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The big Fintech opportunity

New law to facilitate trade and digital payment systems Kampala, Uganda  | JULIUS BUSINGE | Fintech offers enormous opportunities such as improving service delivery, provision of employment opportunities and boosting financial inclusion for the unbanked to the developing economies. It is therefore important that the innovations are appreciated, according to …

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Govt expects FID in early 2020

Uganda woos new oil investors in Cape Town Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Despite the current stalemate in the local oil and gas industry, the government remains optimistic that the joint venture oil companies involved in commercializing Uganda’s petroleum resources will reach a final investment decision before April, 2020. …

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EAC Heads of State Summit postponed to next year

  Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | The 21st Ordinary Meeting of the EAC Heads of State Summit initially scheduled for Saturday, 30th November, 2019 has been postponed to a later date in either January or February next year. EAC Secretary General Liberat Mfumukeko said Wednesday that the 21st Summit was postponed …

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‘Sophia tye kwene?’

  Where is Sophia? A mother’s cry of despair and her unwavering search for her missing daughter COMMENT |  Marije Slijkerman | October 28, 2019, marks four years without Sophia. Our lovely, smart, strong-willed, lively, cheerful, ambitious and beautiful daughter and sister. It is unreal, incomprehensible, unacceptable and unbearable. It is said …

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ADF rebels strike again, 10 killed in eastern DR Congo

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  Between 10 and 21 civilians were killed in two attacks by a notorious militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where government forces have vowed to root out armed groups, sources said Wednesday. Seven people were killed in the city of Beni and between …

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JOBS: NSSF Childcare Overseer

  JOB TITLE: CHILDCARE OVERSEER REPORTS TO: CRECHE MANAGER DEPARTMENT: HUMAN RESOURCE AND ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT DUTY STATION: KAMPALA, WORKERS HOUSE Main purpose: The job holder is responsible for effecting the day to day running of the crèche by organising and implementing a stimulating and varied programme of activities for children …

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MUSEVENI: Uganda Police are luckier than the army

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has made his first main visit to the Police Headquarters at Naguru in Nakawa Division in Kampala. He was received by the Internal Affairs State Minister, Obiga Kania and Inspector General of Police- IGP, Martin Okoth Ochola. Ochola applauded Museveni for visiting the …

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Rwanda deports five, accuses them of illegal entry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five Ugandans who were being detained in Rwanda have been deported. They are Gilbert Beingana, Amos Tibesiga and Nicholas Tumwesigye, all residents of Kabale district. Others include are Ivan Nirinyiyimana and Beatha Nyiramuco, from Kisoro district. The five were arrested last week for illegal …

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