Filipino lawmakers urged to curb world population woes (Philippines News Agency)

AAMBIS-Owa Party-list Rep. Sharon Garin has called on Filipino lawmakers for legislative intervention to curb world population woes. Addressing lawmakers from 16 different countries in a conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, Garin urged for legislative interventions in order to combat population problems. The conference entitled Enhancing the Role of Parliamentarians in the Interlinkage between Population Issues…

Turning into an impresario, again, for the love of music (Daily Nation (Kenya))

Impresario, quite a mouthful, is a job description, and I will tell you about it in a jiffy. The highest academic job description I have ever held is that of Professor, a Visiting Professor of African Studies at the University of Bayreuth in Germany, in 2009. Now, they don’t get much bigger than that, do they?…

Uganda FDC denies Besigye quit for Mbabazi (The Citizen (Tanzania))

Kampala. The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has denied reports that the party flag bearer, Kizza Besigye has reached an agreement with the Go Forward Presidential Aspirant, Amama Mbabazi to step down for him. In a statement released on Friday, FDC indicated that there was nothing so far in their engagement where Besigye has accepted to…

No euphoria about Cranes' third Chan (Daily Monitor (Uganda))

KAMPALA. Last Sunday, Uganda Cranes qualified for the Africa Nations Championship (Chan) knocking out Sudan in the process. The impressive 4-0 aggregate result got coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’s side into next year’s event in Rwanda where only locally-based players are allowed. Identical 2-0 victories home and away were enough to ensure that Uganda will make a…

Supreme Court Orders Constitutional Court On Maternal Case (allAfrica.com)

Seven Supreme Court judges have unanimously agreed and ordered the Constitutional Court, to hear a case lodged against government in 2011, over its failure to provide basic maternal health kits for expectant mothers. The decision of the highest court strikes down the earlier ruling of the Constitutional Court, in which, it dismissed a case regarding the…

Namugongo Is Government Duty [editorial] (allAfrica.com)

The Catholic Church in Uganda has been fundraising for purposes of refurbishing the Namugongo and Munyonyo martyrs’ shrines in preparation for the visit of Pope Francis next month. A raffle and a charity walk are some of the activities lined up to support the fundraising endeavor. It has been said that the money collected is to…

Auditor General Puts Ministry to Task Over Kajjansi Fish Farm (allAfrica.com)

The Chinese company contracted to transfer knowledge and skills to Ugandan fish farming experts as part of a $5 million (about Shs 18.3 billion) grant from China is now using the 20.82-hectare facility for private business, preliminary findings by the Auditor General indicate. A source at the Office of the Auditor General told The Observer that…

Baryamureeba Chose Benz Gl 500 for Its Safety [analysis] (allAfrica.com)

Buying a new vehicle means making a lot of decisions, especially colour, style and options. But from Prof Venansius Baryamureeba’s point of view, safety was the key when he was purchasing his Mercedes Benz GL 500, model 2007. In 1996 while in Bergen, Norway, for studies, Baryamureeba was involved in a motor accident that almost took…

Singing his way to crime prevention (Daily Monitor (Uganda))

At the Independence Day celebrations at Kakyeka Playground in Mbarara, there were different musicians lined up to perform. One of those was Ojobira. Before his performance, Mun G was on stage and many wondered why a little known artiste would perform after a big name. When he stepped on the stage, his police uniform is what…

2010 Bombing Trial – Terrorists' Money Came From Britain [analysis] (allAfrica.com)

On Wednesday, Paul Maingo, the prosecution’s 61st witness, painted a vivid picture of how money used to fund the twin bombings plot in Kampala on July 11, 2010, moved from Britain to Nairobi, Kenya and finally to Uganda. Maingo, a Kenyan counter terrorism police officer, told Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo’s court that the money was sent in…

The Best Countries to Do Business in East Africa [press release] (allAfrica.com)

So you’re looking to do business in East Africa, but where to begin? Try Rwanda. The country may be tiny, but it’s the easiest place to do business in the region, according to the World Bank’s 2016 “Doing Business” report. The report, which came out earlier this week, ranks countries around the world on business essentials,…