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  • The Cross Pollination of East Africa's Armed Groups - The Jamestown Foundation 19 Nov 2019 19:42 East Africa and its peripheral countries, particularly the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), are experiencing an evolution of their security landscapes as jihadist ideologies continue to creep into domestic conflicts. On the surface, many of the …
  • Maverick Life: The Age of Implementation: Envisioning an African artificial intelligence  19 Nov 2019 18:41 The vosho was arguably the most ubiquitous South African dance move of 2018, possibly even 2017. By 2019’s Youth Day celebrations, President Cyril Ramaphosa partook in what has become a South African tradition, the politician’s get-down, by attempting a …
  • Starlets demolish Djibouti 12-0 to enter semifinals 19 Nov 2019 18:32 Harambee Starlets celebrate their victory during Olympic Qualifiers match against Black Queens of Ghana at Kasarani on Tuesday Oct 8, 2019. [Jonah Onyango, Standard] National women’s football team Harambee Starlets have joined champions Tanzania in the …
  • Uganda: Karamoja and Northern Uganda: Comparative analysis of livelihood recovery in the post-conflict periods - November 2019 19 Nov 2019 18:30 Executive summary This paper examines the parallel but separate trajectories of peace-building, recovery and transformation that have occurred over the past 15 years in northern (Acholi and Lango sub-regions) and northeastern (Karamoja sub-region) Uganda. …
  • Muloni trashes Kadaga’s Shs24 bn Isimba Dam corruption claims 19 Nov 2019 18:21 By Benjamin JumbeEnergy and Mineral Development Minister, Ms Irene Muloni has dismissed claims that some officials in her ministry embezzled Shs24 billion that was meant for the construction of a public bridge over River Nile connecting Kayunga and Kamuli …
  • Cecafa Women Championship: Kenya hammer Djibouti 12-0 to advance to semi-finals 19 Nov 2019 18:20 The 2018 finalists have now scored 14 goals in the two games played in the competition The Harambee Starlets stormed into the Cecafa Women Championship semi-finals in style after hammering Djibouti 12-0 on Tuesday. After a 2-0 win against Ethiopia in their …
  • Use church to improve morals 19 Nov 2019 17:46 By EditorialThe Bishop of Soroti on Sunday centred his sermon on an interesting subject – touching on his ‘own’ colleagues in the pulpit. Bishop Hosea Odong cried out loud that some clerics were living larger than life by fleecing their flock. A sad story …
  • PAC orders forensic audit of sh8.4 billion Uganda clean cooking grant 19 Nov 2019 17:02 Some clean cooking solutions. PHOTO WORLD BANK MEDIA Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has directed a forensic audit into a 2.2 million US Dollars World Bank project grant extended to the Finance Ministry. The …
  • Uganda Energy Minister denies Isimba Dam bridge money stolen 19 Nov 2019 17:02 Minister Muloni Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources Irene Muloni has refuted allegations that sh24 billion meant for the construction of a bridge at Isimba Dam was swindled. Last week, the Speaker of Parliament …
  • UWEZO REPORT: 32% of learners repeat Primary One 19 Nov 2019 17:02 FILE PHOTO: Pupils being taught how to write Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 32 percent of learners repeat Primary One (P1). This is according to the 2019 “Are Our Children Learning” Uwezo Uganda Eight Learning Assessment Report. The findings …
  • Rwanda deports five, accuses them of illegal entry 19 Nov 2019 17:02 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five Ugandans who were being detained in Rwanda have been deported. They are Gilbert Beingana, Amos Tibesiga and Nicholas Tumwesigye, all residents of Kabale district. Others include are Ivan Nirinyiyimana and Beatha …
  • MUSEVENI: Uganda Police are luckier than the army 19 Nov 2019 17:02 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has made his first main visit to the Police Headquarters at Naguru in Nakawa Division in Kampala. He was received by the Internal Affairs State Minister, Obiga Kania and Inspector General …
  • Data, Evidence Will Equip African Govt For Future Risk 19 Nov 2019 16:55 Stronger data and evidence will better equip African governments and partners to understand and plan for future risk and to monitor progress toward targets under development frameworks such as the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and the African …
  • Some Value And Promise in a Global Oil ETF 19 Nov 2019 16:15 The iShares Global Energy ETF (NYSEArca: IXC) is up 9.14% year-to-date. Not a bad performance compared to some other equity-based energy ETFs, but it still lags what the S&P 500 has returned this year. With IXC sporting a trailing 12-month dividend …
  • Onyango reveals why he rescinded earlier retirement plans 19 Nov 2019 15:58 The custodian had hinted the match against Cape Verde last year would have been his last for the Cranes Uganda captain and goalkeeper Denis Onyango has revealed why he rescinded his earlier decision to retire from international football. In November 2018, …
  • 2021 Africa Cup of Nations: Ethiopia shock Ivory Coast 19 Nov 2019 15:43 Ethiopian coach Abraham Mebratu led Yemen to its first ever Asian Cup finalsEthiopia under the guidance of local coach Abraham Mebratu, caused an upset in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying with a 2-1 win over visiting Ivory Coast. Also on Tuesday …
  • How Seruka counts on real estate fortune, mixed farm 19 Nov 2019 15:39 By Eronie KamukamaHe comes from a background that is unlike of most businesspeople. He graduated as a medical doctor at Makerere University and five years later, he was molded into a public health specialist at the University of Leeds in United Kingdom. He …
  • A million faulty condoms recalled in Uganda 19 Nov 2019 15:37 Image copyright Marie Stopes Uganda Image caption Marie Stopes says it is investigating what went wrong with the condoms A leading charity, Marie Stopes, says it has recalled more than a million condoms distributed in Uganda following concerns about their …
  • Vipers SC still in title race despite losing to KCCA FC – Golola 19 Nov 2019 15:24 The Venoms coach speaks for the first time after his team lost their first match of the season in the league Vipers SC coach Edward Golola has stated they are still in the race to win the Ugandan Premier League despite losing to Kampala City Council …
  • Africa has 'a key role' in Dubai's Silk Road... 19 Nov 2019 15:04 Africa can play an important role in Dubai's Silk Road Strategy and benefit from changing dynamics in global trade, Nadya Abdulla Kamali, CEO, Dubai Customs World, said on Tuesday. At the Global Business Forum Africa 2019 organised by Dubai Chamber, …
  • Skilled workers needed in morgues, but few takers 19 Nov 2019 14:37 By WACHIRA MWANGI More by this Author Kenya is in dire need of morticians and morgue attendants, the sector stakeholders say. Funeral Service Association of Kenya (FSAK) chairman Mr Ezra Olaky said that most of the labourers are unqualified casuals. Mr …
  • School forcefully sends pupils home for meals 19 Nov 2019 14:26 By PHILIP WAFULAA primary school in Namutumba District has resorted to forcefully sending its pupils home during lunchtime, saying it does not have the resources to feed them. Mr Peter Kibenge, the headmaster of Kibenge Memorial Primary School, a …
  • PARLAY HOUSE ANNOUNCES PLANS TO EXPAND TO PARIS AND ATLANTA IN JANUARY 2020 19 Nov 2019 13:51 Global Growth Validates Women's Need for Safe Spaces and Authentic Conversations SAN FRANCISCO, CA - - Parlay House (www.parlayhouse.com), a gathering place for women who want to build connections outside their usual circles by exploring topics they …
  • Abolish bureaucratic habits in business - private sector 19 Nov 2019 13:46 By Martin Luther OketchUganda’s business environment should be freed up from a tangle of red tape for the economy to become competitive. This view resonates with a cross section of the private sector, academicians and researchers who want government to …
  • Experts discuss harnessing Africa's population dynamics in Uganda 19 Nov 2019 13:36 The meeting, organized by the Union for African Population Studies, is the 8th edition of the African Population Conference (APC). The four-day meeting which started on Monday comes on the heels of another global population summit which concluded in …