Uganda’s Debt Spills Over Amid Shrinking Revenue, Rising Expenditure

The government last week secured a $130m (Shs472b) loan syndicated by local commercial banks as its initial financial commitment to the proposed East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) to run from Hoima in mid-western Uganda to the Tanzanian Indian Ocean port of Tanga. Of the $130m, $70m (Shs254b) is the first instalment of the $233.5m […]

Uganda: Gender Ministry Warns On Transfer of Women Programmes

The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has opposed the move by Ministry of Finance to transfer the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP) to Local Government, saying it is harmful to women empowerment. Mr Frank Mugabi, the ministry’s communications officer, said the programme has been performing well under Gender. Mr Mugabi said the programme […]

Uganda: Archbishop Lwanga Succumbed to Ischemic Heart Disease

The late Archbishop of Kampala Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga succumbed to Ischemic heart disease following coronary heart thrombosis, according to a post-mortem report from Mulago national referral hospital. “This means a heart attack that is due to a blood clot that was found inside the artery that supplies blood to the heart,” Dr Andrew Ssekitoleko, […]

Uganda: Govt Suspends Creation of New Districts, Sub-Counties

The minister of Local Government, Mr Raphael Magyezi, has said the government has indefinitely suspended the creation of new administrative structures across the country. According to Mr Magyezi, the new structures have widened the funding gaps of lower local governments and the government is currently looking for money to fund the recently created districts and […]

Uganda: Understanding the Catholic Church Hierarchy in Uganda

The Catholic Church globally is headed by the Pope, the current one being Francis who succeeded Pope Benedict who unexpectedly resigned in 2013. Alternately called the Pontiff, the Pope is the spiritual head for Catholics and doubles as a head of the Vatican State or Holy See. However, the in-country bureaucracies or hierarchies of the […]

Uganda: Boxing – Club Representatives Receive Amended Constitution

The Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) under President Moses Muhangi has today handed over an amended constitution to representatives from 47 boxing clubs in an extraordinary general assembly held in Lugogo. Among the amendments in the new constitution include shifting the academic qualifications for UBF executive candidacy from an Ordinary Level certificate to A’ level and […]

Facing Pressure at Home, Chinese Tech Giants Expand in Singapore

Chinese tech giants are expanding in Singapore as they face a crackdown at home and growing pressure in other key markets — but they may struggle to find talent in the city-state. Messaging-and-gaming behemoth Tencent is opening a hub and TikTok owner ByteDance is on a hiring spree after establishing a regional headquarters, while e-commerce […]

The Weeknd Donates $1 Million to Ethiopian Relief Efforts

Pop star The Weeknd has announced he will be donating $1 million to relief efforts in Ethiopia amid the country’s ongoing conflict in the Tigray region. A U.N. statement said his donation, the equivalent of 2 million meals, went to World Food Program USA, the U.S. affiliate of the United Nations World Food Program, and […]