Codex Committee

There will be a Funeral Service at All Saints Cathedral, Nakasero on Tuesday 20th April, 2021 starting at 10:00am.

Burial will take place at their ancestral home in Mparo, Kabale on Thursday 22nd April, 2021 starting at 11:00am.

Informed are. Relatives, Friends and Colleagues at Uganda Coffee Development Authority and the entire Coffee Fraternity.


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    Agaba Bills says

    RIP Edmund, your passion and service for Ugandas coffee sector will remain with us forever. You served your country with distinction.

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      Daniel Karibwije says

      Gone but not forgotten. Edmund, you were a pillar of optimism, faith and hope. You always had a good message to share with me when we met. God be with you till we meet again. In God We Trust.

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        Ezra Suruma says

        Edmund Kyerere is a. young and very productive life gone too soon. I first met him in China in November 2019. We traveled to China to promote Uganda’ s coffee exports to that country. Edmund used his expertise to convince the Chinese experts that our coffee was the best and we possessed the capability to export quality coffee to China. He knew his work and he guided us effectively. I am very sorry to learn of his sudden death.
        I pray that he rests in eternal peace. E. Suruma

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    Marsh McLennan says

    May His Soul Rest In Peace

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      Patricia Ejalu says

      My sincere condolences on the passing on of Edmund. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord. May his soul rest in peace.

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      Allan Agaba says

      Edmund I first met you in 1982 while in S1 at Ntare School. You cared for me and since then I recognised that you were a good human being.
      You gave selflessly to everyone.
      I shall miss your wise counsel and generous heart.
      Rest in Peace.

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    Mbula says

    May his soul rest in eternal peace, his work in coffee in Uganda and the world is appreciated and applauded. May his family find comfort and peace 🙏🏽

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      Muhereza Yowasi says

      Our lord God is the one who gives and takes, the soul of Director Kananura rest in peace

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    Adolf Bagonza says

    “With deepest sympathy as I remember Edmund” you left so soon…
    May your soul rest in peace. Amen.

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    Tumwebaze Ivan Oscar says

    Dear brother u ment a lot to me .you were not only a brother but u shaped my life through your continuous advises whenever we could meet. I believe you have been a mentor to many.indeed you are in heaven. Till we meet rest well edmund

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    Michael Bwisho says

    Such a peaceful soul. He leaves his mark as a man of noble character, may his children live with this legacy. May his soul rest in peace.

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    Jimmy Baluku says

    We will remember you Kananura for your generous counsel and mentorship. You saved many from troubles .May the Good lord recieve your soul in his kingdom.

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    William says

    Gone too soon brother, teacher , mentor and uncorrupt humble civil servant We all need to emulate u Musajja wa Kabaka
    From Prince William Frederick Nteza Director Fairlop Global commodities and Country Representative of Guzman Global Coffee and Nuts

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    Nsamba Andrew says

    May your soul rest in peace. Edmund

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    Asiimwe Douglas says

    Such a perfect gentleman, loving, honest and generous .

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    Sarah Margiotta says

    My condolences to Edmund’s family and UCDA colleagues for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

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    Bananura Rodney says

    To say I will miss you would be an understatement!! You were truly a gift to us all, but when God calls, we have to answer. I thank him for blessing you with an amazing soul. You’re memory will live on through us. Till we meet again..

    RIP Uncle Edmund

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    Kevin K Rwanyarare says

    Eternal Rest be Granted to you Oh Lord and May Perpetual Light Shine Upon you. May you Rest in Peace. EDMO!!!

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    Ambassador Dr.Mumtaz kassam says

    I am saddened to hear that Edmund passed away so suddenly. He has been instrumental in promoting Uganda’s coffee in many countries and I shall always value his input during the International Expo in Milan in 2015 where Uganda was in the coffee cluster. Edmund was professional and inclusive in his work ethics. My condolences to his family and may his soul rest in eternal peace.amen

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    Donald Isingoma Kiima says

    It’s with very deep and heartfelt condolence to your family especially.. we have lost a great mentor in the coffee fraternity. Words cant express the great void you have left us with.
    Rest in perfect peace MR. EDMUND KANAURA.

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    Gloria Katusiime says

    It is with great sadness that we heard about the passing of our friend Edmund. You will dearly be missed by the Endiro Coffee family. Your support and friendship meant a lot to us. To the family, we are praying for you. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you with His peace.

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    Juliet Musoke says

    May Edmund’s soul rest in peace

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    Mabutu Joseph says

    I’m very saddened to hear of the loss of my good friend Edmund. My heart goes out to the family in this time of sorrow. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. A great soul never dies. Wherever you are Edmund,, you will always be in my heart. May the Good Lord rest your soul in perfect peace.

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    Sherry Tusiime says

    May his soul rest in perfect peace

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    Henry Ngabirano says

    Edmund is gone and surely too soon! This brings emptiness not only to his family and workmates but to everyone who knew him. Edmund was a humble man with great compassion for others.

    There are many areas of impact he will be remembered for in his personal, family and work life. For me Edmund leaves an indelible mark in the promotion of coffee consumption in this country. He exhibited exceptional love and commitment in training young professionals in coffee barista skills. He was unbelievably successful in getting the Ugandan developed robusta coffee grading standards accepted and adopted globally!

    Edmund was one of the TRUTHFUL persons that I ever met and worked with. It is incredibly painful to note that we are not going to physically be such a person anymore. *”MD oratomera”* characterised his advice whenever he saw things going the wrong way.

    To his immediate family, may God give you strength to overcome this inconceivable and ugly loss.

    Rest In Peace Edmund!

    Henry Ngabirano

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    Freda Patience Namanya-Muhumuza says

    Dear Edmund, you were such a great soul and not so many got to know at that level. I thank God that i got to know you at that level. I appreciate and will hold onto the moments we spent together both at work and at a personal level. Thank you for being thoughtful, kind and loving and with work, hard working, receptive and having a good attitude at all times. Dear Edmund, your soul has gone and i know you are in a better place. Till we meet again. Dear Edmund, may your soul Rest In Peace. Amen

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    Lillian Nankunda says

    Rest in Peace Edmund. May God comfort you my sister Diana and the entire kyerere family. God will stand in the Gap.

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    Mull Sebujja Katende says

    On my own behalf and on behalf of Uganda Embassy, Washington D.C, I send hearfelt condolences to UCDA and all members of the bereaved family upon the sad news of the demise of the UCDA Director for Quality Assurance, Mr. Kananura Kyerere. His commitment to help Uganda produce and export quality coffee in world markets is a tenet we at the Embassy admired him about. Always caring and then he dies as his efforts were begining to bear fruit. May all of you be strengthened during this period of grief and may the Almighty God grant the soul of the late Kananura eternal peace. AMEN!! Ambassador Mull Sebujja Katende/ Ambassador to U.S.A.

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    Tom Sengalama says

    Gone too soon. A friend to many and a selfless professional.His professionalism and commitment will be dearly missed. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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    Susan Okodi says

    It’s really sad to learn about the demise of Mr Kananura. He sent me an email three weeks ago . We we never know the time . He served well and he loved his work. May his soul rest in peace. May God comfort his family members.

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    Nuwagaba Dixon says

    A mentor, a loving soul, a protector, your words of wisdom shall forever stay with me. Rest in peace

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    Maribel Rukundo Kyerere says

    I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much needed peace during this sad time. I will truly never forget his kindness and positivity. He filled a lot of my memories with joy and excitement. He was truly a blessing in both Shane and i’s life. My deepest condolences.

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    Nuwagaba John says

    God gives God takes away and let his name be praised . It is sad that Edmond has gone away too early. We shall miss him greatly especially his services and commitment to the coffee industry. Your Great works will always linger in our minds. May the Mighty God comforts the during this time of loss. Read 1st Corinthians 10:13

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    Mary Kamugisha says

    Very sad on the sudden death of Edmund but Gods ways are not our ways, He holds the key.
    May the Almighty God strengthen and comfort the family and all the coffee fraternity . Rest in Peace Edmund

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    Deus Nuwabaga says

    So saddening, we lose a committed and dedicated Service Man of not only the Coffee Sub-sector but the Country now. His contribution especially in improving coffee quality as a driver of market competitiveness for Ugandan Coffee globally remains a mark to trace. The coffee farmers in particular have lost a partner. May his soul rest in eternal peace

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    Jackline Apio says

    May the good lord God receive your soul . RIP
    And May the family find comfort in the lord during this trying moment.

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    Julius Madira says

    I received with profound shock the passing away of my great friend and former worker mate Mr. Edmund Kananura. I was informed that he passed away suddenly with no opportunity for hospitalization. Romans 14:8 says, For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, we are the Lord’s. May his soul RIP.

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    Agumenaitwe Nicholas says

    My deepest and most sincere condolences to the family and may the soul of my boss rest in peace.

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    Harriet Fowler says

    many condolences to the family

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    Allen Tracy Najjuma says

    Edmund Kananura Kyerere(RIP), thank you for your selfless service . Your kindness,encouragement and support to everyone in your contact will be greatly missed. May God strengthen your family and the coffee fraternity in these very trying moments.

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    Hajji ENG.ISHAK K.LUKENGE says

    Edmund had a deep knowledge and passion of the coffee industry.
    During discussions of contentious issues, he always kept calm and sometimes he
    would go into your inbox and explain what he meant or wanted.
    He initiated a lot of ideas like the linkage of URA and UCDA operation for the
    purpose of facilitating quick movement of coffee exports using online
    During international exhibitions and conferences, he promoted the identity of
    Uganda coffee with all his might.
    Uganda being 80% Robusta, he was very instrumental in the recognition of
    Uganda as the center of Excellence of Robusta coffee (coRE).
    I wished and prayed that he had written a book on Uganda coffee, something that
    has not happened !
    We will always remember him as a passionate coffee lover for the good of his
    May Edmund’s soul Rest In Peace

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    Taaka Lydia says

    Gone from our sight, but not from our hearts.
    You did your work diligently and its done, now may eternal peace rest with you.

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    Betty Namwagals says

    Director Edmund
    You loved your country, you defended UCDA, you stood for the quality of Uganda coffee at all times. You were a coffee encyclopedia, reprimanded professionally and yet you mentored inspired and advised many and all this in what you stood for. This contributed to the success of many.
    Lets celebrate a life well lived and greatly impacted the lives of many  in this nation and internationally.

    The coffee sector you have served diligently under UCDA will dearly miss you especially your team at Lugogo.
    It was a meaningful and well lived life. I salute the work of your hands. May the good Lord comfort the family, friends and team at UCDA.
    Betty Namwagala UCDA

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    Andreas Nicolaides says

    Thank you for your service to Uganda coffee and for your leadership and guidance. We will miss your friendship but rest assured we will carry on your good work.
    On behalf of Great Lakes Coffee Family.

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    Collins Amanya says

    Rest In Peace our brother, Uncle and Father.
    May God grant you an everlasting rest

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    Alex Rezida says

    Diana, Kyerere Family and UCDA family
    We join you in mourning and praying for the soul of an industrious, genuinely committed , caring and generous Ugandan,.
    From 1981 when we met Edmund has been a true friend. One you can count on – and they aren’t many .
    May the Lord strengthen you and each of us.
    Diana – take this sorrow to the Lord in Prayer. All will be well. Aryan will grow up like Edmund did. He hardly knew the Late Kyerere and yet what a fine soul that made all of us proud- as a family man, friend, professional and entrepreneur.

    Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
    and let perpetual light shine upon him.

    Alex Rezida

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    Chris Besigye says

    Rest in perfect Peace Edmond

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    Tukke Kenny says

    He was such a great mentor and had a deep passion for the coffee sub sector.
    I will miss your personality & services so much. R.I.P Edmund

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    Mariella Sandini says

    I wish to express my closeness to the family and UCDA’s friends in such a sad and unexpected moment. Edmund Kananura was an esteemed and appreciated reference in the task to assist in upgrading the quality control and certification service of UCDA and it was a pleasure working with him.
    His leadership will be a legacy for his team.

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    Martin and Harriet Fowler says

    Our thoughts are with Edmund’s family. He was a fine man and much help to both of us in our coffee-related work. Gone far too early.

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    Shamira Leilu says

    You made me happy and improved my standard of living. What you did for me, no one can do it the way you did. I will miss you.

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    Andrew Emuyu says

    So sorry. RIP

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    Mulindwa Mathew says

    He was a very understanding man. May his soul Rest in Peace.

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    Usher Namiiro Winslet says

    You stood by me when I was trying/ leaving the organisation. You fought tooth and nail to see that I stayed in the organisation. For sure, I can never forget you. Rest in Peace Director.

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    Akurata Brian says

    A true definition of a leader/ hardworking man. May your soul Rest in Peace.

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    Justice kyomuhangi says

    May u rest in peace our boss,iam what iam in coffee sector because of you. I will miss u,may the almighty n angels welcome u to eternity till we meet

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    Etocu Patrick says

    I am so sorry to hear of Edmund’s untimely death. I am stunned by this unfortunate sad development. my deepest sympathies to the bereaved family and the relatives. May his soul RIP

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    Piet van Asten says

    RIP Edmund. I’ve enjoyed your commitment, insights and expertise during past collaborations on Uganda’s coffee quality. You will be greatly missed.

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    Sandra Nkole says

    Dear Edmund, we are all still devastated about your sudden passing. I pray for your family to be strengthened during this tough time.
    Thank you so much for all the great advice and encouragement you gave to me and others. You always demanded better from those around you, and you were so humble and made jokes with everyone.
    We will definitely miss you. You lived a good life,l know you’re in a better place now. Rest in Power.

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    Peter Mwaka says

    It is with sad regret that I learned of the passing of Edmund, and I extend my deepest sympathies to the family!

    A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven.

    May you RIP Edmund!


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    Alice okecha says

    Edmond we will miss you. Very articulate and good with work.

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    Gabrielle Rosenau says

    It is with great sadness we learned the sudden death of Edmund. He has been so supportive to us. Thanks to him, we learned a lot and were able to better perform. Edmund loss is felt by many and he will be deeply missed. We send our deepest sympathy to his family and UCDA colleagues. May his soul rest in peace.

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    Tinah says

    My dear friend Edmund, I still can’t believe ur gone!! I will miss you so much, my condolences to your wife and children, to your friends Chris and Peter! Rest in power Edmo!

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    Dr. Frederick KAWUMA says

    Edmund was a very hardworking man who made a significant contribution to the coffee industry. Though we didn’t work closely together, as he joined UCDA after I had left and I was then ED of UCTF and later EAFCA, we were all in Coffee House, we had a good collaboration in addressing the issues of quality improvement in the supply chain. Over the years, we have interacted at both professional and personal levels and he was a pleasant person, who is indeed greatly missed. May his soul rest in peace.

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    Tinah says

    My dear Edmund, I still can’t believe ur gone! May you rest in peace! I will miss you so much! My condolences to your family and friends!

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    Vern Long says

    My deepest condolences to Edmund’s family and the community. In this time of grief, I hope time with friends and family may help to find solace. May he rest in peace.

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    David Lukwata says

    The Board of Directors, Management and the entire fraternity of Kibinge Coffee Farmers’ Co-operative Society regret the death of the Late Edmund Kananura.

    We shall always miss you for your generous guidance in all respects.

    May the Lord rest your soul in eternal peace.

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    The Board of Directors, Management and the entire fraternity of Kibinge Coffee Farmers’ Co-operative Society regret the death of the Late Edmund Kananura.

    We shall always miss you for your generous guidance in all respects.

    May the Lord rest your soul in eternal peace.

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    Ben Wwndera says

    May. Edmund rest in Eternal Peace,My condolences to his immediate family and all the friends and family from work at UCDA and beyond

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    Akampurira Innocent says

    Rest in Peace Gallant son of Ntare School. Edmund wherever you were the LION was STILL Roaring. Thank you and May God grant your soul eternal peace. To the Family a great seed was sown in Edmund and watered well. The Lord is with you.

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    Ayub Maswa says

    Dear brother, It’s so sad that you have gone so soon. I will always remember your humility and compassion. The coffee fraternity will greatly and always miss you. May your soul rest in eternal peace.

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