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MPs decry corruption, indebtedness as Uganda marks 58th independence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have decried the high level of corruption in the country and continued borrowing as the country marks its 58th Independence anniversary. Uganda celebrated its independence October 9, at State House Entebbe under the theme; “Celebrating Uganda’s steady progress towards economic take-off …

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MUSEVENI: Uganda’s economic outlook is positive

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Uganda’s economy has transformed to a level where the country will be self-sufficient and achieve sustainable economic growth and job creation. He was speaking during the 58th Independence Day celebrations held at State …

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Nigeria since independence

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Key events in the history of Nigeria since independence from Britain in 1960: – First coup – In January 1966 the first in a series of military coups takes place amid dissatisfaction with progress after colonial rule. Significantly, it is also triggered by the fact that …

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DR Congo: Key dates since independence

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  Key dates in the post-independence history of the Democratic Republic of Congo: – End of Belgian rule – On June 30, 1960, the Belgian Congo becomes independent. Power is shared between Joseph Kasa-Vubu, the president, and his prime minister, Patrice Lumumba. Rivalry between the …

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DR Congo: Key dates since independence

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Key dates in the post-independence history of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where presidential elections will be held on Sunday: – End of Belgian rule – On June 30, 1960, the Belgian Congo becomes independent. Power is shared between Joseph Kasa-Vubu, the president, and …

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ECONOMY: Which way Uganda?

Taking stock of Uganda’s economy 55 years after independence Kampala, Uganda | COMMENT | SARAH LOGAN| October 9 marked 55 years since Uganda’s independence in 1962. The country’s economy has seen many changes during this time, affected by periods of political instability, civil war, fluctuating global commodity prices, and various …

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