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Museveni and Bashir speak out on Somalia, South Sudan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Visiting Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir and host Yoweri Museveni of Uganda have called upon the international community to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) with the resources and requisite capabilities to more effectively assist the current government. In a statement released Monday at …

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Uganda’s surging coffee exports

The country exported highest coffee volumes in 20 years in 2016/17 season Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s coffee industry seems to be recovering from low export volumes in the previous years as the newly planted crops start production amidst declining prices on the international market. Latest data from …

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Manafwa NAADS officials jailed

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  Three NAADS officials from Manafwa District who caused a payment of 65.3m shs for supply of 100,000 coffee seedlings without following procurement laws, regulations and requirements have been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment each, if they fail to pay a total court fine of …

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COFFEE: ‘Coffee naps’ put to rest

How a cup before a nap helps you power through the day |CHIN MOI CHOW| Caffeine and napping have something in common. Both make you feel alert and can enhance your performance, whether that’s driving, working or studying. But some people are convinced that drinking a coffee before a nap …

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COFFEE: Want to live longer?

Drinking coffee could be your secret elixir, scientist says Here’s another reason to start the day with a cup of coffee: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer. Drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, …

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BUSINESS: Low prices ahead for coffee

Rising global exports and inventory levels weaken prices: ICO The International Coffee Organisation’s (ICO) has predicted low prices into the near future for both the global Robusta and Arabica crop. In its latest April report, the ICO notes that growers such as Uganda, Indonesia, Honduras, India and Peru, who  contribute …

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Uganda needs a caffeine fix

Insights from Vietnam’s coffee market success By: Astrid R.N. Haas Until recently Vietnam and Uganda shared a similar trajectory in the development of their coffee sectors. Today, Vietnam has emerged as the second largest coffee producer in the world. In Uganda, poor agricultural inputs and a failing institutional environment have …

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