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Uganda to benefit from $21.3 million UK grant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is one of the 51 countries set to benefit from Shs 76.68 billion (USD$21.3 million) grant that the United Kingdom has pledged towards the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), an innovative global trade programme that brings together partners and resources to support Least Developed …

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ANALYSIS: Since removal of sanctions, Sudan’s economy has actually got worse

John Hursh | AFRICAN ARGUMENTS |  On 6 October, the US government announced that it would revoke the majority of economic sanctions imposed on Sudan. Many of them had been in place for two decades. Numerous governments, organisations, and commentators welcomed the decision. Sudan expert Alex de Waalcalled the move “long overdue”, while UN Special Rapporteur Idriss …

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Qatar emir, seeking new markets, starts West Africa tour

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Qatar’s emir landed in Senegal on Wednesday at the start of a six-nation tour of West Africa as Doha seeks out new markets after Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries cut ties with the wealthy emirate. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani’s is expected to visit …

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Battles loom in UK over competing Brexit demands

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain could remain closely aligned with the rules of the European Union’s single market under its initial withdrawal deal with Brussels, a move that has critics worried about heading towards a soft Brexit. The deal reached Friday after nearly six months of negotiations detailed …

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Uganda and Russia prepare for 2018 trade meeting

Moscow, Russia | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda and Russia have started preparations for the  upcoming 2nd Inter-governmental Commission aimed at improving trade and strenghthening relations between the two countries. The 2nd Uganda-Russia Intergovernmental Commission is scheduled to take place in May 2018. The Ugandan delegation to the meeting will comprise both …

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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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