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NSSF targets more members through its smart card 

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s National Social Security Fund (NSSF) in partnership with various companies has unveiled a loyalty programme to enable members to access discounts on selected goods and services through the NSSF smart card. The initiative is one of the major features of the NSSF Smart card, …

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KCB Bank gets nod to acquire DRC bank

This becomes the second country to enter the mineral rich-nation Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Regional lender, KCB Group PLC has received a no objection to acquire Trust Merchant Bank SA (TMB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. KCB Group obtained the regulatory green light in Kenya, the Democratic Republic …

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ICC throws out Dominic Ongwen’s appeal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court appeals chamber threw out an appeal by former LRA rebel commander Dominic Ongwen challenging the 25-year sentence. The Hague-based court last year convicted Ongwen and consequently sentenced him to 25 years imprisonment for crimes against humanity committed during the insurgency in Northern …

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Uganda drops on Africa Visa Openness Index

Rwanda is ranked best in EAC Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | African countries are increasingly making better progress in their freedom of travel policies, most of which had been severely curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the 2022 Africa Visa Openness Index. The annual publication, prepared by the African …

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New HIV vaccine candidate

The experimental shot activates rare immune cells, a study found Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | An experimental vaccine designed to prevent HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) has produced promising results in a preliminary study involving a small group of volunteers. The vaccine candidate showed success in stimulating production of rare immune cells …

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