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Silver Kayondo
Over the years, there has been growth in international sanctions regimes enacted by different entities such as states and multilateral agencies
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This brief analyses the salient developments in competition/antitrust law and regulations in East Africa and gives a predictive outlook to 2023. Download here.
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Business and investment relationships between the UAE and Eastern Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Southern Sudan, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Djibouti) are experiencing upward growth. According to the UAE’s Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre, the UAE’s non-oil exports and re-exports to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) reached $4...
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“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.”– Fyodor Dostoevsky, from The House of the Dead In a landmark public interest litigation, the Constitutional Court of Uganda has clarified that long-term sentences exceeding twenty years are unconstitutional. Furthermore, convicts sentenced to life imprisonment are entitled to remission (reduction of...
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This week, Uganda is scheduled to launch its first satellite into space on 7th November, 2022 after the initial launch scheduled on 6th November, 2022 was rescheduled due to a fire alarm at the mission operations control centre in Dulles, Virginia USA.  The satellite, PearlAfricaSat-1, is a 1U CubeSat and will launch into space as...
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Last week, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) launched the ISDA 2020 interbank offering rates (IBORs) protocol (the protocol), which is designed to assist derivative market participants with their IBOR plans. For purposes of context, IBORS are reference rates/benchmarks used in financial transactions to determine amounts payable by the parties to those financial transactions,...
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Internet Image Recently, the Commercial Court of Uganda in the case of Ham Enterprises Limited & 2 Others vs Diamond Trust Bank (Uganda) Limited & Another, Miscellaneous Application No. 654 of 2020 (the Ruling) held that a foreign bank must obtain a license/approval from the Bank of Uganda (the Ugandan Central Bank) prior to directly...
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The world woke up to news of the death of American jurist and associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, 18th September 2020. She had been battling a recurrence of pancreatic cancer. She was 87 at the time of her demise, but according to medical advice, the strong treatment (chemotherapy)...
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Building resilience in COVID times
“Resilience is not a characteristic gifted to some individuals and not others. The key here is that resilience is not a passive quality, but an active process. How we approach life, and everything it can throw at us, has a massive impact on our experience.” Barry Winbolt It is now July 2020, and most economies...
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Identifying opportunities in a post-COVID19 world
Post-COVID19 opportunities. Image Source: Google Images “The future is already here- it’s just not very evenly distributed.” William Gibson We are in the middle of a global pandemic at the moment, probably the biggest crisis of our time in terms of both magnitude and impact. The entire global village is under lockdown, and we have...
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