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Boda Boda Drivers in Uganda Say They’d Rather Flee Accidents Than Get Insurance

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessHuman Rights

Boda bodas, or motorcycle taxis, are a common but dangerous form of transportation in Uganda, causing hundreds of accidents per month. Drivers are required to hold insurance, but many don’t. Instead, they flee the scene to avoid being blamed for accidents.

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The Price of a Carpet: Can Ugandan-Made Goods Compete With Imports?

Region: Uganda

Topics: Business

In Uganda, locally-made goods are twice as expensive as imported ones. The government wants to promote Ugandan manufacturing as part of a strategy to meet international standards – but local people are concerned that their quality doesn’t match their high price.

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In Uganda, Local Fashion Industry Gets a Government Boost

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessCulture

Uganda’s clothing industry has been dominated by secondhand garments for decades – until the government debuted an initiative to help boost local production. Now, the local fashion industry is experiencing a boom, and people don’t want to turn back.

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Fake It to Make It: Forged Credentials a Risky Shortcut to Success in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessEducation

Local people know Kampala’s Nasser Street as a one-stop shop for all kinds of printing services – including forged credentials. These documents are one way to access opportunities in Uganda, but are the risks that come with them worth it?

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In Uganda’s Capital, Middlemen Discover the Gap Between Buyers and Sellers

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessJobs

In Uganda’s capital city, rapid growth means high demand for housing and services, and some enterprising Ugandans have made careers for themselves as middlemen. But connecting buyers and sellers isn’t always a win-win.

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Holiday Crime in Downtown Kampala? Not This Year, Shopkeepers Say

Region: Uganda

Topics: Business

Police pledged to stamp out petty crime this holiday season, and shopkeepers in Uganda’s capital city say they were successful. It’s a huge change in a city where theft is a big problem.

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Banned but Booming: Mobile Businesses Flourish in Kampala, Despite Being Illegal

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessEconomy

High rents and high taxes present major barriers to operating a store in Kampala, especially in the city center, so more and more enterprises are making their businesses mobile. Even as the practice booms, there’s still one lingering problem: It’s illegal.

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Unlabeled, Unpackaged, Unsafe: Ugandan Toilet Paper Often Made With Noxious Chemicals

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessHealth

Uganda’s manufacturing sector is working to produce at home what the country has traditionally imported, but the process is not without flaws. Domestic producers are making toilet paper, but it’s not ideal – it’s often full of dangerous chemicals.

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Uganda Cracks Down on Sales of SIM Cards for Phones, and Sellers Are Paying the Price

Region: Uganda

Topics: Business

In an effort to cut down on crime, Uganda has temporarily banned the sale of unregistered SIM cards for mobile phones. Small vendors, who relied on those sales, now have to get by without that income.

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Uganda Plans to Raise Scientists’ Pay, Raising Ire of Other Public-Sector Employees

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessJobs

Doctors, teachers, judicial staffers and others have gone on various strikes in Uganda in recent months with demands for higher pay. The government intends to give raises to scientists in July, but funding has not been confirmed.

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