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State Of The Nation: President Says Economy Growing Amidst Pockets Of Corruption

President Yoweri Museveni used his State of the Nation Address for the year ending 30th June…

Zero grazing is the way to go – Museveni highlights Socio-Economic Transformation at Kisozi Cabinet Meeting

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni last week convened a significant cabinet meeting at Kisozi, where he emphasized…

Government Turns Focus on Hoima Stadium After Namboole Approval Ahead of AFCON 2027

Questions about whether the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole is fit for international matches are now out…

Uganda’s Cricket Cranes Soar to New Heights: A Journey to the ICC T20 World Cup

Uganda's national cricket team, the Cricket Cranes, has achieved a historic milestone by qualifying for the…

Tradition Meets Innovation in a Vibrant Celebration of East African Music at the Kalabash Festival

In the heart of Uganda, the live music scene pulsates with vibrancy, and the Kalabash Festival…

Unlocking Uganda’s Cultural Treasures: VP Alupo Calls for Private Sector Investment

Uganda, a country rich in cultural heritage and natural beauty, is poised to unlock its full…

Namboole Stadium receives CAF nod for National team games

The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has announced that the Confederation of African Football (CAF)…

Inside Three Bills Recently Signed By President Museveni

There are several Bills passed by Parliament under the Rationalisation of Government Agencies and Public Expenditure…

The Kenya-Uganda Multinational Road Project: A boost to Regional Connectivity, Economic Growth and Development.

By Namukose Livia The Kenya-Uganda Multinational Road Project is a significant infrastructure stride towards enhancing regional…

Eddy Kenzo’s humble beginings: How music star has turned kingmaker

Edrisah Musuuza, better known as Eddy Kenzo, is a name that resonates across Uganda and beyond.…

How UNRA And Agriculture Agencies Survived Abolishment In Rationalisation Bid

For several months, there have been missed reactions within the government set up as the Cabinet…

Unlocking the Potential: The Rise of Rugby in Uganda

By David Frederick Kawooya. Rugby in Uganda has transcended mere sport to become a symbol of…

President Museveni’s Vision for Africa: Socio-Economic Transformation

In a recent address at the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA)-Africa Heads of State summit,…

Uganda’s Speaker of Parliament Urges MPs to Monitor 93 Billion UGX Release for District Roads

The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among called on members of parliament to closely monitor the release…

Uganda begins Avocado Oil Exportation to Europe. 

Uganda made a big move in the export market by venturing into the production and export…

The Tusker Lite Rwenzori Marathon emerges as the first Ugandan Marathon to be certified by the World Athletics Federation.

By Livia Namukose A popular event held annually in Uganda, the Tusker Lite Rwenzori Marathon takes…

Auditor General Muwanga to receive Shs500m package, salary for life

This year, Uganda will see the longest serving Auditor General, John Muwanga retire from service after…

URA Seeks Extra UGX 169 Billion For Staff Remuneration

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has requested Parliament for extra UGX 169 billion to cater for the…

Financial Year 2024/2025 National Budget Could Hit UGX 60 Trillion

Parliament has received the proposed National Budget for financial year 2024/25 with expenditures estimated to be…

Six new ‘fishermen’ in Museveni’s Cabinet come with NUP baggage

Nearly two years after President Yoweri Museveni described his Cabinet for this term as “fishermen and…

New law would restrict surrogacy in Uganda to infertility 

The Tororo District Woman Member of Parliament, Sarah Opendi, is proposing to have surrogacy in Uganda…

Prince Edward Visits Uganda: Talks Business and Youth Empowerment with President Museveni

In a significant diplomatic engagement, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni welcomed His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Duke…

Uganda’s oil exploration is on course with a proper commercialisation plan –  government

The State House Investors Protection Unit Head, Col. Edith Nakalema has assured Ugandans that the government…

How Leader of Opposition Ssenyonyi has set a battle with House Speaker over expenditures

In the wake of social media “exhibition” that has allegedly exposed extravagance in Parliament, the plenary…

Agriculture Ministry officials face questions over importing sickly but expensive goats

While the Government of Uganda has introduced several poverty reduction programmes targeting the field of community…

Look at Africa for profits and not for control, Museveni cautions EU

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has advised the European Union (EU) leaders to focus on doing business…

Parliament gives Government work on rationalisation of agencies Bills

Bukanga North Member of Parliament, Nathan Byanyima should consider himself a short-time winner after the Government…

Can the African Union find solution to DRC internal, external aggressions?

Fresh from a chaotic general election that saw President Felix Tshisekedi win a Constitutional second and…

Uganda says not involved in internal conflict in DR Congo

Uganda has said the country’s army is not involved in the internal conflict in the eastern…

Debate on skyrocketing school fees returns to Parliament as academic year opens

The debate about the skyrocketing school fees in both top public schools and private schools in…

Inside Museveni’s emphasis on prioritizing household income in Uganda

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, in a recent meeting with Gomba and Sembabule district leaders at his…

Government plans to spend Shs 52.722 trillion in 2024/25 financial year as Parliament passed Budget Framework Paper

Parliament on Tuesday approved the national Budget Framework Paper (BFP) for financial year 2024/25 with several…

Government needs Shs668.6b to vaccinate 44 million domestic animals against Foot and Mouth Disease

The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Frank Tumwebaze has revealed that the government…

Uganda, Egypt discuss strategic investments market access

Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has Tuesday January 16 29924, engaged in a fruitful dialogue today…

Uganda’s Dairy Revolution: President Museveni Urges Farmers to Seize Global Opportunities

In a passionate appeal to dairy farmers, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has underscored the need for…

Shs285 billion projected rise in local revenue in next financial year worries MPs

Parliament is at the tail end of processing the Budget Framework Paper (BFP) for financial year…

Give aid without conditions, Museveni tells donors as he assumes G77 chair

President Museveni, the newly elected Chairperson of the Group of 77 plus China (G77+China), has called…

Cecilia Ogwal a woman who will be forever be remember for being a political iron lady, corruption free legislator

Thursday January 18, 2024 will be remembered as a sad day in the history of Parliament…

42nd IGAD Assembly addresses regional concerns, urges peaceful solutions

In a pivotal gathering on Thursday, January 18, 2024, the 42nd Extraordinary Assembly of the Intergovernmental…

Museveni, UN Secretary-General talk peace, security in Great Lakes region

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni engaged in a substantive meeting with United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres,…

How Sudhir Defied Odds, Disproved Critics by Building Multi-Billion Convention Centre in One Year

In a remarkable feat of determination, Sudhir Ruparelia, Chairman of the Ruparelia Group of Companies, has…

MPs demand stopping of Lubowa Specialised hospital project amid fears of public debts hitting Shs100 trillion mark.

Members of Parliament sitting on the Committee on Health have asked Government to suspend funding for…

Uganda’s potential revealed as country hosts 2024 NAM summit: A global affair

January 15, 2024, Kampala – All eyes are on Uganda’s capital Kampala as delegates converge at…

Inside Uganda’s groundbreaking Energy Transition Plan unveiled at COP28

At the forefront of global climate action, Uganda, in collaboration with the International Energy Agency (IEA),…

Uganda’s innovative STEM education program achieves remarkable success in Uganda, Senegal, Kenya, and the US

Young Engineers Uganda, a pioneer in STEM education for children, has once again demonstrated its prowess…

New technology to deal an end to trade bottlenecks launched in East Africa

One of the reasons trade among the East African partner states is not flourishing has always…

Inside the Shs6.8 trillion loans Government is procuring as the year ends.

When Speaker Anita Among adjourned Parliament Sine Die (without a specific resumption date), the mood in…

In Uganda, It’s Not Christmas if it’s Not with Family

As the festive season unfolds across the heart of Uganda, a unique and cherished tradition comes…

DR Congo presidential campaigns draws to three-horse battle

When the Congolese population which is largely Catholic goes for this year’s Christmas festivals, celebrations will…

How Somalia will benefit on East African Community high table

Somalia, a war-torn country in the horn of Africa has achieved it is long desire of…

Issues shaping DR Congo presidential election campaigns as opposition battle President Tshisekedi

December 20, 2023 will mark yet another chance for the about 100m Congolese to witness a…

Rwenzururu King calls on ADF combatants to seek amnesty 

When the Omusinga (King) of Rwenzururu, Charles Wesley Mumbere the Irema-Ngoma landed returned home on October…

Tough penalties for Ugandan alcohol addicts as MP Sarah Opendi tables new Bill

Tororo District Woman Member of Parliament, Sarah Opendi has proposed a 10-year jail term or a…

Uganda makes $25 million stride towards self-sufficiency in diagnostics

In a historic move towards healthcare independence, President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday November 29, inaugurated Microhaem…

Standoff Escalates: Uganda’s opposition firm in face of government pressure

The impasse between parliamentary leadership and the opposition has spiraled into a new standoff as the…

Government finalizes plan to close down budget consuming agencies

Much as Parliament has halted the plan by the government to table the Constitutional Amendment Bill,…

Continental experts say reducing consumption of drugs may end trafficking in Africa

African Union experts have suggested that the fight against drug trafficking on the continental may not…

Delegates highlight plight of women in French colonies at NAM conference in Baku

With just weeks left before the focus shifts to Uganda with the Non Aligned Movement Summit…

Busoga’s royal wedding that has united the kingdom again

In a momentous event that transcended historical divides, the Saturday November 18, royal wedding between Kyabazinga…

Hope for easy transportation of exports and imports through Kenya by EAC landlocked states as funds for Expressway project secured

Mombasa port in Kenya is the known channel for cargo both for import and export to…

Oil companies reluctant to cease total fuel importing monopoly to UNOC

When Energy and Mineral Development Minister, Ruth Nankabirwa tabled the Petroleum Supply (Amendment) Bill, 2023 early…

National Social Security Fund’s strategic investment in Airtel Uganda’s IPO signals confidence in telecom sector

The recent announcement of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Uganda’s application for an investment of…

Why Is It Taking Long to Develop an HIV Vaccine? Museveni Challenges Ugandan Scientists

In a thought-provoking address, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has posed a critical question to the scientific…

Uganda poised to meet growing demand for finished products in Eastern Europe and China

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has offered reassurance to Ugandans that the country is primed to tap…

A look at top candidates in DR Congo presidential race as Tshisekedi seeks a second term.

About 49 million Congolese nationals are preparing to go the polls on December 20, 2023 to…

Experts point at limited knowledge in aflatoxin prevention and control in food on the market in East Africa

There have been cases where partner States in the East African Community accuse one another of…

Agriculture Minister Tumwebaze tables a Bill to regulate production and sale of Animal feeds.

The government has proposed a five-year jail term for anyone convicted for importing or exporting unregulated…

Energy Minister Nankabirwa insists first Ugandan oil to flow in 2025

Ugandans have waited for the first oil to flow out of the Albertine graben with a…

23 candidates gang up against President Tshisekedi ahead of DR Congo December elections

On January 24, 2019 when then President elect Felix Tshisekedi took the oath in Kinshasa, Democratic…

Unused covid vaccines set to expire as lawmakers seek assurance on locally made jabs

The whole world may currently  be out of the main danger posed by the Covid-19 pandemic…

Banks need to devise inclusive development goals in their growth paths – expert

In July, Stanbic Bank Uganda reported a significant rise in net income for the first half…

TotalEnergies EP Uganda Sets Safety Benchmark with 20 Million Man-Hours Accident-Free

In the oil and petroleum sector, safety is paramount, and TotalEnergies EP Uganda has taken it…

Uganda is unstoppable Museveni declares as he announces war against corruption is key in socioeconomic transformation

Uganda’s President has outlined eight essential factors of success for Uganda and the wider Africa. In…

Korea a strategic partner in maintaining peace, security in Africa- Says Tayebwa

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa has underscored the contribution of the Republic of South…

King Mumbere recounts his long walk to freedom and promises a new Rwenzururu on homecoming

Rwennzururu King (Omusinga) Charles Wesley Mumbere finally stepped foot in his Kingdom for the first time…

PACEID and DIT Partnership Graduates 700 Youth in Skills Relevant to Market Demand

In a significant step towards addressing the pressing issue of youth unemployment in Uganda, the Presidential…

A recap of the proposed Marriage and Divorce Bill as mover Opendi gears up for tabling in Parliament

In the 9th Parliament, the government introduced a controversial legislation that was opposed by majority of…

Tasks ahead as Uganda joins Kenya and Tanzania to host Afcon 2027

Uganda’s return to the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2027 has partially been sealed after the…

Removing Visa restrictions for DRC nationals to widen EAC trade

The entry of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into the East African Community (EAC) last…

Ideological re-orientation and economic stability: A message from President Museveni

In a profound address to military students and staff members of Botswana Defence Command and Staff…

Museveni offers to mediate in Solia-Somaliland unification efforts as peacekeepers continue to withdraw from Somalia

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni week received a Special Envoy from the Republic of Somaliland, Dr. Jama…

Uganda’s president announces air force attack on ADF terrorists, rebel positions weakening in DR Congo

In a recent statement to the public, the President of Uganda, Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has…

Has Parliament lost the battle against exorbitant fees structures in public and private schools?

Uganda has been running a liberalized education sector with the privately owned schools mostly propriated in…

Absentee Ministers face tough task on transfer to other dockets

When President Yoweri Museveni makes a midterm reshuffle as expected sometime this year, Ministers who will…

African Coups: A vicious cycle of instability and foreign influence

In the wake of the recent coup in Gabon, where the military leaders have freed President…

Proposed local content law to wait a little longer

When Kassanda North Member of Parliament, Patrick Oshabe Nsamba was granted leave to introduce a Private…

Tough penalties for drug dealers, abuses as small-scale farmers of Khat lose battle in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Control Bill is passed.

Any Ugandans planning to venture into the commercial production of Khat locally known as Miraa will…

Refurbishment of Kampala-Malaba railway line set as Parliament approves Shs809b loan.

Traders who transport their cargo from the Mombasa port in Kenya on the road will have…

Why nursery teacher training institutions are seeking reform in national teacher policy

The Pre-primary Teacher Training Institutions Association of Uganda (PPTTIA-U) has asked Parliament to recommend to the…

Government proposals tough penalties in new law on Explosives

Parliament is set to repeal the Explosives Act, 1936 to cater for defects in the 87-year-old…

Uganda, Tanzania forge energy collaboration for mutual development

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on August 11, 2023 hosted a delegation from Tanzania at State House…

Why resolving the Apaa land conflict remains a crucial step towards lasting stability in northern Uganda

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said the Judicial Commission of Inquiry is the best solution to…

Stakeholders outline benefits to oil community as Hoima international airport nears completion

The completion of Kabalega International Airport, formerly known as Hoima International Airport in Hoima district, has…

President Museveni encourages Ugandan diaspora to foster value addition and investment

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has delivered a compelling message to the Ugandan Diaspora, urging them to…

Insecurity Undermines Uganda’s Prosperity: Museveni’s Efforts for Peace and Security

President Museveni of Uganda has emphasized the critical link between security and prosperity within the nation.…

President Museveni encourages Ugandan diaspora to foster value addition and investment

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has delivered a compelling message to the Ugandan Diaspora, urging them to…

Why the mother-in-law will not share a space with the son-in-law in Buganda

The Buganda tribe, one of the largest ethnic groups in Uganda, has a rich cultural heritage…

Exploring the Flavours of Uganda: The Rise of Food Tourism

Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, is not only renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife…

President Museveni reaffirms ban on timber export as part of call for value addition

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has reiterated his call to stop the exportation of raw materials, saying…

Rwenzururu Kingdom seeks Shs9b for King Mumbere return

Preparations are in high gear for the Rwenzururu Kingdom subjects to welcome back their King (Omusinga)…

Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic substances Bill suffers legal setback ahead of House debate

Parliament recently failed to debate and potentially pass the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Bill, 2023…

Microfinance Support Centre on spot for unclear loan disbursements

The House Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has put the Microfinance Support…

18 months to elections: Will South Sudan guns go silent for a peaceful process to take shape?

South Sudan, a young nation born out of decades of conflict, has been grappling with the…

How Stanbic Bank’s sustainability program is making a lasting impact in Uganda

Last week, President Yoweri Museveni hosted leaders of Standard Bank Group to State House Nakasero, in…

Government ordered to sort out issues threatening student loan scheme as thousands likely to miss out

Parliament has directed the government to take action on the report by the Committee on Commissions,…

How Congolese are preparing for December 20 elections as President Tshisekedi seeks second term

In December 2018, millions of voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo participated in an election…

Government teams up with Tycoon Sudhir to build world class convention centre ahead of NAM 2023

In 2007, Uganda’s government pulled off one of the most successful international events when the Pearl…

Hope for litigants as number of High Court Judges to raise

One of the troubles a judicial officer has to deal with is delivering judgements that can…

Deputy Speaker Tayebwa demands government action as DNA tests threaten marriages

Towards the end of June, 2023, mainstream media in Uganda was awash with stories on the…

Stakeholders outline benefits to oil community as Hoima International Airport nears completion

The completion of Kabalega International Airport, formerly known as Hoima International Airport in Hoima district, has…

Uganda has the ability to feed 200m people – Museveni

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni last week called upon the government and people of the Republic of…

The endless struggle between human settlers  and wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park

The coexistence of human settlements and wildlife within national parks in Uganda continues as a question…

A look at the East African Community budget for next financial year, what are the priorities

During the month of June, partner states of the East African Community present their national budgets…

Karamoja MPs give up on iron sheets, retain hope in probe into goats’ scandal 

Members of Parliament from Karamoja sub-region want the investigations into the mismanagement of the distribution of…

EAC Heads of State make give new directives as concerns over ceasefire violations in eastern DRC rise

The Heads of State summit of the East African Community has condemned the reported ceasefire violations…

Time to plan for retirement is now, experts tell business founders

Large Ugandan businesses face challenges in leadership from one generation to the next because their founders…

Kenya President Ruto wants EAC partner states to raise cash for political confederation Constitution

The President of Kenya, Dr William Ruto has suggested that the seven partner states should contribute…

Serbia and Uganda Join Forces To Explore and Promote Agricultural Growth.

By Jane Namugula Serbia and Uganda are set to commence a new trade venture, aimed at…

Will talks end senseless ADF attacks in Uganda?

The government of Uganda is pursuing the option of holding talks with the Allied Democratic Forces…

South Sudan, Uganda agree on more food imports as Juba government declares steps to curb inflation

The Government of South Sudan has reached an agreement with its counterparts in Uganda to supply…

Deployment in Somalia is for combat not for the money; Museveni condemns laxity of Ugandan forces

In what appears to be an indictment on the command of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces,…

Government reintroduces narcotic drugs bill after Court nullified the 2016 law

Government has tabled the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Bill, 2023 as a way of reintroducing…

President Kiir urges South Sudan holdout groups to join peace process

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has called for concerted efforts towards achieving durable peace and a reconciled…

Inside President Museveni State of the Nation Address for 2023

Ahead of the 2023/2024 financial year, the government will focus on 11 priorities to ensure a…

It is senseless: Museveni, Kiir reiterate call for end to war in Sudan

The Senior Political Advisor of the Sudan Rapid Special Forces Mr. Yousif Izzat last week delivered…

Inside Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania joint bid to host AFCON 

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), the ruling football body of the continent will September name…

Security takes lion’s share as Shs52.7 trillion budget for 2023/24 financial year

Parliament on Thursday approved the national budget for the financial year 2023/24 totaling to Shs52.7 trillion…

Female legislators raise a red flag on imposition of tax on diapers in Uganda.

A week after Parliament overwhelmingly approved tax on both children and adult diapers, a section of…

Legislators continue to push for sacking of errant Accounting Officers as taxpayers continue to suffer losses.

On April 12, 2023, Parliament directed the Executive to within one week furnish it with information…

Kenyan President Ruto reechoes efforts to remove trade barriers in East Africa

The President of Kenya, William Ruto says there is no need to waste time in removing…

Who is pursuing illegitimate objectives? Museveni questions Sudan war

On the morning of April 27,  211 Ugandans touched down aboard a Uganda Airlines plane at…

Hope for Kilembe Mines hospital reconstruction hangs on prospective copper mining investors

The recurrent flooding of River Nyamwamba and other main rivers in Kasese district has caused a…

Museveni outlines 5 strategies to increase export earnings through tourism

President Yoweri Museveni has pledged to support the private drive to increase Uganda’s export earnings with…

Who is pursuing illegitimate objectives? Museveni questions Sudan war

On the morning of April 27,  211 Ugandans touched down aboard a Uganda Airlines plane at…

Parliament to probe Shs616b gold export tax exemptions 

A Select Committee of Parliament will soon be set up to investigate circumstances under which the…

Lawmakers want more than Shs15b to renovate all traditional schools in Uganda

Parliament has tasked its Committee on Budget to find more money to allocate to the Education…

Up and about: Museveni urges Muslims to join NRM wealth creation drive; promises power in Obongi; Zonal skilling hubs to help Uganda preserve wealth; Mueseveni calls for players, not spectators in wealth creation

President Yoweri Museveni has said that although the National Resistance Movement (NRM) government is a proven champion…

Uganda’s Mt. Elgon: from coffee anonymity to speciality coffee powerhouse

Anna Chemutai, a smallholder coffee farmer in the village of Chebonet, wakes up at dawn every…

Museveni meets Serbian trade delegation, due to open Ugandan trade hub in Balkans

President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday met a delegation from the Republic of Serbia led by their…

Government seeks more time to find beneficiaries of the Shs7b pension for former EAC employees.

About 45 years since the collapse of the first East African Community (EAC), a total of…

President Museveni camps in West Nile to preach wealth creation, assures citizens of steady growth; Uganda, India discuss military cooperation; Sudan govt reiterates need to address Abyei conflict

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has Tuesday arrived in Arua City, starting his 3-day  investment and wealth…

We are not in DR Congo to fight, Museveni rubbishes media claims

Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has clarified that Ugandan armed forces are not in the neighbouring…

Government moves to end leadership vacuum at countries top public publishing entity

The recent decision by the Cabinet to approve the new Board of Directors for the Uganda…

Museveni, former chancellor of Austria discuss investment opportunities in Uganda, Rwanda’s Kagame re-elected, Kenya opposition call off protests, South Sudan troops arrive in DR Congo

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni last week met the former Chancellor of Austria Alfred Gusenbauer together with…

MPs want government to allow SACCOs gain access to Parish Development Model cash

Reports from different regional Parliamentary caucuses have unanimously asked the government to allow Savings and Credits…

How Uganda’s army is restoring hope, has stamped out terrorism in Somalia

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia is all praises for Uganda…

Why Museveni wants lawmakers to take lead in mobilizing for Parish Development Model program

President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday made a clarion call to the Members of Parliament to rigorously…

Parliament select committee report casts doubt over safety of workers’ money in NSSF

By law every Ugandan worker who is employed outside the civil service is supposed to save…

Iron sheet saga: Is Museveni saving face?

The Uganda police on Monday March 13 announced that President Yoweri Museveni has directed an expeditious…

What President Museveni’s special address to Parliament may reveal

Proceeding under the mandate given to him under Article 101 (2), President Yoweri Museveni will address…

News Roundup: Tabyebwa asks foreign governments to respect Uganda’s sovereignty; Soccer body launches anti-match fixing drive; Rwanda positions to become world sports hub; South Sudan presidency denies standoff with VP

Tayebwa asked foreign countries to back off The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Thomas Tayebwa, has…

Government names 10 priority areas for Shs49.9 trillion budget for 2023/24 financial year

The Ministry of Finance is working on adjustments to the proposed Shs49.9 trillion budget for the…

Museveni assures Ramaphosa on Eskom smooth exit, support for South African investments in Uganda

President Ramaphosa has expressed South Africa’s gratitude to his Ugandan counterpart President Yoweri Museveni for Uganda’s…

Uncertainty for Ugandan Vanilla farmers as prices drop

For nearly four months, Emmanuel Kyabuthire had abandoned the comfort of his bed, spending cold nights…

Salvar Kiir hails Museveni, as Pope calls for forgiveness on South Sudan Pilgrimage of Peace

South Sudan President Salvar Kiir has described his Ugandan counterpart President Yoweri Museveni as “an elder…

Museveni co-opts journalists as agents of growth and prosperity

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has reiterated that the only way to achieve prosperity in Uganda is…

President Museveni receives sports commentator Rob Walker, UPDF celebrates 42nd birthday, EAC Heads of State direct immediate ceasefire in the Eastern DRC

President Yoweri Museveni has said that the country’s unique heritage is the strongest contribution to humanity.…

More budget cuts affect State House, Health ministry

The Budget Committee of Parliament is in tying loose ends on the final report on the…

What is in the COSASE report on Uganda Airlines that has been trashed by Parliament?

This week, Speaker of Parliament Anita Among, dealt a big blow to the most popular oversight…

Museveni urges doctors to grasp prevention to save lives; calls for global affluence at South-South conference; MTN to sponsor Uganda Cranes; Ivory Coast frustrates Uganda’s CHAN efforts

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has emphasized the need to grasp the prevention concept in the health…

Museveni pledges careful use of oil as Uganda begins drilling 31 wells

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has reiterated the government’s commitment to use oil and petroleum resources carefully…

Museveni outlines Uganda’s investment priorities, affirms government commitment to help Dubai investors settle in

“Uganda and Africa in general are like a gold mine and we are just at the…

Week in review: Museveni returns to Dubai to woo investors, bans travel for government officials; Ugandan security on high alert after DR Congo border bomb blast

Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Sunday morning departed for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on…

South Sudan government starts 2023 with renewed push to end violence

As the year 2023 starts, President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Monday January 9, met with Nicholas…

The Golden Monkey, a marvel not to miss on a visit to Mgahinga park in Western Uganda

The golden monkey is a species of Old World monkey found in the Virunga volcanic mountains…

The Year ahead: Education, health and water to maintain giant’s share of 2023-24 Financial Year Budget

Education, health and water sectors, will have the biggest allocation from Uganda’s 2023-24 Financial Year Budget…

Government proposes Shs49 trillion budget for 2023/24 financial year

Finance Minister Matia Kasaija on December 23 tabled before Parliament a Shs49.9 trillion proposed budget for…

The year ahead: Will government strategies keep Uganda epidemic free?

Uganda will be declared Ebola free by January 11, 2023, should there be no new cases…

The year ahead: Will First Son standoff with ruling NRM party blow over?

First Son and presidential advisor on defence, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has a democratic right to contest…

The year ahead: Is the ADF rebel group hanging to the last string?

On Wednesday December 28, 2022 South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit sent off troops belonging to…

Uganda railway, a surviving colonial infrastructure is taking shape again.

By the time Uganda marked 60 years of independence on October 9, 2022, Uganda Railway was…

EAC partner states urged to finance SMEs in the region

East African Community (EAC) Partner States have been called upon to seek local solutions to the…

Football’s GOAT: Out goes Messi, in comes Mbappe; Public outrage as Lwera road collapses again; US president Joe Biden to visit Africa

In the 80th minute of the World Cup final against Argentina, France’s Kylian Mbappe threatened to…

A look into the COSASE investigations into public expenditure so far.

It is by design that all Accountability Committees of the Parliaments of Commonwealth counties must be…

Uganda to sign $4.5 Billion Final Investment Decision on energy to reduce use of charcoal and firewood

Washington D.C. The government of Uganda will next year sign the Final Investment Decision (FID) for…

No love lost as Umeme plans exit from Uganda, Museveni urges youth on corruption fight, 5 Iranians sentenced to death over protests

There will be no love lost since there has been no love between Ugandans and power…

Stalactites in the Amabere Caves make interesting patterns on the ceiling

Also referred to as the Amabeere Ga Nyinamwiru, the Amabere Caves are found 8kms from Fort…

Do not miss to see the hippo on a boat ride at Queen Elizabeth National Park

Uganda is home to thousands of hippopotami found in abundance in four national parks; Queen Elizabeth…

Uganda-China diplomatic ties set for a new high

China has lauded its relations with Uganda as progressive over the last 60 years. Jiang Jiqing,…

How EAC partner states are delaying fulfillment of foreign and security policies

The treaty for the establishment of the East African Community (EAC) warrants that all the partner…

Museveni bags several deals in Vietnam, Speaker Among rallies for EA integration through sports, DR Congo announces election date, Uhuru agrees with Kagame on M23

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni spent most of last week on a ‘hunting exhibition’ in Vietnam that…

Inside the proposed alcohol control measures in Sarah Opendi’s Private Member’s Bill.

Uganda is a circular country where citizens are free to live their lifestyles the way they…

Government secures Shs1.7 trillion loan approval from Parliament as Museveni highlights plans to stop borrowing

The Government has been authorized by Parliament to borrow $464m (about Shs1.7 trillion) to finance the…

Regional Parliament argues EAC Partner States on security on Lakes Victoria, Tankanyika

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has tasked the Partner States of the East African Community…

How Uganda won over European Union Parliament to cancel resolution blocking pipeline project

The Africa,  Caribbean, Pacific —European Union (ACP-EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly sitting in Maputo City, Mozambique last…

For peace to reign in eastern DRC, East African leaders are set to meet in Nairobi

Tensions continue to be high in the East African region after Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)…

She Cranes wow crowds in New Zealand, Museveni lauds Indian Community in Uganda; assures there will be no lockdown; directs city markets be left for the local Ugandans, Kenya delivers relief stuff to Somalia after al-Shabab bombings, Uganda stands up to pro-gay activists

President Yoweri Museveni has saluted the Indian community in Uganda for their big contribution to the…

For peace to reign in eastern DRC, East African leaders are set to meet in Nairobi

Tensions continue to be high in the East African region after Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)…

11 children killed in school fire, Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed denounces foreign interference in peace talks, Kenya readies to deploy in DR Congo, Tanzania sends army to fight fires

A dark cloud hovered over the country last week as news emerged of 11 children that…

Coups are a distortion of constitutional order, Uganda reiterates as African leaders meet over security

Uganda has reiterated its position that coup-makers have no right to interfere with Africa’s destiny. Uganda’s…

Experts explain Uganda’s inflation as country’s financial sector is ranked first in East Africa

Uganda should avoid making the same error as the United Kingdom which made economic decisions based…

Uganda starts journey to ending medical tourism with Human Organ Transplant law

Ugandans have been contributing to the medical tourism in other countries especially in India; European and…

Uganda will provide more arms to solve security challenges in Somalia

President Yoweri Museveni has assured his counterpart of Somalia, H.E Hassan Sheik Mohamud, that Uganda will…

Ebola outbreak: Uganda has been here before and knows just how to get out of it

On September 21, Uganda’s Health Ministry announced a latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. Uganda…

What is the role of the East African Legislative Assembly as Uganda sends nine representatives?

On Thursday September 29, the country witnessed yet another dramatic event in which the Parliament elected…

Museveni locks down Ebola affected districts, Vipers FC beat African giants TP Mazembe to advance in CAF championships, Tigray rebels call for international intervention, Ruto disbands bandit police unit

After 3 addresses in a space of 2 weeks, Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Saturday…

Commodities that meet rules of origin should be allowed across markets in East Africa – Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has said that any commodity that meets the rules of origin criterion should…

Week of celebrations as Uganda marks 60 years of Independence

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for strengthening of relations between Uganda and Russia. Putin, in…

Uganda starts journey to ending medical tourism with Human Organ Transplant law

Ugandans have been contributing to the medical tourism in other countries especially in India; European and…

Minister Mao’s plan for Constitutional reforms, political transition

Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Norbert Mao will present before Parliament a host of law reforms…

EU resolutions on Uganda-Tanzania oil project dominate week as Museveni calls EU legislators shallow, envoy says resolutions not binding to stakeholders, Museveni assures country on Ebola, UMA trade show opens

President Yoweri Museveni last week asked the European Parliament to stay away from Uganda’s oil industry…

How NRM dominated EALA elections as opposition loses more ground

It was a tense atmosphere around Parliament of Uganda as 28 Ugandans pitched their agenda using…

Does Uganda’s Opposition have any more tricks left in its bag?

The leading Opposition political party in Uganda, the National Unity Platform (NUP), last month announced its…

Uganda beats Tanzania to lift African Cricket Association T20 Cup, Alupo speaks truth to EU at UN General Assembly, Ruto asks G7 to support poor countries, Uganda announces Ebola outbreak

Uganda Cricket Team on Thursday cruised to victory at the African Cricket Association (ACA) T20 Cup…

Uganda defends oil pipeline project at UN General Assembly, calls EU resolutions hypocrisy

The Government of Uganda has lashed out at countries attacking it for developing the country’s oil…

Inside the farmers’ quest for seeds as rains continue.

The rains have been pounding most parts of the country at least since mid-August and this…

Parliament joins Nema in clearing tycoon Sudhir’s Lake Victoria hotel project

A multibillion project that is expected to give an upgrade to the hospitality industry in Uganda…

The Rwenzori Mountains Present a New Challenge to Ugandan Athletes

By Namugula Jane Ugandans have shown immense interest in participating in the various marathons and runs…

There is need for efforts to save the disappearing glaciers on Rwenzori Mountains

The Rwenzururu Kingdom, a cultural institution with subjects cutting across the border between Uganda and the…

All is well that ends well for Kenya as Supreme Court upholds Ruto victory; Muhoozi convinces President to get involved in Ethiopia peace process; Museveni retires Bush war comrades

Last week the world, the African continent and the East African region waited, travel alerts were…

Uganda, South Sudan moot end to highway attacks on citizens

Neighbouring countries Uganda and South Sudan have geared up efforts to curb cross-border attacks carried out…

Will 24 more months provide solution to South Sudan’s unending conflicts?

On August 4, 2022, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit informed the nation that his government…

Peace will grow the four sectors of Commercial agriculture, Industry, Services, and ICT, Museveni tells South Sudan army

President Yoweri Museveni has asked the people of South Sudan to strive and attain absolute peace…

Ruto: The hustler that has ended an era of dynastic rule

The 55-year old William Samoei Ruto was declared winner of Kenya’s presidential election, having led the…

Is Uganda Airlines sinking under losses?

A damning report by the Auditor General has exposed issues of misconduct that threaten the growth…

NRM, DP deal doesn’t affect Parliament work- Says Deputy Speaker

Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa on Thursday said that the cooperation agreement signed between the ruling National…

Karamoja war kingpin arrested, police recover stolen vehicles, NRM wins Busongora polls, Kenya election loser turns to court as UK denies meddling in results

A joint force of the army and police last week arrested Karamoja war kingpin, Lokitan Lomiri,…

NRM trains headteachers on patriotism, CAF launches new African league, Museveni meets Army chiefs over Dr Congo

The NRM Secretary General, Rt. Hon Richard Todwong, on Sunday officially opened a 10-day retreat for…

Business community have central role in East African peace efforts – Museveni

The business community in the world have a central role to play in peace and unity…

DP’s Mao will work as Museveni minister fighting human rights abuse amidst cries of betrayal by fellow opposition leaders

Uganda’s new Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Norbert Mao, last week outlined to Parliament’s Committee on…

Medals rain on team Uganda as Commonwealth games end, South Sudan president extends transition period, US sends envoys to Africa after Russia’s Lavrov tours continent

Uganda’s Olympic team last week wrapped up a gold performance bagging a total of 5 medals…

Kenya votes 2022: Where is the love lost between Uhuru, Ruto?

When Kenya’s second president Daniel Arap Moi decided to retire in 2002, he chose Uhuru Kenyatta…

Dark week as scored die in Mount Elgon floods, Ugandans assured of security amidst threats of inflation-sparked violence, DP President takes Oath as NRM Minister

Last week started with Ugandans being cautioned as well.as reassured by security forces that no one…

Kiyungu, the business that grew from a university hostel snack outlet to a major catering company

In July 2018, Brenda Bantu Tuti, a kindergarten school teacher formed a WhatsApp group with which…

Museveni appeals to UK business community to stock Ugandan food products

President Yoweri Museveni has appealed to the business community in the United Kingdom to open their…

Weekly brief: Chelimo closes Uganda’s medal hunt in Oregon with bronze, Ethiopia government forces kill 153 rebels, East African leaders fast track admission of Somalis into regional bloc

On Monday morning, Uganda’s Oscar Chelimo earned a bronze in 13:10.20 at the 5000m final, a…

Week of sporting gains in Uganda as country launches bid to host AFCON and Cheptegei raises national flag at World Athletic Championships; Uganda-South Sudan launch talks to boost business relations

Patrice Motsepe, the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) last week indicated that he…

South Sudan’s Kiir vows no more war as country marks 10 years of Independence dotted with recurrent conflicts

Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of the Republic of South Sudan on Friday received a roadmap…

Prime Minister receives investors seeking to transform Kampala transport sector, South Sudan government distributes free food to crisis areas, Ex-Cranes star Sekagya names New York Red Bulls Coach, Bank of Uganda hikes lending rate

Uganda’s Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja last week met a delegation of CRRC Dalian Company Ltd who…

Climbers of the Rwenzori have described it as incomparable

“We are all climbing #Rwenzori2022 for deeply personal reasons. But here is one public one that…

Female soccer stars fall in opening match, Uganda disagrees with World Bank over middle-income status, health ministry proposes law banning trafficking of human body organs, Pope Francis still expected in South Sudan

Uganda’s female soccer stars the Uganda Crested Cranes started their campaign at the weekend and began…

Uganda’s cement industry, a gold mine in the making

By 2019, the cement industry in Uganda had grown by leaps and bounds, with indicators of…

Subsidies, tax cuts will not work: World Bank agrees with Museveni on economic recovery

Cutting taxes on fuel, increasing subsidies and imposing price controls on food and energy products are…

EAC leaders agree on modalities for deploying joint force in DR Congo, Kagame meets Tshisekedi amidst accusations of attacks, Uganda Airlines gets landing rights in China, Rwanda-UK remain undeterred on refugee deal, Uganda gives Kenyan fish passage way through to DR Congo

On Wednesday, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, who currently chairs the East African Community (EAC), called for…

We must stop export of value for no value – Museveni urges Ugandans

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has vowed to continue his fight against what he calls economic hemorrhage…

Fresh from the garden to the market, how Uganda’s fruits and vegetable production can boost exports

Road side markets are a very common sight in Uganda. Travelers from any part of the…

Museveni camps in Eastern, Northern Uganda, pushes reactionary force, Intelligence led operations against insecurity in Karamoja, Rwanda, DR Congo accuse each other of cross border attacks

Last week was dominated by news of President Yoweri Museveni pitching camp in Eastern and Northern…

Beth Mawumbe: The accidental revolutionary arrested for protecting Museveni

Beth Mawumbe was a simple primary school teacher, wife and mother who found herself a fugitive…

Rwabwogo rallies DR Congo to embrace trade links with Uganda

Entrepreneur & Senior Presidential advisor on special duties in Uganda, Odrek Rwabogo has hailed trade relations…

Decades later, Busoga still waiting for Lakwena defeat compensation

As Napoleon Bonaparte once said; history remembers kings and generals and the soldiers who actually fight…

Museveni, Pope Francis call for dialogue in Ukraine as Russia bays for cooperation in Africa, Uganda bows for Algeria in AFCON qualifier, Uganda in DR Congo to consolidate business relations

President Yoweri Museveni has joined world leaders in calling for dialogue between Russia and Ukraine as…

NRM sweeps Omoro County votes as opposition scratches for evidence of foul play, African leaders discuss terrorism, coups, insecurity and armed conflicts at AU summit, Uganda pledges $1m to AU humanitarian agency African countries sign Nairobi declaration giving coffee a new lease of life

The ruling NRM party’s Andrew Ojok Oulanyah, on Thursday trounced five competitors to replace his father…

Role of ICT as an Enabler in Industrialization: Uganda’s Journey to harnessing the use of ICT

By Steven Kirenga There is no doubt that Information communication technologies have the power to change…

Museveni pitches for investments in value addition as Turkey, Uganda boast of $71m trade volume

President Yoweri Museveni continues his message wooing foreign investors into Uganda. Earlier this month, the President…

Inside Museveni’s plan to permanently end cattle rustling in Karamoja

Over the last two years, Karamoja has experienced episodes of instability that has disrupted more than…

We shall not abandon our journey because of temporary disruptions from the foreign world – Museveni

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has called on Ugandans to support his government’s plans and persevere through…

PRESIDENT YOWERI MUSEVENI: A UGANDAN LEGACY

“This is not a mere change of guards; I think this is a fundamental change in…

Ugandan movie wins African award, government moots cutting lending rates, Tanzania president Samia discusses job creation, tariffs with Uganda business community, Opposition leader Besigye denied exit from his home

Ugandan filmmaker Loukman Ali at the weekend received an award for his movie “The Girl In…

US COMPANY SYMBION POWER ACCUSES SOUTH AFRICAN PAPER THE DAILY MAVERICK, OF DEFAMATION AND FAKE NEWS

A prominent U.S. energy company is taking legal action against a South African newspaper it accuses…

PRESIDENT YOWERI MUSEVENI: A UGANDAN LEGACY

“This is not a mere change of guards; I think this is a fundamental change in…

Counting the costs as Uganda grapples to stabilize its economy amidst global challenges

Ugandans across board have over the last number of months lamented about the rising costs of…

NRM unveils Oulanyah’s son as official candidate to replace former Speaker, Museveni vows to make cattle rustlers lose appetite for guns, 3 road accidents place deaths at 10 per day over the last week, Tanzania president calls night meeting, orders for immediate solution to rising commodity prices

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party on Friday unveiled Andrew Ojok Oulanyah as the party…

How telecoms in Uganda have maneuvered amidst challenging market conditions

The telecom industry is one of the most dynamic industries in Uganda. From the monopoly of…

Mt Elgon region: Birth place of the Liberation Struggle

A number of narratives have been told about the struggle that led to the January 26,…

Former Kenya President Mwai Kibaki laid to rest; UPDF seizes, burns illegal guns in Karamoja, Kadaga urges Ugandans to brace for larger DR Congo market

Uganda’s Vice President, Maj Jessica Alupo last week joined other Heads of State and Governments from…

How telecoms in Uganda have maneuvered amidst challenging market conditions

The telecom industry is one of the most dynamic industries in Uganda. From the monopoly of…

When Rwanda-Burundi conflict threatened EAC bloc

In December 2018, there was trouble at the East African Community (EAC) secretariat. The source of…

Uganda’s dairy sector needs strategic support to hit its five-year investment targets

Uganda’s dairy sector has grown in leaps and bounds over the years. Dairy farming is mainly…

Why government needs to focus on cattle quality and quantity to expand beef exports

In the past five years, the government has undertaken ambitious projects to develop the marketing and…

President Kagame visits Uganda after several years, leaders discuss peace security; First Son marks 48th Birthday with national celebrations; Uganda beats Kenya to book place at Commonwealth Rugby tournament; Consumers take the hit as fuel pump prices shoot up again Kenya’s 3rd President Mwai Kibaki dies at 90

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame have agreed to push for joint regional…

What new strengths does the East African regional bloc gain from new members joining?

More than two years after the United Kingdom left the 23-member European Union in January 2020,…

The week in focus: In death as in life Oulanyah unites Uganda, DR Congo signs accession agreement into EA community, legendary PanAfricanist Thomas Sankara ghost returns to haunt Compaore 35 years since his assassination, South Sudan moves closer to unified army

Following 18 days of funeral ceremonies, the former Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Jacob L’Okori…

Securing life and property of Ugandans is still the NRM government’s top priority

Since independence in 1963, Uganda just like many other African countries has suffered a series of…

Understanding the NRM government’s heavy investment in transport infrastructure

Unobstructed access to raw materials, market, capital, labor, and human resource is a mark of a…

The Parish Development Model: Why, what and How

On February 26, 2022, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni launched the Parish Development Model, a program designed…

Museveni decries archaic Parliament law, warns Ugandans against rumours about Speaker’s death; South Sudan on tenterhooks as army surrounds Vice President’s home; Ghana removes law on wearing face masks

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni last week called for an amendment to the law which requires immediate…

SafeBoda’s growth from a ride hailing app to transforming Uganda’s transport industry

Namara Grace, a resident of Kiwatule is a day student at Makerere University and has to…

A few things to consider as Uganda’s government seeks to grow fish exports

Fishing is one of the major economic activities in Uganda, contributing about 12 percent of agricultural…

Oulanyah, the Legacy that was just beginning to be told

“Debate in the house should be based on facts and research and not emotions,” were words…

Buddu overcome Buweekula to clinch second Masaza cup title

By Mark Kawalya The much-anticipated finals of the Masaza Cup title that was held on Saturday,…

Is private sector investment in sports facilities a lucrative venture?

On 3 March 2017, the African football governing body, CAF, cleared the then newly constructed St…

When Africa’s leaders met to mull gang-up against rising conflicts

On February 24th, Heads of State and Government of the signatory countries of the Peace, Security…

Russia-Ukraine war blamed for high commodity prices in Uganda, Museveni calls out Parliament on UMEME contract, Kenyatta endorses archrival for next president, South African police on alert over renewed xenophobic attacks

President Yoweri Museveni last week came out and spoke about the rising prices of items in…

DJ by the night, engineer by the day: a story of an Oil and Gas expert who draws crowds at bars

Have you thought about the irony that is in people’s perception of DJs? Observe the cringe…

How Uganda’s strategy to expand market of 7 key products will stimulate economic recovery

It was a sigh of relief on January 24 when Uganda’s economy was fully reopened, ending…

Dubai Expo recognizes Museveni for visionary leadership, Rwanda-Uganda border reopening stamped and sealed, Muhoozi refuses to be bullied for his opinions on Russia

Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was last weekend awarded the Asia Business Leaders Forum (ABLF) Statesman…

What are coffee’s chances as one of the seven products government seeks to promote?

The recent developments in the coffee industry in Uganda have raised debate on whether the promotion…

Batwa; the small tribe of Ugandans nearing extinctio

Sharing space with gorillas and other wildlife in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a small tribe of…

World fears for worst nuclear crisis as Russia invades Ukraine, African leaders meet in Kinshasa to discuss end to conflicts, Parish Development Model launched, as coffee body accuses Uganda of snubbing negotiations

The news this passing week has been dominated by the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, which…

Exiled Nyamwasa: Is he behind the fresh tensions between Uganda, Rwanda?

Just when Uganda and Rwanda relations were becoming friendlier, tensions are simmering again and could derail…

The average Ugandan is 4 times richer than in 1986, says Secretary to the Treasury

If the 15.6 million Ugandans who lived in in 1986 agreed to share the country’s Gross…

Why the new coffee law complicates sector growth

Uganda, which is one of the world’s leading coffee exporters, finds itself at a crossroads with…

All eyes on Brussels as Europe markets itself to Africa, will China budge?

The EU is selling, but who’s buying? Poorva Karkare states in an article questioning the viability…

Uganda demands better terms as it withdraws from coffee agreement, Ethiopia launches controversial dam, South Sudan woos Arab investors,

Uganda last week announced it was withdrawing its membership from the International Coffee Organisation (ICO). The…

Among assures Ugandans of Speaker Oulanyah’s health, Musevevni in Congo Brazaville-rallies African leaders on peace, NUP youth jump ship meet Museveni in Entebbe, Rwabogo leads export initiative, UPDF distances self from torture

The Deputy Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Anite Among at the weekend assured Ugandans that her boss,…

How can Africa achieve inclusive investment opportunities for its youth?

With half of the continent’s population under the age of 25, Africa no doubt holds the…

Analysis: Equipping Uganda’s youth only way to tackle joblessness

Uganda must act now and quickly in order to adapt its workforce to the changing needs…

Can the next phase of the oil project deliver shared prosperity and sustainable development?

After more than 15 years of waiting, Uganda is closer to extracting its first oil following…

All hail Senegal, the new African soccer champions, Museveni allows boda bodas to operate, Kagame, Kenyatta meet as government moots law to jail anti-vaxxers

All praises this past weekend are on Senegal’s national football coach Aliou Cisse and striker Sadio…

Is it time for Africa to look beyond the West for democracy?

On Monday, the military in the western African nation of Burkina Faso seized power, overthrowing President…

How Uganda’s tourism sector is re-emerging from Covid-19 fall

On the 21st January 2022, H E the President launched the national brand, Explore Uganda, The…

The Week that was: Uganda, to operate under tight budget cuts next year, excitement as Rwanda opens Gatuna border, regional bloc ECOWAS attempt to resolve crisis in Burkina Faso as Mali accuses France of selfish interests

Uganda will have to work with a smaller budget in the next Financial Year after Parliament…

Digital lending takes shape in Uganda’s strides towards cashless economy

At first Mobile Money was developed to help one transfer money from one network to another…

Africa can now make better decisions, Museveni argues in call for reforms at UN Security Council

President Yoweri Museveni has joined the growing list of world leaders calling for reforms to the…

Mutebile, icon of Uganda’s economic reforms bows out, hopes for enstranged neighbours Uganda-Rwanda reconciliation renewed, Uganda fully reopens economy

Uganda woke to the news of the death of Bank of Uganda Governor Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile…

Cultural institutions and their role in building Uganda

In 1967, then president of Uganda, Apollo Milton Obote abolished cultural institutions in the country, setting…

As Uganda reopens schools, we must not leave our girls behind

This Article was first published by The Independent This week, Ugandan schools reopened for the first time since…

As Uganda reopens schools, we must not leave our girls behind

This week, Ugandan schools reopened for the first time since March 2020 – the longest Covid-related school closure of…

News of Children killed in fires blacks out excitement as schools reopen, Rwandans flee vaccination, Uganda to conduct door-to-door immunisation

News of two school fires in which five children were killed and several injured, has marred…

Why Cheptegei is Uganda’s sports personality of 2021

In all measures, sports lovers will in unison agree that world record holder, Joshua Cheptegei carried…

NSSF Bill: Savers to receive mid-term benefits, but who will pay the price?

President Yoweri Museveni last week assented to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) (Amendment) Bill, 2021,…

Ugandans ignore Health ministry warning of 3rd wave as schools reopen, AFCON kicks off with pomp, Somalia leaders pen deal to conduct elections

Officials from Uganda’s Health ministry last week unfortunately sounded like a broken record as they announced…

How standoff between Museveni and MTN over license fees, espionage ended in Ugandans owning 15% of biggest teleco

On March 14, 2019, President Yoweri Museveni met with officials of the MTN Group from the…

Uganda’s beef has earned an honored place on tables across the world, what’s so special?

Last month, the President of the Senate of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) H.E. Modeste…

The wrap up: 2021 in the eyes of Uganda’s President Museveni

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Friday December 31 2021, delivered a highly anticipated national address, winding…

Boxers at greater risk of early onset dementia, study finds

By Mark Kawalya A study carried out by Cardiff University based on following the lives of…

How FinTechs are disrupting Uganda’s financial services market

By Jimmy Ebong The Fintech industry is growing fast around the world including Uganda. Investments in…

Magogo moots bill regulating Ugandan sports.

By Mark Kawalya Moses Magogo (MP for Budiope East) has been granted leave to introduce a…

NRM demand NUP candidate removes bandage to prove assault claims, UK becomes world Omicron epicenter, striking medics to resume work

Medical interns in Uganda last week agreed to resume work this week. The interns who have…

Are conflicts in Africa an indicator of an ailing continent?

Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni earlier this month met a delegation of Ambassadors representing the Permanent…

Reconciliation, roads and raids; DR Congo’s new multi-thronged approach to reign in on 60 years of instability

The ascension to power of Felix Tshisekedi as President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has…

South Sudan government officials flouting Covid-19 travel rules, Uganda, DRC sign new agreement to pursue rebels further, Tigray rebels retake key Ethiopian town, striking Ugandan medics gain international attention

Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week signed a final agreement on the…

When government launched Tulambule to boost domestic tourism through change in attitude

“Tourism is every one’s responsibility and therefore everyone should take keen interest in it,” Kiwanda Suubi,…

Africa can’t sacrifice its future prosperity for Western climate goals – Museveni

Africa can’t sacrifice it’s future prosperity for Western climate goals. The continent should balance its energy…

Museveni swings debate on climate change as COP26 is labelled a disappointment

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has given new direction to the debate on climate change, arguing that…

Uganda troops enter DR Congo to flush out ADF insurgents, Uganda-DRC road project takes off, Ethiopia fights back Tigray rebels, UK travel ban labelled wicked

The news in the past week was dominated by activity in the Democratic Republic of Congo.…

Uganda Airlines: The journey of a thousand miles that started with one step

On October 7th 2019, Uganda Airlines received two new Bombardier planes growing the number of aircraft fleet…

How Brexit, US-China tariff war debunked myth that Africa is a risky place to do business

In 2018, during a week-long trip to several African countries, then Prime Minister of the United…

Is Chinese aid to Africa a debt trap?

By Mwayi Peter On Friday November 26, a tweet from the Chinese Embassy in Kampala, attributed…

An Insight into the China – Africa Relationship

By Awel Uwihanganye Since the turn of the millennium, China’s portfolio in Africa, hitherto negligible, has…

Week in focus: Musenero undettered by media attacks, Museveni reaches compromise with striking medics, Uganda’s oil pipeline complete, Uganda, Kenya downplay new Covid variant

After weeks of taking accusations of having squandered money meant to develop a locally made vaccine,…

From crisis to prosperity programs; how lives of settlers are transforming in Uganda’s refugee camps

Over the years, Uganda has earned the reputation of having a progressive refugee policy, centred on…

Museveni unapologetic on killing of terror suspects, govt ready to vaccinate 21 million Ugandans, NSSF Bill ping pong continues with President meeting stakeholders, Burhan meets jailed Sudan Prime Minister, agree to move forward

President Yoweri Museveni has said his government will stop at nothing to end the spate of…

UK government eyes financing Uganda’s car making industry

UK Trade Envoy to Uganda Lord Dollar Popat on Monday November 15 met Dr Monica Musenero,…

A look at why pro athletes go broke after retiring.

By Mwayi Peter For many pro athletes, going broke after their careers have waned is a…

Terrorists are in panic; Museveni issues missive following November 16 Kampala twin blasts

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said the two bombers behind the Tuesday morning attacks in Kampala…

MTN Uganda extends offer of shares to Kenya, Uhuru visits Ethiopia to discuss regional peace as Museveni extends IGAD summit date, US makes turn around, sanctions Eritrean government over involvement in Tigray conflict, Kiir fires Finance minister

The US government last week on Friday issued sanctions against forces from Eritrea and its political…

I am dedicated to helping others as I was helped – Namayanja

Rose Namayanja Nsereko is the Deputy Secretary General of the ruling National Resistance Movement Organisation in…

Stay away, Ethiopians warn off US, western media, African Regional leaders set to discuss Ethiopian crisis in Kampala, Museveni lists enemies of the environment

Ethiopians last week, in more than one way told the world, especially the media in the…

Despite an election, a vaccine crisis and 2 waves of a pandemic, all is well that ends well for Uganda

On Thursday October 28 2021, Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, announced that the government was making…

World champion Cheptegei wins another gold, Museveni assures Ugandans that they are safe from terrorists as country prepares to open economy in January 2022, ‘one-man coup’ in Sudan

Uganda’s economy will fully reopen in January 2022. This must be welcome news for Ugandans who…

Why East African countries are making a case for a bigger force in Somalia

In March 2007, Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, Kenya and Ethiopia sent soldiers into Somalia to form the…

Bars, beer makers spike uptake in vaccinations, East African states fight over job quotas, Museveni vows to catch ‘pigs’ killing Ugandans, President outlines Africa focused COP agenda

Beer makers Uganda Breweries Limited, Century Bottling Company, the makers of Coca Cola in Uganda, the…

Let Africa make its own choices, Museveni makes passionate call on renewable energy

President Yoweri Museveni has called on the world to allow Africa explore more than a few…

NSSF in continued ping pong with savers; Kenya, Uganda announce date for inspection of Uganda’s milk and sugar facilities; Uganda Airlines reaches for the sky as Bobi Wine snubs Besigye pressure group

Last week was not a very pleasant one for Ugandans with savings in the National Social…

No, Uganda is not making it illegal to be gay (again)

Seven years after an act of parliament made homosexuality a crime punishable by death, the anti-gay…

Why merging government agencies is the way to go

In July, the government of Uganda set out to reform its operations in a process of…

Aucho replaces Okwi as Uganda captain ahead of 2022 World Cup Qualifiers

BY MARK KAWALYA Uganda cranes Serbian coach Micho Sredojevic named a new captain that would hopefully…

Battle of the decade: How Tyson Fury rose from double knockdowns to stop Wilder

By MARK KAWALYA Tyson Fury had one of the most grueling tests of his unbeaten career…

KCCA’s new signing Emmanuel Wasswa anticipates stronger post-surgery recovery

Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club’s newly signed midfielder Emmanual Wasswa is hopeful he will return…

Social Media giants must regulate hate content across Africa

BY ROSE NAMAYANJA NSEREKO For years, a graphic video of the torture of former Liberian President Samuel Doe…

How Africa’s ‘strongmen’ have helped return peace to Sudan after 17 years

On March 28, 2021, the Government of Sudan signed an agreement with the Sudan’s People Liberation…

From shooting people to development activity, a major shift for African armies

BY PETER MWAYI Arguably, conflict in Africa over political contestations is slowly reducing and being gradually…

Chobe, a pearl within the Pearl of Africa

For many years now, the Source of the River Nile has been one of the biggest…

How penetrating Middle East market could change Uganda’s export bill

The Government of Uganda in October launched a 6-month hunt for investors to pump $40 billion…

Kampala’s rapidly growing suburbs explain why businesses are closing shop

Over the last two years, Uganda’s capital city, Kampala is experiencing a transformation of its metropolitan…

Uganda’s Ssese Islands, a group of 84 islands, each with a unique story

The Ssese Islands are an archipelago of 84 islands in the northwestern part of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, the world’s largest tropical lake, the…

The underlying milestones as Uganda, South Sudan waive entry visa requirements

BY PETER MWAYI October 1, 2021 marked a key milestone for trade partners South Sudan and…

1986 to date: The changing face of Uganda’s entertainment industry

BY PETER MWAYI Between 1991 and 1997, Congolese musicians Kanda Bongo Man, Tshala Mwana, Alous Mabele,…

Without Ugandan government’s UPE programme, all hope was lost for MP Ssemwanga

BY PETER MWAYI Born in 1986, as the National Resistance Army/Movement (NRA/M) shot their way into…

A few concessions is all it took for Kenya, Uganda to bury looming trade hatchet

Since the 1970s and long into the early 1990s, Uganda was heavily dependent on its eastern…

U.S. criticism of Africa’s human rights is full of contradictions

Uganda is under the spotlight. With State Department travel restrictions on several senior officials and Amnesty…

Commentary: How D.C. “rights campaigners” are threatening our country’s stability

Rodney Bukenya is a retired accountant living in Palatine, Illinois. He came to the United States…

Recognizing that stability and democracy go hand-in-hand in Uganda

Living in Uganda and working in a government that provides durability and progress in a complex…

African Courts That Overturned Anti-Gay Laws Can Also Judge Electoral Fraud

Seven years ago this month, I played my small part in legal action that ended a…

The US Should Be More Careful When Picking Foreign Opposition Leaders to Support

There is an assumption in America that new political leaders across the world campaigning against long-term…