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Ugandan Publishers Move to Combat Book Piracy

Stakeholders in Uganda’s literary industry have been urged to utilise existing intellectual property laws and arrangements as one way of protecting their creative works from the jaws of exploitative book pirates. This was revealed at a Uganda Registrations Services Bureau symposium held today at Hotel Africana in Kampala with the aim of deliberating and identifying […]

Ugandan Publishers Move to Combat Book Piracy

Stakeholders in Uganda’s literary industry have been urged to utilise existing intellectual property laws and arrangements as one way of protecting their creative works from the jaws of exploitative book pirates. This was revealed at a Uganda Registrations Services Bureau symposium held today at Hotel Africana in Kampala with the aim of deliberating and identifying […]

Opinion: Is it true that there are no jobs in Uganda?

Several articles have been written about the youth unemployment problem in Uganda. Even more articles are written with potential solutions to it. The solutions range from government policy changes to promoting youth entrepreneurship to pushing for more investment in the country. If you’re new to this issue, here is a brief breakdown. 78% of Uganda’s population […]

Deportations at MTN will not hurt telecom sector, says UCC

The ongoing crisis at MTN Uganda will not have a knock on effect on operations of the telecom giant or the sector in general, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has assured. Last week, Wim Vanhelleputte, the managing director of MTN was deported abruptly by the ministry of Internal Affairs for contravening certain clauses in the […]

Bank Probe: KPMG yet to finalise Crane Bank audit, two years later

International audit firm, KPMG, is yet to finalise an audit of Crane Bank, three years after it was contracted b the central bank to do the job. The firm was supposed to carry out the work from January 1, 2016 to January 25, 2017. The firm was contracted for a total of Shs 921 million […]

Opinion: Legal challenges faced by new businesses in Uganda

By Silver Kayondo Ugandan businesses face a number of legal challenges that hinder their growth and lead to the high mortality rate of SMEs. These challenges are even more arduous for new businesses. The most notable ones are; Choice of legal structure There are several legal structures available for business set up in Uganda. These […]

URA solicits public support in fight against smuggling

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has urged the public to support the tax body in the fight against smuggling to curb illegal goods, create fair competition and increase revenue collection. The Assistant Commissioner Enforcement at URA Agnes Nabwire said there is no way local producers will have their goods compete on the market if the […]

Soroti fruit factory fails to take off, farmers counting losses

KAYONGA PAUL Orchard farmers in Soroti district are counting losses following the failure of the fruit factory to start operation. The first fruit factory in Soroti Industrial park was predestined to open in 2016 prompting farmers to invest massively in the fruits. Three years later, their efforts have yield nothing but rot. Found in Arapai […]

Briefing: Video: Uganda Airlines’ CRJ-900 Aircraft Tested in Canada, Tshisekedi Meets Kabila

This is the East African morning briefing. The report gives readers an early morning grasp of what’s happening in the East African region. The exclusive reports run from Monday to Friday. For leaks, confidential reports and news tips, please WhatsApp our desk on +256778146841. Uganda Airlines’ CRJ-900 Aircraft Tested in Canada youtu.be/7G7SEVJ_niY A Test flight for Uganda […]

MTN Uganda Denies ISO Raid at Kololo Office

MTN Uganda has refuted media claims of a raid on its offices in Kololo, Kampala by operatives from Internal Security Organisation (ISO). “MTN Uganda would like to clarify that it was not the subject of any ISO raid on Friday 15th February 2019 as alleged by the article (in the media),” said the telecom firm in […]