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Financing climate change in Africa

Global leaders commit to mobilise US$2bn to accelerate climate change adaptation Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | As Africa struggles to emerge from shocks caused and accelerated by climate change amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, world leaders have committed to prioritise actions that will help the continent emerge stronger, healthier and …

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‘No billion, no MP seat’

Report shows how Ugandan political candidates spent on elections SPECIAL FEATURE  | IAN KATUSIIME | In a place like Sheema, you can’t win an election if you do not have 1 billion (shillings),” Stephen Katwiromunda, the campaign manager of Dicksons Kateshumbwa, the MP-elect for Sheema Municipality told The Independent on …

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African elephants get more protection

  Conservationist body lists them as critically endangered Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Conservationists across Africa have welcomed a recent decision to upgrade the African savanna elephant and forest elephant as “endangered” and “critically endangered” species. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which is the global authority …

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Kampala-Jinja Expressway

  Needed today, won’t be ready by 2030 Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Uganda government on March 16 signed a US$229.5 million (Shs860 billion) financing agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) in the latest effort to raise money for the Kampala-Jinja Expressway. The Kampala-Jinja Expressway is being …

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Impact of AfCFTA on oil and gas industry

Improved efficiency and competition in the Africa markets will be significantly felt and boost development | SHANTEL MUFANDAIDZA | Created by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in 2018, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) came into effect on January 01, 2021. Since the World Trade Organisation creation, the …

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Maize trade tension

Why maize is causing trade tensions between Kenya and its neighbours | THE INDEPENDENT | There was confusion in the East African grain market recently after Kenya banned maize imports from Tanzania and Uganda. The Agriculture and Food Authority said the reason for the ban was that levels of mycotoxins …

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