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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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Joseph Kony Calls For Fresh Peace Talks

February 4, 2014 7:31 am1 comment
Joseph Kony Calls For Fresh Peace Talks

Kampala-Fugitive Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony has written to the Government of Uganda demanding for fresh peace talks Kony who has a US$5m cash bounty over his head for crimes against humanity says he and his Lord’s Resistance Army rebels are still committed to seeking a peaceful means to resolve the two decades old conflict. The fugitive in an email to the Ugandan media blames the Government of Uganda for the failed peace talks. The Government of Uganda has not yet responded to the letter but it has in the past blamed such calls on people purporting to speak on behalf of Joseph Kony. Kony, a former altar boy has […]

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Kingdoms Clash Over Uganda’s Oil Cash

January 31, 2014 6:51 am0 comments
Kingdoms Clash Over Uganda’s Oil Cash

By Betty Mujungu Kampala-Two kingdoms in Uganda are embroiled in a bitter wrangle over an oil rich district. The kingdoms-Tooro and Rwenzuru are wrangling over Ntoroko a district in the Rwenzori region of Uganda. The district in contention lies in the oil rich Albertine Graben, where there is an estimated 3.5 billion barrels of Uganda’s oil. The district with more than 10 tribes, where the Batuku are the major tribe, was a quiet and rarely talked about before the discovery of oil. The inhabitants of the district were pastoralists and fisher men who paid allegiance to Tooro kingdom. But in early 2012, when the government of Uganda licensed a Chinese […]

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Uganda Counting Costs as Dead Soldiers are Brought Back Home from South Sudan

January 18, 2014 11:09 am0 comments
Uganda Counting Costs as Dead Soldiers are Brought Back Home from South Sudan

Kampala-Several Ugandan soldiers are reported to have been killed by South Sudanese rebels. The soldiers are reported to have been killed early this week when they fell into an ambush in a place called Jemeza, 90 kilometers from Juba. The exact number of the dead is not known, but sources from Bombo Military Barracks, in Uganda say several bodies, have been brought in from South Sudan. The army is however tightlipped, on the exact number killed, and the identity of the victims. But President Yoweri Museveni on a recent trip, to Angola confirmed that the Ugandan army was recently engaged in a big battle with South Sudanese rebels. “Only the […]

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CHAN 2014 organisers lack creativity to promote vital competition

January 15, 2014 12:40 am0 comments
CHAN 2014 organisers lack creativity to promote vital competition

A list of suggestions for the organisers to promote CHAN 2014 to fans,sponsors and broadcasters.The football event started on 11th January 2013 with little or no coverage. I also talk about the importance of the tournament to players and national coaches.

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We Shall Stay in Juba as Long as Salva Kiir Wants Us-Uganda

January 6, 2014 1:59 pm0 comments
We Shall Stay in Juba as Long as Salva Kiir Wants Us-Uganda

Kampala-Uganda has deployed hundreds of soldiers and military ware at its border with the Republic of South Sudan as fighting intensifies. Over the last three days trucks carrying soldiers and armored vehicles could be seen moving along the Gulu Nimule road. “Yes we have strengthened our deployment at the border as you are aware heavy fighting is going on in South Sudan and as part of the Inter Government Authority on Development-IGAD we are readying our troops by deploying them close to the border just in case we are asked to move in” remarked Fred Opolot Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, in an interview this afternoon with The Continent Observer in […]

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world sporting achievements by African nations or sports person in 2013 shows hope for 2014

December 31, 2013 2:33 pm2 comments
world sporting achievements by African nations or sports person in 2013 shows hope for 2014

A brief summary of the world sporting achievements by African nations or sports person and setbacks witnessed in 2013.

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