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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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Rugasira on new Uganda Development Corporation board

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Uganda Development Corporation (UDC), the investment arm of government mandated to promote and facilitate industrial and economic development of the country, has finally got a first Board of Directors since its revival in 2008. The new board which will be chaired by Hamu Mugenyi, …

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THIS WEEK: UMA trade fair set for October 3-10

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The annual Uganda International Trade Fair organised by Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) is this year celebrating its Silver Jubilee from October 3- 10 at the show grounds in Lugogo. The Fair offers an international marketing platform for multi-sectoral goods and services from within and …

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Museveni, EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker discuss EPA

Kampala, Uganda | PPU | President Yoweri Museveni has met the European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and presented a raft of concerns raised by East African Community (EAC) member states on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA). Leading a delegation of EAC trade ministers to the meeting at the EU …

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Museveni in Brussels for key EU-EPA discussions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni is in Belgium on a three-day working visit that will include talks with European Union (EU) about the EU-EAC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Museveni took over chairmanship of the East African Community (EAC) from Tanzania’s  John Pole Magufuli in May with a promise …

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