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Tanzania wants new EAC rules

Experts say regional body is ‘club of suspicious people’ Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania’s recent call for the evaluation of the East African Community legal instruments to reflect current times has elicited mixed reactions among regional analysts. When President Suluhu recently met top …

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Gideon Badagawa, champion of private sector, dies

Fallen economist and statistician hailed as tireless advocate of the business community OBITUARY | IAN KATUSIIME | Covid19 continues to claim some of Uganda’s most impactful minds. Gideon Badagawa, executive director of Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), succumbed to coronavirus on the early morning of June 21 at Mulago Hospital, …

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THE INDEPENDENT: COVID-19 cures fear of herbal medicines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY COVID-19 cures fear of herbal medicines: But safety concerns remain THE LAST WORD The challenge of democratic politics: Who is a moral candidate for parliament: the candidate who promises electricity or one who …

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Regional trade promotion

Manufacturers, experts want government to put in place protective measures | THE INDEPENDENT | How can Uganda take advantage of regional markets to boost economic activities? How best can the private sector work with government to tap into business opportunities in the East African region and beyond? These are pertinent …

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Economy at crossroads

Can Mutebile’s latest announcement and government spending plan save the economy hurt by coronavirus lockdowns? | JULIUS BUSINGE | On June 16, Bank of Uganda Governor, Emmanuel T. Mutebile made a big announcement that many pundits believed would boost economic recovery. For the first time in many months, Mutebile cut …

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