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2021 resilient economy

  Ramathan Ggoobi Key interventions by government supported positive recovery   Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Economic analysis for the year 2021 shows a somewhat positive recovery as opposed to a year before as government eased COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. According to the ministry of finance annual report which incorporates …

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DRC: Museveni, Kagame and Uhuru meet

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | East African leaders met for just the second time this year today and agreed to fast track the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) request for membership to their regional body EAC. The 18th Extra-ordinary Summit of the East African Community heads of state received and …

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Uganda buys Chinese arms for war on ADF

A partnership between the UPDF and one of China’s largest defence contractors could upset allies America Kampala, Uganda  | IAN KATUSIIME | On Nov. 30, the Ugandan army alongside the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Forces (FARDC) launched joint air and artillery strikes against camps of the Congo-based Uganda rebels …

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Crisis as schools hunt for teachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many private school operators are currently hunting for teachers as educational institutions prepare for full reopening after close to two years of closure in Uganda. Due to the COVID-19 induced lockdowns, private schools in Uganda laid off their staff since many couldn’t afford to …

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Christmas road carnage

430 people died in road accidents last December. ‘Fika Salama Extra’ launched News Analysis | RONALD MUSOKE | Minister of Works and Transport, Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala, wants Ugandans travelling to their upcountry homes for the end of year festivities to do so cautiously. He is one of many leaders …

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