Heineken launches Amstel beer brand in Uganda

Heineken launches Amstel beer brand in Uganda

Dutch brewer, Heineken’s Uganda arm has officially launched Amstel beer, the third premium alcoholic brand from the global beverage gaint since it made its foray into the Ugandan market. The others are “Heineken brand” and Desperados, a tequila flavoured beer. According to the firm, Amstel beer has an alcoholic strength of 5% and will be […]

Nyege Nyege, Glastonbury Festival’s little sibling

Nyege Nyege, Glastonbury Festival’s little sibling

Jinja’s  Nyege Nyege Music Festival has the potential to become East Africa’s Glastonbury Festival. The latter is the largest greenfield festival in the world – attracting close to 175,000 people. Such large numbers require investments in infrastructure in terms of security, transport, water, and electricity supply. The 3rd edition of Nyege Nyege conclude last weekend […]

Uganda ready for 2017 Jamafest Cultural Festival

Uganda ready for 2017 Jamafest Cultural Festival

This year’s East Africa arts and culture festival also known as Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki Utamaduni Festival (JAMAFEST) scheduled to be held at the Kololo Ceremonial Grounds in Kampala, Uganda from September 7 and 15, 2017, under the theme Culture and creative industries: An Engine for unity and Employment Creation. Attracting participants from the six […]

Poor marketing hurting tourism – minister

Poor marketing hurting tourism – minister

The Ministry of Tourism has called for collaboration with the private sector to maximize the country’s tourism potential. Opening a consultative meeting on the National Tourism Marketing Strategy in Kampala, Tourism Minister Prof Ephraim Kamuntu said Uganda has an exceptional range of natural and cultural tourism assets which largely remain untapped. Some of the challenges […]

Uganda milk giants Fresh Dairy, KCCA push for ‘Better Nakawa’

Uganda milk giants Fresh Dairy, KCCA push for ‘Better Nakawa’

Fresh Dairy joined over 100 companies for the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) inaugural Nakawa Partnership Breakfast Meeting held on 28th June 2017 under the theme “Building Partnerships for a Better Nakawa.” Speaking during the event held at Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA), Mayor Nakawa Division his Lordship Ronald Balimwezo Nsubuga explained that the purpose of […]

Uganda bans screening of movie over homosexuality

Uganda bans screening of movie over homosexuality

The Uganda Media Council has vowed not to allow the screening of a Dutch film, The Dinner Club, after accusing it of “glorifying homosexuality”. The banned movie is a Dutch film, The Dinner Club, the Embassy of The Netherlands in Kampala revealed. The country’s censorship board led by Mr Paul Ekochu described the European film as women […]

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