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Housing Finance Bank targets Ugandans in diaspora

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Housing Finance Bank has outlined several initiatives aimed at encouraging foreign direct investment from Ugandans living abroad, while still improving the livelihoods of the people at home. Peace K. Ayebazibwe, the Executive Director of Housing Finance Bank shared the bank’s vision on Thursday at …

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Oulanyah pushes for more support for Uganda Diaspora

  Dubai, UAE  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has proposed action that deliberately aims to ensure government meaningfully supports the Ugandan diaspora. There ought to be a mechanism through which the diaspora is incorporated in the government structure, for streamlined financial support, he said. Oulanyah …

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Ugandans in diaspora protest, call for aid cut

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Ugandans living in London and the United States on Friday held protests calling on the two governments to cut aid to Uganda. In Downing Street, Westminster in London, the protesters who were clad in red attire chanted ‘People Power, Our Power’ and also …

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FAO, Uganda Agribusiness Alliance want Ugandans in diaspora to exploit opportunities in agriculture value chain

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Ugandans in the diaspora have mega opportunities to exploit in the agriculture value chain for Uganda using their periodical earnings, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation Country Representative for Uganda Dr. Antonio Querido. He was speaking to The Independent during the Uganda Diaspora Agribusiness …

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Muntu urges diaspora to fund Opposition campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Retired Maj. Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu has called on Ugandans in the diaspora to fund the campaigns of opposition political parties in the 2020/2021 general elections. He says the opposition have a common goal of taking over power. Muntu, a presidential candidate standing on the …

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Electoral Commission seeks to delay inmates right to vote

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission is seeking more time to implement an order to allow Ugandans in the diaspora and those in prisons to participate in electoral processes. The High Court in Kampala issued the order last month on the basis of a petition filed by …

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Ugandans in diaspora want National coffee bill withdrawn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Winnie Kabogoza a coffee farmer at Kasiiso village. She is among farmers who are against licensing of coffee growers A section of Ugandans living in the diaspora want the National Coffee bill 2018 withdrawn saying it will lead to exploitation of the farmers and also …

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Zimbabwe leader woos fled nationals to return in S.Africa speech

Pretoria, South Africa | AFP | Zimbabwe’s new leader on Thursday appealed to millions of nationals who fled economic decline and political turmoil to return home and help rebuild the nation following the fall of Robert Mugabe. Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, took over from the long-time leader who resigned on November 21 …

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