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May, 2017

  • 21 May

    Uganda assumes EAC Chair as Museveni makes strong case for integration – Independent

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    IndependentUganda assumes EAC Chair as Museveni makes strong case for integrationIndependent“When Amin took over, Uganda's economy collapsed. All factories in Uganda collapsed and everything was coming from Kenya. For about 20 years, Kenya and Uganda's economies were one. Nevertheless Kenya was selling within Kenya and in Uganda but ...Uganda: Museveni

  • 21 May

    Miss Liberia Wokie Dolo Off To Uganda For Mega Charity – Global News Network

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    Global News NetworkMiss Liberia Wokie Dolo Off To Uganda For Mega CharityGlobal News NetworkMiss Liberia Wokie Dolo is in Uganda upon the invitation of Miss Uganda, Nakitende Irene, to participate in charitable works. According to the Liberian Beauty Queen, she was invited following a deal brokered by the Ugandan Beauty Queen to undertake the ...

  • 21 May

    Why Facebook is investing $170m in Uganda – CNBCAfrica.com

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    CNBCAfrica.comWhy Facebook is investing $170m in UgandaCNBCAfrica.comUgandans have a growing passion for the internet and social media – and it's being reciprocated. The world's biggest social networking platform has chosen the country for a $170 million fibre infrastructure project. This investment shows that Uganda is ...and more »

  • 21 May

    Tensions rise as Uganda refugee policy is pushed to breaking point – The Guardian

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    The GuardianTensions rise as Uganda refugee policy is pushed to breaking pointThe GuardianUganda is now home to 1.25 million refugees, including 898,000 South Sudanese who have fled civil war and famine. For years a progressive policy allowing refugees to obtain a plot of land, start businesses and access healthcare and education has proved ...Faced with slaughter they fled, now their safe haven teeters on the brinkThe Philadelphia Tribuneall 2 news articles »

  • 21 May

    Inside Uganda’s only queer film festival – Channel 24

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    Channel 24Inside Uganda's only queer film festivalChannel 24It came about in 2014, after the now-famous Ugandan newspaper stories that outed people they perceived to be gay or those who were sympathisers of the LGBTQI community. It was also at this time that Uganda's dictator, President Yoweri Museveni, signed ...

  • 21 May

    Google, partners invest $100 million in CSquared internet access project

    American multinational technology company, Google in collaboration with Convergence Partners, International Finance Corporation, and Mitsui have announced a $100 million investment in CSquared, a broadband infrastructure company focused on building wholesale metro fibre optic networks and enabling internet access in Africa. According to the agreement which is subject to customary closing conditions, CSquared will continue a broadband access project that Google started as Project Link in Uganda and Ghana.

  • 21 May

    Africa body seeks urgent help against Lord’s Resistance Army

    KAMPALA, Uganda - The African Union says the rebel group led by one of the world's most wanted fugitives could roar back to life if countries don't "urgently" fill the void as the United States and Uganda give up the pursuit. A statement Friday by the continental body's Peace and Security Council says the Lord's Resistance Army has not yet been eliminated and could "rejuvenate itself."

  • 21 May

    Trump increases HIV/Aids funding to Uganda

    Kampala. The United States government has increased its assistance to HIV treatment and prevention in Uganda by about Shs40 billion from last year's $391 to $402 million this year.

  • 21 May

    Murder spot turned tourist site

    The newly constructed Kisiizi Water Falls gorge suspension bridge that is 40 feet above the ground. Photos by Robert Muhereza.

  • 21 May

    Rice prices shoot higher

    Patricia Nakabugo, a fresh food trader at Nakawa market, cannot remember the last time she had a meal of rice in her home. This is because although her total daily earnings have remained the same prices of food stuffs have increased including rice, her favourite food.

  • 21 May

    Discontent Over Chinese Contractors’ Domination Rocks Roads Sector

    [East African] The management of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is on the spot over allegations of opaque multibillion-dollar procurement processes in the roads sector.

  • 21 May

    Govt Extends SIM-Card Registration – Again

    [Observer] Parliament has today voted to extend the sim-card registration exercise by at least several months just a few hours to the set deadline.

  • 21 May

    Pineapple Crisps Are a Money Maker

    [Monitor] Sixteen years ago, Fatuma Nakiwala a resident of Kisega Village in Kangulumira Sub-county, Kayunga District, was a poor woman.

  • 21 May

    Study Reveals the Gender Gap in Tanzania, Uganda Climate Policies

    [The Conversation Africa] Climate change is negatively affecting many regions of the world. The impact is more pronounced in regions with limited economic resources to adapt and highly reliant on natural resources. In East Africa, for instance, a large portion of the population depends on rain fed agriculture for their livelihoods. This makes them especially susceptible to changes in climate.

  • 21 May

    Museveni Pledges to Raise Burundi Crisis at EAC

    [East African] The Burundi crisis and the country's status as a partner state in the East African Community are among issues that were expected to feature at the EAC Heads of State Summit in Dar es Salaam.

  • 20 May

    Ugandan troops committed sexual abuse in Central African Republic – rights group – eNCA

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    eNCAUgandan troops committed sexual abuse in Central African Republic - rights groupeNCAThe LRA was forced out northern Uganda and into a lawless patch of jungle straddling the borders of South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic around 2005. It had been forced out of northern Uganda, where they had ...

  • 20 May

    Uganda: Four Die in Kyegegwa Car Crash – AllAfrica.com

    Uganda: Four Die in Kyegegwa Car CrashAllAfrica.comFour people have been killed in a road accident along the Kampala-Fort Portal road. The four have been identified as Rogers Basiima, David Sande, Ali Swahaba and another unidentified person are all residents of Kyenjojo town council. The accident ...

  • 20 May

    KCCA FC crowned Uganda champs with win over Sadolin – Independent

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    IndependentKCCA FC crowned Uganda champs with win over SadolinIndependentKampala, Uganda| KCCA FC MEDIA| KCCA FC the defending Champions of the Azam Premier League came into the final league game against Sadolin in buoyant mood awaiting their crowning as the 2016/2017 Azam Uganda Premier League Champions, ...KCCA FC crowned Azam Uganda Premier League 2016/2017 season ChampionsEddiba Sports (press release) (blog)SC Villa edge URA , KCCA to be crowned today as season endsNigeria Todayall 3 news articles »

  • 20 May

    Uganda gives up on hunt for Kony – iAfrica.com

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    iAfrica.comUganda gives up on hunt for KonyiAfrica.comThe military display marked the end of a failed years-long hunt for Joseph Kony, leader of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group that has its origins in 1980s Uganda. Arrayed against this elusive, lonely and brutal figure and his ...Africa body seeks urgent help against Lord's Resistance ArmyNew Zealand Heraldall 7 news articles »

  • 20 May

    Struck by Uganda’s Water Problem, This Student Did Something About It

    At 19, Kathy Ku had a simple idea that would change thousands of lives, not to mention her own. She found a way to bring clean water to people in Uganda, where she lived as a student.