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AU deploys pre-election assessment mission to Kenya

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The African Union (AU) on Monday disclosed the deployment of its Pre-election Assessment Mission to Kenya to observe preparations for the country’s upcoming elections. Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has authorized the deployment of the mission to Kenya from May 16 to …

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Gov’t negotiating with COMESA countries for trade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has said that it is exploring new market opportunities within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa-COMESA member states. Uganda is currently facing a big challenge with key neighbors like South Sudan facing political unrest and the border closure by Rwanda. Some …

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NRM promotes trade in the region

    NRM MANIFESTO WEEK |  The Ministry of Trade implemented the manifesto commitment of continuing fast-tracking the East African Community (EAC) economic and political integration in line with the vision of having a single monetary union and achieving political federation of all the EAC member states. Economic integration was deepened …

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Competition, political interests killing EAC integration

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The faltering of the East African member states is an indicator that leaders have to launch a new and comprehensive consultation for solutions that will make it work.  The observation was made by professional bodies, economic analysts and government officials in the wake of trade …

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Forget China, think local

New report by EPRC echoes global procurement experts on post-COVID business | THE INDEPENDENT | Businesses in Uganda should build new supply chains following the disruption to their old ones caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19. That is one of many takeaways from a business climate survey …

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Coronavirus: COMESA agency issues tough warning to companies

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | The Lusaka based COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) on March 17th issued a warning to companies and individuals that are selling products which are not medically tested and approved which they claim can treat or prevent the world pandemic, coronavirus. Signed by George K. Lipimile, the director and …

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