Post Tagged with: "Uganda"

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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Excessive antibiotic prescriptions could harm children in Tanzania

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Photo: DFATD-MAECD/Joshua Kraemer on Flickr.

Children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) including Tanzania are receiving an average of 25 antibiotic prescriptions during their first five years of life, an excessive amount that could harm the children’s ability to fight pathogens as well as increase antibiotic resistance worldwide, according to a new study from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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It’s not about DRC leftover; it’s about Tanzania foreign policy gem

February 24, 2015 11:01 am1 comment
It’s not about DRC leftover; it’s about Tanzania foreign policy gem

The idea that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a free dining table for resources hungry individuals and countries has enabled violence and instability to thrive in DRC. Continuing with this wrong and failed way of thinking about DRC future

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Uganda is Fairing Well at EAC Military Games

August 23, 2014 6:50 pm0 comments
Uganda is Fairing Well at EAC Military Games

‘Team Uganda’ (UPDF) that left for Zanzibar on August 18, 2014 to participate in the EAC Military games and culture events 2014 has started the competition on a high note with four wins, one draw and one loss in the games played. The competition that was officially opened on August 20, 2014 has seen the UPDF netball team that played on August 22, 2014 beat Kenya Defence Forces team 30-28. The basketball match too was in favour of the UPDF against the Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) with 49-39 score. UPDF handball team also beat their Rwanda counterparts with 33-25 score. In the matches played on August 21, 2014, UPDF netball […]

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Farmers in Post War Northern Uganda Minting Cash From South Sudan Market

August 17, 2014 11:11 am0 comments
Alex Komakech showing the news  the reporter his groundnut garden

By Gloria Laker Aciro Jackline Lanyero -is a young Groundnuts and Cassava grower in Anaka Sub County in Nwoya district. She is one of the few lucky farmers whose farm produce is sold directly to consumers in Southern Sudan. As a small scale farmer she joined groups of farmers who after harvesting their food and parking, they jointly hire trucks which transport to Nimule and Juba. “Working with farmers groups opened for me the door to the Sudan market avoiding the middle men ‘Awaro’ since I sell my groundnuts and cassava direct to the consumers doubling my profit since we share transport cost” Lanyero. Acholi farmers in Northern Uganda are […]

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President Museveni Calls on Ugandans to Embrace Census

August 2, 2014 5:26 pm0 comments
museveni speaking to the press

President Yoweri Museveni has called on all Ugandans to embrace the National Population and Housing Census exercise that is slated to commence on 28th August to 6th September 2014. The President was addressing the nation this morning at State House, Nakasero over the forthcoming Census exercise. The exercise will be held under the theme “Counting for Planning and Improved Service Delivery”, conducted by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). The last National Population and Housing Census took place in September 2002. “The National Population and Housing Census is being conducted to help the Government to plan better for its people and it is the most credible source of benchmark data […]

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Uganda Speaks Over None Payment of Soldiers in Somalia

July 10, 2014 5:07 pm0 comments
Uganda Speaks Over None Payment of Soldiers in Somalia

Kampala-Uganda says it’s not to blame over delays in payment of troops serving under African Mission in Somalia-AMISOM. The Ugandan troops who are deployed to fight Alshabab militias have spent more than five months without pay. The Army and Ministry of  Defense Spokesperson, Lt. Col Paddy Ankunda confirmed to The Continent Observer in an email to the The Continent Observer esplained that Uganda is not responsible for the delay in the payment of salaries for the troops. “Whereas it is true that the soldiers had not received their five month AMISOM allowances, it is as a result of procedural impediment beyond the control of UPDF and Uganda as a whole”.Lt. […]

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Ugandan Army Deploys Dogs to Hunt Kony

June 28, 2014 5:29 am0 comments
Ugandan Army Deploys Dogs to Hunt Kony

Bangui Saturday June 28, 2014-The Ugandan army has deployed dogs in its hunt for the reclusive Lord’s Resistance Army rebel leader Joseph Kony. The Ugandan army is part of the regional force that is hunting for the indicted Lord’s Resistance Army rebel leaders in the Central African Republic. In its latest effort the force has deployed a canine unit to help in tracking the rebels. Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda the Army and Ministry of Defense Spokesperson confirmed to The Continent Observer that the army has deployed dogs as part of its effort in tracking the rebels in the jungles of Central African Republic-CAR. Ankunda explains the rebels have splinted into […]

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