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One year after, AfCFTA seeks last ratification to kick off agreement

A year after the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) was presented for signature, along with the Kigali Declaration and the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons, Right to Residence and Right to Establishment, implementation of the agreement remains delayed over the inability to achieve required number of ratifications. Twenty-two (22) ratifications […]
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Ugandan ruling party backs Museveni reelection bid, to clock 40 years in office

The executive committee of Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as its candidate in the next presidential election due in 2021, potentially extending his tenure to 40 years.
Museveni, 74, has held office since 1986 when he took power after a five-year guerrilla war, making him one of Africa’s longest-ruling leaders.
“Museveni will be our presidential candidate. He is very popular,” NRM spokesman Rogers Mulindwa said at the end of a five-day committee meeting on Monday night.
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22 people die as Uganda boat capsizes

Twenty-two people have died and more than 60 are feared drowned after a pleasure boat sank on Lake Victoria, Ugandan police said Sunday.
The vessel carrying close to a hundred revellers sank during bad weather on Saturday in the latest deadly incident to affect passenger boats on Africa’s largest lake.
“Twenty-two bodies have been recovered and 26 people rescued,” said Asuman Mugenyi, director of operations for the Uganda police. “According to one of the survivors there were more than 90 people on board.”
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The boat, on which party-goers were drinking, dancing and listening to music, sank a short distance from the shore off Mutima in Mukono District, close to the capital Kampala.
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Customs to partner Uganda on electronic cargo tracking – Col. Ali

Customs to partner Uganda on electronic cargo tracking – Col. Ali

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is set to partner Uganda Customs on the implementation of electronic cargo tracking system in the monitoring and management of goods in transit within and outside the borders of the country. The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), retired Col. Hameed Ali, revealed this in his interaction with newsmenRead More …

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