‘Uganda will not recognise new Zimbabwe President’

‘Uganda will not recognise new Zimbabwe President’

President Yoweri Museveni’s government has said it is closely following the developments in Zimbabwe as the South African nation remains tense amid claims that former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has been installed as interim President, and reports of President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Uganda’s State Minister for International Relations, […]

Langi, Acholi form dangerous rebel army to oust Museveni, Opposition MPs linked to plot

Langi, Acholi form dangerous rebel army to oust Museveni, Opposition MPs linked to plot

A Ugandan rebel outfit mainly comprising of Langi and Acholis that is operating under tag ACHOLI-LANGI JOINT ACTION AGAINST MUSEVENI CONSIPARCY training in South Sudan has been linked to opposition MPs opposed to the lifting of the presidential age-limit, TheUgandan understands. A highly placed military source revealed on Monday that the red robins donned by […]

Uganda signs multibillion deal with giant Swiss pharmaceutical, Novartis

Uganda signs multibillion deal with giant Swiss pharmaceutical, Novartis

The Government of Uganda has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Novartis Access, to increase patients’ access to treatment for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), says Dr. Diana Atwine, Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary. A basket of fifteen high-quality medicines targeting four key NCDs – cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory illnesses, and breast cancer – will be availed […]

Facebook in deal with Airtel Uganda, BCS to promote cheap internet in northwest Uganda

Facebook in deal with Airtel Uganda, BCS to promote cheap internet in northwest Uganda

US-based social networking site Facebook signed an agreement Tuesday with a private telephone company in Uganda to improve the telecom infrastructure in the country, over a month after the industry regulator, Uganda Communications Commission Executive Director Mr. Godfrey Mutabazi visited the tech giants over possible collaborations. The agreement was announced at Kampala Serena Hotel by Mr. […]

Uganda elected to ILO high table 2017-2020

Uganda elected to ILO high table 2017-2020

Uganda has been overwhelmingly voted to the Governing Body of International Labour Organisation by the 106th International Labour Conference in Geneva for the period 2017-2020. This election follows Uganda’s earlier nomination by the Africa Group at the African Union meeting held in April 2017 in Algiers, Algeria. The Governing Body is the Executive Organ of […]

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 […]

Museveni gov’t over-harassing journalists – EU

Museveni gov’t over-harassing journalists – EU

The European Union delegation in Uganda has urged government entities and security forces to respect the diversity of media and difference of opinion, in order to avoid harassing of journalists. This is contained in a joint statement delivered by the Danish Ambassador to Uganda, Mogens Pedersen, at the 2017 World Press Freedom Day National Conference […]

Danger as witchweed strikes 23 districts in Uganda

Danger as witchweed strikes 23 districts in Uganda

The current levels of infestation and the rate at which the Striga, a parasitic weed that seriously constrains the productivity of staples such as maize, sorghum, millet and upland rice is growing is devastating, the Ministry of Agriculture says. Opolot Okasai, the director of crop resources in the agriculture ministry, said the weed has been spotted […]

Kyamagero: This is what happens when maternity care is an “essential” to youth

Kyamagero: This is what happens when maternity care is an “essential” to youth

For Andrew Kyamagero, a young father, the unfortunate truth that his motherland has high maternal mortality rates, which is often reflective of access to poor health care services breaks his heart every morning. And discussing with friends the recently released Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) 2016 preliminary findings which show that neonatal mortality rate […]

Uganda’s women lead in doing business worldwide

Uganda’s women lead in doing business worldwide

Despite an ailing economy, Uganda has the most entrepreneurial women in the world according to a new study. The Mastercard Index of Women’s Entrepreneurship (MIWE) report released recently, revealed that 34.8 percent of businesses in Uganda are owned by women, making it the top performing country in the world. The MIWE is a weighted index […]

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