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Corruption at the World Bank

But if it can’t rank business friendly countries, who can? COVERY STORY | THE INDEPENDENT | Since the World Bank announced it has decided to abandon its flagship “Doing Business” series after several internal audits and the publication of a damning investigation, debate has raged over the way forward. The …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Corruption at the World Bank

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Corruption at the World Bank: But if it can’t rank business friendly countries, who can? THE LAST WORD Museveni’s Covid paranoia: Why Uganda and other African countries have consistently taken extreme and inappropriate …

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Universities to get high speed internet

World Bank and Knowledge Consulting Ltd hatch $52bn plan | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan universities and other post-secondary education institutions could get hooked on the high-speed internet while some students and teachers get free laptops under a proposed plan by the World Bank and Knowledge Consulting Ltd. The ambitious Africa …

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Uganda gets new World Bank Country Manager

Kampala, Uganda | Ronald Musoke | Rosemary Mukami Kariuki has taken over from Tony Thompson as the World Bank Country Manager for Uganda effective Aug.01. According to a statement from the World Bank, Kariuki, a Kenyan national will now lead an active portfolio which, at the moment, stands at US$3.9 bn …

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World Bank approves 200 mln USD to expand Uganda’s digital inclusion

Uganda Digital Acceleration Project will accelerate development of digital solutions, skills and literacy in unserved and underserved regions across the country Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | World Bank has approved 200 million U.S. dollars to finance access to high speed and affordable internet, improve the efficiency of digitally-enabled public service …

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Court asked to block gov’t from paying UGX 647 billion loan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A concerned citizen Brian Kasaija has petitioned the High Court seeking an order compelling the government not to repay 175 Million Dollars obtained from the World Bank eight years ago. According to Kasaija, the loan which is equivalent to 647.5 Billion Shillings was obtained illegally by …

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