UBC re-brands hippy Magic100 radio and TV stations with $4 million budget

UBC re-brands hippy Magic100 radio and TV stations with $4 million budget

There is no better way to celebrate Uganda’s 55th Independence Day than launching a new home-grown radio station. Magic 1 HD, the latest station to jump the competitive local television industry, has officially started its operation after months of extensive preparation. It was over the weekend launched to staff and invited Kampala journalists by Uganda […]

Uganda’s SGR nears commencement of Construction as China Exim Bank begins main Appraisal

Uganda’s SGR nears commencement of Construction as China Exim Bank begins main Appraisal

More dots of the Northern Corridor Infrastructure Projects protocol are being knotted, with Uganda seeking to close the financing negotiations with China, senior officials of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) here said. The latest information shows that Uganda is now finalizing pre-construction works of the rail network that is expected to link at least four […]

Pastor Yiga’s Television will capture Kalondoozi ‘after all’, UCC just lifted its license suspension

Pastor Yiga’s Television will capture Kalondoozi ‘after all’, UCC just lifted its license suspension

ABS Television will again Kalondoozi, an adult content-filled programme that airs on the station as the state regulator – Uganda Communications Commission has lifted their license suspension today. Notorious for its soft porn content, the programme is a loose imitation of Cheaters, a popular internationally aired reality television show meant to track down unfaithful partners. This […]

Co-op Bank will save Uganda the ’embarrassment of borrowing from China’

Co-op Bank will save Uganda the ’embarrassment of borrowing from China’

Civil Society organizations have joined the push for the revival of the defunct Uganda Cooperative Bank. The Bank, which provided low-interest loans to farmers through cooperative societies, was wound up in 1998 amid reports of fraud and poor credit policies which triggered its insolvency and inability to raise minimum capital requirements. Its closure implied that […]

Ugandans issues alert against possible cholera outbreak

Ugandans issues alert against possible cholera outbreak

Less than 48 hours after the World Health Organization (WHO) sounded alarm over the spread of a cholera, which has killed 528 people and now affects 20 of the 26 provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a senior Uganda Health Ministry official has issued an alert to its people near the western border. […]

Uganda polio vaccination has reached millions of children: Ministry of Health

Uganda polio vaccination has reached millions of children: Ministry of Health

Into final day, Uganda’s ministry of health has termed ‘successful’ a door-to-door polio immunization campaign to prevent the reintroduction of wild polio virus from neighboring countries. The three-day exercise that started on Saturday is targeting all children under 5 years of age and a total of 5,753,301 children in 73 high risk districts. Vivian Nakalika […]

Energy Infratech leaves Shs1.4trillion Isamba dam

Energy Infratech leaves Shs1.4trillion Isamba dam

About 12 months back, supervisors employed by India’s Energy Infratech Pvt Limited were accused by Uganda Engineers Registration Board of “practicing illegally in Uganda” more than three years after the two projects kicked off.  Fast forward to 2017, the contract at the country’s ongoing second biggest hydro power project, Energy Infratech’s 40 months fixed term […]

Kenyan banker Yeda accused of masterminding fraud at EADB Kampala

Kenyan banker Yeda accused of masterminding fraud at EADB Kampala

Members of Uganda’s Parliament have been asked by a whistleblower to investigate Vivienne Yeda Apopo, a Kenyan banker and business attorney who is the current Director General of East African Development Bank over operating against the bank’s policy and guidelines. She is accused of inpunity and abuse of office before notorious MP Nandala Mafabi over exaggerated travel expenses […]

Uganda Cranes show World Cup credentials with Egypt win

Uganda Cranes show World Cup credentials with Egypt win

Moses Basena’s Uganda Cranes side now have a one point cushion at the top of their of World Cup qualifying Group E table following their 1-0 win over closet rivals, Egypt on Thursday. Just after Egypt coach Hector Cuper had made his first substitution during halftime with Ramadan Sobhi coming on for Mahmoud Hassan “Trezeguet”, […]