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Café Javas delights Nairobi

The bold move extends competition to established brands – Chicken Inn, Java House and American chains Hardee’s, Burger King Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The news of Café Javas’ entry into Nairobi, East Africa’s largest capital was greeted with elation by its Ugandan patrons. Social media was inundated with …

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UIA’s restructuring takes shape

Investment body to nearly double its staff to promote investment, create jobs Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Jolly Kaguhangire, the executive director of Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) is marking her first anniversary on the new job with restructuring at the investment agency aimed at marketing Uganda as a profitable …

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When Odinga swore in as ‘People’s President’

NASA’s Musyoka, Mudavadi skip event Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Huge crowds gathered at Uhuru Park in Nairobi to witness the swearing in of Kenya’s Leader of Opposition, Raila Odinga as the ‘People’s President’ on Jan. 30. Earlier in the day, the government shut down three television stations; Citizen TV, …

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NRM’s big numbers

Ruling party’s unrivalled growth scrutinized as it marks 32 years in power Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | In 2006, after the first election since the country adopted the multiparty system of government in 2005, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) had 205 MPs, after the 2011 elections that shot …

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Museveni and the death penalty

President says it’s his way of dealing with the rampant killings happening in the country Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | President Yoweri Museveni has repeated his determination to sign death warrants for those who commit offences like murder. He says it is his way of dealing with the rampant killings …

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Launch of the Mutebile centre

Longest-serving central bank boss feted at inaugural lecture Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The launch on Jan.11 of the Tumusiime Mutebile Centre of Excellence was the perfect moment to fete the long-serving governor of the central bank.  At the helm since 2001, Mutebile is the longest serving governor the …

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Inside Somalia’s wars

How a clan system and external players are complicating the country’s reconstruction    Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | When I flew to Mogadishu, Somalia’s sandy capital,  on December 16,  2017; I was filled with a heady mix of anxiety and excitement because of the image we all have of …

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