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School fire in Uganda’s south leaves nine students dead – police

KAMPALA, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Nine students died after fire
engulfed a dormitory at a secondary school in southern Uganda
early Monday, police said, one of the deadliest in a string of
conflagrations at schools across the country in recent years.

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Uganda shilling steady as pending taxes trim demand

KAMPALA, Nov 12 (Reuters) – The Uganda shilling
traded unchanged on Monday amid flat appetite as firms reserved
some of their local currency holdings for pending mid-month tax
payments.

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Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo’s history – ministry

KINSHASA, Nov 10 (Reuters) – The current Ebola outbreak in
the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the
country’s history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the
health ministry said late on Friday.

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FEATURE-Monkey business: Hungry ‘vermin’ steal food from Ugandan farmers

MBARARA, Uganda, Nov 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When
Bwakatahwihire Buhikire moved to Nyarubungo village three
decades ago, he hoped his family would be able to grow more
crops on their new, larger plot of land. Instead they found
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U.S. appoints Pham as envoy to Africa’s Great Lakes Region

WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
announced the appointment of Peter Pham on Friday as the U.S.
special envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes Region, the State
Department said in a statement.

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U.S. firm to assemble phones in Uganda

* Firm to harvest and monetise personal economic and social
data

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UPDATE 1-U.S. OPIC signs $100 million loan deal with Africell

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 9 (Reuters) – African telecoms firm
Africell on Friday signed a $100 million loan agreement to fund
an expansion of its communications infrastructure with U.S.
development financier the Overseas Private Investment
Corporation (OPIC).

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U.S. OPIC signs $100 million loan deal with Africell

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 9 (Reuters) – African telecoms firm
Africell on Friday signed a $100 million loan agreement with
U.S. development financier the Overseas Private Investment
Corporation (OPIC), both entities said.

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Uganda expects first oil production in 2021, refinery by 2023

CAPE TOWN, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Uganda expects to start
producing oil in 2021, a year later than initially planned, and
its refinery should be up and running by 2023, its oil minister
said on Thursday.

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Ugandan shilling steady, to ease due to uptick in importer demand

KAMPALA, Nov 7 (Reuters) – The Ugandan shilling was
little-changed on Wednesday, but was forecast to ease due to a
pick-up in dollar demand from the energy sector and other goods
importers, traders said.
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