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Legal Services still gathering information into Gupta matter

Legal Services still gathering information into Gupta matter

AFRICA, ASIA
CAPE TOWN, South AfricaThe Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs has today resolved to make a final decision on the need to undertake phase 2 (A full inquiry) into the process undertaken by the Department of Home Affairs in the naturalisation of the Gupta Family later in the year. The committee had expected to make a decision today, but was informed that the Parliamentary Legal Services needed more time to gather further information that will guide the decision to hold the inquiry. The information required is with the Department of Home Affairs and dates back to the initial application in 1995 “In principle, the decision to hold a full inquiry still holds, what the committee is awaiting is comprehensive information on the matter. The information required is with the Departmen
President Museveni calls for more value addition facilities in Uganda

President Museveni calls for more value addition facilities in Uganda

AFRICA, ASIA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
BWEYOGERERE, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned Maama Care Foundation, a high-tech nutrition food park in Bweyogerere Industrial Park, Wakiso District, with a call to entrepreneurs to establish more value addition facilities in the country. President Museveni applauded Mr. Harris Bhuptani, Chairman of the facility, for investing in the country and adding value to Uganda's products. “The problem of Africa is unprocessed products. When they are not processed they fetch less value. If all the products were processed, the economy of Uganda would grow by about 10 times," he said. Mr. Museveni called on all Ugandans to embrace value addition strategy if the country is to realize development. He pledged government's support to Maama Care Foundation in order to enab
President Museveni receives Army Officers from Indian Defence College

President Museveni receives Army Officers from Indian Defence College

AFRICA, ASIA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
ENTEBBE,Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has told a visiting delegation of 15 Army Officers who are undergoing training at the National Defence College of India that the future of the African continent is bright adding that the continent will be a power because its underdevelopment challenges have been identified and critically analysed, more especially the infrastructure bottlenecks. “In the East African Region, leaders have advocated for the creation of a common market, customs union, monetary union and a political federation with the ultimate aim of forming a feasible regional federation,” he said. The Officers who called on the President at State House, Entebbe yesterday hail from a number of countries including Tanzania, Indonesia and Afghanistan. Some of the Officers, in acc
President Museveni hails Asians as he launches Mehta’s book in Kampala

President Museveni hails Asians as he launches Mehta’s book in Kampala

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
KAMPALA, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the Asian community in general and Mr. Mahendra N. Mehta in particular for their contributions to the economic development of Uganda. “The Asian community have played a very important symbiotic role for the population of Uganda and my coming here is to salute the contribution of the Asian people and Mzee Mehta is just one of the pioneers." he said " This part of the world was cut off from other parts of the world, but was linked by 6 Asian families of Abdallah, Ali and Abubakari, among others, who struggled to bring products, such as textiles and sugar, among others, from abroad,” The President was speaking at the launching of a book titled ‘PEACOCK’ written by Mzee Mahendra Mehta. The ceremony took place last yesterday ev
Mauritius, a gateway for investment into Africa’s energy sector

Mauritius, a gateway for investment into Africa’s energy sector

AFRICA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
LONDON, United KingdomMauritius has enjoyed numerous accolades within the business community of late. In 2018 it was ranked 25th out of 190 countries in the World Bank ‘Ease of Doing Business’ report, taking first place in Sub-Saharan Africa. It also came out as top African country in the World Economic Forum’s 2017-18 Global Competitiveness Index. The country’s location in the Indian Ocean has long positioned it as an attractive stepping stone for investments with China and Asia. The country has been the largest source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India for many years, but many other factors have contributed to Mauritius growing reputation as a stable and competitive investment hub. Investment Protection and Promotion Agreements (IPPAs) and Double Taxation Treaties t
“Lakang sugar factory will transform you economically” – President Museveni tells people of Amuru District

“Lakang sugar factory will transform you economically” – President Museveni tells people of Amuru District

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
AMURU, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has assured the people of Amuru District in Northern Uganda that Lakang sugar factory will stimulate a myriad of economic activities in their area and help in the transformation of their society. “A big sugar factory is to be constructed in Lakang by Madhvani. Some people were opposed to the project because they don’t know the economics,” he said. The President made the remarks during a Thanksgiving ceremony for Hon. William Wilson Nokrach, the Amuru District Member of Parliament for People with Disabilities. The colorful ceremony that attracted thousands of people from all walks of life was held at Olwal Mucaja Primary School playgrounds in Ayela village Lamogi Sub-County Amuru district. The President also commissioned All
Stanbic Bank opens branch at INTERPOL

Stanbic Bank opens branch at INTERPOL

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
KOLOLO, Kampala Uganda Police Force (UPF) has partnered with Stanbic Bank Uganda and opened up a branch at Directorate of INTERPOL and International Relations offices on Mabua Road, Kololo, Kampala, to weed out fraudsters who were duping people who want certificate of good conduct by asking large sums of money. The services of the bank will ease revenue collection for the government. A team of Stanbic Bank Uganda officials were received by INTERPOL Director, AIGP Fred Yiga. Speaking as the host, Dr. Yiga said INTERPOL has intensified public education efforts so that Ugandans and the entire international community understand the role and usefulness of the directorate. “We have campaigned against unlawful acquisition of certificate of good conduct and we have greatly curbe
Getting Feedback on New Tools to Protect People’s Privacy

Getting Feedback on New Tools to Protect People’s Privacy

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
SAN JOSE, United States of America Following the recent Facebook content privacy scandals, Face book has taken its first steps to protect peoples privacy. According to Facebook, they will build a feature that addresses feedback from people who use Facebook, privacy advocates and regulators.  All users will gain access to more information and control, over the data Facebook receives from other websites and apps that use their services. "Today, we're announcing plans to build Clear History. This feature will enable you to see the websites and apps that send us information when you use them, delete this information from your account, and turn off our ability to store it associated with your account going forward." notes Facebook " Apps and websites that use features such as