World Bank forgives Uganda after corruption reduces, to hold Open Day

World Bank forgives Uganda after corruption reduces, to hold Open Day

The World Bank has lifted the suspension of new lending to Uganda after about 10 months. In August 2016, the Bank suspended lending to Uganda due to numerous reasons including failure to kick start projects in time, poor absorptive capacity, corruption, mismanagement of projects, inability to do feasibility, social and environmental studies as well as […]

UNEARTHED! Why Mzee Byanyima preferred Besigye over Museveni to marry Winnie

UNEARTHED! Why Mzee Byanyima preferred Besigye over Museveni to marry Winnie

As Uganda prepares for an official burial of late Boniface Byanyima, who passed away on Tuesday at Kampala’s Nakasero Hospital more details about his frosty relationship with ‘son’ and former student President Yoweri Museveni have emerged. The latest in the secrets is why one of the pioneer leaders of  Ugandan politics, Mzee Byanyima blocked the then […]

MPs today ‘experiencing Nalufenya torture chambers’

MPs today ‘experiencing Nalufenya torture chambers’

The Parliament Committee on Human Rights is expected to visit Nalufenya detention facility today as directed by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga. This comes after numerous torture allegations within the detention facility. Recently, torture photos of Kamwenge mayor surfaced online and sparked a debate into the violation of human rights at Nalufenya. Uganda Police Force came under […]

Google, IFC invest in tech firm CSquared

Google, IFC invest in tech firm CSquared

Google, Convergence Partners, International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”) have signed an agreement to invest in CSquared, a broadband infrastructure company focused on building wholesale metro fibre optic networks and enabling internet access in Africa. CSquared will operate as an independent company headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with cumulative capital commitments of […]

Betway POWER battle City Oilers as basketball league tips off

Betway POWER battle City Oilers as basketball league tips off

Uganda’s top-tier basketball league kicks off with reigning National Basketball champions City Oil facing Betway Power at MTN Arena Lugogo. The much-fancied encounter will take place on Friday proceeded by ladies champions Uganda Christian University Lady Canons playing A1 Challenge. Arnold Lando’s Power side have strengthened during the offseason recruiting former Falcons star Sunday Okoth, […]

IGP Kayihura voted as VP by African Police chiefs

IGP Kayihura voted as VP by African Police chiefs

At the ongoing African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (Afripol), Uganda’s Inspector General Police Gen Kale Kayihura has been elected vice president of the powerful body at a three-day high-level meeting for African police chiefs in the Algerian capital, Algiers. Gen. Kayihura who gave a keynote speech on the fight against transnational crime and terrorism was chosen as […]

Museveni appoints Badru Kiggundu to probe Shs76 billion UPDF Scandal

Museveni appoints Badru Kiggundu to probe Shs76 billion UPDF Scandal

Despite a stained legacy according to President Museveni’s critics, former Electoral Commission chairman Eng. Badru Kiggundu has been zeroed on as the right man to investigate a procurement scandal that has engulfed Uganda’s Ministry of Defence and the national army – Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF)’s Kiweweta Recruit Training School. Dr. Kiggundu who is also […]

City Tyres-Pirelli F1 2017 promo launch today

City Tyres-Pirelli F1 2017 promo launch today

The motorsport fraternity and media head to City Tyres Kamwokya’s garden area at Kira Road to witness the launch of a fresh promotion to have Ugandans win tickets to the last Formula One race of the year in Abu Dhabi. According to City Tyres’ marketing manager Herbert Bashaasha, over 200 guests have been invited to […]

9 football World Cup places confirmed for Africa

9 football World Cup places confirmed for Africa

The Fifa Council has ratified the decision to give Africa nine automatic places when the World Cup expands to 48 teams in 2026. The move was confirmed on Wednesday in Bahrain – the continent currently has five spots at the tournament. A tenth African country will take part in a six-nation play-off tournament to decide […]

‘Boss out of Town’ in blissful climax

‘Boss out of Town’ in blissful climax

Dr Jennifer Sempala, a senior research scientist at Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, with two business class air tickets to Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates, for being Uganda’s best boss was rewarded by Etihad Airways and Sanyu FM . This follows her nomination by her colleague, Christopher Kintu, during the nationwide Etihad […]

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