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KAMPALA, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Uganda's communications regulator, has warned that it will close down Pay TV service operators in the country over noncompliance to a new license fee framework. Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) said the operators have up to April 30 to pay up or risk ...
Kampala -- The Minister of Education, Ms Janet Museveni has said government will continue supporting initiatives that supplement donors' contribution towards research until Uganda can fund it completely. She was speaking at Makerere-Sweden bilateral research cooperation annual planning ...

KAMPALA,. The Islamic University in Uganda has suspended 23 students on allegations of engaging in sexual relationships contrary to the institution's regulations. The decision against the students undertaking different courses, was taken by the disciplinary committee at the Mbale campus. The ... Islamic
Gold. Gold has become one of Uganda's top exports, but multiple questions surround this glittering trade. On 20 February, Uganda celebrated a year since it officially launched East Africa's first gold refinery. Inaugurated by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in the lakeside town of Entebbe, the ... crime
The new Ugandan envoy reiterated Uganda's determination to fight terrorism in all its forms and called for more cooperation in this endeavor. ... President Kabore agreed that security is an area where Uganda and Burkina Faso can cooperate and share experience since Uganda was previously faced ...

Uganda has over the years slowly lost its regional fish market to Chinese exports, according to data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Apart from Uganda, Chinese fish exports continue to flood the region with the biggest export being tilapia. According to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, ...
#NTVnews: MPs on the Finance Committee put officials from the Ministry of Finance on the spot over the new tax measures. More concern is on the 1% tax increment on agricultural supplies and 100 shillings on diesel and Petrol.@ntvuganda pic.twitter.com/w0wX2BrvFO. -- Herbert ...
Former presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, has slammed President Museveni for his 'growing habit' of donating tax payers' money to a selected few in the name of fighting poverty. Dr Besigye noted that Mr Museveni's intention has never been to fight poverty but he is rather doing so to serve ...
World's largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance is planning to use its influence in the blockchain sector to help Uganda in economic development. It hopes to create new employment opportunities for the Ugandan youth and drive investments from the blockchain sector in the East African country.
The two-storey red brick building on 231 Cobourg street was constructed in the 1940s as an apartment building, and became Uganda's high commission in 1985. Owned by the Ugandan government, the building was used as Uganda's high commission to Canada until 2014 when it was declared unsafe.
Jimmy Kisembo, a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger and lion monitor, led a team that discovered some of the carcasses, several of which had been picked clean by hyenas. “I was so upset,” he says. “Everyone on the scene cried. We have no morale.” But, he adds, they're working hard now to figure out how ...
Salesian missionaries have been operating the Don Bosco Children and Life Mission (CALM), located in the town of Namugongo just 10 miles northeast of the city of Kampala in Central Uganda since 2006. The organization, which was launched in 2001, was initially headed up by Comboni missionaries ...
In the evening of Monday the 18 December 2017, the district of Kanungu, Kisoro and Bundibugyo in Western Uganda, experienced a heightened influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) fleeing violence in North Kivu and Ituri regions. That week was characterized by two major ...
Uganda on Friday dropped charges against a singer and his producer who had been charged with disturbing the peace of veteran President Yoweri Museveni for a song allegedly suggesting he should retire. Singer David Mugema and music producer John Muwanguzi had been charged over a song ...
Uganda will send a four ladies tennis team to this year's Fed Cup that will be hosted in Montenegro from April 14 to 22 . ... Uganda's appearance in such international events follows the readmission of Uganda Tennis Association (UTA) by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Confederation of ...
Escalating violence has displaced more than four million people within Congo, according to the UN. Since December alone, 70,000 have fled fighting in the east to camps in neighbouring Uganda. Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb has retraced the refugees' journey. He's travelled from Uganda's capital Kampala ...

"In view [of the fact that] Israel [is] working with other refuge organizations, [it] has requested Uganda to allow about 500 Eritreans and Sudanese refugees to relocate to Uganda. The Government and [relevant] ministry are positively considering the request," a statement for Minister of Disaster Preparedness ...
The minister for Karamoja affairs, Mr John Byabagambi has directed parents in Karamoja sub-region to stop sending their children to grazing fields and gold mines and instead send them to school. Mr Byabagambi's directive that was sent to all the districts of Karamoja sub-region last week follows the continuous poor ...
Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | A recent one-day state visit by Rwandan President Paul Kagame to Uganda on March.25 has raised hopes that relations between the two countries might return to normalcy again after several months of heightened tensions. Kagame, who was accompanied by the ...
We live in a highly-polarized world. In the West, toxic politics has meshed with social bigotry to produce exceedingly charged atmospheres wheeled by political 'tribalism' and cultural wars. American voters rebelled against establishment politics to get Donald Trump through the Republican Party primaries ...
Starlets upbeat:Kenya eye home win as Uganda insist history counts for nothing in AWCON qualifier ... National women's football team 'Harambee Starlets' coach David Ouma is confident of a home win against Uganda's Crested Cranes when the two sides face off in an African Women Cup of Nations ...
The title - Senior Council - had been in limbo for more than 20 years (since 1996) and has been revived by the president of the Uganda Law Society (ULS), ... The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) has dismissed claims by al-Shabaab militants that they killed 59 Ugandan troops in Somalia and wounded 19 others ...
A program in Uganda has greatly reduced the time to detect outbreaks of life-threatening hemorrhagic fever, according to researchers. The program — named the CDC-UVRI Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Surveillance and Laboratory Program — is conducted by the CDC, the Uganda Ministry of Health and the ...
The Army court in Kampala has set April 24 for hearing of prosecution evidence against former Member of Parliament for Bubulo West, Mr Tonny Kipoi Nsubuga. Mr Kipoi is jointly charged with five other suspects over crimes relating to security, which offence attracts a maximum sentence of death upon conviction penalty.
Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | According to official figures, tourism contributed up to US$1.35 billion into Uganda's export basket in 2016, and was the single highest foreign exchange earner; contributing 23.5% of total exports. Based on those figures, the tourism lobby; which has advocates on ...
This is due to Uganda's harsh anti-LGBT legislation, which criminalises homosexuality and trans folk alike. Interestingly, shortly after a round of anti-LGBT legislation was passed in Uganda in 2014, Norway and Denmark opted to cut aid to the country, while Iceland's Foreign Minister at the time, Gunnar ...
A study on primary minerals touching on Uganda's construction sector, released this morning, is calling for speeding refining of the mining policy, regulations and law in order to deliver nearly 6 Trillion shillings in associated earnings to mining. Dr Jennifer Hinton, a lead Consultant on the study funded by ...
This is not the first time that Uganda and DR Congo have failed to hold successful negotiations within the timeframe set by the ICJ. For record following the court decision and award of reparations in 2005, the ICJ gave Uganda and DRC an opportunity to discuss how to settle the claims. Unfortunately, 10 ...
Intelligence and security officers from East Africa are meeting in Kampala to find means of ending armed struggles and terrorism. The two-day meeting was on Monday opened by Major General Wilson Mbadi, deputy commander of the Uganda People's Defense Forces. Speaking to journalists after the ...
Outgoing UPBC president Moses Bbosa Kiyingi (left) speaks to the new President Salim Uhuru (right) after elections. PHOTO: Silvano Kibuuka. The convention is set for May 9. Hosting the Africa Boxing Union convention will be new Uganda Professional Boxing Commission president Salim Uhuru's first ...
Cabinet has directed the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and East African Community Affairs to examine the provisions within the African Continental Free Trade Area. The Free Trade Area will allow open borders between African countries, which will facilitate the movement of imports and exports without duties ...
KAMPALA, Uganda (UNHCR)—UNHCR Representative in Uganda, Bornwell Kantande, has praised the collaboration between registration teams from the ... said, “Let me emphasize that the registration of refugees remains the prerogative and indeed the inalienable duty of the Government of Uganda.
Last week, Uganda experienced a senior changing of the guard as Kale Kayihura was officially replaced as Inspector General of Police. The prominent figure had been head of the Uganda Police Force for over 12 years, and his contract had been renewed for another three years less than a year ago.
The Committee will also investigate the status of the money that was donated to Uganda during the Solidarity Summit on refugees convened in Kampala in June 2017. State Minister for Refugees and Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru told Parliament yesterday that $523m was promised by donor ...
Women activists in Uganda are mourning the death of their colleague, Christine Achieng, a human rights defender who had risen to humanitarian organisations in Uganda, Ghana and Zimbabwe. She had over 20 years practical experience in leading and directing programmes in the fields of social ...
Uganda is set to hold the second Y+ (young people living with HIV) Summit, aimed at confronting HIV/AIDS with bold steps. The three-day summit will ... Niwagaba regretted that Uganda is one of the countries in the world with rising prevalance despite interventions being implemented. HIV disapproprietly ...
After losing the hotly contested Jinja bye-election yesterday, the ruling National Resistance Movement has come out to say the election was marred by voter bribery and intimidation. According to NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba, they have since instructed their lawyers to access the necessary ...
In search of artistic inspiration, French Montana traveled back to his African roots not knowing what to expect from his first vacation. After seeing himself in the eyes of the jubilant kids of Uganda, the Bronx native decided to invest $100,000 in building a new Suubi Health Centre last year, which has now ...
An Emirates crew member has died after falling out of an emergency door of an aircraft parked at Uganda's Entebbe airport, a hospital official said. Francis Sekandi, spokesman for the Kisubi hospital where the female crew member was taken for emergency treatment following the fall on Wednesday, ...
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is working with partner organizations in western Uganda to support a growing number of people, most of them women and children, fleeing horrific inter-ethnic violence and sexual abuse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). More than 57,000 refugees have ...
After swapping courses at Makerere University in Uganda's capital Kampala, Monica - not her real name - was determined to catch up with her new subject. "A lecturer told me that he would help me with class work. I called him and requested an appointment on Monday before class. He insisted I meet him ...
There is no doubt a continuous search for answers on how Uganda's growth can be reawakened is on, and this time around the International Monetary Fund has joined the search for answers because the old rosy economic growth story is no more.
She added that MPs like Mr Twinamasiko were the "key bottlenecks" preventing changes to marriage and divorce laws in Uganda. It appears that Mr Twinamasiko was responding to comments made last week by Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, who said men who beat their wives or girlfriends were ...
Out of 800 participants from the African continent, Uganda was yesterday voted as 5th best exhibitor in the African Category at the ITB Berlin travel expo 2018 - a spot it held last year in the Germany capital of Berlin. The ITB Berlin expo is one of the world's four major international tourism expos and one of ...
The multi-billion shilling deal that was brokered by the Trade ministry will see local millers pay Grain Council of Uganda for delivery of cargo at the ... The Uganda deal look set to hurt farmers who had expected to profit from a forecast rise in maize prices from the current Sh3,200 a bag to above Sh3,400.
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dicksons Kateshumbwa is the Commissioner for Customs at the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). He speaks about the Authorized Economic Operator program (AEO) and the upcoming 4th World Customs Organization Conference to be held in Kampala from ...
The report of 2016 Demographic and Health Survey is out and it shows improvement in health and other social indices. The last survey was done in 2011, about seven years ago. The new survey conducted by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics shows a reduction in child and maternal mortality, the prevalence ...
Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 6,900 refugees have received new attestation forms and ration cards at the end of the first phase of a countrywide biometric verification exercise that started on March 1, 2018 in the Oruchinga refugee settlement in Uganda's South-West region. UNHCR, the UN ...
Dr. Sabastaino Rwengao, he heads a team of researchers addressing mechanisms for Resolving both Intra-State and Inter-State Conflicts Arising From Oil and Gas Developments in the Albertine Rift Valley. Login to license this image from 1$. In short. Dr. Rwengabo, an expert in conflict processes, ...


 

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