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European union tourism retreat enters day two

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  European Union Ambassadors are meeting in Western Uganda to assess the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Uganda’s tourism sector.   Tourism is one of Uganda’s top foreign exchange-earners with annual receipts of USD 1.6 billion brought in by 1.8 million tourists according to the Uganda Tourism …

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Absence of international observers cannot stop polls – EC chairman

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Electoral Commission (EC) Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama has said that the absence of international election observers cannot stop an electoral process from taking place. Byabakama’s statement follows a revelation by the Head of Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Uganda, Ambassador Attilio Pacifici …

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Uganda-Europe summit to go ahead despite threat of coronavirus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The first-ever Uganda-Europe business summit that will bring together over 700 business people and organizations from Europe and Uganda is being eclipsed by a threat of the spread of coronavirus that is devastating parts of Europe. Germany, Italy and France are some of the European …

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EU ambassadors retreat kicks off in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Nine European Union Ambassadors are currently meeting in Mbale town in a four day retreat to discuss issues of governance, accountability human rights and others. The ambassadors are also using the retreat to visit different projects they fund in Eastern Uganda. They include the European …

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European Union discuss Uganda’s parliament, democracy

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | On Sept.19, the European Union in Uganda in conjunction with Makerere University held a one day event to discuss the role of Parliament in shaping representative democracy in Uganda. Held at Makerere University Main Hall, the event was to commemorate the International Day of Democracy, 2019. …

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Gov’t, European Union delegation meet over electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union is leading a discussion to review the status and implementation of Uganda’s electoral reforms. The discussion started with a meeting held last night between development partners and government officials in Kampala. The meeting held at the EU Ambasodors residence in Kololo …

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EU commits UGX 34 billion to climate change adaptation in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union-EU has committed 8 million Euros (34 billion Shillings) towards mitigating the effects of Climate Change in districts in the central cattle corridor, that experience semi-arid climatic conditions. Under the project, the EU will scale up agricultural adaptation activities in the districts of …

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COMMENT: European Union and Human Rights in Uganda

70 years after the Universal Declaration, the European Union has chosen seven priority areas to support COMMENT | ATTILIO PACIFICI | Seventy years ago, when global leaders came together to agree on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the world was just beginning its slow and painful recovery from a devastating …

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