China to Support Expansion of Entebbe International Airport

China to Support Expansion of Entebbe International Airport

The Government of China has pledged to support the expansion of Entebbe International Airport. The Chinese Ambassador to Uganda H. E. Zhao Yali says his Government will extend financial support to the Government of Uganda as part of its bilateral relations for the expansion of Entebbe International Airport. The Government of Uganda is to embark on US$300m expansion of Entebbe International Airport to cope up with the increase in the business and the number of air travelers. Entebbe International Airport is currently attracting international airlines. Between 2011- 12 EIA received Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, NAS Air (Eritrea) and Gulf Air, a feat that won her the Best Marketing Award in […]

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Ugandans to Foot Extra Cost of Bloated Parliament

As the term the 9th Parliament comes to an end Ugandans taxpayers should brace to foot the extra cost ofy a bloated parliament. President Museveni has proposed the creation of thirty nine more constituencies to add to the country 375 seats. The number of Members of Parliament has been rising in each national election, resulting in an increased burden on the taxpayers. A Member of Parliament in Uganda earns close to $6000 dollars per month. They are also given more than $31,000 to purchase new cars at the beginning of each term of parliament. In addition to that they sometime get a financial bailout like the 2014 scenario where the […]

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Ugandan Ex-Iraqi Guards Cry Foul Over Alleged Exploitation

Ugandan Ex-Iraqi Guards Cry Foul Over Alleged Exploitation

By Joseph Elunya Ugandan private security guards returning home from Iraq are complaining of exploitation. More than 15,000 Ugandans have since 2007 been hired to offer guard duties to American companies in Iraq. Some of the companies that have hired the services of Ugandan security guards include Askar Security Services, Watertight Security Services and Rashak Security Services. In total there are 24 registered companies from Uganda that recruits security guards for the external labour market in the Middle East. Originally working as a guard in Iraq was seen by most Ugandans as a ‘goldmine’ because of the package that those who went there came back home with in the early […]

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Tanzania retaliate after Fastjet forced to delay planned entry to Kenyan market

March 18, 2015 5:15 am0 comments by:
Tanzania retaliate after Fastjet forced to delay planned entry to Kenyan market

In a response to the Kenyan government’s unwillingness to allow Fastjet to Kenyan sky; Tanzania has notified Kenya’s aviation authorities it decisions to cut the number of Nairobi to Dar es Salaam flights by Kenya Airways airlines with effect from 18th March 2015.

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Oman’s biggest sovereign Wealth Fund opens office in Tanzania

March 12, 2015 12:01 am0 comments by:
Dar es Salaam, the commercial capital and largest city in Tanzania.

Oman’s biggest sovereign Wealth Fund, the State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) has opened a new office in Tanzania.

SGRF office was formed in Jan 2015 and legally registered under the name of “Onyx Stone Company Limited”. The new office will be run by Mohamed Al Tooqi as the Country Manager in order to capitalize on the growing opportunities in Sub-Saharan Countries.

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Unravelling South Africa’s opaque foreign nuclear cooperation agreements

August 23, 2014 11:54 am0 comments by:
Unravelling South Africa’s opaque foreign nuclear cooperation agreements

Written by Donald Stewart
South African President Jacob Zuma’s intention to secure nuclear power expansion is increasingly evident and the country’s forthcoming nuclear expansion has attracted several foreign suitors and the signing of agreements with corporations from China, the European Union (EU), France, Germany, Russia, South Korea and the United States (US), amongst others. ………….

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