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Cipla’s Ugandan Venture Plans to Invest $80 Million in Expansion Program

By Fred Ojambo | Quality Chemicals Industries Ltd., a Ugandan pharmaceuticals manufacturer partly owned by India’s Cipla Ltd., said it plans to invest $80 million in two separate expansion programs over the next two years. A ...


Letter from the Editor | Ronnie Mayanja | February 2011

Africa seems to be undergoing the winds of change. A few weeks ago Tunisia set the pace through the people’s revolution that brought down their government. Next came Egypt whose strongman Hosni Mubarak is a US ally and ha...



Uganda’s King of Hip Hop, Navio in the ‘Nawuliranga Concert’ Do!

By Ronnie Mayanja | Dispatch from Kampala | Uganda’s Number One hip-hop artist Daniel Kigozi a.k.a Navio returned for an explosive show dubbed ‘The Nawuliranga Concert’ at the Lugogo UMA Show grounds on 29th J...



INTERVIEW – Uganda opposition leader Besigye warns against unfair poll

By Barry Malone | ARUA, Uganda (Reuters) | Ugandans may try to overthrow long-standing President Yoweri Museveni with Tunisia and Egypt-style street protests if elections next month are not fair, the main opposition leader told...


UK Dispatch ~ Judge in Britain Halts Deportation of Ugandan Woman

NYTIMES | LONDON — A 29-year-old Ugandan woman who says she is a lesbian won a last-minute stay of deportation on Friday night from a British High Court judge who heard her lawyers plead that her life would be at risk if she ...



Photographer Penny Tweedie, expelled from Uganda in 1972, dies at Age 70

The Australian | PENNY Tweedie was a pioneering photographer who covered war and conflicts across the world, from Bangladesh and Vietnam to Uganda and East Timor. English born and an Australian citizen, she was also a great por...



Complete preliminary results show 99% vote to split in Southern Sudan

(CNN) | Nearly 99% of Southern Sudanese voted to split from the north, organizers reported Sunday, marking the first complete preliminary results. With 100% of votes counted, an overwhelming 98.83% voted to split, the Southern ...


Uganda ~ Kabaka opens the 18th Session of Buganda Lukiiko

Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II opened the 18th Lukiiko session with a call on the people to exploit the Kingdom’s rich potentials to uplift their standards. Kabaka Mutebi who was speaking during the official opening of the L...



Exposure to worm infection in the womb ‘cuts eczema risk’

Washington | A new study has suggested that exposure to worm infections in the womb may protect a newborn infant from developing eczema. The research supports the so-called ‘hygiene hypothesis’, which proposes that ...


Cedar Springs science teacher creates nonprofit to ease strife in Uganda

By Ron Cammel | The Grand Rapids Press ~ CEDAR SPRINGS | A Cedar Springs High School science teacher working in a modern lab spent time the past two summers interacting with children attending school in small rooms with crumbli...



Pen pal takes Pennridge alum on journey in support of African arts

By Erin DuBois ~ Associate Editor | Montgomery Media | The letter that changed Michael Kirkpatrick’s life came from out of the blue on an ordinary day. It had been airmailed from Malawi, even though Kirkpatrick did not know a...



An African/Arab Revolution ~ U.S. must choose sides in Egypt

(CNN) ~ By Blake Hounshell | This is the big one | For years, Egyptian demonstrators raged against Hosni Mubarak’s military regime, calling on their fellow citizens to take to the streets and oust the agents of their oppr...


US Army Sergeant starts non-profit organization for Uganda School

By John Williams | Bucks Local News | YARDLEY – Matthew Byelich plans to open a self-sustaining, viable school in Uganda. His mission is to raise enough money, through his non-profit organization, to build the school. He ...



Health in Focus | Tackling yellow fever in the Northern Uganda

(IRIN) | Health officials in Uganda have launched a yellow fever vaccination drive in the north where an outbreak of the disease has caused 53 deaths and 224 infections in 10 districts since late 2010. Almost a million people a...



U.S. Embassy issues warning for American citizens in Uganda

(CNN) | The U.S. Embassy in Uganda is warning its citizens in the east African nation that regional terror groups “remain actively interested in attacking” American interests. “We are particularly concerned ab...


Uganda seizes hundreds of parrots from smugglers

KAMPALA, Uganda | A Uganda Wildlife Authority official says more than 270 African gray parrots have been seized from smugglers in the past month, which suggests there is a syndicate illegally exporting Ugandan wildlife. Johnson...



Environment News Service | Eight Killed in Virunga National Park Ambush

VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of Congo,  (ENS) – Three rangers and five Congolese soldiers were killed this morning in an attack on their patrol vehicle in Congo’s Virunga National Park that park offic...


Wildlife rangers among 8 killed in Congo attack

AFP ~ KINSHASA — Three wildlife rangers and five government soldiers have been killed in an attack by Rwandan Hutu rebels in eastern DR Congo’s Virunga National Park, the park’s director said Tuesday. Around 50 re...



STATE RESEARCH BUREAU, the trailer, New Ugandan Film by Matt Bish

  By Matt Bish | A story about Uganda’s troubled past. A closer look at what really happened in the so-called safe houses before 1986. A family tries to flee the troubled country and they are intercepted along the wa...



Ugandan Action Film, “State Research Bureau” Premieres in Kampala, Jan’ 25th

By Matt Bish | A story about Uganda’s troubled past. A closer look at what really happened in the so-called safe houses before 1986. A family tries to flee the troubled country and they are intercepted along the way…...


UGANDA | On the Road with Kampala Bikers Association

UGANDA | On the Road with Kampala Bikers Association | Inside Africa hits the open road and cruises alongside the motorcycle enthusiasts of Uganda.






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