Take fight against TB to Parliament, local leaders tell CPAR Uganda

By Mike Ssegawa Local leaders in northern Uganda have asked civil society organisation CPAR Uganda Ltd (CPAR) to take to Parliament the fight for bigger budget pie towards tuberculosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Over 30 leaders in the fields of health, local government administrators and politicians who participated in the high level policy workshops on TB in the northern Uganda town of Gulu asked leaders of CPAR to take the fight against the killer disease to Parliament because it is where budgeting decisions are made.   Talking about financing gaps for tuberculosis as one of the biggest hindrance to...

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—-Release an update of yourself and become new, not old—– When you want to become successful in your life, build your life holistically. Avoid living today but rather develop a habit of placing you in your whole life. Let everyday of your life reflect what you want to be in your last hours. In my last post I told you that you need to know when you want to die. This is very important in planning your life. It is what will determine how you think, how you behave and the type of people you socialize with. If you...

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WorldRemit raises UGX144 billion to target 5 million customers in Africa

By Watchdog reporter Summary: Series C funding round brings the total amount raised to $220m Johannesburg and London – Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has raised $40m (UGX144 billion) to drive its next phase of global growth, aiming to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets. Half of these customers will be in Africa. As part of the expansion, WorldRemit will enable customers in Africa to transfer money to 148 countries as easily as sending an instant message, using the WorldRemit app. Countries in Africa which now receive remittances through WorldRemit, will become send countries. Most importantly,...

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Bitcoin a speculative bubble – Dr Enock Nyorekwa Twinoburyo

Any bubble in the history of markets has been characterised by rapid and exponential growth in the respective product prices. This was the case with several financial crises including most recent in 2008. Any product with a steep yield curve (long term rates are much higher than short term) is usually premised on short term sustained hikes in product valuation. But when the price increase is much faster than general income growth, eventually the product faces deflation (price decline). Sometimes this starts with a disinflation (reducing rate of growth in prices). Price declines tend to lead to downsizing of...

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Ugandan top diplomat in Australia takes office, discusses oil and gas business with head of state

By Our reporter Uganda’s High Commissioner in Australia has taken office officially, according to information coming from Canberra, the capital of the Australia. A statement released by the Ugandan ministry of foreign affairs, Professor Joyce Kakuramatsi Kikafunda presented her Letters of Credence to the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Rtd) on 23rd November.   That occasion indicates that the top envoy to the country has been officially accepted by the friendly country. Prof Kikafunda was accompanied by High Commission Officials Ms. Carol Lwabi (First Secretary) and Ms. Juliet Okunia (Third Secretary). During the ceremony at...

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