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Baseball becoming popular sport in Uganda

By PAUL POST | The Saratogian | MPIGI, Uganda – Some day this east-central African nation is going to send a player to the big leagues. It might take five years, 10 or even longer, but it will happen. The laws of nature almos...


Actress-singer, KC Concepcion’s memorable experience in Uganda

“As a National Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nation World Food Program, I represent the UN not only here in the Philippines but also wherever they think I should go, in this case Africa. I’ve gone to Mind...



Dispatch from Kampala | The Election Fever – Uganda Decides

By Ronnie Mayanja | UNAA Times Online | It has been about two weeks since I arrived back in Kampala and I must say this time I was greeted by alot of changes. The last time I was in Kampala was towards the end of February of la...



Uganda’s Three Biggest Sugar Producers Increased Output by 3.4% Last Year

By Fred Ojambo | Bloomberg | Sugar output at Uganda’s three biggest producers climbed 3.4 percent in 2010 after they expanded their operations, the Uganda Sugar Cane Technologists Association said. Output increased to 292,052...


Acumen Fund Co-Invests $2.2 Million in Ugandan Cotton Ginnery

BY JENARA NERENBERG | The non-profit social venture assists the Gulu Agricultural Development Company, and aims to “provide more than just capital” as region hopes to recover from years of civil war. The New York-ba...



Massachusetts | Ugandan student thanks Field School community

By Koojo Mathew Apuuli | GateHouse News Service | WESTON — Note: The following was written by Koojo Mathew Apuuli to the Field School community, which has had a global connection to the Kasiisi School in western Uganda since ...



Ugandan Coffee Shipments May Decline by 8.8% in January

By Fred Ojambo | Coffee exports from Uganda, Africa’s biggest producer of the robusta variety, may fall 8.8 percent this month because of low stocks held by traders, the Uganda Coffee Development Authority said. Shipments may...


US official: Sudan not helping rebel leader Kony

By JASON STRAZIUSO, AP | JUBA, Sudan – The leader of the brutal rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army has crossed back into Congo after having been in Sudan, a Ugandan official said Friday, while a U.S. official said h...



Elections | Besigye’s party denies copying Tory election manifesto

By Mike Pflanz, Nairobi | Daily Telegraph | Uganda’s main opposition leader has denied copying swathes of the British Conservative Party’s 2010 manifesto as he attempts to win power in elections next month. A spokes...


Photos: Airplane Types that have Landed at Entebbe Airport, 1950s and 1960s

Entebbe, UGANDA | Here is an amazing collection of photos depicting all sorts of interesting airplane models that have landed at Entebbe Airport since the 1950s. The collection was chronicled by Photographer, Daphne Seager and ...



Uganda gets $350 Million Chinese loan for airport road

KAMPALA | China is providing a $350 million concessionary loan to build a multi-lane toll road linking Uganda’s capital with the country’s Entebbe airport, 54 km away, Ugandan officials said on Thursday. The east Af...



Uganda’s First Iron Ore Smelter to start commercial production 2011

By Nicholas Bariyo | KAMPALA Uganda -(Dow Jones)- Alam Group of Companies is constructing an iron ore Smelter in Uganda’s Jinja district which is expected to start production in October, company officials said Friday. Acc...


Obama | Policy Document, Hunt for Kony and the LRA

(IRIN) | US President Barack Obama’s policy document on the Lord’s Resistance Army presented a blunt critique of the efforts to tackle the Ugandan rebel group, but some argue it contained little practical help to th...



WESTERN UGANDA: Muslim women back condoms for HIV prevention

KASESE, (IRIN) | Some Muslim women in western Uganda are demanding that a new HIV prevention programme for Muslims include condom promotion, going against calls by local religious leaders for the programme to be limited to mess...



EASTERN UGANDA: Rubbish Recycling revives Mbale region

MBALE, (IRIN) | A compost-processing plant in Mbale, along the hilly slopes of the Mt. Elgon region in Uganda, is helping to boost declining crop yields through organic farming and aiding environmental conservation by cutting b...


Tullow Plans to Begin Oil Production in Uganda Amid `Challenges’

Tullow Oil Plc will start oil production in Uganda in 2012 and not this year because plans to meet the earlier target are “quite challenging,” said Brian Glover, the company’s manager in the East African country. Glover d...



Thousands vote in Southern Sudan as violence flares in disputed region

Juba, Sudan (CNN) — Thousands more people streamed to polling places in a historic referendum on independence for Southern Sudan on Monday even as violence flared in a disputed region between north and south. Former U.S. ...


Ugandan History | Henry Morton Stanley and Uganda ‘Pearl of Africa’

By Jonathan Musere | The original reference to Uganda as the “Pearl of Africa” seems to have began being strongly attributed to Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill during the past three to four decades in Uganda. In r...



Photos: George Clooney in Southern Sudan, An Advocate

Global Post | George Clooney is the most persuasive voice for the independence of South Sudan. He recently visited southern Sudan to draw attention to the dangers that the area could return to war over the issue of the independ...



George Clooney, MTV Team Up To Help Monitor Sudan Vote

Actor/activist George Clooney has been telling the world about the dire situation in the Sudan for years. And now, as the citizens of the northeast African nation line up for a crucial week-long vote that could determine whethe...


Eastern Congo, DRC: Drumming for deliverance, Therapy

BUKAVU (IRIN) | Slapped into submission by a child soldier, a man thanks the gunmen who have just raped his wife and daughter, now bedraggled and whimpering. Dozens of women in a large circle observe the harrowing scene. But th...






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