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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Battle for the ghetto

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Battle for the ghetto: Behind Museveni move on Bobi Wine THE LAST WORD The politics of Uganda’s healthcare: Why our hospitals lack ambulances as public officials indulge themselvesin fancy four-wheel drive vehicles ANALYSIS Ugandan …

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The big Fintech opportunity

New law to facilitate trade and digital payment systems Kampala, Uganda  | JULIUS BUSINGE | Fintech offers enormous opportunities such as improving service delivery, provision of employment opportunities and boosting financial inclusion for the unbanked to the developing economies. It is therefore important that the innovations are appreciated, according to …

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UCC speaks out on data expiry

The recent announcement by Kenya’s leading telecom firm, Safaricom, to introduce ‘no expiry data’ tariff plans contrary to the global practice in the provision of mobile data services has given Uganda Communication Commission a new task. Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | This task is about determining whether or not …

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Govt expects FID in early 2020

Uganda woos new oil investors in Cape Town Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Despite the current stalemate in the local oil and gas industry, the government remains optimistic that the joint venture oil companies involved in commercializing Uganda’s petroleum resources will reach a final investment decision before April, 2020. …

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MTN’s licence fees could go up

Airtel, Africell likely to face similar fate as government seek more revenue Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | MTN Uganda might pay higher licence fees than had earlier anticipated following the regulator’s decision to introduce a new licensing regime. The Uganda Communication Commission, in its latest licensing framework, states that …

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Civil society concerned over oil pipeline

CSOs accuse NEMA, oil companies of doing sham environmental impact public hearings Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Civil society organisations that are tracking developments in Uganda’s fledgling oil and gas industry have asked the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to ensure transparency and accountability whenever citizens are appraising oil …

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New strain of HIV discovered

Keeping Global Health Community a Step Ahead of the virus | THE INDEPENDENT | Abbott announced today that a team of its scientists identified a new subtype of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), called HIV-1 Group M, subtype L.1. The findings, published Nov.06 in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency …

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