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Govt looks to new oil deals

There is plenty to cheer than mourn about after Tullow oil deal failed THE INDEPENDENT | RONALD MUSOKE | Following the August fallout of Tullow Oil Plc’s farm down to Total E&P Uganda and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the government appears to be going after a three-pronged come-back …

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Changing Uganda’s electoral system

Citizens want real reforms not the cosmetic changes the Attorney General tabled five Bills before parliament COMMENT | CRISPIN KAHERU | On 25 July, the Attorney General of Uganda, William Byaruhanga tabled five electoral reform Bills in Parliament. The Bills were: the Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill No.17, 2019, the Parliamentary …

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Blocking activists on social media

How Uganda is using old and new laws crack down on citizens, activists and politicians who criticise the president COMMENT | RONALD KAKUNGULU-MAYAMBAL Activists who use digital media are protected by international law and protocols that guarantee freedom of expression. Under international law, freedom of expression is also protected on …

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Credit where credit is due

Looking at formal Small Medium Enterprises alone, the unmet need for credit in Sub Saharan Africa is close to $100bn. An array of strategies exists to derisk Africa’s SMEs for lenders and spur private sector growth. | THE INDEPENDENT | Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are the driving force of …

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Ending HIV stigma

Woman wrongly convicted of spreading HIV released Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | During the Christmas holiday of 2018, Sylvia Komuhangi went on a tour in northern Uganda and decided to visit her friend Grace Anena in Kitgum. It was a visit that would change her life. And her life …

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