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East African Community leaders to meet in Arusha, Tanzania

East African Community leaders to meet in Arusha, Tanzania

Preparations for the extraordinary heads of state East African Community (EAC) summit have been concluded, with leaders expected to convene in Arusha on February 27. The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Patrick Mugoya, on Monday confirmed the summit, saying leaders are now discussing whether it will held virtually or physically owing […]

Museveni and UN discuss situation in Burundi and Congo Brazzaville

Museveni and UN discuss situation in Burundi and Congo Brazzaville

President Yoweri Museveni held talks with the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations for Africa, Bintou Keita, where they discussed political, peace, and security matters affecting the Great Lakes countries of DR Congo, Burundi, and Somalia among others. President Museveni meeting the UN’s Bintou Keita (2nd right) at State House in Entebbe. The meeting […]

Uganda may incur extra costs for In oil refinery construction

Uganda may incur extra costs for In oil refinery construction

The Uganda oil sector is likely to spend quite more money than the anticipated $4 billion for the construction of the Hoima-based oil refinery following the failure of the East African Community to buy the whole part of the share it was allocated. Although Total SA has taken up a total share of  10 per cent […]

Uganda is not quitting ICC –Kadaga

Uganda is not quitting ICC –Kadaga

While at the commemoration of the 20 years of the Rome Statute in Netherlands, the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga reassured that Uganda had no intentions of leaving the International Criminal Court. “I want to begin by reassuring the President [of the ICC] that Uganda will not withdraw from the Rome Statute but we will […]

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 […]

Buganda minister wants investors to tap into agric technology

Buganda minister wants investors to tap into agric technology

Buganda minister for finance and investment, Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa has called on investors to tap into more agricultural technology that encourages youth involvement so that they can realise high production of crops like coffee for exports. Nsibirwa made the remarks while briefing journalists on the upcoming coffee technology expo  organized by Braz –Afric group ,scheduled […]

CSOs concerned about slow pace of dialogue over Burundi

CSOs concerned about slow pace of dialogue over Burundi

Civil society organizations under the Great Lakes region are concerned about the slow pace at which negotiations/ dialogue to bring back peace to Burundi are being handled with no signs of these to kick off despite the worrying situation in the country. Burundi went in turmoil early this year when president Pierre Nkurunziza announced he was […]

EALA deferred debate on East Africa Community Electronic Transactions Bill 2014

EALA deferred debate on East Africa Community Electronic Transactions Bill 2014

  EALA has deferred debate on the East Africa Community Electronic Transactions Bill 2014 to pave way for stakeholders to make additional input. The adjournment came after a request for deferment of the debate by the Chairperson of Council of Ministers, Dr. Abdallah Saadaala was approved. In his ruling, the Speaker, Daniel F Kidega directed that […]

Museveni calls on Burundians to build their country on unity for prosperity

Museveni calls on Burundians to build their country on unity for prosperity

President Yoweri Museveni has called on the people of Burundi to build their country on unity for prosperity and condemned sectarianism which he said was bankrupt and dangerous to the people and killed interdependence among communities. The President was opening a two-day Burundi High Level Political Dialogue between the Government of Burundi, opposition Political Party […]

Burundi elects amid controversy

Burundi elects amid controversy

As election day dawns in Burundi conflict  still rages with the head of Burundi’s parliament, Pie Ntavyohanyuma, fleeing the country on the eve of the key elections denouncing the president’s “illegal” third term bid. After months of conflict and over 70 deaths – the latest being three people killed in gunfire and grenade blast on […]

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