Uganda news

  • Who’s who: Award-winning Islington carer on zero-hour contract calls for sector-wide pay rise 23 Jul 2019 14:04 PUBLISHED: 14:39 23 July 2019 | UPDATED: 14:39 23 July 2019 Lucas Cumiskey Dignity in Care Award winner Sarah Nakato flanked by Islington Mayor Cllr Rakhia Ismail and Islington's health and social care chief Cllr Janet Burgess. Picture: Islington …
  • Democracy in Africa: success stories that have defied all the odds 23 Jul 2019 13:48 When I first said that I was going to write a book about the history of democracy in Africa, quite a few people responded with a joke. That will be one of the world's shortest books, up there with the compendium of great English cooking, they would say …
  • Windhoek Fashion Week calls for designer entries 23 Jul 2019 13:37 Windhoek Fashion Week (WFW) 2019, which brings together stakeholders in the industry, is calling on fashion designers to apply to showcase their work at the prestigious event. The four-day showcase aims to present designers from across Africa alongside …
  • Pictures of PM Modi with a baby go viral 23 Jul 2019 13:18 Prime Minister Narendra Modi's affection for children is quite popular and he has often been snapped interacting with children on several occasions. Let's take a look at the pictures... 01 / 20 / news/india/narendra-modi-pictures- …
  • Reality check: Do carbon offsets work? 23 Jul 2019 13:10 Flying is bad for the environment, so carbon offsets could make you feel slightly less guilty about the more than half a tonne of carbon dioxide your seat on a Toronto to Vancouver flight pumps into the atmosphere. For $20.71, Less Emissions — Air Canada’s …
  • What you need to know about tainted alcohol, blamed for more than 19 deaths overseas 23 Jul 2019 13:01 Costa Rica's national health ministry issued a warning after 19 people died after consuming alcohol with toxic levels of methanol. USA TODAY Over the weekend, authorities in Costa Rica confiscated 30,000 bottles of liquor after 19 people died after …
  • Facebook pairs its Map With AI service OpenStreetMap project 23 Jul 2019 13:01 Facebook said it will open its Map With AI service to the OpenStreetMap project, which aims to be an open source mapping data source. In conjunction with the Map With AI service, Facebook also said it would release RapiD, an AI version of the OpenStreetMap …
  • Facebook speeds up mapping data validation with machine learning tools Map With AI and RapiD 23 Jul 2019 12:56 Millions of roads around the world have yet to be mapped, and that’s a real problem, particularly in the developing world. Missing map data can harm disaster response, community planning, and local economies. And while government-run and tax-funded …
  • Costa Rica blames 19 deaths on tainted alcohol: What you need to know 23 Jul 2019 12:45 Over the weekend, authorities in Costa Rica confiscated 30,000 bottles of liquor after 19 people died after drinking what is believed to be tainted alcohol from multiple brands in the last six weeks. The news comes as the FBI runs toxicology tests in …
  • BB, Masters get fair CAF draw 23 Jul 2019 12:28 Masters Security FC and Nyasa Big Bullets have welcomed Confederation of African Football (CAF) club competitions draw held on Sunday. Masters will start away against Uganda’s Proline FC in the Confederations Cup between August 13 and 19 while Bullets will …
  • Africa ready to take over netball? 23 Jul 2019 12:27 For the first time ever, half of the countries that battled for the top eight positions at this year’s Netball World Cup were amazingly African. South Africa, Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe made it to the top eight battle at the expense of other teams. To cap it …
  • Police connects five suspected boda boda killers to 11 other murders 23 Jul 2019 12:26 Uganda police spokesman Enanga Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Police investigators have linked the five suspects picked up by the Flying Squad Unit (FSU) in connection to the murder of a boda boda rider in Rubaga to eleven other murders in Makindye …
  • Over 400 knocked off Arua LDU recruitment over body defects, late arrival 23 Jul 2019 12:26 Some of the selected Recruits awaiting health checkups at Arua police grounds Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 400 prospective Local Defense Unit-LDU recruits in Arua have been ejected because of defects on their bodies and later arrival for the …
  • KCCA writes off UGX 44 billion tax arrears 23 Jul 2019 12:26 FILE PHOTO: KCCA Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has written off shillings 44 billion in property tax. The decision to write off the property tax debt was reached in a KCCA council meeting held on Monday chaired by …
  • Pharmacists to offer consultations to patients 23 Jul 2019 12:26   FILE PHOTO: Medicine Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans buying medicine from a pharmacy or health facility will have to get used to sharing more than their prescription notes with their pharmacist before they can get medicine. This is one of …
  • Link between DTG antiretroviral medication and birth defects exaggerated – WHO 23 Jul 2019 12:26 HIV/AIDS Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation has sanctioned the use of the antiretroviral drug dolutegravir (DTG) – which, with other medication, treats HIV/AIDS – as the preferred first- and second-line treatment for …
  • Mauritius Leaks: Leak Reveals How Mauritius Siphons Tax From Poor Nations To Benefit Elites 23 Jul 2019 11:58 Bob Geldof’s firm wanted to buy a chicken farm in Uganda, one of the poorest countries on earth. But first, an errand. After soaring to fame in the 1980s for organizing Live Aid and other anti-famine efforts, the former Boomtown Rats rocker had shifted to …
  • Africa By Instagram: Acacia Africa Updates Top Ten Travel List For 2019 23 Jul 2019 11:58 Acacia Africa has updated its top ten list of the most popular destinations to visit in Southern and East Africa, the results compiled from expert sources and Instagram hashtags. In the 12 months since the original data was made available, there have been …
  • Row over transfer of Tullow Oil’s tax 23 Jul 2019 11:48 By HALIMA ABDALLAH More by this Author The final investment decision on Uganda’s oil remains uncertain as the oil companies and the government haggle over the tax treatment in Tullow Oil’s farm-down deal. This is blamed on a disagreement over the transfer …
  • Barriers to regional trade could hurt AfCFTA 23 Jul 2019 11:48 By NJIRAINI MUCHIRA More by this Author The failure by Comesa-EAC-SADC member states to sign and ratify instruments for the creation of a tripartite free trade area (TFTA) four years after its launch points to countries’ reluctance to open up their markets …
  • Uganda’s current account deficit rises, to exceed $3b 23 Jul 2019 11:47 By BERNARD BUSUULWA More by this Author Uganda’s current account deficit increased to an estimated $3.037 billion by close of 2018/19, from $1.23 billion as at the end of 2017/18, on account of rising imports and growing pressures on the exchange …
  • Zeepay targets 150 mln mobile money subscribers in 20 African countries by tying up with remittance firms 23 Jul 2019 11:44 Ghanaian mobile financial services provider Zeepay is seeking to reach more than 150 million mobile money wallets in 20 African countries as it partners global remittance firms. Andrew Takyi-Appiah, managing director of Zeepay, said it hopes to become a …
  • Gangs kill 12, including children, in DR Congo 23 Jul 2019 11:39 GOMA, DR CONGO: Machete- and gun-wielding gangs killed 12 civilians, including two children, in twin overnight attacks in northeast DR Congo blamed on the Islamist-rooted ADF militia group, an official said Tuesday. In the first attack, nine civilians were …
  • Kenya’s maritime trade ranking at five-year low on Mombasa port woes 23 Jul 2019 11:34 Kenya’s maritime trade connectivity has worsened to a five-year low, a newly published global scorecard showed, pointing to the logistical challenges experienced at the port of Mombasa. A liner shipping connectivity index (LSCI) for 2019 by the United …
  • World: Measurement, Action, Freedom: An independent assessment of government progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 23 Jul 2019 11:11 Download the report Walk Free’s new report ‘Measurement, Action, Freedom’ is the most comprehensive assessment of global progress towards the eradication of modern slavery. Lack of government accountability sees millions continue to suffer globally 10,000 …