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Ugandan Artist, Maurice Kirya Wins 2 Eworld Music Awards in Hollywood

By Solomon W. Jagwe | The 2011 eWorld Music Awards show aired live and direct from the legendary SIR Studios in the heart of Hollywood on Saturday, February 12th. It was an amazing evening full with an incredible array of high-...


Dispatch from Kampala ~ Uganda Presidential Elections Countdown

By Ronnie Mayanja | Dispatch from Kampala ~ Residents of Kampala are bracing themselves for the final week of campaigns as the Presidential candidates move into the city center in order to sell their campaign messages amidst de...



To be African or not to Be ~ Egypt’s Race Problem

By: Sunni M. Khalid | For too many Egyptians, sub-Saharan Africa is a stereotypical exotic land of thick jungles and masses of poor, starving and black-skinned savages. Because of my looks, my religion and my name, I have frequ...



Middle Eastern Banks Apply to Offer Islamic Financial Services in Uganda

By Suryani Omar | Uganda has received applications from three Islamic banks in the Middle East to offer Shariah- compliant financial services in the country. “The Middle East investors can start operations either by acquiring...


Systematic rape continues on Congo-Angola border: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Systematic sexual violence continues to be carried out against Congolese women and girls caught up in mass expulsions from Angola to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a U.N. envoy said on Friday...



Security Challenges | Fighting in south Sudan kills more than 100

By Josh Kron THE NEW YORK TIMES | Fresh battles between renegade soldiers and the Southern Sudanese military in recent days have left more than 100 people dead in Southern Sudan, sending tremors through a heavily militarized re...



William Hague helped two oil companies in tax row in Uganda

By Greig Box-Turnbull, Daily Mirror | WILLIAM Hague stepped in to help two oil companies, headed by Tory Party donors, who were refusing to pay tax to Uganda. The Foreign Secretary and fellow Tory Henry Bellingham “lobbied st...


Child soldier trauma in Uganda shares similarities with Northern Ireland

By Claire O’Callaghan | Queen’s University Belfast | Psychology students at Queen’s University have discovered similarities between child soldier trauma in Uganda and those children caught up in Northern Irela...



Pittsburgh | Harrison City church aid team traveling to Uganda

By Norwin Star | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | A team of 10 members from Community Church in Harrison City will travel to Uganda for a mission trip Feb. 24 to March 26. They will be traveling with a total of 33 mission workers fr...


Southern Sudan government minister shot dead by driver in apparent family dispute

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Southern Sudanese government minister was shot dead by his personal driver on Wednesday, an army spokesman said. The driver then killed himself, said Col. Philip Aguer. The cause of the shooting was n...



UGANDA: Northerners skeptical about tangible benefits of upcoming elections

GULU (IRIN) – Hundreds of thousands of former internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Uganda have registered to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections on 18 February, but many doubt the outcome will impr...



Uganda ripe for Egypt-style uprising: Opposition Says

KAMPALA (AFP) – The Ugandan government has created a climate of “oppression and despondency” that could spark an Egypt-style uprising, the country’s top opposition leader told AFP Wednesday, only days from e...


Tororo man threatens to eat a rat in front of Ugandan President

KAMPALA (Reuters) – A man who ate a rat in front of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in 2005 is threatening to repeat what he says is a traditional form of protest used to bring change. John Ojim Omoding, 79, told the Daily ...



Ugandan president congratulates southern Sudan upon successful referendum

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni over the weekend congratulated the people of southern Sudan upon attaining autonomy through the referendum that was conducted to secede from the northern part. Museveni said here on Sunday said...



Uganda Receives `Credible Information’ on Terror Attacks Before Election

By Fred Ojambo and Sarah McGregor | Ugandan police received “credible information” that “terrorists” are preparing to carry out attacks before national elections this month, said Major General Kale Kayihura, the Inspect...


UIA | Uganda Licensed $122 Million of Investment Plans in January

By Fred Ojambo | Uganda licensed investment projects worth $122 million last month, said Maggie Kigozi, the executive director of the Uganda Investment Authority. The agency licensed 29 projects which are expected to create 2,5...



Uganda Army: Eastern Congo Instability Threatens Oil Region

By Nicholas Bariyo | KAMPALA, Uganda -(Dow Jones)- Instability in the Eastern Congo poses a threat to Uganda’s plans to start exploiting oil reserves on its side of the Lake Albertine rift basin, which straddles the commo...


Uganda police warn of election terrorist attack

KAMPALA (AFP) | Uganda has credible information that “terrorists” plan to attack the country on or immediately before its February 18 voting day, the police chief said in a statement Saturday. “We have recei...



Maurice Kirya singing for the kids in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

During Maurice Kirya’s African tour, the band visited a less privileged school to sing for the children at Sagrada Familia school. We were very inspired and touched by their voices. Maurice is on tour sponsored by the RFI...



Police: Gardener admits killing gay rights activist in Uganda

From Tom Walsh, Kampala, Uganda (CNN)  | Ugandan police announced Thursday the arrest of a 22-year-old man who they say confessed to killing gay rights activist David Kato. In a news conference at which suspect Enock Nsubuga ...


5th East African Petroleum Conference & Exhibition Opens in Kampala

By Ronnie Mayanja | Dispatch from Kampala | The the 5th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition began at the Kampala Serena Hotel with this year’s theme focusing on harnessing East Africa’s Oil and Gas Pote...






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