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Parliament Commission set for business

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary Commission, established under Article 87A of the Constitution, has been fully constituted with the endorsement of the Leader of the Opposition and four back bench Commissioners. Joel Ssenyonyi takes up the mantle of the Leader of the Opposition, replacing Mathias Mpuuga. Mpuuga will …

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New twist in Katanga murder case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The murder case of businessman Henry Katanga keeps throwing twists and turns around. Martha Nkwanzi, a daughter to the late businessman has been remanded to Luzira Prison for destroying evidence in the murder of her father who was killed two months ago. Nkwanzi surrendered herself …

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Opposition scoff at new EC Commissioners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition politicians laughed scornfully at the new appointments of members of the Electoral Commission. 2021 presidential candidate Bobi Wine recated to the news saying the mask had now been removed with the cadres joining the EC. Four time presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye has often …

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Uganda gears up for NAM, G77 summits

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new Passenger Terminal Building at Entebbe International Airport is among the facilities that will welcome delegates attending the Non-Aligned Movement conference in Uganda. 10,000 delegates and 50 Heads of State are expected to arrive in Uganda for the NAM summit that takes place between …

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Burundi closes border with Rwanda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Burundi closed its border to Rwanda accusing the country of supporting rebel attacks against it. Red Tabara, a Burundian rebel group, has been notorious with attacks in Burundi and last month it killed 20 people near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rwandan …

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Uganda’s AGOA suspension

Making sense of its impact on trade, resilience, and future for entrepreneurs COVER STORY | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda’s recent suspension from the preferential trade arrangement known as the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) by the United States has undoubtedly posed a challenge, potentially rendering the the East African country’s  products …

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Better jobs mean better development

  Governments must learn how to enhance productivity and employment in labour-intensive service sectors COMMENT | DANI RODRIK | Conventional economics has always had a blind spot when it comes to jobs. The problem goes back to Adam Smith, who placed consumers, rather than workers, on the throne of economic life. …

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Banks respond to rising mass affluence in Africa

Demand for goods and services expected to surge as continent’s middle class spend hits US$2.5 trillion by 2030 COMMENT | MARGARET SOI | The purchasing power of Africa’s middle class is expected to grow significantly in the coming years: the continent’s middle class is expected to spend US$2.1 trillion by …

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