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Youth can help achieve SDGs

  In 2015, Samuel Malinga, at age 26, founded Sanitation Africa—a company engaged in turning human waste into briquettes for cooking and agricultural manure.  For his innovative approach to waste management, he has been recognized by several organizations, including the Tony Elumelu Foundation, a philanthropy that awarded him a grant …

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INTERVIEW: High tax rates fuel corruption in customs

Recently, Uganda hosted members of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) hailing from 24 countries of East and Southern Africa (ESA) for a two-day 22nd governance council to discuss matters tax administration. The Independent’s Julius Businge jointly interviewed the organisers – WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya and Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General …

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PROFILE: Santa Anzo on fashion and heart matters

Santa Anzo is one of Uganda’s top fashion emblems. She has represented the country on multiple international fashion festivals including Fashion for Peace international initiative, Kenya fashion Week, Mozambique Fashion Week, Swahili Fashion Week in Dar-es-Salaam and Africa Fashion Month among others. She started out professionally as a model with …

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Fighting abuse of Uganda’s labour abroad

Lillian Keene-Mugerwa is the managing director of International Employment Linkages (IEL). She spoke to the Independent’s Agnes E Nantaba about externalization of labour as a solution to Uganda’s unemployment. What key elements encompass your management philosophy? The whole issue in management waters down to value because even if you are …

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