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Uganda to review mobile money and social media taxes: prime minister

Uganda’s prime minister, Ruhakana Rugunda has announced that government will review the controversial social media and mobile money taxes, in the wake of a public outcry. The parliament last month passed the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill 2018 that introduced a levy of 200 shillings ($0.05) per day for access to a range of online services. Some platforms affected by the tax include Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, YouTube, Skype, Yahoo Messenger. The new taxes which have been implemented by t

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