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Rwanda, Uganda favourites for tech investors

Rwanda and Uganda are emerging favourite destinations in Africa for investment in information and communications technology. However, the leading investor destinations in the ICT sector in sub Saharan Africa — Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa — have recorded a decline in investment...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:50pm

Iryn Namubiru launches own football club

Ugandan Singer Iryn Namubiru has been up and about of recent, from headlining shows, dropping new music to making social appearances, name it! The latest is that she has now launched a football club that is named after her. The club, dubbed, “IRYN NAMUBIRU FC” was launched in the...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:00pm

Umuganura excites Rwandans in Uganda

The Rwandan community and friends of Rwanda in Uganda over the weekend celebrated the National Harvest Day (Umuganura), in Uganda, with many describing the event as an epitome of the Rwandan culture. The celebrations took place over the weekend in Wakyato, Nakaseke district at the countryside home...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 8:51am

ICC T20 Qualifiers: Kenya, Uganda set to progress to African finals today

Uganda and Kenya recorded impressive victories on the third day of action in the International Cricket Council World T20 Africa B qualifiers on Tuesday, as the tournament reached its halfway mark. Kenya blew Tanzania out the park, to remain the only unbeaten team in the competition with six points...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:40pm

‘Social media tax’ comes into effect in Uganda

A tax on the use of social media in Uganda has come into effect with many users complaining that it is costly and will also limit their freedoms. Telecommunication companies on July 1 started enforcing the excise duty charge on Over-The-Top services dubbed ‘social media tax’.The tax...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:53pm

Social media tax comes into effect in Uganda amidst concerns

A tax on the use of social media in Uganda has come into effect with many users complaining that it is costly and will also limit their freedoms. Telecommunication companies on July 1 started enforcing the excise duty charge on Over-The-Top services dubbed 'social media tax'. The tax...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 10:35am

FIBA World Cup Qualifiers: Rwanda see off Uganda to seal second round berth

Sunday - Group B Rwanda 92-79 Uganda Nigeria 93-53 Mali Rwanda Senior National Basketball Team have ended a four-year winless streak against Uganda to advance to the second round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup – African Qualifiers. It was a winner-take-all clash as the two sides battled for...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 1:01pm

UNHCR urges jobs for refugee youths in Uganda to curb violence

The United Nations refugee agency in Uganda on Wednesday urged for the creation of jobs for refugee youths to curb violence. Joel Boutroue, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative in Uganda, in a statement urged partners to prioritize labor-intensive initiatives to...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:29am

Uganda’s introduction of diarrhea vaccine to reduce child deaths: UN

KAMPALA– United Nations and other agencies in Uganda have hailed the country for including rotavirus vaccine in its national immunization program in a bid to protect under-five-year-old children from the deadly diarrhea. Rotavirus diarrhea accounts for almost 40 per cent of diarrheal cases...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:26am

Uganda ex-police chief arrested over police spokesman's killing

Ugandan authorities have arrested a former national police chief on suspicion of killing a senior police official, a state-owned newspaper said on Thursday. Army general Kale Kayihura, who was sacked as inspector general of police in March, was detained by soldiers on Wednesday over the 2017...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 8:32am

Ugandan wins Africa prize for developing bloodless malaria test

A 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer has won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Brian Gitta is the first Ugandan to win the prestigious Africa Prize, and the youngest winner to date. Gitta and his team developed Matibabu, a device which tests for malaria without drawing blood....

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 8:30am

Museveni vows to eliminate assassins of Ugandan MP

Police in Uganda fired teargas to disperse mourners at the home of a legislator who was gunned down on the outskirts of the capital Kampala on Friday evening. Ibrahim Abiriga was a member of parliament representing Arua Municipality in Northern Uganda. He was a controversial figure on the national...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 7:30am

Ethiopia PM to be honored as an 'African hero' in Uganda

Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed is set to receive the highest distinction accorded to a head of state by the government of Uganda, as the latter celebrates National Heroes’ Day. Abiy will pay an official visit to Uganda over the weekend, where he will attend the event celebrated...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 9:06am

Uganda police petitioned over rampant kidnaps and murder of women

Women in Uganda have petitioned the country’s police force, protesting the ineffective response to the kidnap, sexual abuse and murder of over 30 women in the past one year. Six members of the Women’s Protest Working Group were arrested for protesting at the police headquarters in the...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 9:18am

Uganda to install digital speed limiters in all commercial vehicles

The Ugandan government on Tuesday directed that digital speed limiters be installed in all commercial vehicles in a new move aimed at reducing road carnage in the east African country. Frank Tumwebaze, minister for information said in a statement that drivers of commercial vehicles will also be...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 9:43am

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