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MTN pioneering brightens Uganda

By Independent Reporter MTN has demonstrated that innovative solutions can drive economic development even in the most under serviced areas. The company has pioneered many innovations in cellular and technological industries. Africa is the world’s fastest-growing mobile phone market with more than 40% of Africa’s population having access to a …

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Office space scarce in city:

By Patrick Kagenda Turning homes into offices not a solution Bukoto Street was until recently a quiet residential in a narrow backstreet in the Kampala City suburb of Kamwokya. Today, the former colonial-style homes of civil servants and Asian business people have been converted into offices. To walk along the …

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Rwanda means business

By Kabona Esiara Rwanda ranked best business destination, Best world reformer The Doing Business 2010 report by the World Bank Group has ranked Rwanda the top reformer in the world for passing seven reforms encouraging domestic and foreign investments. The reforms create a better legal framework, streamline procedures, reduce bureaucracy, …

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Hug a gorilla this September

By Patrick Kagenda Uganda Wildlife Authority offers a rare opportunity to millions They are rare, shy and their DNA is 99% similar to yours. But they are also huge, weighing up to 200 kgs sometimes. So you can imagine that even their most passionate lover would have trouble hugging one …

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More bonds on the USE bourse?

By Patrick Kagenda After the launch of the Stanbic Bank Uganda Shs 30 billion bond on the Uganda Securities Exchange, the fixed income market is awash with speculation about three other listings that have been on the cards for some time. The Shs 40 billion Eastern and Southern African Trade …

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Kazibwe wants you to smell the coffee

By Patrick Kagenda Haji Abasi Kazibwe Musisi processes the Nguvu Coffee brand with an outlet at Natete to the west of Kampala. He tells The Independent’s Patrick Kagenda about the coffee roasting business. What is Nguvu and how did it come about? Nguvu is a brand name of the coffee …

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Tanzania Railways workers on strike

By The Independent Reporters Workers of the Tanzania Railways Ltd (TRL) went on a go-slow in Dar es Salaam and upcountry stations last week to protest delays in payment of their salaries, leaving hundreds of upcountry passengers stranded. The go-slow was apparently aimed at pressing the management to pay their …

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