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Uganda launches gold refinery amid fears of conflict minerals
Uganda's first gold refinery will use raw gold from conflict-ridden South Sudan and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
[East Africa News Post] 21/02/2017

Uganda: Battle for Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Top Job Deepens
[Monitor] Kampala -The board of the public procurement entity has temporarily blocked Mr Anania Mbabazi from taking office as the entity's chief executive, pending investigations into allegations of unethical conduct and conflict of interest against (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Uganda: Why Mubende Residents Have Not Gained From Gold in Their Are
[Monitor] A google search for the origin of the word tarpaulin (etundubaali) shows it came from the words 'tar' and 'palling'. It referred to a tarred canvas pall used to cover objects on ships during the mid-19th century in (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

East Africa: Kenya School of Law Ordered to Admit Ugandans
[Monitor] The Kenya High Court in Nairobi has quashed a decision by the Kenya School of Law (KSL) barring Ugandan, South Sudanese, Tanzanian, Rwandan and Burundian students from enrolling for KSL's Advocates Training Programme (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Uganda: When Is Uganda Going to Sit Down and Record Its History?
[Monitor] Commemoration of the death of the Anglican Archbishop of the Province of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga Zaire which occurred on the February 16 1977, brought to the mind something very intriguing.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Uganda: Has Bank of Uganda's Consistent Rate Reduction Been Effective?
[Monitor] Kampala -Even though Bank of Uganda (BoU) does not want to admit it, the Monetary Policy Committee that sets the Central Bank Rate (CBR) was hard pressed when reducing the rate last week from 12 per cent to 11.5 per (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Uganda: Mubende Gold Miners Cash in Amidst Destruction
[Monitor] Robinah Nantale sits next to a pit. Holding a hammer in her bare right hand, she breaks down hits rocks of multiple colours.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Uganda: Examinations Board Set to Release A-Level Results
[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) is today scheduled to release last year's Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) examination results.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Uganda: Mumbere's First Day in Court As a 'Free' Citizen
[Monitor] Jinja -Yesterday was the first day for Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbere to appear before Jinja Chief Magistrates Court as a "free" citizen and not under prisons watch as it had been the norm for the last 71 days.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Uganda: Museveni, Besigye Agree On New Terms of Dialogue
[Monitor] Kampala -The government and the largest opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), have reportedly agreed on a foreign mediator and blueprint for expected talks to resolve the country's intractable political (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Uganda: Museveni Launches Gold Refinery, to Abolish Royalty Tax
[Independent (Kampala)] President Yoweri Museveni on Monday commissioned Uganda's first gold refinery with a promise to abolish royalty taxes to boost the sector.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Pastoralists move to north Uganda in search of food
Herdsmen have come in from the western part of the country and Karamoja, as well as from Turkana in Kenya, and South Sudan.
[East Africa News Post] 20/02/2017

Uganda: Museveni Calls for 'Trump Therapy' for Liberals in the West
[Nation] Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is recommending a "Trump therapy" for liberals in the West who he argues are bent on forcing their ideology on other parts of the world.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

African Energy Ministers to address investors at the 3rd Powering Africa Summit
— LONDON, United Kingdom, February 20, 2017/ — H.E. Patrick Sendolo, Minister for Energy, Land and Mines, Liberia, H.E. Hon Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda and H.E. Hon Pierre Anatole Matusila, Minister of Energy and Water… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 20/02/2017

East Africa countries unveil joint tourism portal
Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have launched an online portal in a bid to market the region’s as a single tourist destination.
[East Africa News Post] 20/02/2017

Uganda: Steel Firms Need U.S.$72 Million to be Ready for Rail Project
[Monitor] The companies 'selected' to produce steel for the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) need $7.2 million (Shs25.5 billion) to tailor their products to Chinese requirements.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Uganda: Plans to Buy Helicopter for Parliament Speaker Criticised
[Monitor] Civil society Organizations critical on accountability and corruption issues, have criticised Parliament over plans to purchase a helicopter for Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Uganda: Unmasking Facebook Character Tom Voltaire Okwalinga 'TVO'
[Independent (Kampala)] An investigation reveals who really is behind Facebook character
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Uganda: Why Are Ugandans So Angry?
[Independent (Kampala)] How economic success has tended to create more political trouble for Museveni than comfort
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Uganda: How Kabaka Muteesa's Deportation Was Planned
[Monitor] Before his posting to Uganda in 1952, Andrew Cohen had worked on the post-war colonial strategy in London, England.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Uganda: Uganda My Mission - Fr Grimes' 41 Years in the Pearl of Africa
[Monitor] He was a man on a mission. He came, saw and conquered and after 41 years he went back home. But the legacy of his mission is bound to live on forever.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Uganda: Police Impound 100 Motorcycles in Lira
[Monitor] Lira -Police in Lira District have impounded 110 motorcycles over failure to comply with the traffic rules and regulations.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Uganda: Govt Fails to Collect Shs42 Billion Royalties On Cagy Gold Exports
[Monitor] Kampala -Gold in 2015/16 became Uganda's second largest export product after coffee but the royalties paid to government don't seem to reflect that growth. Uganda exported gold valued almost Shs700 billion or about 5,316kgs in 2015/16 according to statistics from Bank of Uganda (...)
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Uganda: One Year After Elections - Where Are the Former Presidential Candidates?
[Monitor] A week in politics is a very long time. How about one year?
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Uganda: Police Dismiss Omukama Assassination Attempt
[Monitor] Hoima -Police at the weekend released a report on an alleged plot to poison the Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara, Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Uganda: Encourage Use of Local Languages At School, Home
[Monitor] In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly called upon member's states to promote the preservation and protection of all languages of the world. By the same resolution, the General Assembly proclaimed 2008 as the international year of languages to promote unity in diversity and the (...)
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Uganda: Janani Luwum - the Ever Passionate Evangelist
[Monitor] Janani Luwum, the former Archbishop of Church of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-Zaire, was a man known for many things, including preaching the word of God.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

East Africa: Get Serious About the South Sudan Conflict
[Monitor] Over the past six months, at least half a million South Sudanese fleeing insecurity in South Sudan have arrived in the West Nile sub-region of Uganda, joining the thousands of South Sudanese who had relocated to Uganda (...)
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

Sudan: Uganda signs financial deals with BADEA
Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Uganda on Sunday signed two agreements with the Khartoum-based Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) to fund roads leading to integrating of regional road networks. Economy
[Panapress] 19/02/2017

Africa: Uganda's Museveni Explains Why Western World Should Work With Russia
[Independent (Kampala)] President Yoweri Museveni has said that for sections in The West to think that they can trample on Russia like they have been trampling on the formerly colonized peoples of the world, is to be very reckless and dangerous to world (...)
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Uganda: World Bank to Resume Fund Infrastructure Projects
[Monitor] Hoima/Kamwenge -The World Bank (WB) will in the next two months lift the suspended loans on the two road projects in Uganda after government made good progress in addressing environmental and social issues that led to the (...)
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Uganda: Drama As Makerere Students Storm Council Meeting
[Monitor] There was drama at Makerere University in Kampala yesterday after some of the 500 students, who are missing on the graduation list, attempted to storm a crisis council meeting called to discuss their fate ahead of the February 21 (...)
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Uganda: Govt U-Turn On Museveni's Pads Pledge Is Unfortunate
[Monitor] In 2015, during the presidential campaigns, President Museveni made a pledge that his government would provide girls in primary school with sanitary pads. He was campaigning in Lango sub-region at the time.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Africa: Uganda's Museveni Weighs-in On U.S-Russia Row, Warms Up to Trump
[Monitor] President Museveni has sucked himself into the ongoing verbal rattling between liberals and conservatives over new US President Donald Trump's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, by penning a missive proposing a middle ground in the divisive international (...)
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

Kigali: Research calls for new approach to youth employment in Africa
By Bernard Omondi Innovative research released today by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for a new approach to youth employment training strategies in Africa. Invisible Lives: Understanding Youth Livelihoods in Ghana and Uganda, released today at the Young Africa Works Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, sheds light...
[The African Business Fortune] 17/02/2017

Crowdfunding rules will simplify, grow local lending
Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda are yet to have regulations governing this alternative lending model.
[East Africa News Post] 17/02/2017

Uganda: Atoke to MPs - Shs6 Billion Oil Cash Bonus Was Discussed As a By the Way
[Monitor] Katuntu -Unfortunately because we had re-scheduled the meeting with the AG, it was not possible to get the officers from other departments who were supposed to be here yesterday (Monday) because it was going to be short notice. So I asked the Clerk to inform you that we meet today. (...)
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

Uganda: Soldier Who Buried Archbishop Luwum Speaks Out
[Monitor] Kampala -Forty years since the slaying of Archbishop of Uganda Janani Luwum by then president Idi Amin, the army officer who the dishonourable duty of burying the man of God was given to, has spoken out about how they went about laying him to (...)
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

Uganda: No Money No Local Council Polls, Electoral Commission Tells Government
[Monitor] Kampala. The date for the Local Council (LC) elections remains a mystery after the Electoral Commission (EC) insisted they cannot set the schedule unless the government releases the required funds.
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

Uganda: Besigye Seeks to Stop Court Trips Over Treason
[Monitor] Kampala -Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has applied to the High Court in Kampala to relive him of frequent and continued appearances in the lower Nakawa Chief Magistrate's Court on treason charges.
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

Uganda: Hotel Owners Reap Big Prior to Tourism Expo
[Monitor] Hotels and lodges in tourist sites have continually filled to capacity prior to the 2017 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) that is scheduled to run from today to Sunday February 19 at Sheraton Kampala Hotel gardens.
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

Uganda: Economists Applaud Interest Rate Reduction
[Monitor] Kampala -Economists and bankers have applauded the continued easing of the monetary policy by the Central Bank saying the move will create money needed to rejuvenate the economy from continuous slowdown being experienced.
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

Cost of anti-malaria drugs too high in Uganda
Private hospitals charge patients very high prices despite subsidies.
[East Africa News Post] 16/02/2017

Ugandan government goes back on on sanitary pad promise
Ugandan government goes back on on sanitary pad promise
The Ugandan government has reneged on an earlier election campaign promise to provide sanitary pads to school girls.
[IOL] 16/02/2017

Kampala, Addis SGRs: Same specifications, different costs
Uganda is embroiled in a fight over the cost of the project.
[East Africa News Post] 16/02/2017

Uganda: Legislators Disagree Over Divorce, Abortion
[Monitor] Kampala -There was mixed reactions as members of the10thparliament deliberated on how to re-table the Marriage and Divorce Bill that has spent more than a decade on the floor of parliament.
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

East Africa: Uganda Moves to Expel Burundian Refugees
[Deutsche Welle] Nyambura -Ugandan will send home at least 46,000 refugees from Burundi following a request from its government. Burundian officials maintain that the country is now safe after months of civil unrest.
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Uganda: Entebbe Airport Automation to Cost U.S.$9.5 Million
[Monitor] Entebbe -Along with the ongoing expansion, the automation of Entebbe International Airport will cost up to $9.5m (Shs34b), Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) managing director Rama Makuza has said.
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Uganda: Police General Roots for Cost Sharing Amid Budget Cuts
[Monitor] Luweero -The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen Kale Kayihura, has proposed a cost sharing programme between districts, sub-county local councils and police.
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Uganda: Govt, Firms Race to Beat 2020 First Oil Deadline
[Monitor] Kampala -Energy minister Irene Muloni, disclosed Tuesday, that government has given the three oil joint venture (JV) partners, France's Total E&P, UK's Tullow Oil and China'c Cnooc, up to December 31 as deadline for closing Final Investment Decision (FID) on proposed investments in (...)
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017 all news from Africa. Africa news & newspapers online
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