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Why Uganda Will Need Election Funding Reform after the February Polls

By Ronnie Mayanja | Editor, UNAA Times Online | On February 18th 2011 Ugandans are headed to the polls to elect a new leader in what pundits have now described as the most expensive election in Uganda’s history. The campa...


Elections Dispatch ~ Is Uganda Ripe For An Egyptian Type Uprising?

By Ronnie Mayanja | Editor, UNAA Times Online | The recent events in North Africa and the debate that followed on various media outlets left me imagining about the possibility of a similar revolution in Uganda. Egypt and Uganda...



Ugandan leader stuns voters with robocalls

By Barry Malone ~ KAMPALA (Reuters) – Not many Ugandans expect a private audience with President Yoweri Museveni. Nor a phone call. So the ruling party’s so-called robocalling of voters has floored many ahead of Friday&...



Ugandan president says he may release rap album

By Barry Malone ~ KAMPALA (Reuters) | President Yoweri Museveni says he might release an album after a rap he performed became a smash hit on Uganda’s radio stations and in its nightclubs. “I was very happy with the...


Official: Series of blasts kill 20 in Tanzania

By Faith Karimi, CNN | A series of fiery blasts killed 20 people and injured dozens more at a military camp in Tanzania, authorities said early Thursday. At least 184 others were wounded in the blasts at an army base in the mai...



Uganda Presidential Elections 2011 – A Photo Essay, Campaign Trail

By Ronnie Mayanja | Dispatch from Kampala ~ Here are some snapshots of the Uganda Presidential Elections, featuring moments from the campaign trail of the 2 leading candidates, Kiiza Besigye and the incumbent, Yoweri Museveni. ...



Reuters ~ Uganda’s Museveni expected to win tight election

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Ugandans will vote in a presidential and parliamentary elections on Friday that President Yoweri Museveni is expected to win, despite a fierce challenge from third-time rival and former ally Kizza Besigye....


Ugandan Artist, Maurice Kirya Wins 2 Eworld Music Awards in Hollywood

By Solomon W. Jagwe | The 2011 eWorld Music Awards show aired live and direct from the legendary SIR Studios in the heart of Hollywood on Saturday, February 12th. It was an amazing evening full with an incredible array of high-...



Dispatch from Kampala ~ Uganda Presidential Elections Countdown

By Ronnie Mayanja | Dispatch from Kampala ~ Residents of Kampala are bracing themselves for the final week of campaigns as the Presidential candidates move into the city center in order to sell their campaign messages amidst de...


To be African or not to Be ~ Egypt’s Race Problem

By: Sunni M. Khalid | For too many Egyptians, sub-Saharan Africa is a stereotypical exotic land of thick jungles and masses of poor, starving and black-skinned savages. Because of my looks, my religion and my name, I have frequ...



Middle Eastern Banks Apply to Offer Islamic Financial Services in Uganda

By Suryani Omar | Uganda has received applications from three Islamic banks in the Middle East to offer Shariah- compliant financial services in the country. “The Middle East investors can start operations either by acquiring...



Systematic rape continues on Congo-Angola border: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Systematic sexual violence continues to be carried out against Congolese women and girls caught up in mass expulsions from Angola to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a U.N. envoy said on Friday...


Security Challenges | Fighting in south Sudan kills more than 100

By Josh Kron THE NEW YORK TIMES | Fresh battles between renegade soldiers and the Southern Sudanese military in recent days have left more than 100 people dead in Southern Sudan, sending tremors through a heavily militarized re...



Child soldier trauma in Uganda shares similarities with Northern Ireland

By Claire O’Callaghan | Queen’s University Belfast | Psychology students at Queen’s University have discovered similarities between child soldier trauma in Uganda and those children caught up in Northern Irela...



Pittsburgh | Harrison City church aid team traveling to Uganda

By Norwin Star | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | A team of 10 members from Community Church in Harrison City will travel to Uganda for a mission trip Feb. 24 to March 26. They will be traveling with a total of 33 mission workers fr...


UGANDA: Northerners skeptical about tangible benefits of upcoming elections

GULU (IRIN) – Hundreds of thousands of former internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Uganda have registered to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections on 18 February, but many doubt the outcome will impr...



Tororo man threatens to eat a rat in front of Ugandan President

KAMPALA (Reuters) – A man who ate a rat in front of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in 2005 is threatening to repeat what he says is a traditional form of protest used to bring change. John Ojim Omoding, 79, told the Daily ...


Ugandan president congratulates southern Sudan upon successful referendum

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni over the weekend congratulated the people of southern Sudan upon attaining autonomy through the referendum that was conducted to secede from the northern part. Museveni said here on Sunday said...



Uganda Receives `Credible Information’ on Terror Attacks Before Election

By Fred Ojambo and Sarah McGregor | Ugandan police received “credible information” that “terrorists” are preparing to carry out attacks before national elections this month, said Major General Kale Kayihura, the Inspect...



UIA | Uganda Licensed $122 Million of Investment Plans in January

By Fred Ojambo | Uganda licensed investment projects worth $122 million last month, said Maggie Kigozi, the executive director of the Uganda Investment Authority. The agency licensed 29 projects which are expected to create 2,5...


Uganda Army: Eastern Congo Instability Threatens Oil Region

By Nicholas Bariyo | KAMPALA, Uganda -(Dow Jones)- Instability in the Eastern Congo poses a threat to Uganda’s plans to start exploiting oil reserves on its side of the Lake Albertine rift basin, which straddles the commo...






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