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CSOs call for organic food laws, ban on herbicides

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Civil Society in Uganda has called on the government to immediately ban the use of agrochemicals that have been identified as harmful to human and animal life, or banned in other countries. These include glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup, Rodeo Aquatic Herbicide, and …

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New report hints on Uganda’s tax opportunities

URA should make personal income taxes more progressive by raising PAYE entry threshold Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | A new report published by Oxfam, Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute and other non-governmental organisations has identified gaps related to gender taxation, policy and administration, and that …

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How EAC can maximise AfCFTA trade opportunities

Experts outline ways in which partner states can benefit from the bloc | THE INDEPENDENT | Before COVID-19 hit world economies two years ago, there was optimism that Africa’s flagship project of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would quickly reshape markets across the …

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URA sees better revenue collections a head

The taxman recorded Shs900bn short fall in the first six months of FY2021/22 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s taxman failed to hit its revenue target collections for the first six months of this fiscal year but hopes to record improvements in the remaining period. Latest statistics from Uganda …

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Traders slam Uganda, Rwanda over partial border reopening

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Trade rights advocates in the region have decided not to withdraw their case against the governments of Uganda and Rwanda over the closure of the border almost three years ago, even after Rwanda announced it was re-opening it. Rather, the groups, the Eastern African Sub-Regional …

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Inside Africa’s development dilemma

 The dark side of African Continental Free Trade Area Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Africa’s heads of state on March 21, 2018 descended onto the hills of Kigali, Rwanda, to sign the long awaited agreement to create the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) that encompasses more than 1.2billion …

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