Amuru Is Best Location for Sugar Factory – Madhvani [interview] (

Mayur Madhvani is the Managing Director of Madhvani Group which owns Kakira Sugar Works in Uganda. He spoke to Dicta Asiimwe about plans to expand to Amuru, sugar production in East Africa, and the complex sugar trade between Uganda and Kenya. Some analysts have blamed shrinking demand for the exit of some of companies operating in…


IGAD and Partners are Keeping an Eye on La Nina Effects on the Region

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction & Applications Centre (ICPAC) this morning kick started the 44th Greater Horn of African Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF) during an opening ceremony presided over by the Minister of Environment of Uganda, Hon. Dr. Mary Goretti Kitutu, in Kampala.   The opening ceremony was also attended by the […]

Car bomb kills 5 soldiers outside Somali president’s palace: police

A car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants killed five soldiers outside the president’s palace in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and badly damaged two nearby hotels, police said.     Reuters witnesses said gunfire could be heard after the explosion and a huge cloud of smoke could be seen above the president’s palace, […]