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Ugandan’s participate in TEF forum

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | At least 126 Ugandan entrepreneurs were among 5,000 African upcoming entrepreneurs, private and public sector leaders and the broader entrepreneurship ecosystem that convened in Lagos on October 25 for the annual Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum. The event which is the largest gathering of …

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Tea prices drop in greater Bushenyi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tea farmers in Greater Bushenyi are counting loses following a drop of tea prices by at least Shillings 200 per kilogram. Greater Bushenyi is comprised of Bushenyi, Mitooma, Sheema, Buhweju and Rubirizi districts. John Bomukama, a tea farmer in Bitooma Sub County in Bushenyi district, …

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How to bring women, youth to formal economy

Closing the financial inclusion gap will require government, private sector and development partners. Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | How can women and youth population participate in the country’s formal economic activities?  This is what formed part of the discussion at a breakfast meeting organised by Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU) …

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S.Africa coal belt among world’s pollution hotspots: Greenpeace

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s eastern Mpumalanga province has the most polluting cluster of coal-fired power stations in the world producing record levels of nitrogen dioxide, a report by environmental campaign group Greenpeace said Monday. Mpumalanga, which borders Mozambique, is the hub of South Africa’s coal industry …

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GENDER MINISTRY: There are no missing Youth and Women funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has dismissed reports of ghost groups and missing funds in the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) and the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP). The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Pius Bigirimana, who also doubles as the ministry’s accounting officer, …

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Barclays profit surges in third quarter

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  British bank Barclays on Wednesday reported a 72-percent surge in quarterly net profits as strong performances by its retail and credit card divisions offset weakness at its investment unit. Profit after tax jumped to £1.0 billion ($1.3 billion, 1.1 billion euros) in the three …

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New service to link Uganda with the Maasai Mara

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bucket list travelers seeking to combine a Kenyan safari with gorilla trekking, a boat safari on the Nile, and other uniquely Ugandan experiences will be able to do so easier than ever with new interline air service launching next year. Starting June 1, 2019, …

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