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UGANDAN GOVT RECEIVES 63 MLN USD FOR PETROLEUM FUND

UGANDAN GOVT RECEIVES 63 MLN USD FOR PETROLEUM FUND

By John Odyek

KAMPALA, Uganda’s Petroleum Fund, located in the Bank of Uganda, has received a deposit of 63 million US dollars from the business activities of oil companies operating in the country.

The Public …

United States Concerned about Uganda’s Electoral Environment

United States Concerned about Uganda’s Electoral Environment

The United States is concerned that the electoral environment in Uganda is deteriorating in the run-up to national polls next month. Numerous reports of the police using excessive force, obstruction and dispersal of opposition rallies, …

IGAD turns 30 years

IGAD turns 30 years

Djibouti, Djibouti: Today, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) started the celebrations to mark 30 years since it was founded. IGAD is a regional organization of eight countries of the greater Horn of Africa established …

FACT CHECKER: Besigye on nodding disease

FACT CHECKER: Besigye on nodding disease

CLAIM. While campaigning in Kitgum District last week, the FDC presidential candidate said: “There is even now an NRM disease. Nodding disease is an NRM disease, it had never been heard of.”

FACT. Nodding disease …

DPP drops case against UPCand#039s Akena

DPP drops case against UPCand#039s Akena

KAMPALA. Buganda Road Magistrates Court will decide early next month whether to accept the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)’s decision not to try the UPC leader for trespass.
Ruling on the matter in which Lira …

Kagame to decide on third term after vote

Kagame to decide on third term after vote

Kigali.

Rwanda will this month hold a referendum to endorse constitutional amendments allowing president Paul Kagame to stand for a third elective term. It’s then that Mr Kagame will declare his position.
The verdict for …

Mabirizi skips Kalangala, Masaka campaigns

Mabirizi skips Kalangala, Masaka campaigns

Masaka.

Independent presidential candidate Joseph Mabirizi has for the second time skipped campaign rallies scheduled in Masaka and Kalangala districts over unknown reasons.

According to the Electoral Commission campaign programme, Mr Mabirizi was supposed to …

Candidates give government Shs4 billion ahead of 2016 general election

Candidates give government Shs4 billion ahead of 2016 general election

KAMPALA. Government is more than Shs4 billion richer after the tax authority collected nomination fees from over 1,200 public office seekers ahead of the 2016 general election.
After collecting Shs160 million from the eight presidential …

Kagame attacks and#039other nationsand#039 over third term bid criticism

Kagame attacks and#039other nationsand#039 over third term bid criticism

Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Sunday lashed out at “other nations” for interfering in his country’s internal affairs after criticism over a move that would allow him to extend his rule.

“We can be good …

Karamoja parents give waragi to hungry babies

Karamoja parents give waragi to hungry babies

The famine ravaging Karamoja sub-region has taken another risky twist with parents resorting to giving their children alcohol to induce them to sleep and stop crying due to hunger.
According to Muzamiru Masaba, a health …

City passenger train starts operation

City passenger train starts operation

Kampala city dwellers today start enjoying the commuter passenger services between Namanve and Kampala at just Shs1,500 amid the seemingly unending traffic congestion.
According to the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) spokesperson, Mr. Peter Kauju, …

Natuhereza stands out for UCU

Natuhereza stands out for UCU

KAMPALA.

From Jason Mehl to Robert Mugabe to Nicholas Natuhereza. From one set of brothers, Mugabe and Geoff Omondi, to another of Ivan Enabu and Jimmy Enabu.

The brothers’ path never worked. So, UCU Canons …

Handheld hoe is lousy for digging and terrible even for tough palms

Handheld hoe is lousy for digging and terrible even for tough palms

Pope Francis’ visit displaced the hoe debate and the attendant gazillion jokes and sneers only temporarily. We went back to the beloved hoe the moment the beloved Pope’s plane hit the chilly skies on November …