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Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’

Lee Kuan Yew & Singapore – What Africa can learn. Part One

Singapore, the island city-state, has achieved staggering economic success in the past 50 years. With little natural resources of its own, its food requirements almost entirely imported, with no fresh water resources to write h...


Ugandan Professionls In Boston Launch UPN – A Ugandan Professionals Network

Boston — The Ugandan Professionals Network based in Boston (the “UPN”) was launched on the April 13th, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Woburn, Massachusetts. The event, which attracted guests from Washington DC, Con...



Bharti Airtel Acquires Warid Telecom Operations In Uganda

For Immediate release — Warid enters into a definitive agreement for acquisition of its Uganda Telecom Operations by Airtel Will combine the strengths of two entities to serve over 7.4 million mobile customers in Ugand...



What you Did Not Know About Uganda’s Dual Citizenship Policy

The Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Act No. 53, 2009, provides an opportunity for former Ugandan citizens who have naturalized in another country, to re-acquire Ugandan citizenship. The Act also allows fo...


Meet Another Ugandan Born Entrepreneur | Alpesh Patel Founder & CEO African Mobile Handset Company Mi-Fone

The Ugandan-born Alpesh Patel quit his job at Motorola to start his own pan–African mobile phone brand Mi-Fone. Five years on, Mi-Fone has sold more than 1.5 million devices in 14 countries across the continent. The company ...



The New US Ambassador to Uganda – Scott H. DeLisi Speaks Out On Corruption, Kony, Gay rights and Tourism In Uganda

By Ronnie Mayanja — On Thursday April 11th 2013 I had the rare opportunity for a sit-down interview with the new US Ambassador to Uganda, Scott DeLisi, who has now been at his post for the past 7 months. The Q&A cente...



Opinion | Madonna and Africa’s ‘Celebrity Saviors’

Editor’s note: Andrew M. Mwenda is managing editor of Ugandan news magazine The Independent. He has also been named one of Foreign Policy magazine ‘s top 100 Global Thinkers, and is a former TED speaker. (CNN) ̵...


CNN | Deadly Bombs Strike Boston Marathon

(CNN) — Two bombs struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring at least 28. The explosions sent smoke billowing into the air at Copley Square, turning a site of celebratio...



Uganda Investment Authority and The Commonwealth Business Council Hold First Investment Forum In Kampala April 11th -12th

The first ever Uganda Investment Forum was held 11-12 April 2013, at the Sheraton Kampala hotel. Organised by the Government of Uganda and the Commonwealth Business Council the two day event drew participants looking to do do b...


Ugandan Born Top Nineties Model Kiara Kabukuru Makes Triumphant Comeback 12 Years After Near Fatal Crash Almost Ended Her Career

Nineties model Kiara Kabukuru thought her career was over after a horrific car accident nearly killed her, after reconstructive surgeries and more than a decade of recovery, she is plotting her return. The 37-year-old former V...



The Global Post | Kenya’s New President, Uhuru Kenyatta, Offers US Embarrassment And Dilemma

NAIROBI, Kenya — Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration as Kenya’s new president on Tuesday offers Western countries short-term embarrassment and a longer-term dilemma as they weigh security and business interests against the dema...



Writing is Freedom, Says Award Winning Ugandan Author Doreen Baingana

Doreen Baingana is the Ugandan author of Tropical Fish: Stories out of Entebbe, which won the 2006 Commonwealth Prize for First Book, Africa Region, and the AWP Award for Short Fiction. She has twice been a finalist for the Cai...


Capt. Lukiah Mulumba, UASCRF, to hold First Annual Sickle Cell Conference, July 11th 2013, Kampala, Uganda

Capt. Lukiah Mulumba of Uganda American Sickle Cell Rescue Fund (UASCRF) in Conjuction with Mariam Ndagire and BMK Group will hold the First Annual Sickle Cell Conference. Graciously Hosted by Hotel Africana on July 11th 2013, ...



Associated Press | U.S. Offers $5M Bounty For Warlord Kony

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday offered up to $5 million in rewards for information leading to the capture of Lord’s Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony, two of his top aides and a Rwandan rebel le...



Vote | Allen Namugga – Miss Africa USA 2012 -13 Delegate- Uganda

Allen Namugga was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, to Ugandan parents and calls both Kenya and Uganda home. Her love for travel and the Spanish language gave her the opportunity to take part in an exchange program in San Juan...


Green Card Lotto | US House Passes Bill To Cancel Diversity Visa Lottery

The Washington Times — The House voted Friday to cancel the annual diversity visa lottery and give those immigration visas to high-tech foreign-born who earn advanced degrees from American universities, as Republicans pow...



Happy Easter | He is Not Here, He is Risen – Reflection

By Chris Donato — Many Christians seem content to leave Jesus on the cross, while the resurrection often suffers from neglect. That the cross receives so much attention, however, is not without warrant. After all, the eve...


OraQuick | A First Rapid Home – Use HIV Self Testing Kit Approved

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, a rapid home-use HIV test kit that does not require sending a sample to a laboratory for analysis. The kit provides a test result in 20-40 minut...



Opinion | The Technology Race To Determine Africa’s Digital Mecca – The East African

By Charles Onyango Obbo — There has been a silent technology race in Africa in recent years between Nairobi, Johannesburg-Cape Town, Lagos and Accra to settle which capital will emerge as the continent’s Digital Mecca. ...



UNAA Dallas | First Tracking UNAA’s 25th Annual Convention In Dallas, Texas.

“The UNAA Dallas 2013 Convention/Silver Jubilee” Local organizing committee heads, participated in the closed session meetings with the UNAA Executive/Council members this past weekend of [16th and 17th March in Dal...


Heritage – Tullow Uganda Tax Squabble Reaches UK Court | Yahoo News

LONDON (Reuters) – A fight between two oil firms over Ugandan tax kicks off in London’s High Court on Tuesday. At stake is enough to buy almost half of one of the companies and finance months of exploration drilling...






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