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

Uganda Police Accused of Abducting President Paul Kagame’s Former Bodyguard

August 22, 2013 11:12 pm0 comments
Uganda Police Accused of Abducting President Paul Kagame’s Former Bodyguard

Kampala-The Ugandan police force is on the spot, over alleged abduction and disappearance of Rwandan refugees.
The Ugandan police force is accused of aiding, Rwandan security officials, to abduct Rwandese nationals, who have taken asylum in Uganda.

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Travellers Having Nightmare on Mombasa-Juba Route

August 21, 2013 9:44 am0 comments
Travellers Having Nightmare on Mombasa-Juba Route

Kampala-Travellers along the Mombasa-Juba road are grappling with the poor state of the road network in Uganda.

Travellers along the 1,003 kilometres route that stretches from Mombasa, Kenya to the South Sudanese border town, of Nimule are having a nightmare, especially on the Ugandan side where several spots, are in a deplorable state.

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Ugandan Government Sued Over Kony

August 14, 2013 11:09 pm0 comments
Ugandan Government Sued Over Kony

government of Uganda for lost property.

The victims, who are under the association-Acholi War Debt Claimants Association, are suing the government of Uganda for the property, which they lost during the two decade long insurgency in northern Uganda.

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Statoil is to resume offshore gas exploration in Tanzania next month.

August 13, 2013 9:09 am0 comments
Statoil is to resume offshore gas exploration in Tanzania next month.

Major gas discoveries have been made offshore in Tanzania making the country to become a potential large gas producer in East Africa.

Statoil and its partner ExxonMobil Exploration have made significant discoveries in Zafarani, Lavani and lately in Tangawizi which account up to 17 Trillion Cubic Feet-TCF of gas deposits.

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Ethiopian Military plane crashes in Somalia

August 9, 2013 12:51 pm0 comments
An AMISOM firefighter attempts to stop the fire at the site of an airplane crash in Mogadishu, Somalia, on August 9. An Ethiopian Air Force aircraft crashed upon landing this morning at Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport. Two of the six crew members survived the crash. AU UN IST PHOTO / TOBIN JONES

Mogadishu 9th August – An Ethiopian Air force flight today crash landed at Mogadishu International Airport killing four crew members and injuring two others.

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Uganda’s Parliament Approves Public Order Mangagement Bill Amidst Chaos

August 6, 2013 6:49 pm0 comments
Uganda’s Parliament Approves Public Order Mangagement Bill Amidst Chaos

Uganda’s parliament has today approved the Public Order Management Bill 2011 which has the contentious Clause eight that orders whoever wishes to hold a public rally or gathering in public places to first seek approval from police.

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100 US Congress Members Sign Anti-Kony Letter to Obama

August 5, 2013 11:28 am0 comments
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Kampala- Uganda-Ninety-five members of the U.S. Congress have signed their names to a bipartisan letter to President Obama, urging him to sustain U.S. efforts to help address the violence of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in central Africa.

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Tanzanian Artisan Miners Grapple with Life

August 1, 2013 5:01 pm0 comments
Tanzanian Artisan Miners Grapple with Life

“I would have given up on this work long ago had it not been because of the urge that one day it will enable me to marry a beautiful wife and owning a house” laments a 28 year old Charles Limu an artisan miner in Tanzania who has spent the last 13 years toiling in a mine without success. The story of the 28-year-old Limu is not any different from that of the other artisan miners who are struggling to make ends meet by offering cheap labor in Tanzania’s emerging extractive sector. For Limu his journey began some 13 years ago when he left his native home in Tanga and […]

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RVR to Extend Train Services to Northern Uganda After I8 Years

July 18, 2013 12:39 am0 comments
Repair Work on the northern Uganda Railway line in progress

RVR the concessionaire for the Uganda-Kenya Railway is in the final stage of resuming railway services to northern Uganda.
RVR is currently completing repair works on the 500 kilometer Northern line which has been out of operation for the last 18 years due to insecurity and vandalism

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Somalia Asks Uganda to Train Its National Army

July 15, 2013 9:53 pm0 comments
Somalia Asks Uganda to Train Its National Army

Mogadishu-The President of Somalia Sheik Hassan Muhamud has called on the government of Uganda to help in rebuilding his country’s military that had collapsed after two decades of civil strife.

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