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Zimbabwe’s president hikes fuel prices to tackle shortages

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced an sharp increase in fuel prices in a measure to improve supplies as the country struggles with its worst petrol shortages in a decade. After years in international isolation, Zimbabwe’s economy has been on a downturn for more than …

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US shutdown sends economy into uncharted waters

Washington, United States | AFP | The US government shutdown on Saturday became the longest in history and is taking a growing bite out of the world’s largest economy with each passing day, economists say. While most of the 21 “lapses” in government spending since 1976 left barely a scratch …

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THIS WEEK: ICPAU ready for new reporting standards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda and its members are ready to implement the new international accounting standards that took effect at the beginning of this year, according to Frederick Kibeddi (CPA), the president and Ruth Nseko, the vice president of the Institute. …

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New Gabon government announced from abroad

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Gabon’s prime minister announced a new government in a video message recorded thousands of miles away in Morocco, where ailing Gabonese President Ali Bongo is recovering from a stroke. Recently appointed PM Julien Nkoghe Bekale gave details of the reshuffle in footage broadcast late Saturday …

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THIS WEEK: 500 get Health Ministry scholarships

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Jan.04, the Ministry of Health signed scholarship agreements with over 500 students from 28 training institutions from across the country. The scholarships are intended to improve skills in the provision of Reproduc-tive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health Services. The courses include but are …

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