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Proposed Changes to Uganda’s Presidential Age Limit Hit Roadblock

Proposed Changes to Uganda’s Presidential Age Limit Hit Roadblock

KAMPALA Uganda's ruling National Resistance Movement was expected to introduce a motion in parliament Thursday to scrap the Constitution's presidential age limit of 75 years old. The plan, however, has met with protests in the …

Prioritise support for economic infrastructure in developing countries

Prioritise support for economic infrastructure in developing countries

President Yoweri Museveni has told American investors that he would like President Donald Trump to prioritize economic infrastructure development to help lower the cost of doing business in developing countries.

The President was addressing the …

PRES MUSEVENI WOOS QATAR INVESTORS, SAYS UGANDA MOVING TOWARDS FIRST WORLD COUNTRY

PRES MUSEVENI WOOS QATAR INVESTORS, SAYS UGANDA MOVING TOWARDS FIRST WORLD COUNTRY

NEW YORK, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said Uganda is fast becoming a middle-income country with vast investment opportunities in agro-processing, industrialisation and the service based sector.

Uganda is moving towards becoming a first world …

PRESIDENT MUSEVENI, AFRICA 50 DISCUSS INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

PRESIDENT MUSEVENI, AFRICA 50 DISCUSS INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has today held a meeting with Africa 50 CEO Mr. Alain Ebobisse and Ms. Carole Wamuyu Wainanina the chief Operating Officer at Park Hyatt Hotel in New York, United States of …

UGANDA TARGETS FOUR MILLION TOURISTS FROM CHINA

UGANDA TARGETS FOUR MILLION TOURISTS FROM CHINA

KAMPALA, Tourism Minister, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, has said Uganda is targeting four million tourists by 2020.

Prof Kamuntu is heading a delegation of government and private sector players at the China Guangdong International Tourism Expo …

6,000 TEACHERS IN UGANDA TRAINED TO IMPROVE TEACHING OF SCIENCE IN HIGH SCHOOLS

6,000 TEACHERS IN UGANDA TRAINED TO IMPROVE TEACHING OF SCIENCE IN HIGH SCHOOLS

KAMPALA, A total of 6,000 teachers in Uganda has so far been trained under the Secondary Science and Mathematics Teachers' (SESEMAT) Programme since its initiation, says the technical administrator of SESEMAT at the Ministry of …

SOUTH AFRICA: EDUCATION KEY TO FIGHTING POVERTY

SOUTH AFRICA: EDUCATION KEY TO FIGHTING POVERTY

PRETORIA, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says according to the recent Poverty Trends Report it is clear that education must be at the centre of the fight against poverty.

According to the report released by Statistics …

AMNESTY URGES INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO HELP UGANDA SUPPORT REFUGEES

AMNESTY URGES INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO HELP UGANDA SUPPORT REFUGEES

KAMPALA,Amnesty International has appealed to the international community to deliver and improve on existing financial commitments to help Uganda support the refugees it is hosting.

The human rights organisation said in a statement that the …

“Recovery lending” helps disaster-stricken African farmers get back on track

“Recovery lending” helps disaster-stricken African farmers get back on track

Accessing credit has long been a major hurdle for small-scale farmers in Africa, who produce some 70 percent of the continent's food. Not only does this mean yields fall far below their full potential, but …

Teen Girls Gather in Malawi to Advance Science, Tech Skills

Teen Girls Gather in Malawi to Advance Science, Tech Skills

THYOLO, MALAWI � A hundred teenage girls from seven countries are gathered the Malawi University of Science and Technology in the country's Thyolo district for a Women in Science camp.

Experts from Intel Corp. and …

UGANDA AGREES PRELIMINARY TERMS FOR OIL REFINERY WITH CONSORTIUM OF INVESTRORS

UGANDA AGREES PRELIMINARY TERMS FOR OIL REFINERY WITH CONSORTIUM OF INVESTRORS

KAMPALA, The Uganda government says it has agreed preliminary terms with a consortium of investors, including United States conglomerate General Electric (GE), to build and operate the country's first oil refinery, reviving a much-delayed project.…

US Soldiers Deployed to Somalia Teaching Partners How to Drive Trucks

US Soldiers Deployed to Somalia Teaching Partners How to Drive Trucks

PENTAGON � When dozens of American soldiers deployed to Mogadishu back in April, their presence marked the first American military forces in Somalia, except for a small unit of counterterrorism advisers, since March 1994.

VOA …

Mauritania Votes to Broaden President’s Power as Opposition Boycotts

Mauritania Votes to Broaden President’s Power as Opposition Boycotts

NOUAKCHOTT Mauritania has voted in favor of a referendum to abolish the senate and change the national flag in what the West African county's opposition says is just a bid by President Mohamed Ould Abdel …