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Museveni’s New Cabinet: Surprises, Same Old Faces?

President Museveni finally announced his long-awaited cabinet, in which he created new Departments of Government (Ministries). Some of the old guard were dropped. These included mainly those who’d lost the elections such as Maj. Gen Jim Muhwezi and Jessica Alupo. The new cabinet sees first lady, Janet Museveni heading the …

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Ugandan Cabinet Approves National Fertilizer Policy

The evolution of policy in Uganda is something that continues to tickle many heads. In 2010, Economic Policy Research centre (EPRC) set out to develop a National Fertilizer Policy for Uganda. This was on the backdrop that Ugandans soils were no longer fertile, thus calling for an urgent need of …

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Why Soroti University Won’t Open This Academic Year?

Soroti University, Uganda’s 9th Public University was scheduled to open in August this year. However, it has come to our attention that the University is behind schedule on most of the requirements for this to happen. Among other issues, are the unfinished facilities none of which has received a certificate …

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Bitcoins, French Economic Data and Much More

A continuation of bitcoin’s rally. There’s little consensus as to why it’s surging, but the cryptocurrency hit its highest price since August 2014 over the weekend. French economic data. France will release GDP data for the first quarter, as the country’s unemployment rate remains around 10%, and strikes and clashes …

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How UNRA Misappropriated UGX 4 Trillion -Probe Report

After a six-month probe on UNRA activities by Lady Justice Bamugemereire, President Yoweri Museveni has today been handed a 1300 page report. In the report, it was discovered that at least UGX 4 Trillion was misappropriated by the old UNRA structure. Whereas UGX 9 Trillion was used to construct 1500km …

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Bahati and Hillary Onek Being Dropped From Cabinet?

Yesterday night, newly appointed Senior PPS to the President, Don Innocent Wanyama shared NRM’s list of representatives to Parliament’s Appointments Committee: 1. Arinaitwe Rwakajara (Workers) 2. Hilary Onek (Lamwo County ) 3. Nabbanja Robinah (Kibaale District) 4. Bahati David (Ndorwa West) 5. Balyeku Moses Grace (Jinja West) 6. Hellen Adoa …

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