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Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’

The Observer | Ba-summer mix business and pleasure at at Diaspora reunion

Ugandans living in the diaspora gathered at Kampala Serena hotel on 30th December Saturday evening to network and celebrate those that fly Uganda’s flag high wherever they live. Marking its seventh edition, the Diaspora Netwo...


Diaspora Real Estate | Brick by brick – How to achieve your dream of owning a home in Uganda.

One of the typical aspirations of Ugandans living in the Diaspora is to own a home in Uganda. The sad reality is that the high prices of homes, coupled with comparatively high mortgage rates impede the attainment of this dream....



Opinion | Age Limit, Finally Another Cycle Of Deception Is Over – What Next? — By Hussein Kyanjo

Opinion — Ugandans have just witnessed another example of elite craft against the people’s will. We have seen all main participants at different stages playing their role. We saw the decoy of a private member and hi...



Opinion | The president-for-life train is going full steam ahead in Uganda – By Charles Onyango-Obbo

In Summary — There are people who are laughing at this point, but one has to admit the genius of it. Museveni’s president-for-life quest is also his retirement plan, if that makes sense. Having played coy in the early s...


The Observer | Government Sued Over Age Limit Law

Even before President Museveni assents to the controversial age limit law passed by Parliament on Wednesday, a private citizen has today petitioned the Constitutional court challenging everything therein. The attorney general i...



Article 102b | Uganda Parliament Passes Age Limit Bill

Parliament has this afternoon approved a motion for the continuity of the controversial ‘age limit’ bill, which seeks to lift the cap on the Presidential age from the constitution.  A total of 317 MPs voted in ...



Age limit Debate | Tension, drama as MPs debate age limit Bill – The Observer

Tension, tempers, drama, insults and disorder dominated today’s plenary as an unprecedented number of legislators debated the controversial ‘presidential age limit’ Bill. The Bill presented to parliament by Ig...


HOME IS BEST | UIA PARTNERS WITH THE UGANDA DIASPORA NETWORK ON INVESTMENT PROMOTION

Uganda Investment Authority in partnership with Ugandan Diaspora Network will this year host the annual Home is Best Summit at the Diaspora Business breakfast meet at Kampala Serena Hotel. All Diaspora returning home and lookin...



New Music | A Christmas From Africa By Hum Kay

HUM KAY is a world class Artiste who has consistently struck the perfect balance between Art and functionality. This has earned him the respect of those looking for a polished piece of musical art as well as those seeking for a...


Uganda Investment Authority, Ugandan Diaspora Network and NBS Television Launch Event Diaspora Partnership

Uganda Investment Authority in conjunction with Uganda Diaspora Network and NBS Television held a press conference at NBS plaza in Kampala 14th December in which they unveiled a new partnership that will see the annual Diaspora...



The Observer | Age limit – NRM MPs blocked from leaving country, Kampala

The ruling party, National Resistance Movement (NRM) has blocked its members from leaving the country and Kampala city until after the age limit bill has been passed in Parliament. The largely unpopular bill seeks to have Artic...



Age Limit Referenda | Bwanika to go to court over electronic signatures

People’s Development Party president Abed Bwanika wants court to compel the Electoral Commission (EC) to grant him permission to collect electronic signatures calling for a referendum on presidential age limits. “We have wh...


International Criminal Court | Uganda’s Hon. Lady Justice Solomy Balungi Bossa elected ICC judge

Uganda nominated Court of Appeal, Hon. Lady Justice Solome Balungi Bossa as its candidate for the post of judge of the International Criminal Court (ICC) whose election is now official following 4 rounds of voting held in New Y...



NY Times | ‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony – Uganda’s Strategy for Giving Scarce Morphine to Patients in Pain

Uganda has a strategy for giving scarce morphine to patients in pain. But many poor nations won’t emulate it, over fear of an opioid epidemic. KAMPALA, Uganda — Pain is only the latest woe in John Bizimungu’s life. Rwanda...



Christmas Specials | Kampala Serena Hotel Unveils Holiday Packages

Pay less to stay longer at your splendid city jewel this Christmas. For only $200 (single or double /BB/Taxes Inc) pay 3 consecutive nights and we’ll offer the 4th completely free. #ChristmasIsComing #ExcellenceRedefined http...


Opinion | Amuriat victory against Muntu sets FDC on a clearer path By Munini Mulera

Dear Tingasiga; After a gruelling, but free competition for its top position, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has elected Patrick Oboi Amuriat as its president. I congratulate Amuriat and wish him great success and God’...



The Observer | Patrick Amuriat wins FDC party Presidency

Former Kumi Member of Parliament, Patrick Oboi Amuriat has defeated Gen Mugisha Muntu, the incumbent in the race for the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidency. Muntu, a former army commander and bush war veteran was...


The Observer | Mugabe goes but the Problems Stay — By Moses Khisa

Opinion — It’s one thing to rule a country for 37 years. It’s quite another to do so up to age 93. It’s also entirely another to bow out under remotely humiliating circumstances. But state power is unparalleled in i...



The New York Times | U.S. Bribery Case Sheds Light on Mysterious Chinese Company

NY Times — Patrick Ho flew to New York in fall 2014. His intention, according to the Justice Department, was to bribe African officials on behalf of a private Chinese conglomerate with global ambitions and enormous wealth...



Al Jazeera | Robert Mugabe finally resigns as Zimbabwe’s President

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has submitted his resignation after nearly four decades as the country’s leader. Mugabe defied demands to step down for almost a week after a military takeover and expulsion from h...


VOA News | US Arrests Former Officials in Africa Bribery Schemes – Uganda’s Foreign Minister was Allegedly Paid USD 500,000

WASHINGTON — The bribery scheme was hatched in the halls of the United Nations in New York and spanned several continents.  Chi Ping Patrick Ho, Hong Kong’s former Home Secretary, and Cheikh Gadio, a one-time foreign m...






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