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Uganda: 2015 Economic Snapshot






The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered on […]

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The dividends of empowering Africa's female workforce

The dividends of empowering Africa’s female workforce











According to an International Labour Organisation (ILO) report sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s highest proportion (40%) of women who are just contributing family workers and are only supportive of the primary income earner. Only 15% of sub-Saharan African women are salaried (in developed countries it’s around 90%), and for most a job is not about building a career but about survival. In spite of the fact that women play such a key role in the home, and economy, they are not properly recognised and rewarded for their contribution.

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ClinicCommunicator to be taken beyond Uganda’s borders

ClinicCommunicator to be taken beyond Uganda’s borders











ClinicCommunicator is a web-based app that partners with private hospitals and clinics to send automated SMS or email communications to patients. The app is used primarily to remind patients of upcoming appointments (thereby reducing queues and waiting times) and remind them to adhere to their medication schedule (particularly important with conditions such as HIV/Aids and diabetes). It is also used to solicit patient feedback so as to improve service offerings.

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Uganda Country Focus Seminar











Uganda is one of the most politically stable countries on the African continent, with a liberalised economy and good market access. Join us in conversation with key guests from senior leadership positions in Africa to discuss Uganda’s present and anticipated future projects, as well as the cost of doing business in Uganda, government reform, the financial sector and tax incentives.

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Africa’s new oil producers

Africa’s new oil producers











Nigeria continues as the key player, ranking as the world’s 13th biggest oil producer, and the continent as a whole produces significantly more oil than it consumes.

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Agriculture in Africa: How far, how well?

Foreign investors eye Ugandan mines and food











Foreign investors are keenly pursuing opportunities in the small East African nation of Uganda in the fields of mining and agro-processing.

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What’s new in Africa’s telecoms industry?

Africa Brief: Kenya transfers mobile technology to Europe and more…











Mobile technology which allows clients to send cash with their telephones, has transformed business In East Africa and is now spreading to Europe.

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Africa Geographic tourism hotspots and trends

Africa Geographic tourism hotspots and trends











The results of an online Africa Geographic Travel Survey released last month show that tourists are squarely in favour of the south and east of the continent.

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Africa Brief

Africa Brief: Fuel prices rise as subsidies cut, Mozambique tourism next big thing and more…











Cameroon has cut some of its costly fuel subsidies, a move that will please international donors calling for reforms, although similar moves have been reversed in the past due to the threat of protests against subsequent price rises.

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Key findings from the 2014 Africa CFO Survey

The African Tax mix











Investors establishing enterprises in an African nation or nations will soon find that the tax mix throughout Africa varies greatly from country to country, with some countries relying almost solely on one type of tax, while others have a more balanced approach to taxation.

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The long- and short-term impact of Ebola on African healthcare

Better investment climate key to improved tax revenues in Uganda











The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has announced that the half year revenue performance for the financial year 2013/2014 has registered the largest ever deficit of USh 246.93 billion (Ugandan Shillings, equal to about US$ 99 million).

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Oil opportunities in Africa






  Africa is presently enjoying an upward growth curve, and part of the reason for […]

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East Africa’s oil boom






  East African oil is promising big things over the next decade and oil companies […]

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Mali’s gold mines

Africa Brief: East Africa lacks local oil expertise, Ecobank under investigation and more











In this Africa Brief: East African countries are grappling with the challenge of how to fast-track training of oil and gas engineers after unexpec­ted and continuing discoveries have positioned the region as a future global oil hot spot…Nigeria’s securities regulator was investigating pan-African lender Ecobank International over an alleged misstatement of its 2012 performance, a source at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Friday Nigeria’s SEC held meetings with Ecobank’s board of directors on August 6 to discuss the issue, which was raised by a suspended former head of finance at the bank, the source said, but did not elaborate as to what the bank was accused of misstating…

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High Growth Markets magazine – Unleashing Africa’s potential

Results of the 2012 Africa Anti-Money Laundering Survey











The level of interest by African banks in anti-money laundering (AML) has risen drastically, according to the 2012 KPMG Africa Anti-Money Laundering Survey. The survey revealed that 66% of the main board of directors have prioritised AML issues, as banks work to comply with stricter global regulations.

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Uganda Budget Brief 2013: Tax highlights











In June 2013, the Uganda 2013-14 Budget was presented in Parliament. Uganda Budget Brief is a general guide summarising some of the main features of the proposed Budget, including Economic and Budget commentary, and Tax Highlights.

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Uganda Budget Brief 2013: Economic and budget commentary











On 13 June 2013, the 2013-14 Budget was presented in the Ugandan Parliament. Uganda Budget Brief is a general guide summarising some of the main features of the proposed Budget, including Economic and Budget commentary, and Tax Highlights.

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Innovative business models for sustainable energy access in Africa











REACT – the Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Change Technologies – calls for innovative business models to bring sustainable technologies to rural consumers in response to the following challenges …

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Africa Brief: Central Africa security focus, resources curse, banks post higher losses, Egypt, Uganda, Transnet and more











SA’s government and its military seem to be focused on the problems of central Africa — the geographical region, not the country — but the reasons for the growing involve­ment are hard to discern. 13 paratroopers were flown home in body bags after extraordinary battles in Bangui with Seleka rebels on March 23. SA is becoming more and more involved with peacekeepers and other military contingents in the Democratic Republic of Congo — with more on the way in a new intervention force in the eastern Kivu region — and in the CAR, and in Sudan’s Darfur region.

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Africa Brief: Zambia’s economy, Egypt: inflation, African agricultural revolution and more











Economic growth in Zambia should reach 7 percent by the end of this year, deputy central bank governor Bwalya Ng’andu said on Friday Inflation in Africa’s top copper producer should end the year around 6 percent, Ng’andu said.

Egyptian consumer prices posted the biggest monthly increase in more than two years last month after the pound weakened to a record low amid the worst slide in foreign reserves in at least 15 years. Prices rose 1.7 percent month on month compared with 0.2 percent in December, the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics said.

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Managing portfolio companies most effectively

Africa Brief: West Africa’s stability, trade barriers, resource income, and more











One of the most potent dangers to West Africa’s stability is the huge surge in drug trafficking and other criminal activity over the past decade. The region has become the conduit for narcotics from Latin America to Europe, while opiates from Afghanistan and Pakistan arriving via East Africa, are sent on to the US from West Africa after being cut and packaged.

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Africa Brief

Africa Brief: Altech, cloud hosting, PPC expansion, Kenya Airways, and more











Altech sold its money-losing East African businesses to Liquid Telecommunications for 8.6% of the shares in Liquid Telecommunications. Altech’s loss incurred in the year ended February 2012 was as a result of impairments on its East and West African businesses. Altech thought the East African businesses would benefit from being a part of Liquid’s larger more specialised network. This network will provided efficiencies and interconnectivity between different African countries not achieved in the past. Altech is planning on purchasing $16.5 million more worth of shares in Liquid Telecommunications.

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Africa brief: aviation

Africa Brief: Uganda’s oil, Ghana’s inflation, Nigeria’s forex reserves, and more











Uganda will auction 13 blocks for oil and gas exploration when a new bill governing the petroleum sector is signed into law by the President Yoweni Museveni.

Ghana’s producer price inflation rose in December to 17.1% from 15.8% in November, due to increasing gold prices.

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Business in Africa: Some challenges on the road to a promising future











The April 2012 World Economic Outlook report published by the International Monetary Fund presented a sturdy but cautiously optimistic future for the various African economies. Sub-Saharan
 Africa particularly recorded a strong 5 percent growth in 2011 and was one of the regions least affected
by the global financial crisis. With the exception of South Africa, limited financial ties to Europe helped shield the region from the financial havoc that tore through Western economies in late 2011.

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Is Nigerian Content Act Indigenising the Oil Industry?

Africa Brief: Growth rate, KFC and Zimplats expansions, sub-Saharan Africa inflows, and more











Excluding South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa is said to grow at 6.6% this year. When including SA’s 30% weighting in the Sub-Saharan Economy, the growth rate falls to 5.4%. President of the African Bank Donald Kaberuka says the dynamic in Africa is good however, there are risks when you consider the global environment.

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The 2012 Africa Tax Academy and Transfer Pricing in Africa











The 2012 Africa Tax Academy took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 9 to 11 July 2012, followed by a client breakfast with presentations by KPMG professionals from different jurisdictions on 12 July 2012.

Approximately 80 delegates attended the conference from countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, DRC, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Ghana, Tanzania, but also from Germany and Switzerland.

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