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Uganda Acquires Military Academy

June 14, 2014 4:32 pm0 comments
Uganda Acquires Military Academy

Uganda has acquired an international military college. The prestigious military college is a result of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Uganda and the Eastern Africa Standby Force Coordination Mechanism (EASFCOM) at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters –Mbuya, on Friday June 13, 2014, the UPDF’s Junior Command and Staff College acquired a new name of Uganda Joint Command and Staff College and gained a Regional and International Status under Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF). The Memorandum of Understanding that entered into force with immediate effect was signed by Uganda’s Ministry of Defence Under Secretary, Mrs. Edith Buturo and the Director for EASFCOM, Ambassador Chanfi Issimail in the presence […]

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East African Countries to Meet Over Single Visa

February 18, 2014 6:59 pm0 comments
East African Countries to Meet Over Single Visa

Kampala-Uganda will be hosting the 4th Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit in Kampala on 20th February 2014. The main focus will be to share the developments on the projects being fast tracked and propose the best way forward. The Northern Corridor countries of Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan will be participating in the Summit. The Summit will be preceded by a meeting of senior officials on 18th February and of Ministers on 19th February 2014. During the meetings, reports will be presented on achievements registered in the various sectors since the last Summit in Kigali on 20th October 2013. To be discussed will be reports from various Sectors coordinated […]

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Report reveals Tanzania as the most attractive investment destination in East Africa

September 13, 2013 7:30 pm0 comments
“ Where to Invest in Africa: A guide to corporate Investment”.

Tanzania has emerged as the most attractive investment destination in East Africa and the ninth best in Africa, according to a report published by Rand Merchant Bank’s (RMB) “ Where to Invest in Africa: A guide to corporate Investment”.

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Ugandan Army Generals Cry Foul Over Retirement

August 26, 2013 7:05 pm0 comments
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Kampala-Senior Army officers of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces, who wish to retire, will have to wait, a little longer before they are cleared.
The Uganda People’s Defe

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Aid-for-Trade and Africa is an ongoing process

July 19, 2013 12:51 am0 comments
Benefits at the local level will be crucial to showing the impact of Aid-for-Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Image provided by www.guardian.co.uk.

A week ago I received an advanced copy of the 2013 report, Aid for Trade at a Glance: Connecting to Value Chains, composed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which outlined the impact that the Aid-for-Trade Initiative has had over the last several years. Since its inception in 2007, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the OECD have partnered to create a system that encourages transparency of borders, through trade

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Ugandan Government Official Jailed For Stealing Donor Funds

June 26, 2013 4:38 pm0 comments
Geoffrey Kazinda the former Principal Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister

KAMPALA – A Ugandan Government official has been jailed for embezzling US$5M donated by the international community.

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Africa is the Net Creditor? This should not surprise us…

June 15, 2013 11:28 am3 comments
Africa is the Net Creditor? This should not surprise us…

Often Western leaders or negotiators have their national interests first, while African leaders are known for having their personal interests first. Let’s change!

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BG Group completes successful Mzia well test, offshore Tanzania

May 1, 2013 7:24 am0 comments
BG Group completes successful Mzia well test,  offshore Tanzania

BG Group today announced it had completed another successful drill stem test in Block 1 offshore Tanzania, with initial results from the Mzia-2 well showing better than expected properties in the deeper Cretaceous reservoir.

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