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Vol 58 No 5

Published 3rd March 2017


Uganda

Museveni goes for gold

The official launch of African Gold Refinery comes amid concerns that its raw material comes from neighbouring conflict zones

President Yoweri Museveni has inaugurated East Africa's first refinery capable of refining gold to international standards of 99.9% purity. Speaking on 21 February at its ceremonial launch, he urged officials to be supportive of the venture, saying those who were not would be dealt with 'harshly'. He also called for royalties to be removed, as well as taxes on gold in transit.

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