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EAC Sign Joint Regional Financing Mechanism for the Standard Gauge Railway Project

May 12, 2014 8:16 pmComments Off on EAC Sign Joint Regional Financing Mechanism for the Standard Gauge Railway Project
EAC Sign Joint Regional Financing Mechanism for the Standard Gauge Railway Project

East African Countries have signed a sign Joint Regional Financing Mechanism for the Standard Gauge Railway The protocol has been signed at a special meeting attended by Presidents, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Uhuru Kenyatta, Paul Kagame, Salva Kiir and the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China paving the way for its implementation. “I thank His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta for being a real East African, not in words, but in action. Even the Bible says we shall know them by their fruits” – President Museveni  remarked to  his East African counterparts during the signing ceremony in Kenya. The first Summit of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects held in […]

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World Press Freedom Day: Ugandan Journalists Decry Low Pay

May 3, 2014 12:16 pm0 comments
World Press Freedom Day: Ugandan Journalists Decry Low Pay

“A night watchman earns a better pay than an average Ugandan journalist” laments Joshua Kyalimpa a Ugandan journalist and former President of Uganda Journalists Association. As journalists mark World Press Freedom Day in Uganda, media practitioners there have used the day to decry the low pay they are receiving from their employers. Joshua Kyalimpa is among those who turned up to mark World Press Freedom Day celebrations in the capital Kampala. He told our Correspondent Joseph Elunya that journalists in Uganda are exploited by their employers something which he says has contributed to low levels of professionalism. “In Uganda a night watchman earns much more than a journalist because an […]

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East African Leaders Condemn Terrorism

May 2, 2014 9:05 am0 comments
East African Leaders Condemn Terrorism

Dar-es Salaam-East African Leaders have condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Mombasa Kenya and directed their security agencies to develop strategies that will contain the vice in the area and the Great Lakes region in general. This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the 12th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State of the East African Community held at Arusha International Conference Center in Tanzania. The Summit was attended by President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and the host President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda was represented by his Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Pierre while the President […]

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Ugandan Women Minting Cash From Mushrooms

April 23, 2014 4:27 pm2 comments
A group odf students from Uganda Martyrs University being trained on mushroom growing by Mrs Gogojo in her farmhouse

Kampala-A group of women in eastern Uganda are minting millions of shillings from growing mushrooms. The women, who are under an organization Mt. Elgon Mushroom Growers Association, in the eastern district of Mbale are raking in millions of shillings, from growing and selling mushrooms. The mushrooms are grown in farm houses by mostly peasant farmers. 60-year-old Florence Mabogo Gogojo, is one of the women, who are making a fortune, from growing and selling mushrooms. Mabogo abandoned her job as a secretary, with the Government of Uganda and settled in a farmhouse, where she started the business of growing and selling mushrooms. Five years down the road, she has no regrets […]

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Infighting in Uganda’s Ruling NRM Party Escalates

March 15, 2014 5:22 pm0 comments
Infighting in Uganda’s Ruling NRM Party Escalates

The infighting within Uganda’s ruling party the National Resistance Movement has escalated. The latest fighting has pitted President Museveni against his childhood friend Amama Mbabzi, the powerful Prime Minister. Museveni recently accused Premier Mbabazi of mobilizing to replace him as head of the National Resistance Movement party. In one of the meetings that took place at the Statehouse, President Museveni played audio recording pinning the Prime Minister of Mobilizing against him. Amama Mbabazi has publicly made it known that he has interests in contesting for the top most post in the ruling NRM party. His wife Jacqueline Mbabazi recently called a press conference where she described the ruling party as […]

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Uganda’s President Signs Anti-Gay Bill

February 24, 2014 11:31 am0 comments
Uganda’s President Signs Anti-Gay Bill

Kampala-Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed into law the bill that criminalizes homosexuality. Museveni signed the controversial bill into law before the media on Monday afternoon at Statehouse Entebbe. “Even now i have not fully understood that you can fail to get attracted to these beautiful women and get attracted to a man, This is a very serious matter” President Museveni noted as he signed the Anti-Homosexuality bill into law. Museveni had earlier threatened that Uganda will turn to Rusia over what he called the west meddling in Uganda’s sovereignty. US President Barrack Obama last week threatened that Uganda’s relationship with the US will be severed if Museveni signs the […]

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President Museveni Seeks America’s Help Over Homosexuality

February 22, 2014 6:16 am0 comments
President Museveni Seeks America’s Help Over Homosexuality

Kampala-Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni says he is seeking help from American scientists on the gay question. US President Barrack Obama, last week warned that Uganda’s relationship with the US risks getting strained if the controversial anti-gay bill is passed into law. In response, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni now says he is seeking help from US scientists to find out if being gay is natural. “I therefore, encourage the US government to help us by working with our Scientists to study whether, indeed, there are people who are born homosexual. When that is proved, we can review this legislation”. Remarked President Yoweri Museveni in response to Obama’s warning. Below is […]

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East African Countries to Meet Over Single Visa

February 18, 2014 6:59 pm0 comments
East African Countries to Meet Over Single Visa

Kampala-Uganda will be hosting the 4th Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit in Kampala on 20th February 2014. The main focus will be to share the developments on the projects being fast tracked and propose the best way forward. The Northern Corridor countries of Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan will be participating in the Summit. The Summit will be preceded by a meeting of senior officials on 18th February and of Ministers on 19th February 2014. During the meetings, reports will be presented on achievements registered in the various sectors since the last Summit in Kigali on 20th October 2013. To be discussed will be reports from various Sectors coordinated […]

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Obama Attacks Uganda Over Anti-gay Bill

February 17, 2014 6:32 pm0 comments
Obama Attacks Uganda Over Anti-gay Bill

Washington-President Barack Obama has warned that the US relations with Uganda will be strained if the homosexuality bill is enacted into law. In a strongly worded press statement, Obama said he is disappointed that Uganda will soon enact a law that criminalizes homosexuality. “That is why I am so deeply disappointed that Uganda will shortly enact legislation that would criminalize homosexuality.  The Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda, once law, will be more than an affront and a danger to the gay community in Uganda.  It will be a step backward for all Ugandans and reflect poorly on Uganda’s commitment to protecting the human rights of its people.  It also will mark […]

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Tullow Oil Plc to Sale its Stake in Uganda

February 13, 2014 9:49 am0 comments
Tullow Oil Plc to Sale its Stake in Uganda

LONDON—Tullow Oil PLC is considering selling part of its stake in a Ugandan oil field to Total SA and China’s CNOOC. Paul McDade the Company’s Chief Exective Officer revealed that the sale is meant to enable the company to focus on Kenya, where a more supportive government is helping a project there move faster. Kenya “will be easier to develop and the government is very enthusiastic for us to get under way with that development and get first oil as soon as possible. So as we look at the phasing of our investments there’s a lot of priority being given to Kenya. If it continues to be very material and […]

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