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Will Uganda’s bank for cooperatives be a reality?

Cooperative banks worldwide were financed by cooperatives societies  Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | For some time now, Uganda’s cooperatives societies have expressed the need to re-establish the Cooperative Bank as their main source of capital for production, processing, diversification and value addition. Whereas they seem to have made a …

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Kololo and Lugogo get new traffic lights

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four more traffic junctions in Kampala will have newly installed state-of-the-art traffic signals switched on this Friday. This will bring the total of signalised junctions in Kampala City to 23 ahead a a planned 42 by close of this year. The changes will bring about …

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Volkswagen in Rwanda

German car maker eyes nation’s e-mobility Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | If everything goes according to plan, the first car “made in Rwanda” could be on the streets as early as May, according to the German automobile giant. After South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, Rwanda is the fourth African country in …

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Failing access to agriculture funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Despite increased allocations by government, private players and the donor community towards Uganda’s agriculture financing, the sector has remained underserved. A 2017 report by the Uganda Agribusiness Alliance on agriculture financing notes that whereas several government and donor facilities have been established to provide …

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Museveni and the death penalty

President says it’s his way of dealing with the rampant killings happening in the country Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | President Yoweri Museveni has repeated his determination to sign death warrants for those who commit offences like murder. He says it is his way of dealing with the rampant killings …

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UPDATE: Kitata court-martialed, could face death penalty

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The patron of Boda boda 2010 association also Rubaga NRM Chairman Abdalla Kitata could face the death penalty if he is found guilty in a Uganda court-martial. Kitata and his co-accused who are mostly members of the infamous vigilante-cum-militia outfit, Boda Boda 2010 face …

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Kadaga, Katureebe disagree on ‘Age Limit’ summons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament and Chief Justice have disagreed publicly about recent summons during parliament’s debate of the Constitution Amendment Bill 2017, referred to by many, as the Age Limit Bill. “I have a problem with being directed how to carry out the responsibilites …

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Boda Boda 2010 boss Kitata appears in military court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Military Court (Unit Disciplinary Committee UDC), sitting at the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) headquarters in Mbuya, has produced Boda Boda 2010 patron Abdalla Kitata and 12 others for mention of charges labelled against them. The army’s deputy spokesperson Lt Col Deo Akiiki on …

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Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper returns to news stands

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  A notorious Ugandan tabloid made its much anticipated return to news stands Monday after a two-month shutdown prompted by a story that Kampala was allegedly plotting to topple President Paul Kagame of neighbouring Rwanda. Some vendors in the centre of the capital Kampala said the …

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Plans for World Cup trophy tour in Uganda revealed

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The detailed schedule of the FIFA World Cup trophy tour in Uganda has been revealed, indicating it will be in the country for two days and will be on display at Lugogo stadium. The tour is sponsored by Coca-Cola, one of the World’s largest beverage …

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