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University Freshers Camp focuses on sexual violence

  Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Ugandan University students have been given tips on how to fight and stay clear of sexual violence. “Don’t participate in sexual violence. Stand up against strangers and perpetrators of sexual violence; we need to trust and support people who speak out or feel harassed,” …

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How to bring women, youth to formal economy

Closing the financial inclusion gap will require government, private sector and development partners. Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | How can women and youth population participate in the country’s formal economic activities?  This is what formed part of the discussion at a breakfast meeting organised by Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU) …

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Women activists list seven demands from government

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Women activists from 17 non-governmental organisations and nine individuals under their umbrella organization, Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) have listed seven demands they want government to pay attention to in a bid to improve the social welfare of girls and women in Uganda. This comes amidst …

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UWONET weeklong event targets policy makers

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) is holding the 4th National Women’s Week through several topical discussions on matters policy running up to October 27 in Kampala. The event that started on Oct.19, according to Rita Aciro-Lakor, the Network’s executive director is discussing socio-economic and political …

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Jumia Uganda gets new CEO

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Online shop, Jumia Uganda has announced Ron Kawamara as new chief executive officer. Ron has previously served as the regional managing director of Jumia Food, East Africa, and brings his wealth of experience in the African e-commerce industry, officials announced at a press conference at …

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Uganda gets more refugee support from American people

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The U.S. government and the American people are continuing to support refugees in Uganda with nearly $83 million in additional humanitarian assistance by the end of the U.S. fiscal year 2018. According to a press release issued by the U.S Embassy in Kampala on Oct.17, …

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Agriculture: digital tools supporting rural farmers

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Experts in agriculture and information technology want farming communities to be supported through digital tools such as phones as a mechanism of encouraging them not to leave agriculture. The tools such as phones are popularly being used as avenues to facilitate communication and payments to …

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Farmer network hits 1 million users in Uganda, Kenya

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Wefarm, one of the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital networks has announced that it has reached over 1.1 million users across Kenya and Uganda. The network said in a notice shared on Oct.16 that farmers have asked and answered more than one million questions through Wefarm …

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2018 Trade Fair excites

Manufacturers at event ask for government support Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda International Trade Fair (UGITF), an annual event for manufacturers, returned for its 26th edition on Oct.2-10. The event that was held at the Uganda Manufacturers Association in Lugogo attracted thousands of tradeshow goers and exhibitors. Besides their …

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