By Mark Keith MuhumuzaKampala — The Barclays Africa Group (BAG) will keep the Barclays brand name for three years even after an agreement was reached to separate with the parent bank, Barclays PLC. Yesterday, Barclays Africa Group announced that it had agreed terms with Barclays PLC to separate the two businesses. "The agreement is expected to unlock opportunities for Barclays Africa as an independent pan-African Bank," a statement from Barclays Africa, reads in part.
It is a Saturday afternoon and the sun is out near the shores of Lake Victoria. Entebbe International Airport, unflattering as always, has its boarding lounges filled to capacity. The people are all waiting for a single flight by one of the airlines, Fly Dubai. Until September 2014, only Emirates had a direct flight to Dubai, UAE. Fly Dubai made an entry in September 2014 with the aim of bringing down the cost of flying to Dubai and connecting to countries such as Russia.
When Uganda’s often sticky downtrend in fuel prices have been at lows last seen in 2010. Pump prices have for the last one month been at an average of Shs3,150 for a litre of petrol and Shs2,450 for a litre of diesel right across the country. Some fuel stations have prices much lower than that. These price levels are the lowest the country has experienced in five years.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".