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

M23 Rebels Set Terms for Disarmament

September 9, 2013 10:01 amComments Off on M23 Rebels Set Terms for Disarmament
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Bunagana-The M23 rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have set terms for disarmament.
The regional leaders who recently met in the Ugandan capital Kampla under the chairmanship of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ordered the M23 rebels to stop fighting and called for their immediate disarmament.

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DRC Government Agrees to Ceasefire

September 6, 2013 10:47 am0 comments
DRC Government Agrees to Ceasefire

Kampala-The Government of The Democratic Republic of Congo has agreed to a ceasefire with the M23 rebels. The deal was reached on Thursday evening, in the Ugandan capital Kampala, following a day long meeting of ministers and defense chiefs under the auspices of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). The meeting chaired by Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni successfully compelled the two warring parties to ceasefire and resume peace talks. The leaders resolved that negotiations between M23 and DRC government must start in three days and be concluded in two weeks time. Speaking at the closure of the summit, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni called for the disarmament […]

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Multi-Drug Resistant TB on Increase in Uganda

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Health experts, in Uganda, are warning of an increase, in cases of multi-drug resistance among patients suffering from tuberculosis. The experts warn that first line multi-drug resistance is currently on the rise due to lack of adherence to the prescribed treatment. The experts blame it on weaknesses in running, the TB treatment and failure by patients to adhere to the treatment, as prescribed by health professionals. “We have a number of patients, who don’t complete the treatment, for example someone, who is supposed to take the drug for eight months, stops after taking for only three months and this results into drug resistance” explains Dr. Musa Odongo a Research Fellow, […]

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Billions Stolen From Uganda’s Only Surviving Cooperative Union

September 3, 2013 8:17 pm0 comments
The Main Factory of Bugisu Coorporative Union in Mbale Town

A forensic audit conducted into the only surviving Cooperative Union, in Uganda, has revealed that its management, caused loss of close, to 30 billion shillings, through fraudulent transactions.

A forensic audit report which was carried out by a team of external auditors, on the state of affairs of Bugisu Cooperative Union, reveals incidences of outright corruption by members of the board.

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Closure of Ugandan Virmiculite Mine Leaves Hundreds Jobless

August 30, 2013 2:48 pm2 comments
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We are just waiting for an opportunity, to reclaim our land since the factory has failed, and there’s no work going on” remarks 23 year-old Fred Waslika, whose ancestral land, was leased to, a vermiculite mine in Manafwa, eastern Uganda.

The Namekara mine, located some 230 kilometers, east of the capital Kampala, is owned by the Australian based Gulf Resources.

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Construction of Pipeline Going According to Plan-Tanzanian Energy Minister

August 28, 2013 6:54 pm0 comments
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The Tanzania government is satisfied with the ongoing works, to construct pipelines to transport natural gas from Mtwara to Dar es Salaam.

This was revealed during a joint visit to the site by the Minister for Minerals and Energy Prof. Sospeter Muhongo and the Chinese Ambassador, Lu-Youging.

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Human Rights Watch Urges Tanzanian Government and World Bank to Address Child Labor in Mines

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Dar Es Salaam –Human Rights Watch is calling upon the government of Tanzania and international agencies, like the World Bank to address the issue of child labor in Mines.

Human Rights Watch in a report released today says children as young as eight-years-old are working in Tanzanian small-scale gold mines, with grave risks to their health and lives.

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Ugandan Army Generals Cry Foul Over Retirement

August 26, 2013 7:05 pm0 comments
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Kampala-Senior Army officers of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces, who wish to retire, will have to wait, a little longer before they are cleared.
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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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