KAMPALA, May 30 –Uganda’s development strides since 1986 have been recounted several times; from strong and sustained economic stability and real growth averaging above 6% per annum for two decades to phenomenal reduction in income poverty from 56.4% nationally in 1992 to 19.7% in 2013. Obviously, Uganda has already met and surpassed the Millennium Development […]


KAMPALA, May 30–Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has reiterated the Government’s commitment to resolve any issues of disagreement with donors through dialogue to enhance the mutually beneficial and cordial relations that exist between Uganda and the partner countries. Mbabazi said Uganda will continue to uphold the human rights and freedoms as guaranteed by the Constitution of […]

My Champions League Best Xi [opinion]

Sergio Ramos’s late equaliser against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final hasn’t stopped playing out in my head since last Saturday evening. And all for the wrong reasons. I realised how the Italian fans felt after the Euro 2000 final against their cousins, France. And then of course, Manchester United’s return from hell against […]

Come On Cranes!

Trailing 1-2 from the first leg, there is no room for error or complacency but most importantly, The Cranes cannot afford an early exit from the 2015 Nations Cup qualifiers, writes Moses Mugalu. Madagascar who? That’s the question Ugandans will be eager to find out when the islanders step onto the Namboole pitch this Saturday. […]

Here Is Uganda’s Formula to Defeat the Madagascans

The sight of Charles Bakkabulindi, the minister of state for Sports, handing over Shs 10 million to The Cranes players earlier this week brought a sense of delight to the entire camp. However, to Cranes tactician Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, the arrival of Moses Oloya suddenly put a spring in his step. The Vietnam-based winger’s presence […]

Ssebuguzi Has No ‘Rival’ in Sunday Sprint

The first sprint on 2014 motorsport calendar takes place this Sunday at Busiika with all eyes on Naitonal Rally Championship (NRC) leader Ronald Ssebuguzi. With more than 20 drivers taking part in the event, the two-time national champion views them as mere participants and not challengers. “It will be a miracle if I can lose […]

Shs 20,000 – Fair Price or Rip-Off?

Going into tomorrow’s 2015 Afcon return-leg qualifier against Madagascar, a section of Uganda Cranes fans have cried out over the ticket prices. They argue that gate charges at Shs 20,000 and 30,000 for general and VIP seats respectively, are unreasonable at Namboole against least-regarded Madagascar. Anger is directed at local football body Fufa, which has […]

ICTs Critical in Spearheading Africa’s Growth, Ssekandi

Information and communication technologies have a key role in contributing towards positive socio-economic growth for Africa, according to Uganda’s Vice President, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi. Ssekandi was speaking at the opening plenary of e-learning Africa 2014 conference held in Kampala on May 28. He said Uganda has identified ICT as one of the priority interventions in […]

Annual Inflation Reduces to 5.4 Percent

Uganda’s year-on-year inflation declined to 5.4% for the year ending May 2014 from 6.7% recorded for the year ended April 2014, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (Ubos) announced on May 30. The reduction was attributed to a decrease in annual food crops inflation recorded at 17.6% for the year ending May 2014 compared to the […]

Cricket: KICC, Patidar clash in pick of quarterfinals at night tourney

KAMPALA. KICC and Patidar possess the top two batsmen and top five bowlers in the Night Cricket Tournament thus far. The two teams meet today in the third quarterfinal of the revamped night tournament in what promises to be an intriguing fixture. Paitdar will go into the game as slight favourites having won all five […]

Uganda Silverbacks deal with bloated schedule

KAMPALAIt’s probably the busiest period for all national basketball team players as the Silverbacks and Gazelles prepare for the Fiba Africa Zone V Championships. They swing from practice sessions with their club and with the national team. That implies that players are occupied. Normally, clubs only train only twice a week. For City Oilers, that’s […]

Bukenya puts emphasis on Sprint Championship

KAMPALA. Wycliff ‘Roll Master’ Bukenya could have harboured dreams of challenging for his maiden National Rally Championship (NRC) title. But not anymore. After three events, he lies 11th with 50 points. He finished fourth in his last event – the Mbarara Rally on March 9. Earlier in the season, he dropped out at the penultimate […]