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Monthly Archives: December 2016

UGANDA GETS $151M LOAN FROM AFDB FOR TOLL ROAD

UGANDA GETS $151M LOAN FROM AFDB FOR TOLL ROAD

Uganda will expand a major road linking its capital Kampala with Rwanda after signing a deal on Thursday for a $151 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The 40-year loan will partly finance …

UGANDA: GOVT TO BUILD SHS4.5 TRILLION IRRIGATION SCHEME IN PALLISA

UGANDA: GOVT TO BUILD SHS4.5 TRILLION IRRIGATION SCHEME IN PALLISA

The Ugandan government, in partnership with the Korea Rural Community Corporation, is set to construct an integrated irrigation scheme at River Mpologoma in Kibuku District to address the persistent dry spell and increase on household …

UN Names Warsame as Director for Global Emergencies

UN Names Warsame as Director for Global Emergencies

The United Nations has confirmed that a Somali-born official who has been doing humanitarian work for 25 years will be the UNHCR's director for global emergencies, staff security, safety and supply services effective next month.…

News in Brief 30 (AM)

News in Brief 30 (AM)

More than one million people in northeast Nigeria receive food aid

The UN food agency, WFP, has delivered food or cash to more than a million Nigerians in conflict-affected zones in the Northeast since the …

US OFFERS 40 MLN USD IN AID TO UGANDA FOR SECURITY, CARE OF REFUGEES

US OFFERS 40 MLN USD IN AID TO UGANDA FOR SECURITY, CARE OF REFUGEES

The United States has announced that it will offer Uganda 40 million US dollars in aid for the security and care of the rising number of refugees in the country.

US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah …

UGANDA TO INTRODUCE BILL TO PREVENT POLLUTION FROM OIL AND GAS ACTIVITIES

UGANDA TO INTRODUCE BILL TO PREVENT POLLUTION FROM OIL AND GAS ACTIVITIES

The Ugandan Government is set to table a Bill to seek stronger safeguards against pollution and wastes arising from oil and gas activities as the country prepares for oil production.

The National Environment Management Bill …

PPF concerned over detention of Al Jazeera journalist in Egypt

PPF concerned over detention of Al Jazeera journalist in Egypt

Pakistan Press Freedom (PPF), in a letter to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, expressed concern over the arrest and detention of Al Jazeera journalists Mahmoud Hussein in Cairo on December 25.

PPF Secretary General …

FOOTBALL: Magogo joins NCS to applaud Onduparaka

FOOTBALL: Magogo joins NCS to applaud Onduparaka

FUFA president Moses Magogo has joined National Council of Sports to congratulate Arua based Onduparaka FC for disproving mindset of many that top flight football in Uganda is for Kampala based clubs.

During his end …

FOOTBALL: FIFA approves billions shillings for Ugandan football

FOOTBALL: FIFA approves billions shillings for Ugandan football

FUFA has received FIFA confirmation for more development fund in 2017, the FUFA president Moses Magogo revealed this in his end year media communication in Mengo yesterday.

FIFA has increased its financial support to Member …

GOALKEEPER OFF UGANDA’S NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM NAMED 10TH BEST IN THE WORLD

GOALKEEPER OFF UGANDA’S NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM NAMED 10TH BEST IN THE WORLD

Dennis Masinde Onyango, who plays for the national team, the Uganda Cranes and club side Mamelodi Sundowns, has been ranked the tenth best in the world by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics …

ATHLETICS:UPDF joins UAF to redesign IAAF Cross Country course

ATHLETICS:UPDF joins UAF to redesign IAAF Cross Country course

Uganda People's Defense Forces are remodeling and marking athletics course for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017.

The Championships is due March 26, 2017 at Kololo Independence Grounds.

Over 700 athletes from across …

The Grinch’s not-so-festive guide to food ration cuts

The Grinch’s not-so-festive guide to food ration cuts

Across much of the world, the festive season is a time of indulgence. But what if you’re too busy fleeing violence and upheaval, or stuck in a refugee camp on reduced rations?

It’s been a …

The Grinch’s not-so-festive guide to food ration cuts

The Grinch’s not-so-festive guide to food ration cuts

Across much of the world, the festive season is a time of indulgence. But what if you’re too busy fleeing violence and upheaval, or stuck in a refugee camp on reduced rations?

It’s been a …