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Africa needs market-creating innovation

African executives must understand the missing piece to enabling broader-based prosperity COMMENT | CARL MANLAN AND EFOSA OJOMO | Eradicating poverty and boosting prosperity in Africa starts in the boardroom. And it requires African business leaders to use their positions to foster more inclusive economic growth that benefits all stakeholders …

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Real assets versus financial assets

Why you should invest more in financial assets even if many Ugandans tend to favor real assets COMMENT | HASSAN KITENDA | Money has been a pivotal factor for all human activity and the desire to make money has persisted from time immemorial. In today’s world we are given endless …

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Mastercard announces new programme for fintechs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | JULIUS BUSINGE | Mastercard, a global technology company in the payments industry, has launched Fintech Express in the Middle East and Africa, a program designed to facilitate emerging fintechs’ launch and expansion, it said in a Sept.29 statement. Leveraging the power of partnerships and Mastercard’s …

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Standard chartered bank targets youth with Shs920million partnership

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Julius Businge |  Standard Chartered Bank Uganda in partnership with their NGO partner, Challenges Worldwide have launched the scale-up of the Youth to Work (Y2W) programme worth Shs920million, it said on Sept.29.  Youth to Work is a flagship employability programme which was launched in 2019 …

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Eskom invests Shs500m in Nalubaale power dam air system

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Julius Businge | Nalubaale Power Plant has received an upgraded compressed air governor system which will improve the overall plant operations, executives at Eskom Uganda Limited, the operators of the facility said on Sept.25 in a media release.  Company executives said the system is a …

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Why we need more journalists – not fewer

It is a great concern that like all other sectors of the economy, the coronavirus crisis has hit our media houses hard. COMMENT | CYRIL RAMAPHOSA | Dear Fellow South African, in many countries around the world, the coronavirus pandemic has required the limitation of many civil liberties and put …

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