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NIC’s remarkable profit growth

Oil and gas, agriculture and bancassurance to define 2018 performance Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s insurer, National Insurance Corporation Holdings popularly known as NIC, has recorded a remarkable growth in net profits for 2017 owing to an increase in commission and fees, incomes as well as again of its …

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Private lab tests in Uganda are costly

But recent research by experts shows price doesn’t equal quality Kapala, Uganda | TIMOTHY AMUKELE | Assistant Professor Johns Hopkins University, and Director of the Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Clinical Laboratories, Johns Hopkins University Laboratory tests are the backbone of clinical care. They are used to screen patients, to diagnose diseases …

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`Africa’s time is now’

Transform Africa Summit focuses on digitalisation Kampala, Uganda | FRANCIS BYARUHANGA | Africa is not so poor it has to depend on the foreign countries. Instead the main challenge is that Africans prefer to invest in the western countries, leaving their countries without investments and untapped and unexploited resources. This was …

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Telcos resume simcard sale

But can tough requirements to own a sim card curb crime? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | After two months of  public outcry and back and forth negotiations, telecom firms have finally resumed selling sim cards as Uganda’s communications regulator struggles to help security agencies curb mobile phone-assisted crimes. This follows …

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New tactics boost BATU fortunes

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | A rise in price of cigarettes and change in distribution channel have helped British American Tobacco Uganda Limited (BATU) record growth in net profit amidst tough tobacco regulation. Mathu Kiunjuri, the managing director BATU, told shareholders during the Annual General Meeting held at the …

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