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‘Congolese’ in Uganda struggle without IDs in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu City residents of Congolese origin are struggling to access services due to the lack of Uganda’s National Identity cards. There are more than one hundred Congolese who have for the last twenty-years settled in the different parts of Gulu with the majority in Bardege-Layibi …

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10,000 Congolese refugees relocated to Bundibugyo district

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of the Prime Minister has resolved to resettle more than 10,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC to the transit centre in Bundibugyo district. The refugees who are fleeing fighting in Boga town crossed into Ntoroko district. The town is about 25km …

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Regional trade promotion

Manufacturers, experts want government to put in place protective measures | THE INDEPENDENT | How can Uganda take advantage of regional markets to boost economic activities? How best can the private sector work with government to tap into business opportunities in the East African region and beyond? These are pertinent …

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Over 10,000 Congolese refugees enter Ntoroko district

Ntoroko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 10,000 refugees fleeing instability in Boga town in the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC have crossed into Ntoroko district mainly via Rwamabale, Kayanja and Haibale. Boga is about 25km from Ntoroko district. Majority of the refugees have pitched camp at Rwamabale primary school while others …

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DRC is Uganda’s top trade surplus partner – BoU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was Uganda’s number one source of trade surplus in 2020 according to Bank of Uganda trade statistics, and road projects launched yesterday by President Museveni and his DR Congo counterpart Felix Antoine Tshisekedi will likely further boost Uganda’s trade …

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Museveni, Tshekedi commission road infrastructure projects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni and his DRC counterpart Felix Tshisekedi have commissioned the start of the construction work of roads in the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. They also launched the Mpondwe bridge in Kasese district. The two leaders met at the Kisindi border post to launch …

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Export guarantee safeguards key for promoting regional trade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda needs an export guarantee scheme for trade with Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, according to the Uganda Manufacturers Association Executive Director, Daniel Birungi. Birungi made the remarks at the recently held post-budget virtual conference in Kampala sponsored by Absa Bank Uganda. Birungi’s …

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Over 600 refugees enter Bundibugyo as war escalates in Eastern DRC

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 650 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC, fleeing the war in the eastern part of their country have entered Bundibugyo district through Rwamabale sub county in Ntoroko district. The refugees first settled in Burondo, Ntandi town council, Ngamba and Ntotoro sub-counties. The …

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