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Origins of Apaa conflict

DP President Norbert Mao (In checked shirt) with Gulu district officials visiting one of the victims of the Apaa bloody conflict A bloody dispute between the Acholi and Madi ethnic groups over the weekend  gripped the nation and raised concerns of the threat of an eruption of a full blown conflict. But as The Sunrise …

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Uganda needs accurate, complete accounting to track money leakages


Britain’s Director of Public Sector of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Ross Campbell, was in Kampala to attend the African Congress of Accountants (ACOA) Conference at the Commonwealth Resort Beach Hotel in Munyonyo. Before joining the ICAEW, Campbell was Deputy Director for Government Financial Reporting, responsible for financial reporting policy …

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Unfriendly working Environment Driving Scientists out of Uganda


Two senior banana breeders and a regulator leave for greener pastures In the last couple of months, Uganda has lost three senior scientists who have left to work for private multinational corporations or international and regional research institutions. Their departure has however resurrected concerns in the scientific community that the government is not doing enough …

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Cries of continuing suppression and injustice dominate press freedom day

US ambassador Deborah Malac

Journalists and supporters of press freedom and freedom of expression in Uganda joined like-minded colleagues from across the world to mark May 3 World Press Freedom day last week by condemning state-sponsored brutality against newsmen and women. The events were more of a commiseration than a commemoration of press freedom as shown by somber conversations …

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Tougher laws for SACCOs and Money Lenders

Minister of Micro-finance Haruna Kasolo

SPECIAL REPORT ON MICRO FINANCE Disagreements between SACCO executives and Bank of Uganda to delay its implementation The end of an era of lawlessness and chaos that has characterised the micro-finance sector for years could come to an end in the coming few months with the commencement of the implementation of the new Tier 4 Micro …

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Experts speak out on pesticide-resistant armyworms

Ugandan maize trial proves successful in controlling the armyworm but farmers cannot yet access the variety due to regulatory roadblocks The continuing spread of invasive leaf-eating caterpillars known as Fall Armyworms to many parts of the country have left many farmers perplexed and worried especially because the worms have shown unique ability to resist commonly-used …

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