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June, 2017

  • 21 June

    2017 Uganda Film Festival launched – New Vision

    New Vision2017 Uganda Film Festival launchedNew Vision“Before the launch of UFF in 2013, the Ugandan film industry was retarded and had no sense of direction but since the launch, there has been tremendous change in the industry. Participation and attendance has been tremendously growing,” he said.

  • 21 June

    UNHCR Uganda Factsheet (May 2017) – Reliefweb

    ReliefwebUNHCR Uganda Factsheet (May 2017)ReliefwebIn 2017, Uganda has continued to respond to the refugee influx from South Sudan, with 227,224 new arrivals between 1 January and 30 April. 2017. In April 2017, UNHCR and the Office of the Prime Minister opened a new settlement at Palabek, in Uganda's ...Time to Speak Up for Victims of South Sudan ConflictHuman Rights WatchConcern grows as war robs South Sudanese child refugees their right to educationThe New Arab (blog)Education Restores Hope: Daniel's Lesson From The World's Biggest Refugee CampHuffPostall 25 news articles »

  • 21 June

    Newspaper editor interrogated by authorities in Uganda – CPJ Press Freedom Online

    Newspaper editor interrogated by authorities in UgandaCPJ Press Freedom OnlineOn June 15, Uganda's Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) summoned Byarabaha in relation to an article in Red Pepper on the health of Uganda's Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura, according to documents seen by CPJ. Authorities alleged that ...

  • 21 June

    SABC News – Uganda needs billions for refugee crisis:Wednesday … – South African Broadcasting Corporation

    South African Broadcasting CorporationSABC News - Uganda needs billions for refugee crisis:Wednesday ...South African Broadcasting CorporationUganda is seeking at least $8 billion for the next four years to support refugees hosted in the East African nation.Amnesty International Appeals to Donors on Refugees In UgandaUganda Radio NetworkRefugee Effort: Eu Calls For More Support For Uganda - New VisionNew VisionTime to invest and support Uganda's progressive refugee policyReliefWebAllAfrica.com -Devexall 20 news articles »

  • 21 June

    86% of refugees in Uganda are women, children – UNICEF – Independent Online

    Independent Online86% of refugees in Uganda are women, children - UNICEFIndependent OnlineIn order to sustain relief programmes, the government of Uganda and the UN are calling for $8 billion in funding for both emergency response and resilience interventions for the country's refugees and refugee-hosting population over the next four years.Uganda offers sanctuary to refugees while global leaders renege on aid promisesMail & GuardianUganda may be best place in the world to be a refugee. But that could change without more money.Washington PostUganda now 3rd top refugee hosting nation in the worldNew VisionDaily Maverick -Miami Herald -UNHCRall 446 news articles »

  • 21 June

    Uganda, Russia sign nuclear agreement

    The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Uganda's State minister for Minerals Simon D'Ujanga and Russia's deputy director general of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation, Nikolai Spasskiy in Moscow. The signing was made at the side-lines of ATOMEXPO, an international exhibition of the nuclear industry.

  • 21 June

    Uganda imports decline in 2016

    KAMPALA. Reduction in volumes of imports has resulted into narrowing of Uganda's Current Account deficit by $1 billion over the last one year, saving the country from foreign exchange outflows.

  • 21 June

    Ahead of big refugee meet, we go back to old Buganda and Ankole

    Next week, the world gathers in Kampala for the Solidarity Summit on Refugees. The summit isn't happening in Uganda by accident.

  • 21 June

    Uganda may be best place in the world to be a refugee. But that could change without more money.

    A South Sudanese woman smiles as she carries a heavy sack of maize at Uganda's Bidi Bidi refugee camp on June 7, 2017. Bidi Bidi is a sprawling complex of mud-brick houses that is the world's largest refugee settlement.

  • 21 June

    Uganda: Will Record Low Central Bank Rate Bring Down Bank Interest Rates?

    This is the sentiment of Mr Gideon Badagawa, the executive director Private Sector Foundation Uganda , who told Daily Monitor that the "CBR reduction has not been commensurate with commercial bank interest rates." In the last one year, Bank of Uganda has eased the CBR by 7 percentage points, whereas commercial bank interest rates have on average dropped by 4.71 percentage points.

  • 21 June

    Intrigue, Insults Mar Makerere University Vice Chancellor Race

    [Observer] As the three-horse race for the election of the Makerere University vice chancellor heats up, the lobbying for the highest administrative post in the university has reached toxic levels, The Observer has learnt.

  • 21 June

    Uganda’s Secret GMO Research Exposed

    [Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Barbara Ntambirweki, a research fellow with Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) is preparing for a bit fight - against introduction into the country of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

  • 21 June

    Police Driver Acquitted of Knocking Besigye Supporter

    [Monitor] Kampala -The Police Disciplinary Tribunal has acquitted Constable Benon Matsiko, the driver who knocked down Dr Kizza Besigye's supporter at Kyebando in July last year.

  • 21 June

    Ugandans Hit At Minister Anite On Social Media

    [Monitor] Just as Ugandans were getting over the sim card registration nightmare and being preoccupied with other concerns such as the Facebook fight with Kenyans, Gen Kale Kayihura's anticipated return from Turkey and singer Angella Kalule's video that went viral, Ms Evelyn Anite, the State Minister of Finance for Investment and Privatisation became fodder for social media. It was alleged that at a UTL blood donation event, she said it is going to be compulsory for Ugandans to own a Uganda Telecom (UTL) line (sim c

  • 21 June

    Govt Risks U.S. Sanctions Over Second-Hand Clothes Ban

    [Observer] Uganda's eligibility to trade with the United States under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is under review over her stance on the importation of second-hand clothing commonly known as 'mivumba'.

  • 21 June

    Corruption, conflict, cruelty: the other price of Uganda’s gold rush

    Uganda's mineral industry has enjoyed a spectacular surge in recent years.

  • 20 June

    Ugandan Thunder Children’s Choir to perform – Dothan Eagle

    Dothan EagleUgandan Thunder Children's Choir to performDothan EagleThe Ugandan Thunder Children's Choir is a touring choir that was created in the spirit of spreading joy through song and dance, which gives the children of Uganda a voice and a way to advocate for the 2.7 million orphans living in Uganda. The

  • 20 June

    Coega welcomes Ugandan delegation to the Coega IDZ – RNews

    RNewsCoega welcomes Ugandan delegation to the Coega IDZRNewsThe Coega Development Corporation (CDC) is hosting a delegation from the Republic of Uganda as part of its integrated stakeholder engagement approach. The visit by the Uganda delegation forms part of a fact finding mission comprising of a series of ...

  • 20 June

    Uganda names Africa Junior Athletics Championship team – New Vision

    New VisionUganda names Africa Junior Athletics Championship teamNew VisionUganda Athletics Federation is yet to announce a team for the World Juniors but it is expected any time before the first week of July. The Nairobi event is the last edition of the World Under 18 Championship as the IAAF turns attention to regional and ...

  • 20 June

    Locals work to build school, educate women in Uganda – The Herald Journal

    The Herald JournalLocals work to build school, educate women in UgandaThe Herald JournalGreeney, who now lives in Park City, said that on one of their trips there was concern about young Ugandan women “lacking knowledge about women's issues.” He said the organization has expand to provide hygiene products along with books and other ...