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Uganda oil, gas and environment, everybody must win

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is undertaking a highly controversial oil project amidst fears of likely adverse environmental effects. The debate is far from ending as the clock ticks to the first oil 2025. Will the government honor its pledge to sustainably exploit the resources? The debate has rotated …

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How do I plan for my retirement?

Step one – start right away ANALYSIS | BOMIKAZI  ZEKA | Planning for retirement is important because it will help you build the nest egg you’ll need to financially sustain your retirement years. Past studies have shown that those who plan for their retirement are more likely to be better …

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NCBA, MTN MoMo partner to boost swift mobile loans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | NCBA Bank Uganda has partnered with MTN Uganda to launch a new mobile loan initiative dubbed Mo Money with More Mokash campaign. The campaign is aimed at empowering individuals with better access to micro-loans and savings. The partnership is the latest development in the growing …

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Europe spends more money on fighting Russia than US — Biden

Answering a reporter’s question “what the endgame in Ukraine is and what peace looks like there,” Biden said: “Peace looks like making sure Russia never, never, never, never occupies Ukraine” NEW YORK | TASS | European countries have spent more money than the United States to help Ukraine fight Russia, …

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Computer illiteracy frustrates gov’t programs in Kaabong

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kaabong district leaders are irked by the lack of computer skills among their staff. They say this has affected several government programs and orchestrated poor service delivery. They say that community-based officers such as Parish Chiefs and Extension workers, are not performing their duties in …

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