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Kalerwe market vendors toiling on the streets

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A number of vendors are struggling to survive on the streets after losing their stalls in the Markets at Kalerwe for failure to raise money to secure space. Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA closed all the markets at Kalerwe about a month ago citing overcrowding. It …

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World oil prices claw back ground after crash

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | Oil prices surged more than six percent in Asian trade Tuesday following heavy losses a day earlier after top exporter Saudi Arabia began a price war with Russia. West Texas Intermediate was trading up 6.1 percent at more than $33 a barrel while Brent crude …

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Nigerian farmers hope to spread shea butter wealth

Kodo, Nigeria | AFP |  Surrounded by four children, Ladi Usman scoops shea nut paste from a plastic container into a metal pot on the stove in her cramped kitchen. Squinting to keep charcoal fumes out of her eyes, she stirs it with a bamboo stick, completing the final stages of eking …

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NFA burns poor quality tree seeds worth UGX24 million

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The National Forestry Authority-NFA has destroyed bags over 32 tree seed species valued at Shillings 24 million, saying they are of low quality. The seeds were set ablaze at the National Tree Seed Center- NTSC in Namanve, which is responsible for collecting, processing and distributing …

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Market women take new look at life

NGOs are shaping how women look at power, rights, money Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Kalerwe Market on the northern edges of Kampala city is a bustling open space; crowded, messy, and noisy. Squashed in the junction of two busy city roads; the Gayaza-Kampala road and the Northern bypass …

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UMEME disconnects Mbale market over Sh33 million power debt

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | UMEME has disconnected Mbale Central Market over accumulated unpaid power bills of Shs 33million.The disconnection, which was carried out two weeks ago has left vendors counting losses. The most affected areas include; those selling fresh fish, meat, salons, tertiary clothes, tailors, mobile phones repairs, bakery, …

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Transformer manufacturer asks Gov’t for support to penetrate market

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electrical Controls and Switchgear (ECS) limited, a local company that has ventured into manufacturing transformers has called for government assistance in penetrating the market. James Kalibbala, the managing director of ECS says they ventured into manufacturing of transformers last year, however, they have so far …

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New app to boost market women

Busy customers will no longer have to drive to markets for foodstuffs Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | A new app to be launched next month will boost the fortunes of market women who operate in areas like Nakawa, Kalerwe, Ntinda and Nakasero. The app is meant to eliminate the role …

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Cryptocurrency bitcoin marks 10 years

London, United Kingdom | AFP | October 31, 2008 marked the birth of bitcoin. Ten years on, the world’s first cryptocurrency is at the forefront of a complex financial system viewed warily by markets and investors. From its first evocation amid a global financial crisis, in a white paper written …

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