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UGANDA’S ECONOMY MUST GROW 7% A YEAR TO SERVICE RISING DEBT: CENTRAL BANK

UGANDA’S ECONOMY MUST GROW 7% A YEAR TO SERVICE RISING DEBT: CENTRAL BANK

KAMPALA -- Uganda's economy needs to grow at least 7 percent a year for the next few years up from an average 4.5 percent for the last five years to service the rapidly growing public …

Delegates Exchange Views on Unleashing Private Sector Power to Solve Entrenched Inequalities at Day-long Economic and Social Council Partnership Forum

Delegates Exchange Views on Unleashing Private Sector Power to Solve Entrenched Inequalities at Day-long Economic and Social Council Partnership Forum

With 8 per cent of people around the world living in poverty, and 192 million unemployed, achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development would require unleashing the power of the business community to solve entrenched …

UGANDA PROMOTES ITS COFFEE IN RUSSIA

UGANDA PROMOTES ITS COFFEE IN RUSSIA

KAMPALA-- Ugandan coffee has been promoted in Russia in a bid to increase its s market share in a country with one of the world's largest per capita coffee consumption.

According to the Russian Association …

UGANDA’S HEALTH MINISTRY FACING 38 BILLION SHILLINGS DEBT

UGANDA’S HEALTH MINISTRY FACING 38 BILLION SHILLINGS DEBT

KAMPALA-- Uganda's Ministry of Health is facing a debt of 38 billion shillings (about 10.3 million US dollars) owed to various suppliers, according to the ministry's budget policy statement

In the report submitted to Parliament, …

UGANDA TROOPS KILL 22 AL-SHABAB TERRORISTS IN SOMALIA

UGANDA TROOPS KILL 22 AL-SHABAB TERRORISTS IN SOMALIA

KAMPALA-- The Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF) says its troops serving with an African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Somalia have killed 22 al-Shabaab terrorists in that Horrn of Africa nation on Sunday.

The Ugandan …

Refugee School Gives Hope, Free Education in West Uganda

Refugee School Gives Hope, Free Education in West Uganda

In 2005, four young Congolese refugees in western Uganda opened a school for kids like themselves, separated from their families when they fled conflict in neighboring countries. Today, the school boasts about 500 students and …

FAO STEPS IN TO SAVE UGANDA’S BUGOMA FORST

FAO STEPS IN TO SAVE UGANDA’S BUGOMA FORST

KAMPALA-- The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has stepped in to save the Bugoma Forest near Lake Albert in western Uganda in from being depleted by an influx of refugees, who are cutting …

Capacitating trade counselors stationed in embassies of IGAD countries located in Middle East, Asia and Some African importing countries ; March 13-16, 2018

Capacitating trade counselors stationed in embassies of IGAD countries located in Middle East, Asia and Some African importing countries ; March 13-16, 2018

IGAD in partnership with FAO, with financial support from Italian Development Cooperation has been implementing the regional project; Improving supply of safe and quality livestock and meat exported from the Horn of Africa to Middle …

EMIRATES CREW MEMBER ‘FALLS OFF’ FROM PLANE AT ENTEBBE AIRPORT IN UGANDA

EMIRATES CREW MEMBER ‘FALLS OFF’ FROM PLANE AT ENTEBBE AIRPORT IN UGANDA

ENTEBBE, Uganda- A crew member of Emirates, due to depart Entebbe International Airport, opened the emergency exit and fell off the plane, sustaining serous injuries.

The crew member was immediately taken to the hospital for …

Ugandans Outraged Over MP Saying Wife Beating is OK

Ugandans Outraged Over MP Saying Wife Beating is OK

The issue of domestic violence has come to the fore in Uganda after a member of parliament argued in favor of wife beating.

In the words of the Ugandan legislator, a man who disciplines his …

USAID and FAO working together to pre-empt the next global pandemic

USAID and FAO working together to pre-empt the next global pandemic

A United States-FAO partnership working to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to manage outbreaks of diseases in farm animals has in just 12 months succeeded in training over 4,700 veterinary health professionals in 25 …

UGANDA: PRES MUSEVENI REPLACES SECURITY MINISTER AND POLICE CHIEF

UGANDA: PRES MUSEVENI REPLACES SECURITY MINISTER AND POLICE CHIEF

KAMPALA-- Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni has replaced the security minister and police chief in the country, following a spate of murders and kidnappings that have rocked the East African nation.

The president tweeted the news, …

Hunger rates remain high amid conflict, climate shocks, warns UN food security report

Hunger rates remain high amid conflict, climate shocks, warns UN food security report

Increased hunger and food insecurity, fuelled by conflict and climatic challenges, continues to inflict suffering on populations in different parts of the world, forcing them to remain dependent on humanitarian assistance, a new United Nations …