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Netanyahu arrives in Uganda for one day official visit

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived Monday for a one-day visit to Uganda, where he is set to meet with leaders of other East African countries. At Entebbe airport, Mr. Netanyahu who is  companied by  his wife, Sarah Netanyahu,  was welcomed by Prime Minister Ruhakana, state minister for foreign affairs Okello Oryem among other […]

Melania Trump in Kenya, visits baby elephants

On third day of solo tour of Africa, US First Lady Melania Trump has enjoyed carrying baby elephants on a safari in Kenya. The first lady fed one of the baby elephants with bottled formula at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi. Mrs.Trump is in Africa for first solo trip to four countries which […]

Uganda sends a delegation to the Africa Oil Week 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa

Uganda sends a delegation to the Africa Oil Week 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa

Uganda is committed to developing its petroleum sector across the entire value chain, and clear strides to move the country’s key assets from the exploration phase into the development phase have been made. The country offers opportunities for companies looking to explore, develop and utilise its petroleum assets. Hon Irene Muloni, the Minister of Energy and Mineral […]

Jean-Pierre Bemba convicted of witness tampering

Jean-Pierre Bemba convicted of witness tampering

The former Congolese Vice President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, who is serving an 18-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity and war crimes, was convicted of coaching witnesses and bribing them to give false testimony. The applicable law was Article 70(1) of the Rome Statute which addresses various forms of conduct that may encroach upon the […]

Tanzania tops region in hunger levels: GHI

Tanzania tops region in hunger levels: GHI

Tanzania has been found to top the region in hunger levels. This according to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) which was released in October 2016 by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in partnership with Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide. The report which was dubbed Getting to Zero hunger notes that the developing world has made substantial progress […]

Africa’s economic growth to fall 1.6% in 2016 – World Bank

Africa’s economic growth to fall 1.6% in 2016 – World Bank

In their October 2016 report: Africa’s pulse, An analysis of issues shaping Africa’s economic future, the World Bank Group notes that after slowing to 3 percent in 2015, economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to fall to 1.6 percent in 2016. That is half of what it was last year and the lowest level […]

Fifa World Rankings: Uganda tops East Africa,Kenya drop and Cote D’Ivoire best in Africa

Fifa World Rankings: Uganda tops East Africa,Kenya drop and Cote D’Ivoire best in Africa

Uganda is the best ranked country in the East African region with neighbours Kenya dropping in the latest Fifa world rankings released on 15th September 2016. This comes after Uganda ended a 38-year wait by qualifying to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon as one of two best placed runners-up. Uganda cranes coach Milutin […]

Presidents Uhuru and Kagame speak at African Green Revolution Forum

Presidents Uhuru and Kagame speak at African Green Revolution Forum

The African Green Revolution Forum that has been running from 5th September and will end on 9th September attracted major players in the region with Presidents Paul Kagame and Uhuru Kenyata present. The forum prides itself in laying foundations for a renaissance in Africa’s agriculture, one powered by the enormous progress increasingly evident in farmers […]

UN envoy urges the private sector to aid modern agriculture

UN envoy urges the private sector to aid modern agriculture

Rose Omalango, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Uganda has urged the private sector in the country to invest more in climate smart agriculture inputs that can help farmers practice Eco-based farming. Omalango made the call today Monday 25 July, while speaking to journalists in Kampala. She said such a move will save the environment […]

Over 2million infected with AIDS annually as experts warn of complacency

Over 2million infected with AIDS annually as experts warn of complacency

Some two-and-a-half million people are still becoming infected with HIV every year, according to a new study published on Tuesday, even as drugs have slashed the death rate and virus-carriers live ever longer on anti-retroviral treatment. Where as results from an early safety trial with a potential HIV vaccine show some promising results, this could […]

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