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Rising bank prime lending rates

By Enock Twinoburyo High interest rates indicative of Uganda’s unsustainable economic fundamental weaknesses I recently received a notification from my bank increasing the prime lending rate from 23.5% to 26.5% applicable to both the existing and new borrowers.  This also implies that majority of the borrowers, who are not the …

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EC bans ‘TOPOWA’ campaign

By Flavia Nassaka Starts vetting all voter education messages for `bias’ TOPOWA’ is a commonly used word in Ugandan street-speak, especially among the youth. Though its origin is unclear, it has been generally understood to mean “Don’t give up”. This word has been taken up by many including advertisers. For …

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Gaps in Museveni’s team in Buganda

By Independent Reporter In the last election in 2011, President Yoweri Museveni swept 19 of the 24 districts in Buganda with an average above 70% of the vote. He won another three borderline districts and lost district, Bukomansimbi. Going into the 2016 elections, however, questions are being asked whether the …

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