Uganda still International Criminal Court member
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Uganda still International Criminal Court member

Uganda still International Criminal Court member The Speaker of Uganda Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has reaffirmed government’s commitment to the Rome Statute that established the International Criminal Court. Uganda has had run-ins with the Hague-based Court, with President Yoweri Museveni publicly taking exception with the Court over its indictment of a sitting Heads of State. Kadaga’s […]

Why Uganda can't attain middle income status by 2020
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Why Uganda can’t attain middle income status by 2020

Why Uganda can’t attain middle income status by 2020 Despite the government of Uganda’s efforts towards consolidating growth and social transformation, progress so far has been slow compared to the required milestones making it difficult to attain middle income status, according to Dr. Patrick Birungi, the Director for Development Planning at the National Planning Authority, […]

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The intelligent enterprise and the COO of the future

The intelligent enterprise and the COO of the future Recent advances in computational capabilities and the evolution of exponential technologies such as AI, machine learning, IoT, big data and predictive analytics all built on powerful cloud platforms have heralded the rise of the Intelligent Enterprise. This is creating exciting opportunities and new challenges for COOs, […]

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Intra-COMESA exports hit $9.6b

BY PAUL TENTENA KAMPALA, UGANDA- The Acting Minister of Commerce and Industry of Zambia Matthew Nkhuwa has noted that since the establishment of the COMESA Free Trade Area in 2000, Intra-COMESA total exports have increased from US $ 1.5 billion in the year 2000 to reach US$ 9.6 billion in 2015. “Several COMESA countries recorded […]

Burundi signs African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement
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Burundi signs African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement

Burundi signs African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement Burundi was among the latest African countries that signed the African Continental Free Trade Area> Agreement on Sunday July 1. Although full implementation of the AfCFTA will still take years, Burundi’s signing of the agreement is a significant step. Sierra Leone, Lesotho, South Africa and Namibia also […]

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Resilient East African economies to enjoy sustained economic growth

BY EABW REPORTER LONDON, United Kingdom, — Ongoing improvement in East Africa’s economic prospects is forecast by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published East Africa section of its flagship financial website, AfricaFICC. Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are the regions’ economic powerhouses and are enjoying a period of significant economic growth – their Gross […]

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EAC slashes 2018/19 budget by $10m

BY SAMUEL NABWIISO ARUSHA, TANZANIA- The East African Community member states have presented for consideration budget estimates for the Financial Year 2018/2019, totaling to $99,770,716 to the East African Legislative Assembly . The Chairperson of the EAC Council of Ministers, and Second Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Uganda, Rt Hon Dr Ali Kirunda Kivenjija, presented […]