Uganda Imports Decline in 2016

[Monitor] Kampala -Reduction in volumes of imports has resulted into narrowing of Uganda’s Current Account deficit by $1 billion (Shs3.6 trillion) over the last one year, saving the country from foreign exchange outflows.

[Monitor] Kampala -Reduction in volumes of imports has resulted into narrowing of Uganda's Current Account deficit by $1 billion (Shs3.6 trillion) over the last one year, saving the country from foreign exchange outflows.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

There is A Plot to Rig August Election – Opposition Leader

[Nation] A fresh battle front between the National Super Alliance and Jubilee Party was opened on Tuesday after the main opposition flag bearer, Raila Odinga, dragged the military into an alleged government plot to rig the August elections.

[Nation] A fresh battle front between the National Super Alliance and Jubilee Party was opened on Tuesday after the main opposition flag bearer, Raila Odinga, dragged the military into an alleged government plot to rig the August elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

New Tax Measures – How They Will Affect Business

[Monitor] Kampala -In order for Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to collect the required Shs15 trillion tax revenue, Parliament approved 72 amendments on income tax, excise duty, Value Added Tax (VAT) and EAC Common External Tariff. The tax measures, acc…

[Monitor] Kampala -In order for Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to collect the required Shs15 trillion tax revenue, Parliament approved 72 amendments on income tax, excise duty, Value Added Tax (VAT) and EAC Common External Tariff. The tax measures, according to Ms Doris Akol, the URA Commissioner General, will enable the government to collect Shs400b during the financial year 2017/18. URA's collection is up from the Shs13.1 trillion in 2016/17.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Knysna Fire ‘Led to Largest Deployment of Firefighters in SA History’

[News24Wire] The recent Knysna fires led to the largest deployment of firefighting resources and personnel in a single incident in South Africa’s history, said Western Cape disaster management and fire rescue services chief director, Colin Deiner.

[News24Wire] The recent Knysna fires led to the largest deployment of firefighting resources and personnel in a single incident in South Africa's history, said Western Cape disaster management and fire rescue services chief director, Colin Deiner.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

#Guptaleaks Are an Attack On Me Because I Am Black – Mining Minister

[News24Wire] Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has spoken out for the first time about the so-called Gupta leaks, calling the allegations are common lies and saying he is being targeted because he is black.

[News24Wire] Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has spoken out for the first time about the so-called Gupta leaks, calling the allegations are common lies and saying he is being targeted because he is black.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Justice Mugambe’s Ruling On Lost Baby Offered Mothers Ray of Hope

[Monitor] On January 24, 2017, Justice Lydia Mugambe delivered judgment in civil suit No 212 of 2013 in favour of Micheal Mubangaizi and wife Musimenta Jennifer against Mulago National Referral Hospital for the loss of their baby. The loss arose from t…

[Monitor] On January 24, 2017, Justice Lydia Mugambe delivered judgment in civil suit No 212 of 2013 in favour of Micheal Mubangaizi and wife Musimenta Jennifer against Mulago National Referral Hospital for the loss of their baby. The loss arose from the imprudent and unethical actions or negligence of the health workers.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda