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UK ~ Vanessa Mukasa, a Ugandan Fashion designer!

Vanessa is a Ugandan born fashion designer raised in London UK. The Vanessa Mukasa Metropical Deluxe Collection was inspired by her love of Uganda and the wealth of colour within the African prints. The unconventional mix of di...


Intense Competition, Mobile Rollouts and Lower Prices to Boost 3G Services in Uganda

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. PRNewswire ~ The future of Uganda’s telecommunications sector will depend on who can get to the mass market with mobile technologies. A mixture of technologically simpler yet sticky data services, such as...



Owino Inferno ~ Uganda’s largest market gutted in fire

AFP,Kampala  ~  A huge fire on Sunday gutted Uganda’s largest market in central Kampala destroying merchandise worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, traders and police said. Everest Kayondo, chair of the Kampala City ...



Ugandan Shilling, World’s Worst Performing Currency, Heads for Weekly Drop

By Fred Ojambo ~ Uganda’s shilling fell to its lowest level against the dollar in more than a week as companies bought the U.S. currency to finance the import of raw materials. The currency of Africa’s second-biggest coffee...


Uganda Thermal Plants Resume Generation, Deficit Eases – Minister Says

By Nicholas Bariyo ~ KAMPALA -(Dow Jones) ~ Independent power producers have agreed to resume emergency power generation in Uganda following an agreement with the government over unpaid generation fees, Energy and Minerals Min...



Uganda’s Shilling Has Biggest Weekly Decline Against the Dollar in 2 Years

By Fred Ojambo ~ Uganda’s shilling had its biggest weekly drop in two years against the dollar as importers increased demand for the U.S. currency to buy oil products to fire generators amid an electricity shortage in the Ea...



Ugandan Shilling Gains as Central Bank Sells ‘Sizeable’ Amount of Dollars

By Fred Ojambo | Bloomberg ~ Uganda’s shilling gained for a second day as the central bank continued to sell dollars in the domestic foreign-exchange market to curb volatility. The currency of Africa’s second-biggest coff...


Ugandan Sugar Production Climbs 20% in Four Months on Increased Plantings

By Fred Ojambo ~ Uganda’s three biggest sugar producers boosted output by 20 percent in the first four months of this year as plantings increased, the Uganda Sugar Cane Technologists Association said. Output from January thr...



Uganda denies that UK aid cash was used for Presidential jet

By Barry Malone | KAMPALA (Reuters) ~ Uganda on Friday denied reports that it had used British aid meant to help alleviate poverty to buy a $48 million (29 million pound) luxury jet for President Yoweri Museveni. The Daily Mail...


Interview: Uganda’s new PM hails China’s partnership, promises economic transformation

By Ronald Ssekandi and Yuan Qing ~ Uganda’s new Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi regards highly China’s partnership with the East African country in economic development, noting that within the next five years Uganda will g...



Bank of Baroda expands in Africa with new Uganda branch

Kampala, (IANS) ~ The state-run Bank of Baroda (BOB), which calls itself India’s international bank, Thursday opened its 11th branch in Uganda as part of its renewed focus on the African continent. The financial powerhous...



From Uganda Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Diaspora Community ~ Bidding Deadline Extended to June 15th 2011, Consultancy Services for Capacity Needs Assessment in Petroleum Refining in the Oil and Gas Sector

KAMPALA ~ Request for Expression of Interest ~ The Government of the Republic of Uganda through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received Financing from the World Bank towards the cost of Strengthening Capacity for Diaspora ...


From Uganda Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Diaspora Community ~ Bidding Deadline is June 2nd 2011, Consultancy Services for Capacity Needs Assessment in the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

KAMPALA ~ Request for Expression of Interest ~ The Government of the Republic of Uganda through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received Financing from the World Bank towards the cost of Strengthening Capacity for Diaspora ...



From Uganda Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Diaspora Community ~ Bidding Deadline is June 2nd, 2011, Consultancy Services for Capacity Needs Assessment for Public Private Partnership (PPP) Management by Uganda Railways Corporation

KAMPALA ~ Request for Expression of Interest ~ The Government of the Republic of Uganda through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received Financing from the World Bank towards the cost of Strengthening Capacity for Diaspora ...



Uganda begins to bridge skills gap as it moves towards oil production

By ESTHER NAKKAZI | Peter Anguyo, a casual labourer for a local company, Excel Construction Company, is working at Bulisa Health Centre IV. Smiling amidst the heat, he ferries bricks to the nurses’ block about to be roofed. H...


Microsoft to set up an Innovations Center at Makerere University

Microsoft International has agreed to establish the 2nd Innovations Center in the Region and 4th in Africa atMakerere University’s College of Computing and Information Sciences. The Innovations Center will be used by Makerere...



Libya’s Tropical Bank, Seized by Uganda, Says Annual Profit Almost Doubles

By Fred Ojambo | Tropical Bank Ltd., the Libyan- owned lender seized by Uganda’s central bank last month, said full-year profit almost doubled as deposits and loans grew. Net income surged to 5.65 billion Ugandan shillings ($...


AFP: Uganda president vows to quell food protests

RWAKITURA, Uganda (AFP) – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday vowed to prevent any further demonstrations over mounting food prices spearheaded by opposition leader Kizza Besigye. Ugandan police on Thursday clashed ...



Shea butter could be lifeline for Ugandan women

By Emily Wither | CNN | In northern Uganda, Sarah Omollo, like hundreds of other women, rises early each day to collect shea nuts. Omollo, who is now in her thirties, has been gathering the nuts since she was a young child, cru...



Egypt in talks with Uganda over new Nile treaty

KAMPALA (AFP) – A 40-member Egyptian delegation held talks with Uganda’s president on a new treaty signed by upstream countries for the equitable sharing of the Nile waters, an official said Thursday. President Yoweri M...


Barclays Ugandan Unit Returns to Profit on Lower Costs, Increased Deposits

By Fred Ojambo | Barclays Bank Uganda Ltd., a unit of the London-based lender, said it returned to profitability in 2010 after expenses were cut and customer deposits grew. Net income rose to 9.73 billion Uganda shillings in th...






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