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Uganda internet most expensive in world

Government aware of harm to ICT use and innovations, growth in digital financial services, e-commerce, e-government | THE INDEPENDENT | The cost of internet use in Uganda is the highest in the world, according to research by Surfshark; a cybersecurity company based in the Netherlands that deals in virtual private …

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EU resolution on EACOP

  ‘It’s engagement with the EU, not insults that will unlockUganda Oil project’ Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | As the fallout from the “emergency resolution” passed on Sept.15 by the European Parliament continues to rattle sections of Ugandans, one of the local civil society organisations that track developments in Uganda’s …

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Rwanda genocide trial starts in Hague

Felicien Kabuga faces three counts of genocide and two counts of crimes against humanity | THE INDEPENDENT | A UN tribunal in The Hague has opened the genocide trial of a Rwandan businessman captured two years ago after decades on the run. The suspect, Felicien Kabuga, decided to boycott the …

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No shine in Uganda’s gold

Vanishing mineral exports dent economic recovery Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s non-formal export sector has maintained a downward trajectory year-on-year, according to the latest July 2022 figures from Bank of Uganda (BoU). The effect has been a dent on the otherwise emerging signs of recovery in exports buoyed …

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Breaching public debt ceiling

Kenya case show how a country gets there and what that means Kenya’s newly elected president, William Ruto, has earned more legal space to borrow for his grandiose economic plan after parliament recently raised the country’s public debt ceiling to KSh10 trillion (US$100 billion). The new administration says the country …

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Unpaid work by women

What is the true impact on their mental health? | THE INDEPENDENT | Over the last several decades, gender roles have evolved and changed to reflect shifting societal norms. Yet, despite these changes, unpaid household labour disparities still exist between partnered men and women worldwide. From cooking and cleaning, to …

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