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New blood for NSSF board

Finance Minister Matia Kasaija wants tangible results Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Matia Kasaija has appointed Peter Kimbowa, a team leader at the CEO Summit Uganda– a private sector Think Tank and managing Partner at IFE Consultants, as the pension fund’s …

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Guinea’s minerals and the coup

There has been a fight for its iron ore mines ANALYSIS | BY AGENCIES | Guinea’s special forces on Sunday Sept.05 ousted the West African country’s president, Alpha Condé, raising the political and operational risk for its minerals, which include bauxite, diamonds, iron ore and gold. Mining accounts for about …

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Obama: Invest in NBA Africa

How it could boost basketball on the continent ANALYSIS | JOHN NAURIGHT AND SARAH ZIPP | Former US president Barack Obama’s decision to invest in the National Basketball Association’s Africa venture reflects a lot about his past – his basketball playing youth and his African roots. It also signals that …

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Masaka’s machete murders

An over-confident president, weak police, and political intrigue Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Late evening on July 23, two men were riding home on a bicycle when they were ambushed and attacked by machete-wielding assailants. John Kabanda and Vincent Kalya were both hit on the head and left to …

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Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya

Why is government targeting the MPs over Masaka killings? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The charge with murder and remand of MPs Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya, to Kitalya Prison (later switched to kigo) in connection with the killings in the Greater Masaka region has sparked criticism from angry …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana: Why is government targeting MPs over Masaka killings? THE LAST WORD Losing sight of grand strategy: How Kampala’s cold war with Kigali harms Uganda’s national interest and what can be …

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Gig economy is the future of work

  The question is how digital platforms and policymakers might provide protection and benefits COMMENT | SAQIB MUNIR | There is no doubt that 2021 and 2020 have been defining years for the world. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will shape our lives for decades to come – both …

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