FIRE! Arsonists almost burn down MP Abiriga’s home

FIRE! Arsonists almost burn down MP Abiriga’s home

Uganda Police is investigating an alleged arsonist attack on Arua Municipality Member of Parliament Ibrahim Abiriga’s home in Arua Town, West Nile. Abiriga whose trademark ill-fitting yellow suit, yellow shoes, yellow tie, yellow cap and a yellow shirt, among other yellows, have made him a ‘‘national sensation’’reported a of attempted arson to Police, his wife […]

Govt starts Oil & Gas exploration in Karamoja

Govt starts Oil & Gas exploration in Karamoja

The Moroto-Kadam basin of Karamoja sub-region has potentially rich oil deposits according to evidence of hydrocarbon accumulation, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development is optimistic as it launches oil and gas explorations there. The earlier surveys by the Government and colonialists indicated that there was evidence of oil and gas in parts of eastern […]

MTN Mobile Money latest way to save with NSSF

MTN Mobile Money latest way to save with NSSF

Uganda’s market leader in digital financial services, MTN Uganda and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) have today announced a partnership that enables payment of social security contributions using Mobile Money. The partnership enables NSSF members on the NSSF Voluntary Membership Plan as well as small and medium sized entities to conveniently make payments using […]

Equity Bank enticing Ugandans in UK to invest here

Equity Bank enticing Ugandans in UK to invest here

In its effort to increase trade and investment opportunities from various markets, Equity Bank Uganda will hold an investment forum in the UK targeted towards Ugandan and other East Africans on Friday, 15th of September. Converging at Grange Tower Bridge Hotel 45 Prescot St, London E1 8GP, UK from 6:00 pm, the bank’s Managing Director, […]

Kasule Lumumba set to be fired as NRM Secretary General

Kasule Lumumba set to be fired as NRM Secretary General

The feud between President Yoweri Museveni’s Permanent Private Secretary Molly Kamukama and the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba  has reached boiling point. The latest in the corridors of power reveals that it almost time to have Ms Lumumba kicked out of the party headquarters in Kampala after Museveni criticized her NRM secretariat […]

Will Ugandan customers afford Apple’s $1,000 iPhone

Will Ugandan customers afford Apple’s $1,000 iPhone

Apple will test its customers’ loyalty, buying power and enthusiasm for innovation this week when it unveils the first iPhone to cost as much as $1,000. The 10th anniversary iPhone, offering significant upgrades in display, camera and overall design, will be launched at Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, California, tomorrow. The high-end model is an […]

In Pictures: Kaabong Woman MP by-elections so far

In Pictures: Kaabong Woman MP by-elections so far

Voting is going on without major incidents for the vacant Kaabong District Women Member of Parliament seat, reveals Mr Linos Okori, the regional Electoral Commission supervisor for Karamoja sub-region. The district that has a total of 59,082 voters, and 158 polling stations is Monday choosing their new woman MP from among Ms Christine Tubo Nakwang, an independent, […]

Entebbe airport expansion taking shape, 13.5% of works on new terminal complete

Entebbe airport expansion taking shape, 13.5% of works on new terminal complete

A year after a historical commissioning, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said it has made great strides in the ongoing multibillion expansion works at Entebbe International Airport. CAA’s public affairs manager Vianney Luggya on Friday disclosed that over 13.5 per cent of works for the on-going landside expansion of the passenger terminal building at […]

South Sudan refugees in Uganda cross 1 million mark

South Sudan refugees in Uganda cross 1 million mark

Uganda’s refugee camps in West Nile and elsewhere are bustling. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees  says the number of South Sudanese refugees hosted in Uganda now stands at one million. In a statement, UNHCR, notes that an average of more than 1,800 South Sudanese refugees a day have fled to Uganda in the […]

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