Uganda: Covid-19 Shocks Push Banks Into Emergency Borrowing

Money borrowed by commercial banks from Bank of Uganda (BoU) to shore up operations and shortages caused by Covid-19, has increased by Shs45b in the quarter ended April, according to details from the Central Bank.Data contained in the June Bank of Ugan…

Uganda: Covid Deaths Overwhelm Funeral Service Providers

Ever since the government announced that Uganda was experiencing the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic early this year, the number of infections has been increasing. As a result the number of deaths also increased.This has not only taken a toll on t…

Uganda: Shs1b Govt Drugs Recovered At Nansana Private Clinic

Police have recovered government drugs estimated to be worth Shs1billion at a private clinic at Gganda in Nansana Municipality, Wakiso District.The police raided the clinic after residents informed authorities of a truck that offloaded boxes of drugs o…

Uganda: How Uganda Stands to Benefit From DRC Roads

Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday launched a 223km road project linking the two countries, with the project envisioned to boost cross border trade, improve security and connectivity between the two countries.According Mr Ba…

Uganda: MPs Approve 20 Ministers

The House Appointments Committee yesterday vetted and cleared 20 ministers, including Ms Milly Babirye Babalanda, the new Minister for Presidency.On Monday, the Appointments Committee chaired by Deputy Speaker Anita Among virtually vetted and approved …

Uganda: Museveni, Tshisekedi to Launch Mpondwe Bridge

President Museveni and his DR Congo counterpart Felix Tshisekedi are this morning expected to officially launch Mpondwe Bridge in Kasese District.The bridge links Uganda to the Democratic Republic of Congo.The two heads of state will also commission a …

South Sudan Blocks UN Peacekeepers from Volatile Areas

The new chief of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) says U.N. peacekeepers are being blocked from accessing some sensitive areas, despite an agreement by South Sudan’s government to cooperate with the mission. Nicholas Haysom was appoi…

Uganda: Rugunda, Mateke Happy to Leave Cabinet

The outgoing Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, has thanked President Museveni for giving him the opportunity to serve the country in different capacities, and welcomed his new appointment as a special envoy for special duties.In an interview with Da…

Uganda: NDA Yet to Clear Local Covid Drug

The National Drug Authority (NDA) has said it is still gathering more information about the acclaimed Covid-19 cure, Covidex, before directing on usage.The herbal medicine is said to have been manufactured by senior scientists at Mbarara University-bas…

Uganda: Full Cabinet List – Jessica Alupo New Vice President

President Museveni has appointed Hon Jessica Alupo as the Vice President of the Republic of Uganda. In the new appointments, Hon Robinah Nabbanja will be the Prime Minister.Full list bellow1. H.E. the Vice President – HON. JESSICA ALUPO; (MAJ.RTD)2. Rt…