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Uganda and Afghan refugees

Uganda’s temporary accommodation of 2,000 Afghanistan refugees underscores the reputation Uganda has of being progressive, says Dr Evan Easton-Calabria, from the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford When did Uganda start hosting refugees? Uganda has a long history of hosting refugees. This started in the early 1940s with Polish refugees …

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Ramathan Ggoobi’s big plan for the economy

Can he achieve it when the economy is still grappling with COVID-19? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ramathan Ggoobi, the new Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance/ Secretary to the Treasury (PSST) is promising to design and improve on a number of policies to achieve an all-inclusive economy. …

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I&M Group profits up 33%

Orient Bank’s acquisition in Uganda expands its balance sheet by Shs753 billion Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Regional lender, I&M Group PLC has recorded 33% growth in profit after tax to Shs134.6billion for 2021 half year period ended June.30. Its net interest income grew by 28% to Shs 285.2 …

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No dividend for Cipla shareholders

The company’s trading price has tumbled to less than Shs100 per share, down from Shs 256.5 IPO level Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Shareholders of drug maker, Cipla Quality Chemicals Ltd will not earn a dividend for the second consecutive year even after reporting a more than 50% drop …

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China’s presence in Africa

Beijing’s outreach is largely driven by the desire for support on the international stage from the continent’s 54 countries | THIERRY PAIRAULT | For all the talk of China’s growing presence in Africa, its economic engagement is surprisingly limited. In 2020, Africa accounted for 4 percent of China’s trade with …

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Karamoja’s food challenge

Donors offer relief but locals have different ideas Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The north-eastern sub-region of Karamoja is notorious for its perennial food shortage. And once again humanitarian aid is flowing in. This time, the aid is in form of a Shs16.69billion (€4 million) project known as the …

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Schools re-opening

Number of school dropouts likely to increase due to teenage pregnancies Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | The Ministry of Education and Sports has yet to announce the dates for schools to re-open again after being shut down at the height of the Second wave of COVID-19. But the delay …

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