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The approaching debt wave

The World Bank has just warned that a fourth debt wave could dwarf previous ones and hit emerging economies hard COMMENT | KAUSHIK BASU | Over the last decade, the world economy has experienced a steady build-up of debt, now amounting to 230% of global GDP. The last three waves …

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Pangolin link to coronavirus

Researchers have long suspected that the virus was passed from an animal to a human | THE INDEPENDENT | The endangered pangolin may be the link that facilitated the spread of the novel coronavirus across China, Chinese scientists said Friday. Researchers have long suspected that the virus, which had killed …

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Delays in Uganda’s oil

Here are the likely impacts of delays in making the Final Investment Decision after seven postponements | CORTI PAUL LAKUMA | Yet again the final investment decision (FID) on oil production in Uganda was delayed in August 2019. The delay meant that the date for first oil had to be …

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Bic announces winners of its art competition

Ugandan among top winners | THE INDEPENDENT | Lister Brian Kansiime, a Ugandan artist is among the winners of the 2019 Bic Art Master Africa Competition. BIC, a world leader in stationery, lighters, and shavers, has a longstanding history with art, and established the Bic Art Master Africa Competition to …

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UBL goes big on tree planting

Beer maker, Uganda Breweries Limited has promised to partner with several private sector companies to plant trees as an avenue to mitigate the negative effects of climate change. Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Speaking during the 330-km long awareness relay Marathon from Kampala to Gulu, in a tree campaign …

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2020 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

A big opportunity for Uganda, African economies Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Tourism players from across Africa gathered at Speke Resort Munyonyo located approximately 20 kilometers southeast of Kampala City starting Feb.4-6 to discuss the industry’s future prospects. This was the 5th Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) organized …

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