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Behind Uganda’s failing industries

Experts blame ‘weak’ govt, disjointed policies Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a new paper titled ‘The political economy of reviving industrial policy in Uganda,’ Pritish Behuria; a Professor in Politics, Governance and Development at The University of Manchester, attempts to explain why Buy Uganda Build Uganda (BUBU), a …

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Kenya appeals to Uganda to sign EU trade pact

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya has again appealed to Uganda for a joint strategy on accessing the European market through the stalled EU/EAC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Kenya also wants to partner with Uganda in negotiating a trade deal with the US as the the AGOA, the American Growth …

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UNBS suspends importation of used clothes, shoes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has suspended the importation of second-hand clothes and shoes in what it says is a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. In a statement on Tuesday, Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) said “used footwear and used textiles that as a precautionary …

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Banning second-hand clothes

To stop relying on Western hand-me-downs, African countries are importing Chinese textile companies Rwanda | LILY KUO | Every day the workers at C&H Garment Factory are required to learn a few words of Chinese. Today’s lesson, written on a whiteboard at the back of a humming factory floor, is …

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