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Ecobank Wins Best Digital Strategy Award

BY EABW REPORTER KAMPALA, UGANDA- Ecobank won the Best Digital Strategy Award at the Retail Banker International’s prestigious awards ceremony held at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London last week. Ecobank’s digital strategy leverages digitalisation for scale and ubiquity and is the key plank in its ambition to be the top consumer financial services franchise […]

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Uganda to grow by 5.5%- World Bank

BY PAUL TENTENA   KAMPALA, UGANDA–Uganda’s economy is expected to grow at 5.5 percent this year, rising above 6 percent all through to 2019, according to the World Bank’s 11th Uganda Economic Update launched in Kampala today. The improvement in performance, following two years of sluggish growth, is driven by agriculture and the services sectors. […]

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Illicit money across Africa hits $100b

BY EABW REPORTER ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA-  Experts have called for combined forces to stem the illicit movement of money and capital from one country to another amid revelations that illicit financial flows from Africa were stifling the continent’s development progress. Speaking at a high-level discussion during the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Conference of […]

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Women in Artisanal Mining challenged by Culture

BY EABW REPORTER OTTAWA, CANADA-  Women who work in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) face economic, decision-making, legal and institutional exclusions due to cultural norms. This is the finding of a new report from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF). ASM is a complex and diversified sector, ranging from informal […]

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Four new faces added to Umeme Board

BY PAUL TENTENA KAMPALA, UGANDA- Four people have stepped aside from the Umeme Ltd Board of Directorship role to pave way for new faces on the power suppliers’ board. During the Umeme Shareholders Annual General Meeting held in Kampala, Adrian Mucalov, Christopher Nicholson, David Grylis and Charles Chapman all stepped aside to have the inclusion […]

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Uganda Finance Minister asks parastatals to be gender mindful

BY SAMUEL NABWIISO KAMPALA, UGANDA- Matia Kasaija, Uganda’s Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic development has asked all Government Ministries and Agencies to have a gender sensitive budget despite being allocated limited resources. “As Government,  we are pursuing inclusive policy of Economic Inclusive growth where all Ugandans should be given opportunity to progress economically. That […]