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Single EAC visa excites London tourist fair

By Our Reporters Uganda scores major successes On November 10, Uganda’s Trade minister Janat Mukwaya, Kenya’s Najib Balala, Shamsa Mangunga of Tanzania, and Monique Nsanzabaganwa, the Rwanda chairperson addressed a press conference on the fringes of the 2008 World Travel Market (WTM), to announce their decision to make the EAC …

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RVR rears ugly head in inland port saga

By Patrick Kagenda Building of an inland dry port for Uganda, already bogged down by court battles over the tendering process and location, now faces challenges over allegations that it could create an inefficient monopoly and favour Kenya. M/s Tumusime, Kabege & Co. Advocates acting on behalf of Uganda Inland …

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Global crisis: How world leaders want to fix it

By The Independent Reporter FRANCE French President Nicolas Sarkozy, holder of the European Union’s rotating presidency, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown are pushing for reforms to the world’s financial architecture and leading on European measures to stabilize banks and restore confidence to markets. But France’s foreign minister, Bernard Kouchner, …

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Can Uganda successfully industrialise?

By Juma A. Okuku After attaining independence in 1962, Uganda embarked on a process of industrialisation that would be disrupted by political turmoil in the intervening years. In the last 20 years though, President Museveni has talked about the need for Uganda to industrialise so as to be able to …

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Organic cotton farming:

By Independent Reporter Tanzania overtakes Uganda African producers are muscling onto the global organic market, snatching four of the ten top producer slots, according to the Organic Cotton Farm and Fiber Report 2008 released by the international monitoring body, Organic Exchange (OE) Uganda retained the seventh position among the top …

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Global organic cotton expands by 152 percent

By Independent Reporter Thanks to the heightened demand from small-to-large sized retailers around the world, the organic cotton cultivation has zoomed 152 percent in 2007-08, according to a recent report by Texas-based Organic Exchange (OE) The report titled Organic Cotton Farm and Fiber Report 2008 said that organic cotton production …

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