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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Students held over forgery

Students held over forgery

Mbarara. Police in Mbarara have arrested 17 students of Global High School and Allied School Mbarara accused of forging bank slips. It is alleged the students forge banks slips and dupe school administrators that they …

Residents demand compensation

Residents demand compensation

Mpigi. Over 1000 residents on Bunjako Island, Buwama Sub-county in Mpigi District, who were forcefully evicted from a forest reserve belonging to Buganda Kingdom’s Prince David Mawanda Namugala, are demanding compensation.
The residents claim their …

Kabarole teachers Sacco gets Shs35m

Kabarole teachers Sacco gets Shs35m

Kabarole. Two teachers’ savings and credit cooperatives (Saccos) in Kabarole District have received Shs35 million as low-interest loans from Microfinance Support Centre (MSC). Fort Portal Teachers’ Sacco and Mubuka Teachers’ Sacco have received Shs30 million …

Barlonyo rises from grief to a symbol of peace and justice

Barlonyo rises from grief to a symbol of peace and justice

It is 11 years since the dreadful massacre at Barlonyo camp, but Aidah Adongo, 60, remembers the incident like it happened yesterday. Adongo, her husband and their four children, were a happy family that lived …

PublicisLive to produce the Next Einstein Forum – Global Gatherings for The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

PublicisLive to produce the Next Einstein Forum – Global Gatherings for The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences entrusts PublicisLive with the production of the Next Einstein Forum – Global Gatherings

GENEVA, Sept. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PublicisLive, the Geneva-based events division of Publicis Groupe, has …

Public Interest Registry Appoints Dorcas Muthoni to Enset’s Board of Directors

Public Interest Registry Appoints Dorcas Muthoni to Enset’s Board of Directors

Internet Hall of Fame Inductee to Serve Two-Year Term

RESTON, Virginia, Sept. 30, 2015 / PRNewswire — Public Interest Registry — the not-for-profit manager of .org, .ngo and .ong — today announced the appointment of …

Regional Meet On Digital Media Opens (allAfrica.com)

Regional Meet On Digital Media Opens (allAfrica.com)

A regional conference on digital media technology opened in Kigali today. The meeting, dubbed “The Third Africa and Digitalization Conference and Public Media Alliance Regional Meeting for Africa”, attracted participants from 14 Southern African Development …

Comesa lobby urges South Sudan trade reforms (Daily Nation (Kenya))

Comesa lobby urges South Sudan trade reforms (Daily Nation (Kenya))

Regional business lobby wants South Sudan to remove restrictions on movements of goods and people to boost trade along the Northern Corridor. The Common Market of East and Central Africa (Comesa) Business Council says the …

"Double Down" On U.S. Counter – LRA Mission [press release] (allAfrica.com)

"Double Down" On U.S. Counter – LRA Mission [press release] (allAfrica.com)

The Enough Project’s Sasha Lezhnev testified to Congress today on the current state of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), and urged continuing U.S. support for efforts to end the group’s nearly three decades-long reign …

EAC Academia, Public, Private Sectors to Meet in Uganda Next Month (allAfrica.com)

EAC Academia, Public, Private Sectors to Meet in Uganda Next Month (allAfrica.com)

The Inter-university Council for East Africa (IUCEA), the East African Business Council (EABC) and the East African Development Bank (EADB) are jointly organizing the Academia Public-Private Partnership Forum and Exhibition 2015 which will be held …

Grandmothers Gather to Highlight Their HIV Plight [analysis] (allAfrica.com)

Grandmothers Gather to Highlight Their HIV Plight [analysis] (allAfrica.com)

Most of us know someone who has died of Aids or is afflicted with HIV; about 1.4 million Ugandans are living with HIV. But in the middle of this crisis are grandmothers, wilting under the …

Ugandans Struggle to Live Up to Their Favourite Series (allAfrica.com)

Ugandans Struggle to Live Up to Their Favourite Series (allAfrica.com)

There have been hundreds of TV shows worthy of being called unforgettable, but today’s era of reality TV, Asian and Latino soaps as well as top-rated series has brought about a revolution on the small …

Corruption, taxes cut Kenya's competitive edge in global ranking (Business Daily (Kenya))

Corruption, taxes cut Kenya's competitive edge in global ranking (Business Daily (Kenya))

Corruption and burdensome taxes have cut Kenya’s competitiveness in the latest ranking by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The country is ranked 99th out of 140 economies in the 2015-16 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) released …