Uganda inflation rises to 8 pct in September: Stats Office

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A fruit seller sits at a roadside stall in the diamond mining town of Letlhakane, 400 km (249 miles) northwest of the Botswana capital, Gaborone, September 8, 2009. REUTERS/Ed Cropley

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's inflation rate in the year to September rose to 8 percent, from 7.3 percent in August, official data showed on Monday.

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics said the core inflation rate climbed to 6.9 percent from 6.6 percent in August.