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Centenary Bank appoints Balikuddembe Executive Director

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Centenary have finally filled the top job at the bank by appointing Joseph Kiwanuka Balikuddembe as Executive Director. It is a reunion for him, and Centenary Bank that are Uganda’s leading commercial microfinance bank, as he started his banking career with them. Balikuddembe brings to …

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Centenary Bank gets US$10 million for SME lending

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Centenary Bank has signed a Loan Portfolio Guarantee agreement with the African Guarantee Fund worth US$10million to fund SMEs in Uganda. The 5-year partnership aims to unlock financing intended to facilitate the promotion and growth and development of Small and Medium sized Enterprises. Fabian …

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Macron, Merkel, UN chief target Trump’s world view

Paris, France | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN chief Antonio Guterres took turns in warning about the dangers of nationalism on Sunday as they marked the centenary of the end of World War I. Without mentioning US President Donald Trump by name, all …

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World leaders mark 100 years since WWI Armistice in Paris

Paris, France | AFP | World leaders gathered in Paris will lead global commemorations on Sunday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I at a time of growing nationalism and diplomatic tensions. Around 70 leaders including US and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will …

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Macron urges European army to defend against Russia, US

Paris, France | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron called Tuesday for a “real European army” as the continent marks a century since the divisions of World War I, to better defend itself against Russia and even the United States. Macron, who has pushed for a joint European Union military …

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Banks court small borrowers

Centenary becomes third bank to unveil micro-loans to customers via mobile phones Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Despite talk that micro-loans may not create a big impact on the economy, the scramble for a share of the small loans business by Uganda’s banking industry continues to gain momentum. Centenary Bank …

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