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Museveni Meets Former NRA Abductee

President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday met an old friend Dr. Pierre Perrin, formerly working with the International Committee of the Red Cross, abducted by NRA and expelled by government forces in 1984 at the height of the NRA liberation struggle in Luwero triangle. “To my old friend Dr. Perrin of the Red

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13 Year Old Ugandan Wins African Spelling Bee Competition

Team Uganda has emerged winners at the just concluded second African Spelling Bee held on December 16, 2017 in South Africa, winning a pack of goodies, money and a 25% scholarship from Monash South Africa, one of the top 100 Universities in the World. Promise Kitara, 13, a pupil of Tororo

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Top 5 Business Risks East Africa Faces

Kenya is emerging from a protracted presidential election process and seeing a return to political stability. Nonetheless, challenges will persist in 2018 for organisations operating in the country and East Africa more widely. High debt levels in Kenya and unpredictable policymaking in Tanzania are among the key risks for businesses operating in

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Machar Rebels Invited for IGAD Revitalisation Meeting

South Sudan’s armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) has been invited to attend the high-level peace revitalization forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 17-22 December. “You may recall that the IGAD [Intergovernmental Authority on Development] assembly of heads of state and government at its 31st extra-ordinary summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on

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Uganda to Host Co-located Africa Energy Forum Next Year

Two co-located conferences taking place in Kampala from the 6-8 February have received the official endorsement of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development for Uganda and are set to welcome local and international partners to explore the region’s potential for energy development, and the necessity for enhanced off grid

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Can Cryptocurrencies Reduce Global Poverty?

Behavioral economics guru, Richard Thaler — this year’s Nobel Prize laureate in economics— has showcased that people are economically imperfect. Since humans are irrational we don’t fit neatly into economic models; we have cognitive limitations, social preferences, or, dare it be said, big problems with self-control. When it comes to decisions about saving

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