Articles by: Joseph Elunya- Uganda Bureau Chief
Joseph Elunya is The Continent Observer Chief Bureau for Uganda, based in the capital Kampala. He has more than 12 years experience in Journalism. Past work experience include News Editor Voice of Teso Radio Station in Uganda, Bureau Chief Institute for War and Peace Reporting, Correspondent Radio Netherlands African Desk and Bureau Chief Uganda Radio Network

South Sudan to Complete Juba Power Grid by March 2020

January 20, 2020 9:49 am0 comments
South Sudan to Complete Juba Power Grid by March 2020

Juba-The Ministry of Energy and Dams is currently working on the roll out of public/private partnerships to bring power to regional cities after success of Juba grid project. Two hundred and eighty nine million US dollars has been invested in a power plant run by Ezra Power that will provide 100 megawatts when fully completed. The plant is already active; The government is providing 100 kW of free power to all users to help low income residents of Juba. South Sudan’s Ministry of Energy and Dams is working on the rollout of public private partnerships to bring power to regional cities, based on the success of its partnership with Ezra […]

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Number of Tanzanians Applying for Electronic Passports in Drastic Increase

January 7, 2020 8:33 am0 comments
Number of Tanzanians Applying for Electronic Passports in Drastic Increase

Dar es salaam-As the deadline for use of old passports looms this month, the number of Tanzanians applying for electronic passports has drastically increased to an average of 1,200 applications from between 300 and 400 per day. The Commissioner-General of the Immigration Department, Dr Anna Makakala, told the Tanzania based “Daily News” in an exclusive interview yesterday that Tanzanians, both within the country and those abroad, are responding positively in applying for E- passports. “Many people are turning up applying for the new electronic passports since the old ones are no longer eligible for the application of visas,” said Dr Makakala. “Tanzanians with the old passports could only use them […]

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Ugandan Musician Bobi Wine Cleared to Consult ahead of Next Year’s Presidential elections

January 4, 2020 4:21 pm0 comments
Bobi Wine intends to unseat Museveni

Kampala-Musician cum politician Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine is to start countrywide consultations for his 2021 presidential bid on Monday, January 6, 2020. The politician cum singer received a go ahead from the country’s Electoral Commission in December 2019. The commission, cautioned him not turn the consultative meetings into campaign rallies. According to Bobi Wine, the consultations will begin from Kyadondo East near the capital before going to northern Uganda. Bobi Wine said in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle that he had complied with all the legal requirements before kicking off the exercise on Monday. He said, “We begin consultations from home in Kyadondo East on Monday, […]

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Kenyan Army Kills Four Suspected Alshabab Militias

January 3, 2020 5:04 pm0 comments
The bus which was attacked-Courtesy photo

Nairobi-The Kenyan army have killed four suspected Al-Shabaab fighters and captured one after a bus attack in Lamu County, northern Coast of Kenya. The Kenyan Coast Regional Coordinator John Elungata gave made this revealation just hours after the ambush in Nyongoro, a notorious place for Al-Shabaab attacks. Three people were on Thursday killed while three others seriously injured when suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked a bus headed to Lamu from Mombasa. The terrorists are said to have tried to forcefully stop the bus but the driver sped off, forcing them to spray the bus with bullets. County Commissioner IrunguMacharia said the identity of those killed and injured is yet to be […]

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Africa’s Wealthiest Man Ends the Year $4.3 Billion Better Off

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Africa’s Wealthiest Man Ends the Year $4.3 Billion Better Off

Abuja-Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, became $4.3 billion richer in 2019 as his fortune continued to grow on the back of investments in cement, flour and sugar. The 62-year-old Nigerian businessman and Africa’s most prominent industrialist ended the decade with a net worth of almost $15 billion, making him the 96th wealthiest man in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Born into a wealthy Muslim family of traders in the north, Dangote incorporated his own business selling cement at 21. He shifted to manufacturing the building material in the 1990s, helped by government policies that encouraged ways to reduce the need for imports. His critics still accuse him […]

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Legendary South African Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka Deported from Uganda

January 1, 2020 11:12 pm0 comments
Legendary South African Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka Deported from Uganda

Kampala-Immigration officials have deported South African legendry musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka hours before her slated performance at a news year’s eve show in the capital Kampala.

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President Museveni Writes to Kagame over boarder closure

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President Museveni Writes to Kagame over boarder closure

Kampala-Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has sent a special message to his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame.
The undisclosed message was delivered to the Rwandan capital Kigali, by Uganda’s Ambassador to Rwanda Adonia Ayebare.

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African Energy Ministers to meet in Abu Dhabi

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African Energy Ministers to meet in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi- Oil producing countries under the auspices of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Council are to meet next week in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates.
The meeting which is to be hosted under the theme “The Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation”, will gather hundreds of government and industry leaders to set the agenda for 2020 and beyond

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BIA & Cummins Extend Partnership in Africa

January 28, 2016 5:43 am0 comments
BIA & Cummins Extend Partnership in Africa

GENVAL, Belgium — Cummins, the world’s leading industrial engine manufacturer and a historic partner of BIA in the DRC, is giving BIA a fresh vote of confidence by entrusting it with the official distribution of its engine, generator, and filter system product lines in several African countries. Eric Perben, General Manager of BIA Africa says: “The extension of our Cummins distribution contract is important to our company. Our employees have had the opportunity to develop their expertise over the years, so we are ready to provide outstanding service to our current and future customers. We really believe in Cummins products and we are proud to distribute them.” Industrial engines Cummins […]

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Ugandan Government Shuts Down Radio Station for Hosting Opposition Candidate

January 23, 2016 4:59 pm0 comments
Ugandan Government Shuts Down Radio Station for Hosting Opposition Candidate

By Joseph Elunya A private radio station in Uganda has been closed down for hosting independent presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi. Endigyito FM was shut down on Wednesday by Government shortly after former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi was hosted on it. “Our candidate Amama appeared the other day on Endigyito FM and it was closed after” explained Maggie Lukowe the assistant Media Manager for Amama Mbabazi’s Go forward campaign team. Lukowe says their team has been turned away from several radio stations where they attempted to book for airtime. “Yesterday Amama was blocked from appearing on TV West. We went to pay for airtime and we were denied just like in […]

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