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Govt rejects proposal to export Sugarcane to Kenya

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is opposed to the proposal to export unprocessed raw materials such as sugar cane. The Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Minister Amelia Kyambadde stated this while presenting a statement to parliament on the issue of excess sugar cane in Busoga sub-region. Kyambadde told …

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Roscongress, Afreximbank and REC sign agreement to promote trade

Moscow, Russia | Isaac Khisa | As part of the Russia–Africa Economic Conference in Moscow, Russia, the Roscongress Foundation, African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), and the Russian Export Center (REC) on June.21 signed an agreement to cooperate on establishing effective communication between expert communities and business circles in the Russian Federation and …

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RWANDA-UGANDA: When two elephants fight

Feud between Rwanda, Uganda strongmen takes toll Katuna, Uganda | AFP | The people living on either side of the Ugandan-Rwandan border at Katuna never much considered the boundary: children crossed for school, workers moved freely and trade thrived. That harmony evaporated in February when Rwanda abruptly closed the crossing, …

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Traders to reap big as Kenya, Uganda sign pacts

Mombasa, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan and Kenyan traders will be the biggest beneficiaries after their two countries yesterday signed a raft of agreements meant to ease trade, cement political ties and improve their social/cultural connections. The colourful signing ceremony, conducted at the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, was witnessed …

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MUSEVENI: Free movement of goods in East Africa is key

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has emphasized that the free movement of goods and services is a matter of survival for Uganda, East Africa and Africa. “Supporting one another’s prosperity by buying one another’s goods and services is the correct way. With our united market, we can, …

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COMESA trade barriers

COMESA: Experts call for harmonisation of standards within the trading bloc Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa bloc presents huge opportunities for businesses but a number of challenges remain. Delegates from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Malawi said at a recent meeting …

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