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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni gestures near his herd of Acholi cattle at his farm in Kisozi settlement of Gomba district, in the Central Region of Uganda, January 16, 2022. Uganda's trade push follows several years of reduced Chinese lending to the continent and as programmes designed to offer relief to indebted countries as they recover from COVID 19-induced slumps start to expire. DEBT CANCELLATIONMuseveni wants to expand regional trade, but many barriers remain despite there being a free trade agreement in the region. Uganda used to sell lots of milk to neighbour Kenya, but Kenya restricted sales in 2019 and Uganda's milk exports are now 50% of what they used to be before the curbs. Uganda says the restrictions were imposed due to concern about cheap imports despite the regional free trade treaty.
Persons: Yoweri Museveni, Jan, Museveni, Odrek, Museveni's, Rwabwogo, Apollo Munghinda, David Clarke Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Reuters.com, Dairy Corporation, Ugandan Dairy Development Authority, Kenyan, Democratic, European Union, Ministry, Thomson Locations: Kisozi, Gomba, Central Region, Uganda, KISOZI, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, China, Britain
Ugandan author of "Greedy Barbarian" Kakwenza Rukirabashaija reads the book at his home in Iganga district in Eastern Uganda May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa//File PhotoKAMPALA, Jan 26 (Reuters) - An award-winning Ugandan author was "dumped by gunmen" overnight outside his home, his lawyer said on Wednesday, after a court ordered his release from detention on charges related to criticism of the country's long-serving leader. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register"He was dumped at his home this morning by gunmen. read moreHe was detained on December 28 and held incommunicado for several days before being charged on Jan 11. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Elias Biryabarema; editing by John StonestreetOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Rukirabashaija, Abubaker, Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, Yoweri Museveni, Eron Kiiza, Kiiza, PEN Pinter, Museveni, Elias Biryabarema, John Stonestreet Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, PEN, EU, Thomson Locations: Iganga district, Eastern Uganda, KAMPALA, Kampala, Iganga, United States
Ugandan author of "Greedy Barbarian" Kakwenza Rukirabashaija reads the book at his home in Iganga district in Eastern Uganda May 11, 2020. Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, 33, is best-known for "The Greedy Barbarian," a novel about greed and corruption in a fictional country that has been widely interpreted as a satire about Uganda's long-serving President Yoweri Museveni. Officials told them his client was inside, he said, adding: "We have no idea where he was taken or by who." In 2020, Rukirabashaija was interrogated for five days in the Ministry of Defence over whether "The Greedy Barbarian" is about Museveni. He was beaten and chained, sustaining a damaged kidney, the author said afterwards.
Persons: Rukirabashaija, Abubaker, Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, Yoweri Museveni, PEN Pinter, Gunmen, Museveni, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Ronald Samuel Wanda, Eron Kiiza, Elias Biryabarema, George Obulutsa, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: REUTERS, Museveni Court, PEN, Reuters, Police, Ministry of Defence, Museveni, Thomson Locations: Iganga district, Eastern Uganda, KAMPALA, Kampala, Kitalya
Kampala, Uganda (CNN) The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for two separate suicide attacks that killed three people and injured 36 in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, on Tuesday. Two civilians and a police officer were killed in the blasts, police spokesperson Fred Enanga told reporters at a news conference in the city. The ISIS-affiliated Amaq News Agency reported the incident on its Telegram channel on Tuesday, saying three fighters set out with bags loaded with explosives. Two headed toward the Kampala Central Police Station, and the third to the parliament building, where they detonated, it reported. He said three attackers died while detonating their bombs and seven were killed while resisting arrest.
Persons: Fred Enanga, Yoweri Museveni, Museveni, Read Organizations: CNN, ISIS, Amaq News Agency, Kampala Central Police Station, Police, Allied Democratic Forces Locations: Kampala, Uganda
A judge says Texas’ ban on mask mandates violates the rights of students with disabilities. Image Demonstrators attending a rally against vaccine mandates outside the Statehouse in Concord, N.H., in September. In announcing the rule, the administration set a deadline of January for all 17 million health care workers to be fully vaccinated at health care facilities that receive government funding under Medicare or Medicaid. Erin J. McLaughlin, a health care lawyer for Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, said the rule was “essentially a condition of participation” in federally funded programs. Many medical societies came out in favor of strict mandates for health care workers, arguing these employees have a special obligation to keep their patients and colleagues safe.
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Eighteen months into the pandemic, officials in the country have kept more than 10 million primary and secondary school students at home, with no plans to reopen their classrooms soon. Ten states sue the U.S. over the vaccine mandate for health care workers. Image Demonstrators attending a rally against vaccine mandates outside the Statehouse in Concord, N.H., in September. In announcing the rule, the administration set a deadline of January for all 17 million health care workers to be fully vaccinated at health care facilities that receive government funding under Medicare or Medicaid. Erin J. McLaughlin, a health care lawyer for Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, said the rule was “essentially a condition of participation” in federally funded programs.
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Dropping out and taking menial jobs: Here’s a closer look at effects of keeping students out of school for 18 months. Eighteen months into the pandemic, officials in the country have kept more than 10 million primary and secondary school students at home, with no plans to reopen their classrooms soon. Image Demonstrators attending a rally against vaccine mandates outside the Statehouse in Concord, N.H., in September. In announcing the rule, the administration set a deadline of January for all 17 million health care workers to be fully vaccinated at health care facilities that receive government funding under Medicare or Medicaid. Image Students attended their first day in school at the Barbara Goleman Senior High School in Miami.
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Diplomatic efforts to try to avert an attack on Ethiopia's capital gathered pace on Thursday after Tigrayan forces from the north of the country made advances towards Addis Ababa this week. In another sign of alarm, the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa authorized the voluntary departure of some staff and family members because of the intensifying hostilities. Police had arrested "many people" in Addis Ababa since the government declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, police spokesperson Fasika Fanta said on Thursday. Abiy's government declared the state of emergency on Tuesday as the Tigrayan forces threatened to push forward to Addis Ababa. The conflict started a year ago when forces loyal to the TPLF, including some soldiers, seized military bases in Tigray.
Persons: Jeffrey Feltman, Yoweri Museveni, Uhuru Kenyatta, Antonio Guterres, Abiy Ahmed, Washington, Fasika Fanta, Fasika, Getachew Reda, Legesse, Abiy Organizations: U.S, East, Intergovernmental Authority, Development, NBC, Kenyan, Ethiopian, Embassy, ) Department, Police, Residents, Reuters Locations: ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, of Africa, Tigray, Kemise, Amhara
Emerging market assets, which have benefited from accommodative monetary policies from major central banks, welcomed the decision to hold rates. MSCI’s index of EM shares rose 0.5% after losing about 2.7% over the last seven sessions with heavyweight China shares up more than 0.8%. EM local yields paused at their 5.68% peak, below the highs scaled at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. EM currencies gained 0.1% with China’s yuan firming 0.2%, while Russia’s rouble moved further away from three-week lows. For GRAPHIC on emerging market FX performance in 2021, see tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh For GRAPHIC on MSCI emerging index performance in 2021, see tmsnrt.rs/2OusNdXFor TOP NEWS across emerging marketsFor CENTRAL EUROPE market report, seeFor TURKISH market report, seeFor RUSSIAN market report, see
Persons: Kaisa, Russia’s rouble, , Tayyip Erdogan meanwhile, Yoweri Museveni Organizations: U.S . Federal Reserve, party’s, China, Securities, African National Congress, European Bank for Reconstruction, Development, CENTRAL Locations: South, Czech, Polish, Ethiopia
IS claims responsibility for bomb attack in Uganda
  + stars: | 2021-10-24 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Ugandan police members secure the scene of an explosion in Komamboga, a suburb on the northern outskirts of Kampala, Uganda October 24, 2021. REUTERS/Abubaker LubowaCAIRO, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Islamic state claimed responsibility for a bomb attack that killed at least one person in Uganda's capital Kampala on Saturday night, the militant group said in a statement posted in an affiliated Telegram channel late on Sunday. The bomb, packed with nails and shrapnel, targeted a pork restaurant on the outskirts of the capital, police said on Sunday. The explosion killed a 20-year-old waitress and injured three people, two of whom were in critical condition, police said, adding all indications suggest an act of domestic terror. In 2010, the Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab killed dozens of people in Kampala in a bomb attack, saying it was punishing Uganda for deploying troops in Somalia.
Persons: Yoweri Museveni, al, Mahmoud Mourad, Christopher Cushing, Michael Perry Organizations: REUTERS, Telegram, Crusader Ugandan, Somali Islamist, Thomson Locations: Kampala, Uganda, Abubaker, CAIRO, Uganda's, Somali, al Shabaab, Somalia
(CNN) At least one person has died and several others were injured after an explosion in Uganda's capital Kampala, the country's President Yoweri Museveni said in a tweet Sunday. "The Information I have is that 3 people came and left a package in Kaveera which later on exploded, killing 1 person and injuring 5 others", the President tweeted. "It seems to be a terrorist act," he added, saying "we shall get the perpetrators." The Uganda Police chief political commissar Asan Kasingye said later on Saturday that two people were killed, Reuters reported. The explosion occurred on Saturday.
Persons: Yoweri Museveni, Asan Kasingye, Read Organizations: CNN, Uganda Police, Reuters Locations: Uganda's, Kampala, Kaveera
Ugandan explosives experts secure the scene of an explosion in Komamboga, a suburb on the northern outskirts of Kampala, Uganda October 24, 2021. REUTERS/Abubaker LubowaOct 24 (Reuters) - A deadly blast in Kampala late on Saturday appeared to be an act of terrorism, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Sunday. He said the explosion in the capital killed one person, although the Uganda Police chief political commissar Asan Kasingye said late on Saturday that two people were killed. "It seems to be a terrorist act," Museveni Tweeted on Sunday. Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; Writing by Ayenat Mersie; Editing by David Gregorio and Giles ElgoodOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Abubaker Lubowa, Yoweri Museveni, Asan Kasingye, Museveni, Somalia's al, Elias Biryabarema, Ayenat Mersie, David Gregorio, Giles Elgood Organizations: REUTERS, Uganda Police, NTV, Thomson Locations: Kampala, Uganda, East, Somalia's al Shabaab, Somalia
13 LGBTQ royals you didn’t learn about in history class
  + stars: | 2021-10-18 | by ( Dan Avery | ) www.nbcnews.com   time to read: +21 min
In light of the Dutch monarchy’s recent announcement and in honor of LGBTQ History Month, which is celebrated in October, here are 13 queer royals you didn’t learn about in school. King Edward II of England (1284 - 1327)King Edward II of England’s intense relationship with Piers Gaveston drew the ire of many nobles at court and forced Edward to send his favorite away more than once. In “The Chronicle of the Civil Wars of Edward II,” historian George Haskins describes the then-prince as entranced by Gaveston from their first meeting in 1297. Rumors that Edward II had been gruesomely executed by having a red-hot poker inserted into his backside spread quickly, likely started by his political enemies. Italian King Umberto II greets the crowd gathered on Piazza del Quirinale in Rome in 1946.
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KAMPALA, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Two opposition lawmakers in Uganda were charged with murder and remanded on Wednesday for the second time in a month, an official with their party said. On Tuesday police said they were holding the two MPs on treason charges. Police did not say on Wednesday whether the treason charges would still be pursued. Most people in the area voted for the opposition lawmakers in Uganda's last election in January. Security officers arrested both lawmakers earlier this month and charged them each with three counts of murder.
Persons: Muhammad Ssegirinya, Allan Ssewanyana, Bobi Wine, Yoweri Museveni, Joel Ssenyonyi, Museveni, Elias Biryabarema, Ayenat Mersie, Angus MacSwan Organizations: Unity, Bobi, Reuters, Tuesday, Police, Thomson Locations: KAMPALA, Uganda, Masaka, Kampala, Uganda's, East
Uganda loosens anti-coronavirus restrictions as pandemic ebbs
  + stars: | 2021-09-22 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni attends a meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Russia–Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia October 23, 2019. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via REUTERSKAMPALA, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday eased anti-coronavirus restrictions, including allowing resumption of education for universities and other post-secondary institutions, citing a decline in infections in the country. The east African country started experiencing a second wave of the pandemic around May, shortly after authorities announced detection of the highly transmissible Delta variant. Some of the restrictions were lifted at the end of July after cases started to drop. Bar closures and a range of other restrictions such as a night curfew would be maintained though, to help prevent a third wave of the pandemic, he said.
Persons: Yoweri Museveni, Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Metzel, Museveni, Elias Biryabarema, George Obulutsa, Alex Richardson Organizations: Africa Summit, Sputnik, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Russia, Sochi, Kremlin, REUTERS KAMPALA, Uganda
Why are coups making a comeback in Africa?
  + stars: | 2021-09-12 | by ( Analysis Remi Adekoya | For Cnn | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +7 min
Different decade, same problemsIn the early postcolonial decades when coups were rampant, Africa's coup leaders virtually always offered the same reasons for toppling governments: corruption, mismanagement, poverty. Threat to democratic gainsWhat is clear is that these coups pose a serious threat to the democratic gains African countries have made in recent decades. We should, unfortunately, prepare ourselves for the eventuality of more coups in Africa in the coming years. As are Mali, Niger, Chad and now Guinea where coups and coup attempts have recently occurred. This increasing probability of coups will make Africa in general less predictable and stable, a negative for investors that could end up worsening the economic situation.
Persons: Mamady Doumbouya, Alpha Conde, Omar al, Bashir, Robert Mugabe, Guineans, Joseph Sany, I'm, Conde, Uganda's Yoweri Museveni, Alassane Ouattara, Rawlings, Ghanaians Organizations: CNN, Sudanese, Africa Center, United States Institute of Peace, African, Democratic Locations: Africa, Mali, Guinea, Niger, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, South Africa, Ghana, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Somalia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Africa's
REUTERS/Abubaker LubowaKAMPALA, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Ugandan prosecutors on Tuesday charged two lawmakers allied to opposition leader Bobi Wine with the murder of three people, following a spate of unsolved killings that have stoked widespread public alarm. The motive, police said, citing suspects, was to attack elderly residents who had voted for Museveni. Information minister Chris Baryomunsi last month told local television that politicians were behind the killings, but did not name them. "This is just a plan they hatched to implicate the opposition ... they know the real killers," Ssenyonyi said. Museveni, who has ruled Uganda since 1986, was ultimately declared winner of the election, although Wine rejected the results as fraudulent.
Persons: Robert Kyagulanyi, Bobi, Muhammad Ssegirinya, Allan Ssewanyana, Joel Ssenyonyi, Yoweri Museveni, Chris Baryomunsi, Ssenyonyi, Riding, Museveni, Elias Biryabarema, William Maclean Organizations: REUTERS, Unity, Reuters, Security, Police, Museveni, Resistance Movement, Wine, Thomson Locations: Kampala, Uganda, Abubaker, KAMPALA, Masaka, United States
Uganda to take 2,000 Afghan refugees at U.S. request
  + stars: | 2021-08-17 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/StringerKAMPALA, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Uganda said on Tuesday it had agreed to a request from the United States to take in temporarily 2,000 refugees from Afghanistan fleeing after the Taliban takeover. The east African nation has long experience receiving people escaping conflict and currently hosts about 1.4 million refugees, most from South Sudan. "The request was made yesterday by the U.S. government to H.E. (President Yoweri Museveni) and he has given them an OK to bring 2,000 (Afghan) refugees to Uganda," Esther Anyakun Davinia, Uganda's junior minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, told Reuters. Albania and Kosovo have also accepted a U.S. request to temporarily take in Afghan refugees.
Persons: Hamid Karzai, Stringer KAMPALA, Yoweri Museveni, Esther Anyakun Davinia, Elias Biryabarema, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Kabul, Afghanistan, Uganda, United States, South Sudan, U.S, Albania, Kosovo
Official results from the Zambian Election Commission showed that Mr. Hichilema, an economist who had unsuccessfully contested the election five times, was declared victor with more than 2.8 million votes to Mr. Lungu’s 1.8 million. The wider-than-expected margin of victory means Mr. Hichilema avoided a runoff. In televised remarks, he said he accepted the election results as announced by the country’s election body. “I will comply with the constitutional provisions for a peaceful transfer of power,“ he said. The outcome marks Zambia’s third transfer of power through the ballot box in as many decades, further cementing the southern African nation’s reputation as bulwark of democracy on the continent.
Persons: Hakainde Hichilema, Africa’s, Edgar Lungu, Hichilema, Lungu’s, Lungu, , , , Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, Cameroon’s Paul Biya —, Zambians, Nic Cheeseman Organizations: Zambian, Commission, , University of Birmingham Locations: Beijing, Uganda’s
Across the globe, it has strengthened laws to crack down on money laundering and terrorist financing. Countries deemed non-compliant with FATF standards are "grey-listed," or blacklisted, a tag currently held just by North Korea and Iran. The then junior home affairs minister tweeted the government would "disrupt the terror-financing networks" to meet FATF standards. This assessment determined that nonprofits had a "medium/high" vulnerability to terrorist financing, the same as casinos and precious metal dealers, the report showed. But the law criminalizing money laundering and terrorist financing had been barely used.
Persons: Yoweri Museveni, Museveni, Nicholas Opiyo, Opiyo, Tom Keatinge, Tracey Durner, Maria Kiwanuka, Kiwanuka, Sydney Asubo, Asubo, Vanja, Skoric, Aleksandar Vučić's, Siniša Mali, shouldn't, Maja Stojanovic, Stojanovic, Charity Alliance's, Islam Khan, Narendra Modi's, Liat Shetret, Bobi Wine, Wine, Angus Berwick, Krishna N, Janet McBride, Tom Lasseter Organizations: Force, Reuters, Centre for, Royal United Services Institute, Global Center, Cooperative Security, Sydney, United Nations, Human Rights, European Center, Profit, Finance, Civic Initiatives, Banca Intesa Beograd, Erste Group Bank, of Media Relations, Charity Alliance, UN, India's Ministry of Home Affairs, International Monetary Fund, University of Liverpool, Police, Jewish, Service, U.S, Das, Thomson Locations: Uganda, Serbia, India, Tanzania, Nigeria, London, New York, al Qaeda, Turkey, Myanmar, Paris, North Korea, Iran, United States, Serbian, OTP banka Srbija, New Delhi, Kashmir, Delhi, U.S, East Africa
In late May, the east African country started experiencing a sharp spike in COVID-19 infections and deaths, after authorities announced the presence of the Delta variant. In a televised address Museveni said movement of both private and public vehicles was now allowed, but with fewer passengers. So far only about 1.1 million Ugandans have received a COVID-19 vaccine dose, all from donated shipments. Critics have pointed to recent government spending on new vehicles for lawmakers as evidence authorities were not prioritising funding the response to COVID-19. read moreAs of July 28 Uganda had recorded a total of 93,675 novel coronavirus cases and 2,661 deaths.
Persons: Stella Nyanzi, Abubaker, Yoweri Museveni, Museveni, Elias Biryabarema, George Obulutsa, Daniel Wallis Organizations: REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Kampala, Uganda, KAMPALA, West
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni arrives at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London, Britain January 20, 2020. Authorities in the east African country last week signed an agreement with Russian firm Joint-Stock Global Systems to install digital trackers in all vehicles in Uganda. President Yoweri Museveni has said his government wants to rely on high-tech tools like a Chinese-supplied and installed CCTV camera system and the digital trackers being procured to help fight and solve crimes. "This is an expansion of the state's plan of surveilling on everybody, they want to use this GPS data collection to track opposition politicians, activists and journalists." "Because of fear of the growing opposition in the country, he (Museveni) wants to escalate his clampdown and repression.
Persons: Yoweri Museveni, Henry Nicholls, Dorothy Mukasa, Linda Nabusayi, Kiryowa Kiwanuka, Museveni, Robert Kyagulanyi, Patrick Oboi Amuriat, Elias Biryabarema, George Obulutsa, Catherine Evans Organizations: Africa Investment Summit, REUTERS, Authorities, Stock Global Systems, Reuters, Democratic, Thomson Locations: London, Britain, KAMPALA, Russian, Uganda, Kampala
A Ugandan weightlifter who went missing in Japan after a failed bid to compete in the Tokyo Olympics was arrested upon returning home on Friday, and has been detained without charges ever since. Rights groups have repeatedly accused Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's government of arresting and detaining people without justification and holding them for lengthy periods without access to a fair trial. Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni attends the state funeral of Kenya's former president Daniel Arap Moi in Nairobi, Kenya, on Feb. 11, 2020. The Ugandan government and the Uganda Police Force did not immediately respond to an NBC News request for comment. As the weightlifter waits to find out whether he will be released, Wameli said Ssekitoleko has been left "distraught" by the situation.
Persons: Julius Ssekitoleko, Anthony Wameli, Wameli, Yoweri Museveni's, Yoweri Museveni, Kenya's, Daniel Arap Moi, John Muchucha, Charles Twiine, Ssekitoleko, ” Twiine, , Henry Tumukunde, they've Organizations: Tokyo Olympics, Criminal, NBC News, NBC, Wameli, Ssekitoleko, Uganda Police Force, Twitter Locations: Japan, Tokyo, Izumisano, Osaka, Uganda, Nairobi, Kenya, Australia
REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa/File PhotoKAMPALA, July 23 (Reuters) - Uganda has spent over $30.2 million on buying new vehicles for lawmakers, a move that has been slammed by critics who depict it as profligacy in a country struggling to buy vaccines to stem a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Parliament released the money to members to buy new vehicles this week and each lawmaker was given 200 million shillings ($56,500), parliament's spokesperson, Chris Obore told Reuters. They need to check on their constituencies, if they don't have vehicles, how will they do it?," he said. Since late May, Uganda has been gripped by a second wave of the coronavirus, fanned by the Delta variant. Uganda so far has recorded a total of 91,355 cases of COVID-19 and 2,483 deaths, latest data from the health ministry shows.
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"In the financial sector, we have witnessed the emergence of blockchain technology or cryptocurrency," Hassan said during the opening a new central bank branch in the northern town of Mwanza this month. However, I would like to advise the central bank to start working on those issues. "The bank is working on the directives given," a Bank of Tanzania spokesperson told Reuters this week, declining to give further detail. Tanzania Bankers' Association chairman Abdulmajid Nsekela welcomed Hassan's push, for the $63 billion economy still relies heavily on cash transactions. Gradual preparations would help the central bank assess the risks and come up with ways of addressing them in advance, he added.
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