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Sustaining CSR during financial hardships

How businesses can restructure strategic initiatives that advance the bottom line and core purpose COMMENT | JOAN SEMANDA KIZZA | Corporate Social Responsibility and Investment (CSR/I) has grown to become an intrinsic part of practices by many companies across the globe. In the past, all that mattered for businesses was …

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Down in Napak

Wasswad boldly cuts into ambiguity of nature and science Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Wasswa Donald’s aka Wasswad latest solo show is called ‘Down in Napak’.  That title quickly provokes interest in anyone who has visited the northern district of Uganda before.  Is the artist, through his work, paying …

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UEGCL commissions more projects under Isimba Dam project

The company now plans to rollout CDAP second phase that will include rural electrification, tree planting along R. Nile and improving water and sanitation facilities Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Electricity Generation Company executives have commissioned community development projects in Kayunga District in fulfilment of a promise made …

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High interest rates explained

Government executives fail to provide viable options to lower interest rates as experts propose initiatives Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda government’s over-reliance on borrowing from the local market is the main reason behind the high interest rates. This was the general assessment that stakeholders during a seminar held …

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China’s daring mission to grab Moon rocks

Chang’e-5 will be the first Chinese craft to bring back lunar material to Earth | THE INDEPENDENT | On Tuesday Nov.24, the Chinese spacecraft Chang’e-5 launched off the coast of Hainan Island in southern China at 4.30 a.m. local time (11.30 p.m. Ugandan time). Chang’e-5 blasted off from Wenchang Satellite …

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COVID-19 vaccine trials in Africa

What’s promising and what’s problematic | BENJAMIN KAGINA | Senior Research Officer, Vaccines For Africa Initiative, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town Scientists are working around the clock to develop and test vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19. Experts agree that widespread use of safe and …

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