CSOs Petition Museveni to Open up the Oil Sector (allAfrica.com)

A group of civil society organisations have launched an online campaign collecting signatures to petition President Yoweri Museveni to open up the extractives sector to measures of transparency. The campaign, dubbed ‘End Oil Secrecy: Join EITI’, was launched at Kampala Serena hotel last week. The civil society organisations behind the campaign include: ActionAid Uganda (AAU), Global…

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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, […]