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DR Congo in EAC

  Finally becomes 7th partner State Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On July 11, the Democratic Republic of Congo officially became the seventh member of the East African Community after depositing the ‘instrument of ratification’ with the East African Community Secretary General at the bloc’s headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. …

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Worsening hunger

 800 million people around the world affected Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | In the week Ugandan legislators from the northeastern region of Karamoja shed tears on national television due to the alarming hunger situation in their home districts, a UN report warned that the situation could get worse. The …

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‘Middle Income’ status

  Museveni’s dream and numbers that don’t lie Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Since President Yoweri Museveni announced on June 7, rather surprisingly, that Uganda had attained Lower Middle Income status, the question has been why the President appears desperate for Uganda to attain that rank. Several views have …

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Kagame, Tshisekedi agree to cool down tensions

Luanda, Angola | Xinhua | President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, on Wednesday agreed on a de-escalation process after the resurgence of a rebel group had fueled tensions between the two countries. The consensus was reached after a tripartite …

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UBOS: Museveni is right on Middle Income

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) has accused the World Bank of mixing up their figures and using wrong parameters, and have insisted that the Ugandan economy has entered into the threshold for the lower-middle-income status based on statistical data computations they have. According to …

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President appoints Bamuturaki CEO Uganda Airlines

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Jenifer Bamuturaki Uganda Airlines CEO. Minister of Works Gen Katumba Wamala has confirmed the appointment in a letter to the board of Uganda Airlines. The appointment of Bamuturaki, who has been acting CEO, means efforts by the airline’s board …

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Speaker halts fresh constitutional amendments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among stopped the house on Tuesday from considering the Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2022 that seeks to include five ethnic groups as indigenous communities in Uganda pending a Constitutional review process by the government. The Speaker called for a stand …

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