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Monthly Archives: July 2016

IGAD and Kagga & Partners Sign a Contract for the Trade and Transport Facilitation Study of the Kampala – Juba – Addis Ababa – Djibouti Corridor

IGAD and Kagga & Partners Sign a Contract for the Trade and Transport Facilitation Study of the Kampala – Juba – Addis Ababa – Djibouti Corridor

The Executive Secretary of IGAD H.E Amb (Eng) Mahboub Maalim on July 28, 2016 signed a contract for Trade and Transport Facilitation Study of the Kampala - Juba - Addis Ababa - Djibouti Corridor with …

Uganda: Kenya Down Uganda to Reclaim Elgon Cup

Uganda: Kenya Down Uganda to Reclaim Elgon Cup

A resilient Kenya Simbas reclaimed the Elgon Cup after seeing off Uganda 45-24 in the return leg played at the Kenya Rugby Football Union Ground on Saturday.

Carrying a 48-10 result from the first-leg, and …

South Sudan: Security Council approves two-week extension of UN Mission

South Sudan: Security Council approves two-week extension of UN Mission

The Security Council today extended for two weeks the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), allowing time for its membership to consider options on adapting the operation's mandate amid renewed violence in the world's …

73% OF SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES ARE CHILDREN

73% OF SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES ARE CHILDREN

Over 73% of the thousands of refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan over the last three weeks are children. So far, 27,660 South Sudanese children have fled to Uganda.

According to United Nations High …

Uganda: Entebbe Raid – How Ugandan Soldiers Turned Guns Against Amin

Uganda: Entebbe Raid – How Ugandan Soldiers Turned Guns Against Amin

For 40 years, the raid on Entebbe International Airport story has been a colourful narrative of Israeli commandos triumphal rescue of its citizens held hostage by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of …

Uganda: Court Ejects Minister Opendi From Parliament

Uganda: Court Ejects Minister Opendi From Parliament

It is no longer strange to to hear that an MP has been thrown out of the current Parliament for either violating electoral laws or lacking academic qualifications. The latest culprit is the Minister of …

Uganda: China Skilling Uganda’s Agricultural Technicians to Boost Production

Uganda: China Skilling Uganda’s Agricultural Technicians to Boost Production

About 21 km north of the Ugandan capital Kampala, in the quiet environs of Makerere University Agricultural Research institute, a Chinese instructor demonstrates how to use Chinese farming technology to boost production.

His students, agricultural …

Uganda: Court Orders Minister Opendi Out of Parliament

Uganda: Court Orders Minister Opendi Out of Parliament

The High court in Mbale has ordered that the Electoral Commission conducts fresh elections for Tororo Woman parliamentary seat after nullifying the election of minister Sarah Achieng Opendi.

Court today ruled that minister of state …

Uganda Company Bailouts Politically Motivated, Critics Allege

Uganda Company Bailouts Politically Motivated, Critics Allege

The Ugandan government is to spend $300 million bailing out ailing businesses. Critics complain the funds are being used to reward political loyalty rather than innovation, skill or good corporate management.

The Musa Body Group …

Uganda: Makerere Postgraduate Admissions List Out

Uganda: Makerere Postgraduate Admissions List Out

Some 3,400 students were yesterday formally admitted to Makerere University for postgraduate programmes.

According to a statement from the registrar in charge of Postgraduate Admissions, Prossy Nakayiki, those admitted can collect their admission letters and …

Uganda: Over 300 Abortion Cases Recorded in Five Months – Police

Uganda: Over 300 Abortion Cases Recorded in Five Months – Police

From January to May, the police recorded 325 cases related to abortion yet last year 1800 cases were recorded. In 2014, 1600 cases were recorded. These statistics were revealed by Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga during …

Uganda: President Agrees to Irish Training of Uganda Aviators

Uganda: President Agrees to Irish Training of Uganda Aviators

President Yoweri Museveni has agreed to the plans by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) to train Ugandans in the aviation sector.

The President who was speaking during a meeting with visiting Irish aviation officials at …

Uganda: Tea, Water, Cakes and Samosas to Cost Shs1.1 Billion

Uganda: Tea, Water, Cakes and Samosas to Cost Shs1.1 Billion

The budget for committees of Parliament has jumped from Shs13b to Shs22b.

According to details of the budget this newspaper has seen, more than half of that, Shs16b will be spent on travelling, both inland …