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Saturday, 09-20-14, 5:07Museveni 'Tests' Potential Challenger[Deutsche Welle]Uganda's veteran president Yoweri Museveni has sacked the nation's Prime Minister, removing a former ally. Amama Mbabazi recently fell out with Museveni amid speculation that both might run for president in 2016. read more...
Friday, 09-19-14, 11:24Youth Discover the Beauty in Farming[IPS]Kampala -Before she entered the Miss Uganda beauty contest, 24-year-old Fiona Nassaka was a farmer. read more...
Thursday, 09-18-14, 16:38As Uganda Heats Up, Pests and Disease Flourish to Attack Its Top Export Crop[IPS]Kampala -When Abudu Zikusoka was a small boy his father would bring people to their home in Ndesse village in Central Uganda's Mukono district. He would watch as they packed the family's harvested coffee into sacks and then loaded it onto their bicycles. read more...
Wednesday, 09-17-14, 14:22Kudos to Security for Averting Terror[Observer]If the security apparatus and the United States embassy in Kampala are to be believed, Uganda has just survived an imminent terrorist attack. According to a statement released by the police last weekend, at least 19 suspected al-Shabab terrorists were arrested in a raid on their hideouts, and explosives seized. Our security officers should, indeed, be congratulated for a job well done, as many lives could have been lost if it was not for their timely intervention. read more...
Wednesday, 09-17-14, 10:32Uganda's Batwa, and Conservation's Double-Edged Sword[Daily Maverick]The word 'conservation' sends warm fuzzies pulsing through the hearts of greenies. Yet with conservation of the environment often comes the neglect of the indigenous communities that have been there all along. Just ask the Batwa tribe of Uganda. read more...
Tuesday, 09-16-14, 13:58Lord Mayor of the City of London Visits Kampala[PR Newswire]London -The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Rt Hon Fiona Woolf, is visiting Uganda, accompanied by a high level trade delegation, from 11 to13 September 2014. The City of London is the UK's financial hub, and the Lord Mayor of the City of London serves as a global ambassador, supporting and promoting the City as the world leader in international finance and business services. This is the first visit to Uganda by a Lord Mayor of the City of London, and underlines the growing importance of the Ugandan market to th read more...
Monday, 09-15-14, 14:46A Lonely Journey to Uganda for Unaccompanied Children[savethechildren_uk]Hot air beats down on massed people, many selling gadgets and vegetables. read more...
Monday, 09-15-14, 14:27Uganda to Invest U.S.$20 Billion Into Oil[EA Business]Kampala -Oil industry top officials believe that Uganda must look for between $15 billion to $20 billion if it wants to become an oil producing country. read more...
Monday, 09-15-14, 13:49Tobacco Firm Quits Before New Uganda Law[EA Business]Kampala -British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU) recently announced its exit from supporting leaf growing, but will concentrate on selling cigarettes. read more...
Monday, 09-15-14, 10:32Taxi Drivers and Fisher Folk Show Little Appetite for Condom Use[Key Correspondents]Few bicycle and motorcycle taxi drivers, known as 'boda-boda', use condoms according to a recent study into the behaviour of those most at risk of HIV in five Ugandan communities. read more...

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