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Ugandan economy needs more accountants – experts

COVID-19 pandemic hit student enrolled for accountants’ proficiency courses Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda will need more professionals including accountants as the economy expands, according to the top executives at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda. The executives, who spoke during the release of the Institute’s …

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Can’t stop watching ‘bad’ TV?

This is why you are not alone ANALYSIS | JOHN ELLIS | TV viewing has become more important during the pandemic, but a sense of shame still lingers around it. Even TV scholars still use the term “guilty pleasures” to describe their enjoyment of reality TV or series which attract …

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Biden’s promise to Africa

  During their campaign, U.S. President Joe Biden and his running mate then, Vice President Kamala Harris set out the following agenda for the African Diaspora: The African diaspora community is one of America’s most diverse communities, inclusive of people who speak multiple languages, come from different socioeconomic backgrounds, and …

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COVID-19 variants and Vaccines

  This interview from the World Health Organisation (WHO) conversations in science programme explains more about variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, how concerned we should be, and whether vaccines provide protection against these variants.  Vismita Gupta-Smith interviewed WHO’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan. Soumya, tell us what …

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Banks see a positive outlook this New Year

Uganda’s economy is slowly opening up amidst coronavirus pandemic, rising hope for the banking industry’s quick recovery. The Independent’s Isaac Khisa caught up with the Absa Bank Uganda Managing Director, Mumba Kalifungwa, and shares the industry’s projected performance and the future outlook. What do you make of Uganda’s banking industry …

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