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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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Iranian & Turkish Firms to Invest in Uganda

December 27, 2013 11:37 am0 comments
Iranian & Turkish Firms to Invest in Uganda

Kampala- Representatives of Iranian and Turkish companies that are interested in investing in energy and construction are in Uganda to hold talks with President Yoweri Museveni. The representatives are from Adaali Insaat a company interested in harnessing wind for production of energy, manufacture of solar panels, construction and leather tanning. Others are from, Tepe Klima a company which intends to establish International Maritime registry in Uganda.President Museveni has this afternoon met representatives of Turkish investors including Adali Insaat Inc and Tepe Klima company based in Instanbul. Adaali Insaat is interested in harnessing wind for production of energy, manufacture of solar panels, construction and leather tanning. Tepe Klima is interested in establishing […]

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Uganda Deploys Troops to South Sudan

December 20, 2013 12:42 pm0 comments
Uganda Deploys Troops to South Sudan

Kampala-Uganda has deployed troops to the troubled South Sudan. Military sources from Uganda confirmed to the Continent Observer this afternoon that a contingent of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has been deployed in Southern Sudan on the invitation of the Government of Southern Sudan. “At the authorization of the southern Sudan government a small force has been deployed to facilitate the evacuation of stranded Ugandans some of whom are injured back to safety in Uganda” Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda the Defense and Military Spokesperson told the Continent Observer this afternoon. The troops that have been deployed are from the Special Forces Group- SFG a crack unit within the Uganda People […]

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Misery Reigns Over Uganda’s Oil City

December 19, 2013 4:17 pm0 comments
Misery Reigns Over Uganda’s Oil City

“I regret why I sold my property and came here to suffer l wish I had remained where I was I would be better now” Laments  a 30-year-old motorcycle taxi driver who sold everything to relocate to Uganda’s oil city with the hope of making his dream of getting rich come true. The Continent Observer’s Joseph Elunya traveled to Uganda’s oil city-Hoima to find out how life has changed there since the first commercial discovery of oil was made in 2006. The situation in Uganda’s oil city-Hoima, which is located 225 kilometer North West of the capital Kampala, has not changed despite the commercial discovery of oil. All what one […]

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East Africa ports competition Sees Heightened Propaganda

September 14, 2013 10:05 am0 comments
Mombasa port

Attempts by states to achieve and retain a position of dominance over others are a recurrent feature in international relations. This is now seen in East Africa as Kenya fights hard to retain its dominance as a largest economy in East Africa. This development is largely the result of the conflicting national ambitions of Tanzania and Kenya; each of which wishes to exercise paramount influence in the East Africa region. This competition, although hidden, has deep roots and is likely to intensify.

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