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Kutesa meets US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Uganda’s Kutesa hails US decision to prioritize trade with Africa Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa has called on US business operators to do business with Uganda as the physical and policy environment is one of the best in Africa. He made these …

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Fair trade in coffee

How coffee marketing arrangement is putting more money in farmers pockets, improving quality Kampala, Uganda | ANDREW S. KAGWA | 80-year old widow Anna Kyamulabi grows coffee on her half acre farm in Bulwanyi village, near Kyengera in Wakiso District. She is a Fairtrade producer, although it unclear if she knows …

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Sudan-based airline TARCO to fly to Entebbe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Improved bilateral relations plus the recent lifting of tough economic and trade sanctions on Sudan look set to improve Uganda-Sudan trade. The coffee and airlines businesses are already reaping, if talks between visiting Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir and host President Yoweri Museveni are …

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Museveni and Bashir speak out on Somalia, South Sudan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Visiting Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir and host Yoweri Museveni of Uganda have called upon the international community to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) with the resources and requisite capabilities to more effectively assist the current government. In a statement released Monday at …

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Sudan’s Bashir starts state visit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan is in Uganda for a two-day state visit November 13-14, 2017. Bashir and his host President Yoweri Museveni will discuss a number of areas of cooperation including trade and investment, agriculture, regional peace and security as well as international …

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UN’s number two accused in Chinese scam to import Nigerian rosewood

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed faced accusations from an advocacy group on Thursday that she granted illegal permits to Chinese firms to import endangered Nigerian timber when she was Nigeria’s environment minister. Documents provided by Mohammed were used by Chinese importers to clear …

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VIDEO: Museveni & Magufuli commit to removal of trade barriers

VIDEO: Museveni & Magufuli commit to removal of trade barriers Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | President Yoweri Museveni and his Tanzania counterpart John Pombe Magufuli  committed themselves to eliminating all the trade barriers that hinder cross border trade among the two countries. The two leaders gave their assurances as they …

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IMF chief urges more support for global trade

Washington, United States | AFP | IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde urged global leaders Wednesday not to reject international trade as policy shifts by Washington and London force resets on major global commercial treaties. Lagarde admitted that the rapid lowering of trade barriers in recent decades had caused significant dislocation, including …

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