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Money and Politics Friends or Foes?

Examining the relationship between money and politics during elections in African countries and measures that could be put in place to eliminate inappropriate use of public money or fundraising from questionable sources NEW ANALYSIS | MATHIAS HOUNKPE AND OLIVIER BUCYANA | Since the 1980s and early 90s the majority of …

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Tourism gets Shs12bn

World Bank, Sweden support forest conservation and national parks Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On Oct.28, the World Bank and the Swedish Government signed a partnership agreement that saw both extend US$ 3.3 million (Shs12.3 billion) to support conservation of nature-based tourism resources in Uganda. The grant which will …

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Money talks in American elections

Big business, political strategy and corporate involvement | RICHARD A. DEVINE AND MICHEAL HOLMES | Political spending by corporations is big business. As one corporate executive with experience in business-government relations says, “A company that is dependent on government that does not donate to politicians is engaging in corporate malpractice.” …

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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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