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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Mobile money cash for poor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Mobile money cash for COVID-19 poor: Why Nabbanja is right and others wrong THE LAST WORD Celebrating one’s misfortune: How public anger against Uganda government’s response to COVID is driven more by prejudice …

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Challenges of Ugandan political parties

The internal party deficiencies and external, legal,constitutional framework they should address to be effective COMMENT | DEUS MUKALAZI MUBIRU | In Uganda, multi-party democracy was opened up after over two decades of ban.  This move towards pluralism was a first step towards a competitive party system in Uganda. Today, a …

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EABL adapts to Covid-hit marketplace

East African Breweries Ltd took a shock when Kenya closed hospitality businesses due to the pandemic | TOM COLLINS | For any business that relies on open venues to sell goods, Covid-19 has been particularly challenging. As Kenya responded to the pandemic by closing hospitality businesses and implementing a night-time …

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Invest in productive sectors, experts tell government

Public debt increased by 35% to Shs65trillon as at December 2020 Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Government should prioritise financing human capital development programs amidst projected revenue shortfalls due to COVID-19 lockdown, experts say. Experts also say, amidst these tough times, the government should also keenly scrutinize loan proposals …

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COVID-19: Vaccinating Africa

Mastercard Foundation’s $1.3bn plan The Mastercard Foundation announced in June that it would deploy $1.3 billion for a three-year partnership with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) “to save the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in Africa and hasten the economic recovery of the …

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Tanzania wants new EAC rules

Experts say regional body is ‘club of suspicious people’ Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania’s recent call for the evaluation of the East African Community legal instruments to reflect current times has elicited mixed reactions among regional analysts. When President Suluhu recently met top …

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