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Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’

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...



Africa Development Bank | Diaspora Bonds In An African Context

The Chief Economist Complex of the African Development Bank Group has released an Economic Brief on the application of diaspora bonds in an African context. Drawing lessons from diaspora bond issuances in Israel, Ethiopia and I...



Opinion | Beyond the ‘Tyranny of Numbers’ | What Can We Learn from Uhuru’s Victory?

Kenya’s richest man won elections on the back of an ethnic alliance. What does the vote mean for Kenya’s politics and peace-building efforts? As the dust settles on elections in Kenya, it is important to remember one Mohamm...


Pope Francis Elected 266th Roman Catholic Pontiff

The Roman Catholic church has a new pope: Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio from Buenos Aires in Argentina, , the first ever to come from South America, who has taken the name Francis. He was announced to the crowd waiting in St Peter&...



Captain Mike Mukula Wins “Embezzlement” Appeal, Set Free

Mukula was on January 18 found guilty for embezzling Shs 210 million earmarked for Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and sent to Luzira prison for four years by Anti Corruption Chief Magistrate, Irene Akankwa...



New Film | Mugabe – Villain Or Hero? – The NewAfrican Magazine

Roy Agyemang, a British-born Ghanaian, has become the first “Western” film director to have close access to Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe. His film, five years in the making and controversially titled Mugabe: Villain...


Opinion | Prof. Mahmood Mamdani On Why Raila Odinga Lost – The Sunday Monitor

What are the issues? The overriding issues in the Kenyan election were two: Land and the International Criminal Court (ICC). In highlighting the land question, CORD hoped to win in two places where this question is the most vol...



John Kerry Congratulates Kenya Does Not Mention President-Elect Kenyatta

NAIROBI, Kenya — In a pointed first message to Kenya’s newly elected leaders, United States Secretary of State John Kerry congratulates Kenya but doesn’t once mention the president-elect, Uhuru Kenyatta. Kerry’s message...


The New York Times | Uhuru Kenyatta’s Lead in Voting Poses Tough Choices for U.S – Kenya Relations

NAIROBI, Kenya — He has been charged with heinous crimes, accused of using a vast fortune to bankroll death squads that slaughtered women and children. His running mate also faces crimes against humanity charges, and as Kenya...



BBC News | Kenya election – Raila Odinga Camp Says Vote ‘Doctored’

The ballot count in Kenya’s presidential elections has been rigged, says Kalonzo Musyoka, the running mate of Prime Minister Raila Odinga. “We have evidence the results we have received have been doctored,” he...



Elections | Kenyan Accused by ICC Rights Court Is Leading Vote – The New York Times

NAIROBI, Kenya — Confusion and anxiety rose in Kenya on Tuesday as results from the presidential election were delayed by electronic breakdowns and officials announced a late-night change in tabulating votes, leading several ...


BBC News | Kenya elections – Uhuru Kenyatta leads Raila Odinga

Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces trial at the ICC next month, has established a large lead over rival Raila Odinga in early results from Kenya’s presidential poll. With results in from over 40% of polling stations, Mr Kenyatta h...



Al Jazeera | Polls Open In Tense Kenya General Election

Polls have opened in Kenya for the first elections since deadly ethnic violence that killed more than 1,200 people following disputed polls in 2007. Voters will elect a president, senators and members of parliament, county gove...



St. Peters Anglican Church of Uganda Boston Hosts The Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts – Thomas Shaw 03/03/2013

St. Peters Anglican Church of Uganda community in Boston hosted Bishop Thomas Shaw the Episcopal Bishop of the State of Massachusetts on Sunday March 3rd 2013 at their Waltham Parish. In his sermon Bishop Shaw’s message c...


Sharif Bogere Falls Short As Abril Retains WBA Light Weight Title In Las Vegas

It was Showtime Boxing Championship at its best as Uganda’s very own Sharif Bogere took on Cuban born Richar Abril in a score card fight that began at 11 pm EST on Showtime. Bogere put up an impressive spirited fight in t...



WBA | Showtime Boxing Special Edition Lightweight Title Fight – Richar Abril vs Sharif Bogere | Saturday March 2 – 10PM ET

Abril vs. Bogere, a 12-round fight for Abril’s WBA Lightweight World Championship, will take place Saturday, March 2 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas . The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, ...


Ugandan Diaspora News | Letter from the Editor | March 2013 | Happy Easter

Dear Readers, Greetings, The year 2013 is now in full gear and if you set yourself New Year’s resolutions, now is the time to reflect and see if you are still on course. Life happens, as they say, but I have determined to...



Kenya Decides | ICC’s Long Shadow Over Impending Elections Favors Kenyatta and Ruto

Boosted by Kenya’s thriving economy, its enhanced regional status, and the perks that come with it, the Kenyan presidency has become a magnet. While the country’s new constitution, promulgated in August 2010, appears to hav...



The Wall Street Journal | Anxiety Over Instability Clouds Kenya Vote

Investor anxiety is taking a toll on Kenya as East Africa’s largest economy prepares for Monday’s elections. The country has emerged as a beachhead for foreign direct investment on the continent, and the African hom...


The Observer | Uganda’s IGG Speaks Out – Political Interference Favours The Big Thieves

It is almost half a year since Judge Irene Mulyagonja was appointed Inspector General of Government (IGG). Sulaiman Kakaire and Hussein Bogere interviewed Mulyagonja on her new job and the war on corruption. How do you find the...






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