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Paul Walker, Nelson Mandela and Solar Eclipse top Uganda’s 2013 Google search trending list

By Ronald Musoke Paul Walker, the American film actor who died recently, Nelson Mandela— the fallen South African freedom fighter and statesman— and the rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse were the search queries that topped Google search engine’s 2013 trending list among Ugandan internet users according to Google’s Zeitgeist results released …

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Mulago doctors strike

By Sarah Namulondo Mulago hospital intern doctors and nurses have gone on strike over delayed salary payment for last month of November. Patients have been seated at the hospitals casualty in a bid to lure the doctors and nurses into giving up on the strike and look into treating them …

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MTN Uganda rolls out ReadyPay Solar Kit

By Ronald Musoke In a move geared towards improving energy and telecommunications access for millions of Ugandans who lack reliable electricity, MTN Uganda has teamed up with the US-based Fenix International and developed an ultra-affordable Pay As You Go energy solution designed to bring safe lighting, phone charging to its customers …

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DRC government, M23 sign peace deal

By The Independent Team The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday signed a peace deal with the M23 rebels, Kenya’s presidential spokesman Manoah Esipisu said. “DRC govt, M23 sign peace agreement in Nairobi,” Manoah Esipisu wrote on his twitter account. Several regional leaders who had travelled to …

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Only shrewd investment of Uganda’s oil revenue will ensure intergenerational equity

By Ronald Musoke Investing wisely Uganda’s oil revenues in productive sectors of the economy will ensure future generations benefit from the country’s promising petroleum industry, a new paper released on Dec.10 by the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) and the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution says. The researchers …

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South African Tourism mourns Mandela

By Ronald Musoke Following the death of South Africa’s most beloved citizen, former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on Dec. 5, the South African Tourism Industry—the economic sector which probably benefitted most from his freedom— was left devastated. According to a statement from Thulani Nzima, the Chief Executive Officer of South …

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