Uganda news

  • Uganda: Eight Dead after Boat Carrying Soccer Teams, Fans Capsizes 21 May 2019 01:51 KAMPALA – At least eight people have died and many more were injured or are missing after a boat carrying soccer players and fans capsized in Western Uganda, authorities said on Monday. The boat had been transporting its passengers on Lake Albert, on the …
  • Elizabeth hid to survive a massacre. She's 'relieved' the alleged killers are in Australia 21 May 2019 01:22 Posted May 21, 2019 11:08:11 An American woman who survived a massacre in Uganda is "relieved", yet "sad" two men once accused of carrying out the atrocity have been resettled in Australia. Elizabeth Garland was conducting research in …
  • Mao blasts FDC, IPOD Summit goes into the night 21 May 2019 00:52   Mao introduces delegates to Museveni soon after his arrival for the summit. PHOTO IPODEntebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairperson of the Inter Party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD) Nobert Mao has blasted the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) for …
  • The 25 Best Movies to See at SIFF This Week: May 20-26, 2019 21 May 2019 00:40 We're in the middle of SIFF, the Seattle International Film Festival, one of the very best events Seattle has to offer! As always, true movie-lovers will be tempted to cancel all other plans to consume as much delicious cinema as possible, as well as …
  • Refugee crisis: IMB’s Chitwood goes to Capitol Hill 20 May 2019 23:48 Only days after witnessing Venezuelan refugees’ plight on the Colombia border, and mere weeks after praying with refugees in Uganda, International Mission Board (IMB) President Paul Chitwood traveled to Capitol Hill May 16 to discuss global refugee crises …
  • Uganda urged to set up debt management committee 20 May 2019 23:26 The African Forum on Debt management says developing economies should apply caution and  technical guidance on taking loans, seen to drag the continent into economic Colonialism. This follows global financial reports putting Sub Saharan Africa at risk of …
  • Local Gov’t financing very minimal – report 20 May 2019 23:26 An analysis of the country’s budget indicates that allocation for Local Governments remains very minimal at 3.6 trillion shillings out of the country’s total budget of 38.9 trillion shillings. The analysis by Advocates Coalition for Development and …
  • Teacher’s industrial action starts today 20 May 2019 23:26 The teacher’s industrial action starts today in which they demand that government increases their salaries as agreed. Last year in June, government and teachers agreed that the latter’s salaries be increased in a phased manner However teachers say …
  • A one Joel Mabirizi to contest for presidency 20 May 2019 23:25 A little known Joel Ssekimpi declares his bid for presidency in the 2021 general elections. This brings to three, the total number of people now showing interest for presidency and these are NRM’s Yoweri Museveni, Kyadondo East MP and now Joel Ssekimpi. 35 …
  • Boat capsizes ; 30 feared dead 20 May 2019 23:25 Over 30 people are feared dead after their boat capsized on Lake Albert in Buseruka Sub County, Hoima district. It is reported that the boat was from Fofo landing site in Buseruka Sub County heading to Runga landing site with over sixty people on board …
  • It is now time for everyone to invest in Africa as main driver of global growth: Ezz Al-Arab 20 May 2019 23:15 Chairperson of the Commercial International Bank (CIB), Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, Egypt’s largest private sector bank, said it was now time for everyone to invest in the continent, as the main driver of global growth, stressing the importance of developing …
  • A legacy of lunacy haunts Kenya’s old railway. Will China’s $3.6B line be different? 20 May 2019 22:22 In 1903, British colonial administrator Sir Charles Norton Edgecumbe Eliot made a bold statement: “It is not uncommon for a country to create a railway, but it is uncommon for a railway to create a country.” The country was Kenya. The railway became known …
  • Office of Chief Economist would help to promote value for money 20 May 2019 22:13 By KENNEDY CHESOLI More by this Author The “Kenya Economic Update” released last month by the World Bank lays out familiar recommendations for boosting agricultural productivity. But the bank also projects economic growth to reach six per cent in 2021, …
  • Wingmoms: How bonobo mothers help their sons find love 20 May 2019 21:48 Bonobo mothers play an outsized role in ensuring their sons have fruitful sex lives, according to a study in the journal Current Biology WASHINGTON - Anyone who's experienced a mother pushing them to get a move on and produce grandkids might just …
  • DRC Ebola cases top 1,800 amid burial team attacks 20 May 2019 21:29 Blowing past the 1,800 case mark, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported 39 cases over the weekend as well as a pair of assaults on burial teams, along with 10 new infections today, according to the latest official reports, raising the …
  • Long Island Concerts & Events May 20-23 20 May 2019 21:07 RODRIGO Y GABRIELA The classical Mexican guitar have played in the White House and are featured on the Shrek soundtrack arrive on their Mettavolution Tour. Warming up the crowd is Hudson Taylor The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com …
  • Mozambique: Air Serv Sends Aircraft to Mozambique for Flood Relief 20 May 2019 20:57 Contact: Danielle Payant at dpayant@airserv.org Entebbe, Uganda. An Air Serv aircraft has positioned to Mozambique, where it will support relief efforts following a devastating period of successive storms. On May 18, an Air Serv Cessna Grand Caravan …
  • Think your mom is overbearing? Bonobos can relate. - Washington Post 20 May 2019 20:40 May 20 at 11:00 AM If you think your mom is laying it on thick about producing grandchildren, take heart: At least you’re not a male bonobo. Bonobo mothers have been seen performing a variety of behaviors that seem to lend their sons an advantage when it …
  • 9 people dead, scores missing as Uganda boat carrying footballers, fans capsizes 20 May 2019 20:34 s Relatives of missing passengers wait endlessly for them. Photo: BBC/FRANCIS MUGERWA Nine people have been confirmed dead and dozens more are missing after a boat capsized in western Uganda on Sunday. The boat was carrying more than 50 football …
  • Watch as a baby giraffe at Chester Zoo takes her first steps outside 20 May 2019 20:25 0 Comments Watch as a baby giraffe at Chester Zoo takes her first steps outside Independent.ie A baby Rothschild’s giraffe has stepped outside for the first time since she was born on May 8. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/and-finally …
  • The Stages of Growth: When Governments Fail to Create Enabling Environments 20 May 2019 19:59 [Letter From New York] Yoweri Museveni. The Ugandan dictator for the past 33 years has failed to create an enabling environment to nurture development. Photo: Facebook   For easy reference, let us assume that there is a country with scattered communities …
  • Footballers And Fans Killed As Boat Capsized In Uganda 20 May 2019 19:43 17 people have been killed after heavy winds overturned a boat carrying local football players and their fans on a lake in Uganda. Some bodies have been recovered while others are still missing, Police said on Monday. “Two bodies have been recovered, while …
  • 8 dead as boat carrying football team capsizes in Uganda 20 May 2019 19:16 [Uganda], May 20 (ANI): Ugandan authorities on Monday confirmed that at least eight people died, while several others are missing after a boat carrying a football team and its fans capsized amidst a thunderstorm on Lake Albert here on Sunday. The exact …
  • Liberia: Surviving Amid Predators and Hunger - Front Page Africa 20 May 2019 18:59 MONROVIA – Monrovia is a city of many houses with rustic zinc roofs held down by stones to stop them from flying away during the storms, frequent and fierce during the Rainy Season. The windows of Rita’s house, a rental shared by many families, are …
  • FAO urges nations across world to support agroforestry 20 May 2019 18:47 Montpellier (France), May 20 (IANS/AKI) More robust policy support is needed to reap the benefits of growing trees near crops and livestock, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation said at an agro-forestry summit in France on Monday. “ …