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Ugandan shilling tumbles

By Julius Businge The Uganda shilling tumbled 2.2% against the dollar touching 2670/80 in the week ending Nov. 23 from the previous close of 2605/15. The central bank intervened in the early morning session on Friday-Nov. 23 to halt the slide as demand for dollar surged. Denis Mashanyu, the forex trader …

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Kampala city’s troubles

By Joseph Bossa A historical perspective shows need to build confidence and trust with firmness Kampala has not lived up the expectations of a capital city. There are people who argue that it is irredeemable and that Uganda should establish a new capital city somewhere else. Others assent that it …

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Corruption and development

By Christopher Blattman If corruption hurts growth, why have economists not found much evidence for it? Should foreign donors care about corruption in developing countries? Or is corruption an Anglo-American fetish? Corruption infuriates me as much as the next person. It is despicable, pure and simple. But Westerners care about …

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Museveni addresses COMESA delegates

By Julius Businge President Yoweri Museveni has today, Nov. 23 urged the COMESA member states to support the integration process within of the COMESA bloc to enable it record positive achievements. Museveni advised member states to copy what developed countries did, especially China so they can have their economies in …

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