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Government enters deal with US company to manufacture smart phones in Uganda

Government enters deal with  US company to manufacture smart phones in Uganda

The Uganda Government has entered into a deal with an American-based company, CTI Africa, to start manufacturing smart mobile phones in Uganda. The phone production will be conducted by LifeMobile, which is also a member of CTI Africa on 6th Street in Industrial Area. The announcement was made by Evelyn Anite, the Minister of State […]

Several reported dead in Bududa landslide

Several reported dead in Bududa landslide

A repeat of the 2012 disaster that led to death of hundreds of Ugandans in Bududa resurrected on Thursday evening when heavy mudslides hit the area again leading to death of twenty people with more yet to be confirmed. Among the dead include primary school pupils and over 500 people were left with no homes.The […]

Destructive Hurricane Florence to batter the Carolinas for days

Destructive Hurricane Florence to batter the Carolinas for days

Hurricane Florence is on a path of destruction that will put millions of people at risk and threaten billions of dollars in property damage, centered on the Carolinas, through this weekend. Florence dipped to Category 2 hurricane strength with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph on Wednesday evening and is expected to maintain that strength […]

Experts forecast high possibilities of heavy rains, thunderstorm

Experts forecast high possibilities of heavy rains, thunderstorm

Reports from weather experts have forecasted heavy rains mixed with thunderstorm and lightning across Uganda that may result into floods and disease outbreak. According to a pre-prepared statement by Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) that was read by State minister for Environment, Dr Mary Kitutu,  farmers have a leeway of planting both quick and long […]

300 crocodiles slaughtered by an angry mob in Indonesia after killing a man

300 crocodiles slaughtered by an angry mob in Indonesia after killing a man

Residents of Sorong district, West Papua in Indonesia have conducted a violent operation that has left over 300 crocodiles dead after killing a man. Although the crocodile farm is legal with a working permit, it didn’t stop the villagers from invading These, after the burial, equipped themselves with machetes, clubs, hummers, knives and axes killing […]

Uganda launches climate safety campaign

Uganda launches climate safety campaign

Uganda today has registered a milestone in the environment sphere as being the first African nation to sign the nationally determined contribution towards addressing climate change impacts as a way to fulfill the 2015 Paris agreement.  The nationally determined contribution plans is  part of the national strategies the country will implement to see that it combats […]

Kadaga warns cross border charcoal dealers

Kadaga warns cross border charcoal dealers

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has called for an end to charcoal burning and its exportation to neighboring countries. Kadaga said Parliament shall establish punitive measures against those involved in the practice. “It is clear that as a country, we are not doing enough to stop charcoal burning. For how long are we going to allow our […]

MPS ask government to allocate 30billion towards Nyamwamba River in Kasese

MPS ask government to allocate 30billion towards Nyamwamba River in Kasese

Members of parliament under the Parliamentary forum on disaster risk reduction and mitigation have asked government to allocate 30 billion shillings to desilting of Nyamwamba River in Kasese which has claimed lives of people when there is a heavy rain. MPS together with the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group   want government to increase the budget allocation […]

Government has allocated 15 billion to national tree planting activities

Government has allocated 15 billion to national tree planting activities

Government has earmarked 15 billion shillings for national tree planting activities this year according to the state minister for environment Hon. Kitutu Mary Goretti Kitutu was speaking after the head of delegation to the 21st session of the framework convention on climate change Hon. Lawrence songa laid his report in the house on the summit […]

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