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Real estate pandemic pain

Industrial sector rent remains stable as that of office and residential falls Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Rents in industrial sector has remained stable amidst the coronavirus pandemic as that of office and residential sectors take a southward trend. The Knight Frank’s latest Kampala market performance review shows that, …

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Banks see a positive outlook this New Year

Uganda’s economy is slowly opening up amidst coronavirus pandemic, rising hope for the banking industry’s quick recovery. The Independent’s Isaac Khisa caught up with the Absa Bank Uganda Managing Director, Mumba Kalifungwa, and shares the industry’s projected performance and the future outlook. What do you make of Uganda’s banking industry …

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Ugandan banks not yet out of the woods

The real impact of COVID-19 pandemic on banks will be seen in the second or third quarter of next year Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Ugandan commercial banks may believe that they are headed for recovery amid the novel coronavirus pandemic but the headwinds are still big, said Tumubweine …

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Covid-19 pushes African airlines to the brink

Covid-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on Africa’s airlines, but some analysts suggest that a more streamlined industry offering better services could emerge | CHARLIE MITCHELL | After gaining independence, the old saying went, African countries first needed a currency, then an anthem, then an airline. Currently, airlines – …

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COVID-19 complicates education

Pandemic widens education gap as it impacts rural and disadvantaged children further Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | The scene looks like a typical telephone call centre. Women and men sit before computers, headsets pinned to their ears, mouth-pieces ready and light projectors dangling from the ceiling. But this is …

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