East African consumers feel pain of unstable currencies (Daily Monitor (Uganda))

Kampala. Consumers in the region are feeling the pain of their weakening currencies, which have led to a rise in the cost of various goods and services across the board. The Tanzanian, Ugandan, Kenyan and Rwandan currencies have depreciated against the dollar in the past six months, setting off a rise in inflation and, therefore, retail…

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