The Independent
Lafarge boss to step down after probe reveals armed group funding
Paris, France | AFP |  French-Swiss cement maker LafargeHolcim said Monday its chief executive Eric Olsen is stepping down following an internal investigation into the company’s activities in Syria. His resignation, which has been accepted by the group’s board, will be effective...
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The Independent
Museveni: Time to liberate rural land from human beings
Liberate rural land through electricity, industrialization – Museveni President Yoweri Museveni has said that it is not just the leadership deficit that Africa lacks but ideology and strategy. He said this Sunday as he rallied other African leaders to harmonize their thinking on...
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Sudhir suffers more losses
Property mogul Sudhir Ruparelia is reeling from yet another loss after Bank of Uganda shut down four forex bureaus belonging to him. In a statement BOU issued, the owners of the forex bureaus closed made no effort to renew them after their licenses expired on Dec 31. Two of the …
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Nigeria cracks down on illicit oil refineries
Kana Rugbana, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigerian commander Remi Fadairo points to the roiling plume of black smoke blotting the morning horizon in the Niger Delta -— the unmistakable sign of an illicit oil refinery. “Let’s see if we can go eat them for breakfast,” he says with an ominous...
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Museveni in Bahir Dar for security forum on natural resources
  President Yoweri Museveni is in Bahir Dar, Ethiopias’ second largest city, for the 6th TANA high-level forum on security in Africa that will focus on natural resources. Africa’s natural resource endowments stand at 12% of global oil reserves, 40% of global gold deposits, and ab...
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African Development Bank promises to help spur Uganda, Africa
African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has spoken confidently about Africa’s enormous potential, and the bank’s ambitious development agenda, which he said was well underway. He said this, in an impassioned speech, delivered at the Center for Global Development in Wa...
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JOBS: Uganda Refinery Project Engineer
JOB TITLE: Uganda Refinery Project ENGINEER REPORTS TO: GENERAL MANAGER DEADLINE: 17:00 hours (5:00pm EAT) not later than 28th April 2017 Job Summary: The Refinery Project Engineer (PE) will provide technical coordination to the Uganda Refinery Project team for all project phases...
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