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DR Congo temporarily bans import of key consumer goods

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Authorities have banned imports of several popular consumer products in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo for six months to fight smuggling, Trade Minister Jean-Lucien Busa said Monday. “We have decided on the temporary restriction of imports in the western part of …

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Museveni launches Kkubiri Furniture Makers Development Initiative

  Kampala, Uganda | PPU | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has this morning launched the Kkubiri Furniture Makers Development initiative,workshop. The furniture makers group has been supported by the President through his office, equipping their workshop with modern furniture making equipment. The KKubiri Furniture Makers Development Initiative has a membership of over 1000 people organised …

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Pulitzer Prizes honor US election coverage

New York, United States | AFP | Campaign reporting that exposed misleading claims by now US President Donald Trump about charitable giving and commentary about last year’s divisive US presidential campaign won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday. David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post won the national reporting award for what the board …

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Ugandan takes charge at top brewery UBL

  Mark Ocitti Ongom was on Thursday unveiled in Kampala as the new Managing Director (MD) of Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL), taking over from Nyimpini Mabunda. Ongom is only the second Ugandan to lead the beverage manufacturer since UK multinational Diageo Plc, acquired majority shareholding in East African Breweries Limited …

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