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THIS WEEK: Businessman Kassim Omar passes on

Kampala, Uganda | THIS WEEK | New East Africa Business Council (EABC) boss Kassim Omar on Sept.05 passed on following a blood clot operation at Nakasero hospital. Omar was elected as chairman of the regional private sector body in June taking over from Mr Audace Ndayizeye, of the Federal Chamber of Commerce and Industry …

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Japanese company completes Sadolin paints acquisition in East Africa

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |  Sadolin Paints Uganda Limited has been acquired by Kansai Plascon Africa Limited; a subsidiary of Japan based Kansai Paint Company, officials representing the two companies told journalists at the company’s US$10 million plant at Namanve Industrial Hub – outside Kampala city on Aug. 03. Officials …

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EAC election observers start work in Kenya

Nairobi, KENYA | JUMUIYA |  The East African Community Election Observation Mission to Kenya’s 8th August 2017 General Elections has been launched in Nairobi, Kenya, with an appeal to all Kenyans to vote calmly and uphold peace and tranquillity for the betterment of all Kenyans and the East African region …

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LIVE: Matia Kasaija’s Sh29 trillion budget

LIVE: The Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Matia Kasaija has read out a Shs29 trillion 2017/18 national budget for Uganda. Kasaija read the budget to parliament on behalf of President Yoweri Museveni. (READ FULL BUDGET HERE  click) Before that, the Minister of Works tabled the Civil Aviation Authority amendment bill 2017 …

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President Museveni urges unity in diversity in South Sudan

  President Museveni urges unity in diversity in South Sudan as worlds’ youngest nation embarks on national dialogue to stop the war Juba, South Sudan| PPU| President Yoweri Museveni has urged the people of South Sudan to embrace unity for prosperity and development warning that the misuse of identity can …

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SHs5000: Uganda sets maximum price for sugar

Uganda sets sh5,000 as maximum price for sugar; trade licences of hoarders to be revoked Government has intervened to control the escalating price of sugar in Uganda by setting a ceiling price of sh5,000. Addressing a press conference on Friday, Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde directed that sugar be …

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