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Why Museveni should engage FDC, DP, Jeema and co

They represent true Ugandan interests and are equally sidelined by the ‘generational’ new Uganda forces | COMMENT | SWAIB K NSEREKO | Like the ruling National Resistance Movement, Opposition parties including FDC, DP, JEEMA and others are nursing political wounds sustained from recent electoral losses to the newest comer, the …

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Reforming Social Security sector

Why it will take more than the positive steps introduced by parliament through the NSSF Bill COMMENT | MORRISON RWAKAKAMBA | After two years of back and forth, legislative rancour, bevy of consultations and a mix of COVID-19 that ripened urgency for workers protections  – and continues to upstage fortunes …

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Make masks fit better

It can reduce coronavirus exposure by 96% | THE INDEPENDENT | By now, most people have gotten the message that wearing a face mask is one way to help stop the spread of COVID-19. But now health officials are taking the masking message a step further: Don’t just wear a …

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Africans take the lead on the global stage

Africa’s rising stars in global trade and development finance, show the world that it’s finally the continent’s time to shine, writes Gina Din-Kariuki The World Bank Group recently named longtime vice president Makhtar Diop to replace Philippe Le Houérou as head of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), making him the …

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Fruits and vegetables exports jump to $45m

But dealers are crying for government support amidst COVID-19 crisis Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s fruits and vegetable exports maintained a growth trend amidst the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, but dealers insist they are loss making and need tangible support from government. Latest data from Bank of Uganda …

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Africa’s power grid grows

But how much will Africa capitalise on cheap renewable energy? | CAROLYN GRAMLING | Africa’s electricity capacity is expected to double by 2030 — and with the rapidly dropping cost of renewable energy technologies, the continent might seem poised to go green. But a new analysis suggests that fossil fuels …

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WFP gets Shs 490bn for refugee crisis

UN agency says it needs more aid to stave off looming crisis Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has commended several donors for their recent response to the call to ramp-up funding for the refugee response in Uganda. According to WFP, since 2020 …

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