Uganda coffee exports drop for third year

Uganda coffee exports drop for third year

NOTE: July 2015 to June 2016 exports totalled 3.56 million bags worth $352 million (Shs1.1 trillion) Crane Bank Ltd. and a collection of other financial firms are not the only Ugandan sectors having a strange existence this year. Coffee farmers in the highland areas on the slopes of Mount Elgon in the East and Mt. […]

Heathens’ Uganda Cup dominance

Heathens’ Uganda Cup dominance

Uganda’s most successful side in the last decade Hima Cement sponsored Heathens Rugby Football Club beat Black Pirates 20-17 at Legends Rugby Club to clinch a fourth consecutive Uganda Cup trophy. The Kyandondo based side have now won four successive Nile Special Uganda Cup titles. Heathens’ Uganda Cup win means they have now collected silverware in […]

Masons urged to form cooperatives

Masons urged to form cooperatives

20 masons chosen to visit the Hima Cement factory Masons, builders and foremen have been urged to form cooperative unions if they are to achieve/profit from their trade. This was part of Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, the Minister for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, advice to builders who took part in Hima Cement Builder’s Academy training program […]

No excuses for URA against depleted Police

No excuses for URA against depleted Police

Four-time league champions URA sit fifth while troubled Police are 15th on the 16-team log Head coach Kefa Kisela has an almost fit squad and said his Uganda Revenue Authority side have “no excuses” not to thump bottom placed Police. Former champions URA will entertain Police at the Mehta Stadium in Lugazi in the Uganda […]

Umeme, Nature Uganda in afforestation drive

Umeme, Nature Uganda in afforestation drive

Only 2% of the 16% of the population on the grid use it for cooking Power giants Umeme Ltd have started a tree planting drive that will look to protect Uganda’s endangered forest cover. The event organized in conjunction with Nature Uganda was graced by the area Member of Parliament, Mukono south, Johnson Muyanja Ssenyonga, […]

Museveni chief guest at Zambian Independence fete

Museveni chief guest at Zambian Independence fete

On arrival, Museveni was presented with a bouquet and and a 21 gun salute   President Museveni arrived in Lusaka yesterday on a two-day state visit during which he will be the chief guest at Zambia’s 52nd, Independence anniversary celebrations due on Monday October 24th, 2016 at the Freedom Square. On arrival, Museveni was presented […]

Son cleared of killing UBC veteran Luwandagga

Son cleared of killing UBC veteran Luwandagga

There were no strangle marks on the neck of the deceased despite circulating rumours that Luwandaga was strangled to death. Andrew William Luwandagga who had been suspected of his smothering elderly father Patrick Luwandagga has been found not guilty of murder according to Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Emilian Kayima. The junior Luwandagga, 30, of Namasuba […]

NSAMBYA SCHOOL FIRE: 45 students suffer smoke inhalation but are saved from fire; parents stranded

NSAMBYA SCHOOL FIRE: 45 students suffer smoke inhalation but are saved from fire; parents stranded

In Uganda, most fire deaths are the result of smoke inhalation rather than burns. On Thursday night, 45 people – all students of at St. Peter’s Senior Secondary School in Nsambya, Kampala were saved from a fire. It is almost a miracle they survived after suffering smoke inhalation and falling unconscious before they could escape […]

Egypt boss: Draw with Uganda ‘feels like a mountain’

Egypt boss: Draw with Uganda ‘feels like a mountain’

Seven-time African champions Egypt will be eager to revive their dominance after some years of under-performing but the task is much harder after being drawn with Uganda Cranes and Ghana in Group D of the 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) to be based in Port Gential, Gabon. The new-look Egyptian side, coached by […]

Calm as UCE exams kickoff

Calm as UCE exams kickoff

No disturbing incidents have been recorded so far as the 2016 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) exams kicked off this morning with Physics Paper 3 (Practical). With the examinations scheduled to start at 9 am and again at 2 pm during week days, Uneb says candidates should be arriving at the examination centres 30 minutes […]