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Export earnings fall 50% in April

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s exports earnings fell sharply in the month of April compared to March owing to a drop in gold exports and goods crossing to Rwanda, a Ministry of Finance filing shows. The May 2019 economy performance report shows that export earnings fell by 49.1% …

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Buganda and EAC political federation

Katikkiro Mayiga should summon the Lukiiko come out with a clear Buganda position Kampala, Uganda | KAVUMA KAGGWA | President Yoweri Museveni has been selected to oversee and provide political guidance to the legal experts tasked with the drafting of the East African Community (EAC) constitution on political confederation. The …

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EAC confident Uganda-Rwanda tensions will be solved

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community (EAC) Secretary General, Ambassador Liberat Mfumukeko has said the organisation is confident Rwanda and Uganda diplomatic stand-off will be resolved. Rwanda, two weeks ago closed its Gatuna border in Kabale district, reportedly to upgrade their One Stop Border Post. The move …

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MPs seek AG’s opinion on local content bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee has directed the Attorney General, William Byaruhanga to give an opinion on whether the proposed National Local Content Bill, 2019 conflicts with the regional Protocol. The objective of the Bill is to guarantee priority and exclusive use of …

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Kagame is new head of the EAC summit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After several postponements, Presidents of the East African Community (EAC) met in the Tanzanian city of Arusha on Feb.01. The summit which has aborted twice – first on Nov. 30 when Burundi pulled out forcing its cancellation and Dec.27 when the meeting didn’t happen …

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