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Trigger Happy Ugandan Soldier Kills Civilian

June 25, 2014 8:51 am0 comments

Kampala-A civilian has been shot and killed by a member of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces. Lochur Lowuta a former resident of Kalapata in the north eastern district of Kaabong, was shot dead on Monday morning by a UPDF soldier identified as Pte. Ochan Tabu. Eyewitnesses told The Continent Observer that private Ochan opened fire on the victim after being alerted by another resident that he was a known criminal who had evaded justice. Killer Solider Arrested “The suspected killer and his accomplices have already been arrested and investigations into the case are underway. The UPDF as an institution condemns acts of violence by individual soldiers to civilians and violation […]

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“Go Hang”-Uganda Tells US Over Sanctions

June 21, 2014 10:20 am0 comments
“Go Hang”-Uganda Tells US Over Sanctions

Kampala-Uganda has scoffed at the US Government over sanctions. The United States Government this week slapped sanctions on Uganda over its anti-gay legislation. The sanctions include travel ban for corrupt Ugandan government officials and suspension of joint military exercises. But in Uganda, both the opposition and Government leaders have criticized the Obama administration for imposing sanctions over what they describe as ‘popular legislation’-the anti-homosexuality law. “I don’t understand why America can impose sanctions on Uganda over something that’s very unpopular here. What they should know is that Ugandans are not bothered about those sanctions and in fact I for one don’t care even if I’ am denied a US Visa. […]

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Uganda Acquires Military Academy

June 14, 2014 4:32 pm0 comments
Uganda Acquires Military Academy

Uganda has acquired an international military college. The prestigious military college is a result of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Uganda and the Eastern Africa Standby Force Coordination Mechanism (EASFCOM) at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters –Mbuya, on Friday June 13, 2014, the UPDF’s Junior Command and Staff College acquired a new name of Uganda Joint Command and Staff College and gained a Regional and International Status under Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF). The Memorandum of Understanding that entered into force with immediate effect was signed by Uganda’s Ministry of Defence Under Secretary, Mrs. Edith Buturo and the Director for EASFCOM, Ambassador Chanfi Issimail in the presence […]

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Government of Uganda to Increase Teachers Pay

June 12, 2014 6:42 pm0 comments
Government of Uganda to Increase Teachers Pay

Kampala-The Government of Uganda will in the next financial year increase the salary of primary school teachers. This is contained in the2014/2015 budget proposal read by Minister of Finance, Dr Maria Kiwanuka on Thursday at the International Conference Center in Kampala. Kiwanuka while reading the 2014/15 budget on Thursaday at Serena International Conference Centre said government had allocated Shs1, 699.4 billion to the education sector in the next financial year to enhance the quality of education. “I have allocated Shs 450 billion to enhance the salary of all Public Servants. This includes provisions for the teachers’ pay increase in line with Government’s agreement with the Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU). […]

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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 pm3 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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