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Rwanda-Arsenal Deal: Strategic or Misappropriated Sponsorship Strategy?

By: Lisa Delpy Neirotti, Ph.D Destination marketing through sport sponsorship is not a new concept as exemplified by Mexico, Bermuda, Florida, Alberta and many other city, states, and countries. However, the Visit Rwanda sponsorship of Arsenal F.C.’s jersey sleeve for $39 million US over three years is raising eyebrows worldwide. Though the reported

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Andrew Mwenda: Lessons for FDC from Rukungiri

By Andrew Mwenda So last evening the Electoral Commission announced the results in the bye election for the woman MP for Rukungiri. FDC’s Betty Muzanira won with 50,000 votes against NRM’s Winnie Matsiko with 46,000 - a difference of only 4,000 votes in a district that is the home of opposition

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Amama Mbabazi’s Daughter to Wed South African President’s Son

Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi is set to become an in-law to South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa. Bridget Birungi Rwakairu, Mbabazi’s niece, who he raised after the death of her father in 1983, will be getting married to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s son Andile Ramaphosa. The giveaway ceremony is set to take

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OPINION: Bryan White Has Taught Our Celebrities Some Discipline

By Henry H. Ssali In 2006, there was public uproar as a certain Mzungu guy named Hornsleth was giving Mukono peasants pigs in exchange for his name. People had to get new IDs with the name Hornsleth. By the time government stopped Hornsleth, he had renamed 270 people he had given

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2017, Was an Interesting Year in Banking Industry, 2018 Promises to Be Even More Exciting

By: Wilbrod Humphreys Owor  As the period for publication of bank financial reports gets underway, it is a good time to start sharing reflections on the year 2017. The year began with continued slow credit growth resulting from spillover effects of slow economic activity and high non-performing loans whose share to gross loans

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Andrew Mwenda: Why Museveni May Rule for Life

By Andrew M. Mwenda I hold a fundamental disagreement with many Ugandan elites when it comes to the discussion of succession. In debating whether President Yoweri Museveni should go or stay we are not indulging in an abstract theoretical exercise but a challenge of practical politics. There are two positions we

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Andrew Mwenda: Inconvenient Facts about Educated Ugandans

Kikuubo is the epicenter of Uganda’s business activity, especially local business. You go there as 11am on Monday or 11pm on Sunday and the place will be busy like a beehive - people selling in shops, others loading lorries with goods to take to South Sudan, Congo, Rwanda and other

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Museveni’s Proposed “Internet Tax” is Bad for Development and Job Creation

By Norbert Mao At a time when other countries are cutting the costs of internet, President Museveni wants to increase its cost. We actually need to aspire to making internet free. In addition we should find ways of making cheap smartphones available. In his book “India Connected” Ravi Agrawal writes about

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