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Fuel prices rise to a new high of sh5,400

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Fuel Prices at pump stations around Kampala hit the highest levels since November 2022 on Monday, as the local industry blamed the development on global factors. Prices have been rising since early August, reversing the one-year trend that had seen a liter of Petrol …

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World food prices decline for 12th consecutive month

Rome, Italy | Xinhua | World food prices declined for the 12th consecutive month in March, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Friday. It was the first time the index has fallen for a full year. FAO’s broad Food Price Index slipped 2.1 percent in March, and it …

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Netflix cuts prices for subscribers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Streaming giant Netflix has cut prices in more than 30 countries as it attempts to attract more subscribers, BBC reported on Feb.24. Prices have been cut in parts of Asia, Europe, Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. It comes as the rising …

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Global food prices surge 14.3 pct in 2022: FAO

Rome, Italy | Xinhua | Pushed by higher energy and fertilizer prices stemming from the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, global food prices were 14.3 percent higher in 2022 than a year earlier, the Rome-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday. In 2022, the FAO’s sub-indexes show …

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Cane farmers make case for amended Sugar Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sugarcane out growers have demanded for expeditious amendment of the Sugar Act, 2020 to include a revised formula on determination of cane price. A section of farmers from Mukono and Kayunga districts say that exclusion of other cane products such as molasses, carbon dioxide, bagas and …

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Cereal prices soar in Gulu city amidst scarcity

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prices of cereal crops have risen to a record high in Gulu city and other neighboring districts of Acholi. The price increment comes against the backdrop of a prolonged drought that affected the production of crops in the first farming season. Prices of cereal crops …

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