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Illicit trade threatens BAT’s future prospects

Tracing illicit products to source is required to safeguard the legitimate tobacco industry, company executives say Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | British American Tobacco Uganda (BAT Uganda) shareholders on July.23 approved Shs15.7billion or Shs320 per share as the final dividend for the year ended December 31, 2019. The dividend …

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NRM has no manifesto to be corrupt – Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has said her party the National Resistance Movement – NRM has no manifesto to be corrupt.  Speaking to reporters at the NRM party headquarters on Kyadondo Road shortly after her nomination to contest for the first national vice chairperson …

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COVID-19 Vaccine

Uganda’s scientists, researchers join race  Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda is among countries where researchers are working to develop a safe and effective vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the director of Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), says they are looking at two …

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When enemies feed each other

Why Uganda’s pro-democracy activists get it wrong when they support radical extremist cults as alternatives to Museveni THE LAST WORD | ANDREW M. MWENDA | In their misguided (even though, perhaps, well-intentioned) war against President Yoweri Museveni, many pro-democracy (but mostly pseudo-democracy) “activists” bring three fundamentally erroneous assumptions. First, that …

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Uganda: COVID-19 death

Traders, salons, boda boda now part of major experiment Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni, under pressure, recently re-opened arcades, beauty parlours (salons) and motor-cycle boda-boda taxi services. The question now is whether or not Museveni might soon regret re-opening the multi-storied buildings that each house hundreds …

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