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Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’

Diaspora Bonds | Government Banks on Diaspora Bond To Grow Investments

Government has devised a strategy to tap into the billions of shillings sent home from the Ugandans living and working abroad. By formulating a diaspora bond, the government, through the foreign affairs ministry and Bank of Ug...


The Wall Street Journal | Google To Fund, Develop Wireless Networks in Emerging Markets

Google Inc. is deep into a multipronged effort to build and help run wireless networks in emerging markets as part of a plan to connect a billion or more new people to the Internet. These wireless networks would serve areas suc...



Uganda’s Diva Iryn Namubiru – Free At Last!

Uganda’s Diva Iryn Namubiru has been cleared of drug smuggling charges after 21 days of being detained in Japan. “I am out, free, innocent, clean, no criminal record. I will tell you all as soon as I get home on MON...



The World Bank Group President Mr. Jim Yong Kim Flies Ethiopian Airlines After Visit to Uganda

By Ronnie Mayanja — The World Bank Group President Mr. Jim Yong Kim was in Uganda for a state visit that saw him accompany the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on a historical visit to the great lakes region of Central Af...


DR Congo | UN Secretary-General Hails Regional Accord As ‘Best Chance For Peace In years

UN News Center — 23 May 2013 – Arriving today in restive eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all the leaders of Africa’s Great Lakes region to throw their...



President Museveni Reshuffles Cabinet – Former Chief of Defence Forces Becomes Internal Affairs Minister. Full list below

Breaking News — President Yoweri Museveni Thursday made changes to his cabinet, moving Army Chief Gen Aronda Nyakairima as Internal Affairs minister. In other changes, Mary Karooro Okurut moves to the Gender Ministry as J...



CNN | US Immigration Reform Bill and the Path To Citizenship – 5 Things you Should Know

Washington (CNN) — Advocates for comprehensive immigration reform won their first major legislative victory this week when the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 to approve the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” pl...


Diaspora Bonds | Rwanda’s U.S. $400 Million Bond Oversubscribed

Rwanda’s debut Euro bond of US$400 million was finally issued yesterday on the Irish Stock Exchange with an issuance coupon rate at 6.625 percent after two days of collecting orders.  According to the Ministry of Finance...



Obama At Morehouse College | Black Men Cannot Use Racism As a Crutch – Commencement Speech Full Text.

Hello, Morehouse! Thank you Dr. Wilson, the Board of Trustees; Congressman Cedric Richmond and Sanford Bishop – both proud alumni of this school; Congressman Hank Johnson and the great John Lewis; Mayor Reed, and all the memb...


Day One – Uganda Local Capital & Financial Markets Summit Highlights at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Kampala Dispatch. Day – One at the Local Capital and Financial Markets Summit 2013 held at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Katonga hall was quite a success with some key business leaders participating in panel discussions. O...



Statement by the White House Press Secretary on President Obama’s Travel to Africa

President Obama and the First Lady look forward to traveling to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania from June 26 – July 3.  The President will reinforce the importance that the United States places on our deep and growi...



The Founder and CEO of Home-Coming Revolution Africa to Speak at the First Ugandan Diaspora Business Expo In Boston

Ugandan Diaspora News Flash — Angel Jones – The CEO and Founder, Homecoming Revolution an initiative started in South Africa to encourage the repatriation and return of African Diaspora skills back home to the Afric...


Ugandan Police Raids Offices of Two Newspapers Amid Reports That President Museveni Was Grooming His Son To Succeed Him.

Ugandan police have raided the offices of at least two newspapers [Daily Monitor and The Red Pepper] following reports that President Yoweri Museveni is grooming his son to succeed him. Police in Uganda have forcibly entered th...



Uganda Local Capital & Financial Markets Summit , 21-22 May 2013, Serena Kampala

Press Release — The Uganda Local Capital & Financial Markets Summit We are pleased to invite you to join us at the Uganda Local Capital & Financial Markets Summit 2013 (the conference). This two day investment con...



Ugandan Diaspora Business Expo Boston – Press Conference Held In Kampala

Kampala Dispatch, May 17th — The Uganda Diaspora Business Expo scheduled to take place on  July 6th in Boston got a rare boost Friday when Uganda Investment Authority led by the New Executive Director – Eng. Frank ...


Daily Monitor | Pregnant Woman Loses Baby After Being Denied Ambulance

An expectant mother lost her child at the weekend after she was transported on a lorry carrying goats and goods following the alleged refusal of Olujobo Health Centre III workers to grant her an ambulance. Ms Florence Candiru, ...



Arms Race | Africa’s Biggest Military Spenders Revealed

Algeria $9.3 billion Algeria has oil. It also has a long-standing border dispute with Morocco (ranked 4th) and it wants to make sure it is not caught short-footed. Still, if it comes to money it wins the African arms race, with...


BET Awards 2013 | Uganda’s Radio & Weasel Nominated In The Best International Act – Africa, Category

Check out the full list of nominees. Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Beyoncé Tamar Braxton Alicia Keys Rihanna Elle Varner Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Chris Brown Bruno Mars Miguel Justin Timberlake Usher Best Group Macklemore...



The Observer Editorial | Government Is Tampering With Right To Know | In Gen. Sejusa’s Case

Three Daily Monitor journalists have been summoned by the police in relation with the publication of a new story about Gen David Sejusa a.k.a. Tinyefuza, whose latest outburst appears to have rattled the establishment. On the o...



Owekiitibwa Charles Peter Mayiga Appointed Buganda Kingdom Katikkiro

The Weekly Observer — Buganda Kingdom Spokesman Charles Peter Mayiga has replaced John Baptist Walusimbi as Katikkiro (prime minister) of  Buganda, palace officials have said. It is understood that Walusimbi’s tenure w...


Goodlyfe’s Radio & Weasel In A Sold Out ‘Obudde’ Album Launch At Hotel Africana

Ugandan Diaspora Dispatch — In what was a totally sold out Africana show the long awaited Radio and Weasel Obudde Album lived up to the hype and publicity thanks in part to promoter Kibo Media and the sponsors. Judging fr...






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