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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...


Uganda police warn of election terrorist attack

KAMPALA (AFP) | Uganda has credible information that “terrorists” plan to attack the country on or immediately before its February 18 voting day, the police chief said in a statement Saturday. “We have recei...



Maurice Kirya singing for the kids in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

During Maurice Kirya’s African tour, the band visited a less privileged school to sing for the children at Sagrada Familia school. We were very inspired and touched by their voices. Maurice is on tour sponsored by the RFI...



5th East African Petroleum Conference & Exhibition Opens in Kampala

By Ronnie Mayanja | Dispatch from Kampala | The the 5th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition began at the Kampala Serena Hotel with this year’s theme focusing on harnessing East Africa’s Oil and Gas Pote...


Uganda To Resume Oil Exploration Licensing In Albertine Rift

KAMPALA Uganda -(Dow Jones)- Uganda will open a new round of licensing for oil exploration companies to operate in its oil-rich Lake Albertine rift basin later this year as it seeks to accelerate the development of its oil sect...



A ranger killed, another seriously injured in second FDLR attack

Virunga National Park Dispatch | We have suffered a second major attack by FDLR militias in less than a week. Ranger Muhindo Mburungani was killed instantly with two bullets through the chest as their unit was ambushed on the K...



Cipla’s Ugandan Venture Plans to Invest $80 Million in Expansion Program

By Fred Ojambo | Quality Chemicals Industries Ltd., a Ugandan pharmaceuticals manufacturer partly owned by India’s Cipla Ltd., said it plans to invest $80 million in two separate expansion programs over the next two years. A ...


Uganda’s King of Hip Hop, Navio in the ‘Nawuliranga Concert’ Do!

By Ronnie Mayanja | Dispatch from Kampala | Uganda’s Number One hip-hop artist Daniel Kigozi a.k.a Navio returned for an explosive show dubbed ‘The Nawuliranga Concert’ at the Lugogo UMA Show grounds on 29th J...



INTERVIEW – Uganda opposition leader Besigye warns against unfair poll

By Barry Malone | ARUA, Uganda (Reuters) | Ugandans may try to overthrow long-standing President Yoweri Museveni with Tunisia and Egypt-style street protests if elections next month are not fair, the main opposition leader told...


UK Dispatch ~ Judge in Britain Halts Deportation of Ugandan Woman

NYTIMES | LONDON — A 29-year-old Ugandan woman who says she is a lesbian won a last-minute stay of deportation on Friday night from a British High Court judge who heard her lawyers plead that her life would be at risk if she ...



Photographer Penny Tweedie, expelled from Uganda in 1972, dies at Age 70

The Australian | PENNY Tweedie was a pioneering photographer who covered war and conflicts across the world, from Bangladesh and Vietnam to Uganda and East Timor. English born and an Australian citizen, she was also a great por...



Complete preliminary results show 99% vote to split in Southern Sudan

(CNN) | Nearly 99% of Southern Sudanese voted to split from the north, organizers reported Sunday, marking the first complete preliminary results. With 100% of votes counted, an overwhelming 98.83% voted to split, the Southern ...


Uganda ~ Kabaka opens the 18th Session of Buganda Lukiiko

Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II opened the 18th Lukiiko session with a call on the people to exploit the Kingdom’s rich potentials to uplift their standards. Kabaka Mutebi who was speaking during the official opening of the L...



Exposure to worm infection in the womb ‘cuts eczema risk’

Washington | A new study has suggested that exposure to worm infections in the womb may protect a newborn infant from developing eczema. The research supports the so-called ‘hygiene hypothesis’, which proposes that ...



Cedar Springs science teacher creates nonprofit to ease strife in Uganda

By Ron Cammel | The Grand Rapids Press ~ CEDAR SPRINGS | A Cedar Springs High School science teacher working in a modern lab spent time the past two summers interacting with children attending school in small rooms with crumbli...


Pen pal takes Pennridge alum on journey in support of African arts

By Erin DuBois ~ Associate Editor | Montgomery Media | The letter that changed Michael Kirkpatrick’s life came from out of the blue on an ordinary day. It had been airmailed from Malawi, even though Kirkpatrick did not know a...



An African/Arab Revolution ~ U.S. must choose sides in Egypt

(CNN) ~ By Blake Hounshell | This is the big one | For years, Egyptian demonstrators raged against Hosni Mubarak’s military regime, calling on their fellow citizens to take to the streets and oust the agents of their oppr...


US Army Sergeant starts non-profit organization for Uganda School

By John Williams | Bucks Local News | YARDLEY – Matthew Byelich plans to open a self-sustaining, viable school in Uganda. His mission is to raise enough money, through his non-profit organization, to build the school. He ...



Health in Focus | Tackling yellow fever in the Northern Uganda

(IRIN) | Health officials in Uganda have launched a yellow fever vaccination drive in the north where an outbreak of the disease has caused 53 deaths and 224 infections in 10 districts since late 2010. Almost a million people a...



U.S. Embassy issues warning for American citizens in Uganda

(CNN) | The U.S. Embassy in Uganda is warning its citizens in the east African nation that regional terror groups “remain actively interested in attacking” American interests. “We are particularly concerned ab...


Uganda seizes hundreds of parrots from smugglers

KAMPALA, Uganda | A Uganda Wildlife Authority official says more than 270 African gray parrots have been seized from smugglers in the past month, which suggests there is a syndicate illegally exporting Ugandan wildlife. Johnson...






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