Category : Investments


The Kampala “EFRIS” Strike; Why Traders Should Reconsider Chinese Stance

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April 18th, 2024

By Shemei Ndawula In a poster that was circulating online and in Kampala malls and arcades for the past couple of days, a section of Kampala City traders, under a relatively unknown umbrella body the “Federation of Uganda Traders Association” was making  a clarion call for all traders within the business district to close their […]

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China’s BRI and a formidable AfCFTA in the face of Globalisation

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August 16th, 2023

By Musanjufu Benjamin Kavubu After many years of planning, discussion and negotiations on the 1st day of 2021, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) came into existence. Now the basis for a free trade area is free movement of people and free movement of goods and commodities across countries’ borders. This whole process revolves […]

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Ugandans Increasingly Benefitting from China’s Agricultural Initiatives

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June 20th, 2023

By Moshi Israel Development assistance comes in many forms and at various levels. It can be extended to governments and its institutions, to private institutions and to local communities. China has been involved in all forms of development assistance to Uganda. It is important for local communities to benefit from development aid because they are […]

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CNOOC Social Responsibility Projects Changing Lives of Ugandans in Albertine Area

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October 18th, 2022

By Herbert Kamoga Standing on the escarpment which is over 400 meters above the ground on the remote western edge of Uganda, you see the land precipitously dropping down into the western arm of the great rift valley to reveal the immense expanse of Lake Albert and beyond the blue mountains of the Democratic Republic of Congo. […]

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Creating a functioning health system for all: Lessons from China.

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October 28th, 2021

By Joseph Nyero A heath system comprises all organisations, institutions and resources that produce actions whose purpose is to achieve good health. Its building blocks include; governance, human resource, health information, health finance, service delivery, medicines, vaccines and appropriate technology. All these components work together interrelatedly with an intrinsic goal of providing good health. A […]

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Kapeeka: From war auditorium to flourishing industrial epicenter, thanks to Chinese Investments.

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June 15th, 2021

By Herbert Kamoga. About 36 years old in 1981, Yoweri Museveni the current president of the republic of Uganda had ambitions of leading Uganda. He couldn’t realize his dream through a democratic process because he had trailed in the 1980 presidential elections. With a strong conviction that the person declared winner, Dr. Apolo Milton Obote […]

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Sino-Africa Skepticism and “Debt Trap” Talk Lack Facts: Critics Are Wrong.

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May 25th, 2021

By Allawi Ssemanda China’s funded Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – a project that will bring easy connections to countries of East-Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, China and the America’s has been viewed by critics of Sino-Africa relations with geopolitical lenses with frames insinuating that China imitated the project with hidden agenda. However, analysis and […]

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China and Rwanda Sign $60million Grant, Agree 6million $6 million Debt Cancellation.

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February 26th, 2021

By Lavie Mutanganshuro, Kigali. The Government of Rwanda and the People’s Republic of China on February 19 signed an economic and technical cooperation agreement for a grant worth RMB Yuan 400 million (approximately U$ 60 million). At the same ceremony, both countries signed a debt cancellation agreement worth RMB Yuan 40 million-an equivalent of US$ 6 million. […]

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Seven Years of China’s Belt and Road Initiative: How are Developing Countries Benefiting?

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October 16th, 2020

By Ssemanda Allawi. In 2013 – seven years ago, Chinese president Xi Jinping gave a set of speeches where he announced the proposal of the now famous Belt Road Initiative (BRI). Xi delivered the first speech about BRI during his visit in Kazakhstan, elaborating his desire and vision of restoring the ancient silk road which […]

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Uganda exports 1st batch of locally made smartphones to North Africa

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May 30th, 2020

Uganda has flagged off the exportation of its first batch of locally made mobile phones, to Morocco. The five-million U.S dollar firm, SIMI which is under Chinese electronics company Engo Holdings Group Limited, was launched by president Yoweri Museveni in November last year to manufacture phones and laptop computers under the country’s program of supporting […]

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