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Habre, African leaders and justice

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | A special court in Senegal sentenced former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre to life in jail Monday for war crimes and crimes against humanity, an unprecedented conviction seen as a warning to repressive rulers worldwide. The verdict brings long-awaited closure for relatives of the up to …

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Incubators to the rescue

Currently, Africa has about six agribusiness incubators, two of which are in Uganda At just 27, Sam Turyatunga is the proprietor of Tursam Investments Ltd, the producers of Uhuru branded juices. In 2015, he was producing 15,000 litres of juice and had a turnover of $5,000 (Shs 17 million) per …

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Soda price war?

Pepsi cuts retail prices on plastic bottle by Shs 200 but rivals still reluctant to play ball On May 04, 2016 Crown Beverages, the bottlers of Pepsi Cola products, announced a reduction on their retail price for Mirinda, Mountain Dew, Pepsi Cola, and Evervess Tonic brands. The price reduction of …

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Kayihura asks for Mayor swearing-in to be postponed

The Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura has requested Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to reschedule the swearing in ceremony of the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Lord Councillors and Councillors from Wednesday June 1 to Monday June 6. Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga confirmed the request, saying it was “due to …

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Uganda has not cut diplomatic relations with DPRK

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released a statement refuting reports that Uganda has severed diplomatic relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Ambassador James Mugume said in the statement that all that happened was Uganda had reviewed a bilateral cooperation framework with DPRK. …

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PHOTOGRAPHS: Uganda-South Korea sign cooperation pact

Uganda and South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understating in 10 areas of interest to the two nations. This was after President Yoweri Museveni officially welcomed the President of South Korea Park Geun-hye for her first state visit to Uganda. The ten areas of cooperation are; policy consultation (foreign …

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South Korea President Park Geun-hye here

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is in Uganda for a three day state visit. She is accompanied by a huge business delegation with representatives of at least 100 Korean companies. She is the first leader of South Korea to visit Uganda. South Korea is home to several global companies including …

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