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Controversy over 2nd Cooperative Bank that started in 1997

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bank of Uganda disposed of the Cooperative Bank, which started operations in 1997, the Committee on Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises-COSASE, heard on Thursday. Hannington Wasswa, the Director Commercial Banking in Bank of Uganda disclosed this while responding to a query by COSASE Chairperson, …

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US provides ARVS worth $18.7 million to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United States has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to improving the health of Ugandans by providing $18.7 million worth of life-saving antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to fill gaps in the country’s public sector facilities and provide broader support to her supply chain systems. At a ceremony …

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COMMENT: Capitalising on Africa’s youth

Changes to higher education can empower youth to drive continent’s economic transformation  COMMENT |KIM KERR| When South African university students took to the streets in 2016 as part of the “Fees Must Fall” protest movement, the “decolonisation of the curriculum” was among the movement’s chief concerns. It was a pivotal …

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World’s first malaria vaccine

Children aged five to 17 months old in Kenya, Ghana, Malawi to test it Ghana, Kenya and Malawi have been chosen to test the world’s first malaria vaccine through a pilot program beginning next year, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on April 24. The vaccine, which has partial effectiveness …

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