Oil and Gas Opportunity Beckons – Let us Get Ready [editorial] (allAfrica.com)

An eminent Ugandan last week pleaded with the government to put a lot more emphasis on technical and vocational education, if the country is to develop steadily (See Government should prioritise vocational/technical education). Ms Rhoda Kalema, a former minister and a delegate in the Constituent Assembly that made the 1995 Constitution, even invited government to consider…


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, […]