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URA steps up its fight against illicit trade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | URA has stepped up its fight against illicit trade through acquisition of a mobile cigarette destruction machine that will be used to destroy illegal cigarettes seized by the authority’s customs enforcement team. The Hammermill is a donation from the British American Tobacco (BAT) to provide …

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Boosting private sector development in Uganda

Players task government to walk the talk at 13th national competitiveness forum Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Private sector players have asked government to walk the talk while promising to boost private sector activities that drive overall growth of the economy. The call was made by multiple speakers at the …

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dfcu Bank to upgrade digital payment platforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | dfcu Bank has partnered with CR2, a global-leading banking software company to upgrade its ATM, Card and Payments Management Platform. The partnership between dfcu and CR2 will build the Bank’s technological capability and will start by enhancing the customer experience across cards, ATMs, and payments. dfcu …

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Why Kabuleta stares at a five-year jail term

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former presidential candidate, Joseph Kabuleta was arraigned before a court in Kampala and charged with sectarianism before being remanded. The journalist turned pastor was earlier last week picked by security from his National Economic Empowerment Dialogue (NEED) offices in Bugolobi. On Wednesday, Kabuleta was …

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As the 8 billionth person is born

Here’s how Africa will shape the future of the planet’s population In mid-November 2022 the eight billionth person was born, according to the United Nations. In its analysis of this milestone, the UN makes two key observations. The first is that the global population has been expanding at its slowest rate …

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