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WTO: Okonjo-Iweala facing block from US

Unclear if move is attempt to sabotage trade body much criticised by Trump | THE INDEPENDENT | The U.S. is blocking the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next head of the World Trade Organization despite the former finance minister of Nigeria winning the overwhelming backing of the WTO’s 164 …

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Lukwago and wrangles over city markets

  Lord Mayor reacts on President’s repossession directive Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa |  Capital City Authority (KCCA) Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago says wrangles over management of city the markets will not be a success unless the government approves a proper policy on markets in the country. Lukwago was reacting to …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Behind Brig Sande’s outbursts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY The making of another UPDF loud-mouth: Behind Brig Deus Sande’s outbursts THE LAST WORD Col. Bantariza: a lion retires: You made UPDF’s weaknesses seem strengths and it is yet to produce another spokesman …

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Civil society proposals for revamping the economy

Reforms cover public debt, interest rates, taxation and public spending Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | A group of civil society organisations under their umbrella organization Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) have presented a list of budget proposals to government that they think can jumpstart the economy that has …

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NIC’s next plan for growth

The insurer is enhancing automation, product innovation and pushing for asset restructuring to drive profitability Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s oldest insurance firm, NIC Holdings Ltd, plans to ride on new technologies and product innovations to sustain profit growth. Flanked by two other top executives for the company, …

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Uganda records highest coffee exports

Uganda’s coffee industry has recorded the highest ever export volumes as well as earnings for the Coffee Year 2019/2020 (Oct-Sept), signaling the crop’s steady recovery. Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Latest data from the Uganda Coffee Development Authority shows that coffee exports for the 12 months amounted to 5.36 …

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