How Ugandan child soldiers are rebuilding their lives
As a young boy chasing chickens on his parents’ farm in northern Uganda, Louis Lakor dreamed of becoming a teacher. But when he finally set foot in a local primary school, aged seven, it was as an armed killer.
Uganda says 'considering' deal to accept migrants from Israel
Following months of denials, Uganda said Friday it was "positively considering" a proposal from Israel to accept hundreds of Africans the country wishes to deport.
Eleven lions 'poisoned to death' in Uganda national park
Eleven lions, including eight lion cubs, have been found dead in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda after possibly being poisoned, a conservation official said on Thursday. The three lionesses and eight cubs were found dead near Hamukungu fishing village in the park, a popular tourist destination. "An investigation has been opened but we suspect…
Uganda Joins Africa’s Big-Debt Club
Uganda’s national debt has nearly trebled in the last three years to more than 50 percent of gross domestic product, creating a risk of default risk...
Uganda’s private-sector activity hurt by fewer export orders – survey
Uganda’s private-sector economic activity decelerated in February, slowed by weak exports, delays in customer payments and rising input prices, a survey showed on Monday. The Markit Stanbic Bank Uganda Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) declined to 51.1, down from 52.0 last month. A reading above 50 indicates expansion; anything below, a contraction. “February saw a contraction…
Senator Wamakko bags Uganda Varsity honorary award
The International Islamic University, Mbali, Uganda, has honoured Sen. Aliyu Wamakko (APC- Sokoto), for his meritorious service to humanity, especially his penchant for the education of the youths. This is contained in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Bashir Mani and issued to newsmen in Sokoto on Sunday. Mani…
UN urges Uganda to probe refugee trafficking, corruption
Uganda must investigate allegations of "human trafficking" and corruption in refugee camps, the UN's top official in the country told AFP on Monday.
Mortgage operators in Kampala declaration, seek affordable housing
With Africa cities facing a critical and growing need for affordable housing, mortgage finance operators in the continent have committed to promoting and accelerating delivery of affordable housing, engaging the housing value chain for growth in each of the countries. Currently, about 40 per cent of the continent’s one billion people live in cities and…
Museveni signs bill removing Uganda presidential age limits
Uganda's Yoweri Museveni has signed into law a bill removing presidential age limits, a spokesman said Tuesday, clearing the way for the 73-year-old's expected sixth run at the presidency in 2021.