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Uganda improves in the Absa index

But it must promote exports, manage debt and collect more tax Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The 2019 Absa Africa Financial Market Index Report for Uganda released on Jan.28 in Kampala has some good news. The index, which evaluates financial market development in 20 countries, shows that Uganda remains …

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Trump’s Middle East plan

It has nothing to do with peace | FRED KAPLAN | President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled their Middle East peace plan on Jan.28. While it’s more substantive than many expected, it doesn’t amount to a peace plan at all. First, the fact that the Palestinians played …

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Matches on and off the field

Nigerian wives pick a side | OLUDAYO TADE | There are about 100 million active soccer fans in Nigeria and the majority actively follow Europe’s UEFA Champions League and the UK’s Premier League, according to the Nigeria Football Market Report 2019. It says Nigeria; the most populous country in Africa …

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Pain of Middle East jobs

Why government faces dilemma in fighting human trafficking Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | When Bernadette Akampurira went to Jordan, an Arab country in the Middle East region, in search of the proverbial green pastures in March last year, she was hopeful. She was one of the thousands of Ugandans …

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Blockchain’s first Revolutionary product

It could be online ID | LUCIAN TIPI | In an interview, PayPal’s chief executive, Dan Schulman, recently discussed the prospects for blockchain – the encrypted, decentralised online ledger system that underpins Bitcoin and myriad other cutting-edge projects. While talking about blockchain’s potential for improving how people make payments around …

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Saved by Kisubi Hospital

Heart disease patient narrates experience at new surgery Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Johannes De Heer can manage to smile and chuckle a bit although he has just undergone a heart surgery. The 61-year old got a heart attack on Jan. 11 and was rushed to Naguru Hospital in …

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