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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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Multi-Drug Resistant TB on Increase in Uganda

September 6, 2013 9:33 am0 comments
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Health experts, in Uganda, are warning of an increase, in cases of multi-drug resistance among patients suffering from tuberculosis. The experts warn that first line multi-drug resistance is currently on the rise due to lack of adherence to the prescribed treatment. The experts blame it on weaknesses in running, the TB treatment and failure by patients to adhere to the treatment, as prescribed by health professionals. “We have a number of patients, who don’t complete the treatment, for example someone, who is supposed to take the drug for eight months, stops after taking for only three months and this results into drug resistance” explains Dr. Musa Odongo a Research Fellow, […]

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Billions Stolen From Uganda’s Only Surviving Cooperative Union

September 3, 2013 8:17 pm0 comments
The Main Factory of Bugisu Coorporative Union in Mbale Town

A forensic audit conducted into the only surviving Cooperative Union, in Uganda, has revealed that its management, caused loss of close, to 30 billion shillings, through fraudulent transactions.

A forensic audit report which was carried out by a team of external auditors, on the state of affairs of Bugisu Cooperative Union, reveals incidences of outright corruption by members of the board.

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Peace in the DRC is contingent on peace between Hutu and Tutsi

August 30, 2013 3:00 pm0 comments
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Fighting is once again raging in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In mid-July, violence began again between the DRC government forces, called Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC), and M23 rebels

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Closure of Ugandan Virmiculite Mine Leaves Hundreds Jobless

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Magumashi

We are just waiting for an opportunity, to reclaim our land since the factory has failed, and there’s no work going on” remarks 23 year-old Fred Waslika, whose ancestral land, was leased to, a vermiculite mine in Manafwa, eastern Uganda.

The Namekara mine, located some 230 kilometers, east of the capital Kampala, is owned by the Australian based Gulf Resources.

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Ugandan Army Generals Cry Foul Over Retirement

August 26, 2013 7:05 pm0 comments
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Kampala-Senior Army officers of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces, who wish to retire, will have to wait, a little longer before they are cleared.
The Uganda People’s Defe

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The thin Line Between Money And Sports Enjoyment?

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The thin Line Between Money And Sports Enjoyment?

enjoy playing certain sports as a participant and love watching all sports. I assume that majority of people also enjoy watching different sports and participate in a few of them. The reason for participating in a sport includes having the technical skill, physical fitness, confidence and equipment. However, lack of money is a crucial factor that will prevent participation and thus enjoyment.

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