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Uganda gets $350 Million Chinese loan for airport road

KAMPALA | China is providing a $350 million concessionary loan to build a multi-lane toll road linking Uganda’s capital with the country’s Entebbe airport, 54 km away, Ugandan officials said on Thursday. The east Af...


Uganda’s First Iron Ore Smelter to start commercial production 2011

By Nicholas Bariyo | KAMPALA Uganda -(Dow Jones)- Alam Group of Companies is constructing an iron ore Smelter in Uganda’s Jinja district which is expected to start production in October, company officials said Friday. Acc...



Obama | Policy Document, Hunt for Kony and the LRA

(IRIN) | US President Barack Obama’s policy document on the Lord’s Resistance Army presented a blunt critique of the efforts to tackle the Ugandan rebel group, but some argue it contained little practical help to th...



Ugandan Police arrests 2 journalists over cartoon

(AP:KAMPALA, Uganda) Ugandan police say they have arrested two journalists for publishing a defamatory cartoon of the president. Police spokesman Ibin Ssenkumbi says that Samuel Ssejaka and Mustapha Mugisha were arrested for a ...


WESTERN UGANDA: Muslim women back condoms for HIV prevention

KASESE, (IRIN) | Some Muslim women in western Uganda are demanding that a new HIV prevention programme for Muslims include condom promotion, going against calls by local religious leaders for the programme to be limited to mess...



EASTERN UGANDA: Rubbish Recycling revives Mbale region

MBALE, (IRIN) | A compost-processing plant in Mbale, along the hilly slopes of the Mt. Elgon region in Uganda, is helping to boost declining crop yields through organic farming and aiding environmental conservation by cutting b...



Tullow Plans to Begin Oil Production in Uganda Amid `Challenges’

Tullow Oil Plc will start oil production in Uganda in 2012 and not this year because plans to meet the earlier target are “quite challenging,” said Brian Glover, the company’s manager in the East African country. Glover d...


Besigye | Uganda opposition threatens election pullout

KAMPALA (AFP) – Uganda’s main opposition group has threatened to pull out of next month’s general elections over rigging suspicions. “If it is clear to us that this election is a completely hopeless process,...



Thousands vote in Southern Sudan as violence flares in disputed region

Juba, Sudan (CNN) — Thousands more people streamed to polling places in a historic referendum on independence for Southern Sudan on Monday even as violence flared in a disputed region between north and south. Former U.S. ...


Ugandan History | Henry Morton Stanley and Uganda ‘Pearl of Africa’

By Jonathan Musere | The original reference to Uganda as the “Pearl of Africa” seems to have began being strongly attributed to Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill during the past three to four decades in Uganda. In r...



Photos: George Clooney in Southern Sudan, An Advocate

Global Post | George Clooney is the most persuasive voice for the independence of South Sudan. He recently visited southern Sudan to draw attention to the dangers that the area could return to war over the issue of the independ...



George Clooney, MTV Team Up To Help Monitor Sudan Vote

Actor/activist George Clooney has been telling the world about the dire situation in the Sudan for years. And now, as the citizens of the northeast African nation line up for a crucial week-long vote that could determine whethe...


SUDAN: Visceral leishmaniasis outbreak adds to returnees’ woes

SUDAN (IRIN) | The influx of returnees from the north to Southern Sudan ahead of an independence referendum scheduled for 9 January 2011 is raising fears of a more widespread outbreak of visceral leishmaniasis, a disease which ...



Eastern Congo, DRC: Drumming for deliverance, Therapy

BUKAVU (IRIN) | Slapped into submission by a child soldier, a man thanks the gunmen who have just raped his wife and daughter, now bedraggled and whimpering. Dozens of women in a large circle observe the harrowing scene. But th...



Choosing Destiny, Sudan referendum with Roba Sharamo

  Sudan is holding a referendum on Sunday, which could lead to the secession of Southern Sudan, making it the 193rd country in the world. To discuss this I am now joined by Roba Sharamo, Head of African Conflict Prevention...


United Nations (UN) | Southern Sudanese head back home

(CNN) | Southern Sudanese have been steadily trickling back home from their country's northern region ahead of next week's historic election, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday.



Atlantan helps empower women in Uganda

By Bo Emerson | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | “Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives.” Bryce Courtenay ~ For Brittany Merrill, the seed that would grow into a life’s work was a 10-...


Uganda aims to temper the rise of its ‘gutter press’

By Ioannis Gatsiounis | CS Monitor | Kampala, Uganda In order to temper the media sensationalism and obscenity it says has run rampant, Uganda's Ethics Ministry has introduced a bill that would broaden the definition of pornogr...



Doctors Without Borders | Women raped in mass attack in Congo

(CNN) | Dozens of women were raped in a coordinated attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo on New Year's Day, Doctors Without Borders said Thursday.



Museveni gets extra cash a month before Presidential election

Yahoo News | KAMPALA (AFP) – Uganda’s parliament, dominated by ruling party loyalists, has granted the President’s office extra emergency funds one month ahead of a presidential election, opposition lawmakers said...


Uganda shilling rangebound versus the dollar

The Ugandan shilling recouped early losses on Wednesday to trade rangebound against the dollar with interbank demand for the dollar pressing the local currency. At 0800 GMT commercial banks quoted the local currency at 2,320/2,...






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