Uganda news

  • Clean Water for Health in Uganda: Seeking answers to my childhood questions 19 Sep 2019 19:37 I was 10 years old when Zimbabwe experienced a devastating cholera outbreak. Looking back, I don't think my family did anything special to survive. Like most, we couldn't afford to drill a borehole, buy purified water from stores, or even treat our …
  • Student in Dubai dreams to spread light across the world 19 Sep 2019 19:35 Ayush Walia, an 18-year-old student, has already distributed 20 solar lanterns and panels to a remote village in India. An Indian teen in Dubai is providing solar energy to underprivileged communities around the world to help light up households that have …
  • Kenya safely arrive in Gulu for Cecafa Under-20 Cup 19 Sep 2019 19:15 By JEFF KINYANJUI More by this Author Kenya’s junior football side arrived safely in Gulu Friday morning after travelling by road from Nairobi ahead of the Cecafa Under-20 Championship that is set to kick off Saturday in Uganda. Kenya is placed in Group B …
  • 12 events this weekend, including two live podcasts, 'The Book of Mormon' 19 Sep 2019 19:02 More Madison Magazine Live tapings of the national podcasts “Lore” and “Criminal” take place a couple days apart at the Barrymore Theater. A weird rock show involving chainsaw carving is hosted by the High Noon Saloon. And a dance performance at the …
  • The Ugandan refugee who fled to Surrey after escaping custody disguised as a woman 19 Sep 2019 17:59 A Ugandan refugee who fled his country after investigating the disappearance of a prominent politician's head of security has been helped get back on his feet by a Surrey support group. Steven, not his real name, had been a broadcaster in Uganda since …
  • There is no Ebola in Tanzania: minister 19 Sep 2019 17:30 Tanzania has refuted allegations of harbouring an Ebola case in the country, formally telling the World Health Organisation (WHO), it had conducted investigations on suspicious cases and ruled out the deadly virus. “This followed earlier rumors of the …
  • Cosafa U17 Women's Cup: Zambia targets 2023 Women's World Cup - Kaluba 19 Sep 2019 17:00 The coach has revealed the nation's qualification dreams with the young Shepolopolo ladies for the next global showpiece Zambia U17 Women's coach Kangwa Kaluba is looking beyond a title success at the inaugural Cosafa U17 Women's Cup scheduled …
  • Uganda Cranes and Harambee Stars learn their Fifa World Rankings 19 Sep 2019 17:00 There is no movement for the two countries which recently locked horns in a friendly match Uganda and Kenya have remained static in the latest Fifa World Rankings released on Thursday. Despite not moving an inch, Uganda Cranes remain East Africa's …
  • Chinese Investments in Africa: Four Anti-corruption Trends to Watch 19 Sep 2019 16:46 U.S. enforcement authorities are increasingly targeting corrupt practices among Chinese companies in Africa. Four trends are worth watching, writes Chinwe Esimai in this opinion piece. Esimai is managing director and chief anti-bribery officer at Citigroup …
  • Museveni promises oil production in two years 19 Sep 2019 16:43 By DICTA ASIIMWE President Museveni has said he will in the next two years use Uganda’s oil to fund construction of road projects if donor partners fail to raise sufficient funds to fund them. Speaking at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that …
  • Gympie region couple take on TMR over erosion tactics 19 Sep 2019 16:21 ROSS Creek residents Jane and Al Harvey have witnessed major earthworks and mining operations in countries across the world, but what's happening in their own backyard has them baffled. Mrs Harvey said she and her husband have had a front row seat on …
  • Kampala: The Party Capital of East Africa 19 Sep 2019 16:14 By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Disclaimer: In my other life I am a House Music impresario and my foundation in House was built at two legendary dance clubs: Odell’s and Paradox.  I’ve also clubbed extensively in New York, Chicago …
  • A mother or baby dies in childbirth every 11 SECONDS, UNICEF report reveals 19 Sep 2019 16:05 British mothers are almost four times more likely to die during childbirth than those in Poland or Belarus, a report has revealed. UNICEF today published figures that show one mother or her newborn baby will die during childbirth every 11 seconds.  The …
  • Nduva man to beat at Kabete Open 19 Sep 2019 15:50 By LARRY NGALA More by this Author Fresh from his one shot victory in this year’s Uganda Open, the long-hitting Daniel Nduva from Nyali Golf and Country Club Mombasa, is the man to beat this weekend as the country’s elite amateur golfers resume the hunt …
  • Kenya’s Jambojet to start flights to Rwanda 19 Sep 2019 15:21 By The EastAfrican More by this Author The Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority has granted Kenya-based Jambojet the rights to fly to the capital Kigali. In a statement to the media on Thursday, Jambojet Chairman Vincent Rague said: “We are pleased to have …
  • KNCCI President elected regional trade boss 19 Sep 2019 15:15 Newly elected Chairman of the General Assembly of the Great Lakes Region Private Sector Forum, Richard Ngatia being congratulated by members of the assembly. Kenya National Chamber of Commerce President, Richard Ngatia is the new chairman of General …
  • What type of used car should I buy? 19 Sep 2019 14:43 By Paul KaganziI have a low budget and I am planning to buy a used car being sold in Uganda. Which one of these can I buy: 2003 Nissan Teana 2.3L, 2002 Nissan Fuga, 2001 Nissan Skyline or a 2001 Suzuki Cults Crescent. Dear Hudson, the cars you have in mind …
  • Suspected offertory thief shot dead at Rubaga Cathedral 19 Sep 2019 14:38 By URNA security guard at Rubaga Cathedral has shot dead a man who was allegedly trying to steal offertory from the Church building on Thursday morning. Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Mr Patrick Onyango identified the man as William Otuke. Otuke …
  • Aga Khan University Selects MEDITECH for International EHR Partnership 19 Sep 2019 13:48 WESTWOOD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 19, 2019-- MEDITECH has further extended its global presence by partnering with Aga Khan University, an international institution of distinction providing health services to millions of people in the developing world, …
  • Middle East Consultants forced to refund money to protesting youths 19 Sep 2019 13:39 The Uganda Police Force yesterday deployed heavily outside the offices of Middle East Consultants Limited after some of the youth protested outside the company’s premises. The group of approximately 30 youths holding placards descended on the offices …
  • Kayihura sanction a sign from the USA to Museveni and his government officials 19 Sep 2019 13:39 Presidential advisor on media issues, Joseph Tamale Mirundi has said that the sanctioning of former Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura is not only a dent to the general’s name but places President Museveni and his government on a ‘weighing scale’ “ …
  • FDC proposes a ban on ferrying supporters to polling stations 19 Sep 2019 13:39 Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has proposed a ban on candidates ferrying voters to polling stations during elections. The proposals were made when FDC presented its views on electoral reforms before parliament’s Legal Affairs committee on Wednesday. …
  • Rema took everything from Kenzo’s house, left it empty 19 Sep 2019 13:39 Singer Rehema Namakula has moved from her ex Edrisa Musuza alias Kenzo’s home in Sseguku with all property. The singer is betrothed to Dr Hamuza Ssebunya who proposed to her in a pompous engagement function recently. According to sources, the singer …
  • URA realizes low revenue collection in August 19 Sep 2019 13:17 FILE PHOTO: URA commissioner Doris Akol Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) realized less revenue last month with both domestic and international taxes performing poorly. According to Ministry of Finance filings for the month …
  • Police intensifies traffic patrols along highways to curb accidents 19 Sep 2019 13:16 FILE PHOTO: Accident Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traffic officers in Busoga East police region have intensified mobile patrols along highways with an aim of curbing accidents. The patrols are targeting vehicles under Dangerous Mechanic Condition- …