UK-Uganda Investment: Minister Stephenson officiates at Shs700 billion Namanve ground breaking

UK-Uganda Investment: Minister Stephenson officiates at Shs700 billion Namanve ground breaking

As the UK government finalises Brexit, they have offered Uganda a $200m (about Shs735b) for development of infrastructure at Kampala Investment Business Park (KIPB) in Namanve, Mukono District that was officially launched on Sunday. The UK Minister for Africa, Mr Andrew Stephenson, said his government is committed to the project. “On its [Uganda] path to […]

REFUGEES: Resettlement fraud in Uganda and Kenya investigated

REFUGEES: Resettlement fraud in Uganda and Kenya investigated

The UN refugee agency said Thursday it was investigating new allegations of fraud in its resettlement programme in Kenya and Uganda after a report in German magazine Stern alleging graft. “We can confirm that we have received allegations related to resettlement fraud in Uganda and Kenya,” UNHCR spokeswoman Cecile Pouilly told AFP. Allegations would be […]

Kenyan Retailer Nakumatt To Close As Creditors Back Liquidation

Kenyan Retailer Nakumatt To Close As Creditors Back Liquidation

Creditors of Kenya’s Nakumatt supermarket chain, once East Africa’s biggest retailer, voted on Tuesday to wind it up after it was unable to pay debts following a failed rescue attempt. Nakumatt expanded from a mattress shop in a rural town to a network of more than 60 branches before a cash crunch forced it to […]

Deported Miguna Miguna heads back to Kenya

Deported Miguna Miguna heads back to Kenya

Deported Kenyan opposition figure Miguna Miguna has demanded that he be allowed back in the country on Tuesday using a passport which had been confiscated by authorities. He tweeted that he is scheduled to land at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday evening. Mr Miguna holds a Canadian passport and it […]

‘Terror suspects tried to enter’ UK base in Kenya

‘Terror suspects tried to enter’ UK base in Kenya

Kenyan police have detained three “terrorist suspects” who tried to force their way into a British military camp, AFP news agency reports, quoting an internal police report it has seen. Kenya’s privately owned Daily Nation newspaper says the three were arrested on Sunday evening after attempting to break into the base in Nanyuki, a market […]

Museveni Begins Six-day Trekk In Jungle

Museveni Begins Six-day Trekk In Jungle

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Saturday joined veterans, patriots, freedom fighters, and bazukulu in a symbolic trek from Galamba in Wakiso district to Birembo in Kibaale district to celebrate freedom fighters’ heroic sacrifices for patriotism. He is retracing the route he and his forces took in 1986, when they seized power from Idi Amin and Milton Obote. […]

MTN Exits Towers Businesses In Uganda, Ghana

MTN Exits Towers Businesses In Uganda, Ghana

MTN Group (MTNJ.J) has agreed to sell its towers businesses in Ghana and Uganda as Africa’s biggest mobile phone operator refocuses on high-growth markets on the continent and in the Middle East. Clashes with regulators in Nigeria, Uganda and elsewhere have crimped growth, prompting the company to announce a $1 billion three-year asset-disposal plan earlier […]

Bufumbira MP Bitangaro Charged, Remanded To Luzira Prisons

Bufumbira MP Bitangaro Charged, Remanded To Luzira Prisons

Bufumbira South lawmaker, Sam Bitangaro, and two others; Onyango, Kakuba .S and Tumwine, was on Thursday been charged and remanded to Luzira prison over Obtaining money by False Pretense and Conspiracy to Defraud Government of Uganda of shs3billion. This follows an operation by AntiGraft_State House. Bitangaro, together with lawyer Francis Owor Onyango, William Tumwine, an […]

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