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’s Anti-Corruption Court Suspended

July 12, 2013 10:29 pm0 comments
Uganda’s Anti-Corruption Court Suspended

KAMPALA-Uganda’s anti-corruption court has been suspended.The country’s constitutional court on Friday suspended the operations of the anti-corruption court pending a ruling on the petition challenging its composition

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FDLR Commander Killed in Congo

July 11, 2013 7:14 pm0 comments
FDLR Commander Killed in Congo

GOMA-A senior member of the rebel group Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda-FDLR has been killed during a battle with M23 rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Japan to Fund Rural Electrification in Uganda

July 10, 2013 12:01 am0 comments
Japan to Fund Rural Electrification in Uganda

KAMPALA-The Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA) has signed a grant agreement with the government of Uganda to fund rural electrification projects in five districts of eastern Uganda.

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Uganda’s Kilembe Copper Mine Sold to Chinese Investors

July 5, 2013 9:02 am0 comments
Uganda’s Kilembe Copper Mine Sold to Chinese Investors

KAMPALA-The government of Uganda has finally sold Kilembe Copper Mines Limited to a Chinese investor.

The mine located about 350 kilometers by road west of the capital Kampala has been out of production for more than thirty years.

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M23 Rebels appeal to the international community

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M23 Rebels appeal to the international community

The M23 rebels are calling upon the international community to pile pressure on the Democratic Republic of Congo government to resume peace talks.

The call by the M23 rebels comes at a time when the Kinshasha government is reported to be building up troops in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo close to the M23 militia positions.

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Survivors of Lord’s Resistance Army Rebel Massacres in Uganda Appeal for Assistance

July 3, 2013 11:42 am0 comments
A survivor of the massacre holding a copy of a 2004 newspaper bearing a front page article on the massacre by LRA rebels

The survivors of the massacres committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA in northern Uganda have come up with fresh demands that they want government to fulfill.

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Uganda Fuel Tank Explosion Accident Death Toll Rises to 35

July 2, 2013 6:53 am0 comments
President Museveni visits the mortuary in Mulago Hospital where the victims are being treated

The death toll from the fire accident in Uganda has risen to thirty five.
Four more people died today bringing the total number of the dead to thirty five from the Saturday night accident that occurred in the outskirts of Kampala.

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31 Dead in Kampala Accident

June 30, 2013 11:02 am0 comments
Fuel tanker accident

Kampala-at least 31 people are now known to have died and 29 severely injured following a Saturday night fire accident in the outskirts of Kampala.

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LRA Rebels Carryout More Attacks in Central African Republic

June 27, 2013 7:12 pm0 comments
Some of the victims of LRA rebelion from CAR and Congo who are in Uganda for a meeting

Kampala-Latest report on the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA rebels indicates that the group is still active and carrying out atrocities in Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Ugandan Government Official Jailed For Stealing Donor Funds

June 26, 2013 4:38 pm0 comments
Geoffrey Kazinda the former Principal Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister

KAMPALA – A Ugandan Government official has been jailed for embezzling US$5M donated by the international community.

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