Uganda picks South African firm for regional mineral survey

KAMPALA, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Uganda has contracted a South African company to conduct a mineral survey and mapping exercise in a northeast region that may hold substantial deposits of gold, copper and other lucrative minerals. Karamoja, a sprawling and parched area on the border with Kenya, missed out on earlier surveys because of security

Uganda’s Cheptegei breaks 10km record

Cape Town – Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda smashed the world record in the 10km, clocking 26:38 at the 10K Valencia Trinidad Alfonso. He clipped six seconds from the previous record of 26:44 set by Kenya’s Patrick Komon in 2010 to complete a sensational 2019 hat-trick that included world titles in cross country and 10 000m

Uganda: No Foreigner Will Develop Uganda for You – Envoy

Ugandans should work hard and develop their country because no foreigner is going to do it for them, a diplomat has advised. Mr Mohammed Reza Ghezelsofla, the Cultural chancellor at the Iranian Embassy in Uganda noted that poor time management coupled with work inefficiency are to blame for the high poverty levels among many households

Uganda and Rwanda lead East Africa in switch to electric cars

By JAMES ANYANZWAMore by this Author Uganda and Rwanda are racing ahead of their East African neighbours in the global switch to electric motoring, even as infrastructure shortcomings limit investments in the emerging sector. Both Kampala and Kigali have unveiled electric vehicle assembly plants in the past two months, blazing the regional trail with Kenya

Government Introduces Women’s Council Sacco

The programme is tailored to increasing the productivity of a section of the population that would most likely wallow in poverty and unemployment if left unaided. Women leaders addressing their issues to their chairperson during their meeting in Kampala on Tuesday. (Photos by Ivan Kabuye) The programme is tailored to increasing the productivity of a

Guess the rain: Kenya gamifies climate change to help farmers

NAIROBI, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kenya is gamifying climate change – challenging farmers to guess the rain in a bid to reach a remote audience with agricultural advice and ensure yields stay steady as climates change. Created by The Mediae Company, the “Let it rain” challenge launches on Feb. 1, when farmers will

Uganda: Government Creates 20 New Constituencies

The government has altered boundaries, creating more than 20 constituencies in the newly created cities and municipalities. The changes have been presented to Parliament by the Minister of Local Government, Mr Tom Butime, for approval. In the changes, each new city will have two constituencies. Recently, the Cabinet announced a decision that will see creation

Uganda allows study of power project in Murchison Falls national park

KAMPALA, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Uganda has lifted its objections to a South African firm conducting a study for a hydropower dam at a site on the River Nile where spectacular waterfalls and wild game have been a major tourist draw, the tourism minister said on Thursday. Plans by the firm, Bonang Power and Energy,

Legislators asked to enact laws to eradicate hunger

African legislators must enact relevant laws to reverse the high prevalence of malnutrition currently at 20 per cent on the continent and the highest in the world.The Uganda Country Representative of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Antonio Querido, wants parliamentarians to avert the trends by enacting laws that translate their political will into action.“A key

MPs condemn police brutality of the Opposition

Members of Parliament have condemned the Police for the way they brutally handle Opposition politicians citing the recent arrest of Dr Kizza Besigye.This followed a statement by the Minister of State for Internal Affairs, Hon Obiga Kania where he said that the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) deserved to be arrested on 4th November,