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Uganda loses 30 to 39% of VAT revenues – Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda loses between 30 and 39 percent of revenues that should be collected through Value Added Tax (VAT). This is contained in a research paper titled “The Value Added Tax Gap Analysis for Uganda” authored by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) researchers Corti Paul Lakuma …

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Study: Rwenzori residents happy with creation of new districts

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in the Rwenzori region are happy with the creation of new administrative units. This is according to a study conducted by Kabarole Research and Resource Centre, an NGO operating in the Rwenzori region. The study conducted by Makerere University political scientist, Prof Godfrey …

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Ugandans drink more Nescafe than other coffees – study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans drink more Nescafe coffee than other coffees in spite of the country being home to some of the best coffees in the world. The managing director of Uganda Coffee Development Authority, Emmanuel Niyibigira, says a study they recently conducted show that Nescafe, a soluble …

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Skin cancer deaths rates soar, mostly for men

Paris, France | AFP | Skin cancer deaths among men have soared in wealthy nations since 1985, with mortality rates among women rising more slowly or even declining, researchers told a medical conference in Glasgow Sunday. Reasons for the discrepancy between sexes are unclear but evidence suggests men are “less …

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Week 34 of pregnancy reduces breast cancer risk: study

Paris, France | AFP | Women’s bodies undergo a “striking” change during a specific week of pregnancy that can significantly reduce their risk of developing breast cancer later in life, scientists said Tuesday. Previous research has highlighted how women under the age of 30 can reduce their risk of contracting …

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Informal sector eating up global workforce – UN study

Zurich, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 61 percent of the global workforce earns their livelihoods in the informal sector, with no social protection, rights at work and decent working conditions. Majority of these (85.8 percent) are in emerging and developing economies in Africa. The findings are revealed in …

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