Sep 13th, 2012
By Angelo Izama At Forest Mall, errand boys and girls for Kampala’s wealthy families dash back and forth. The Mall is part of a string of new developments providing office space for banks, coffee shops and expensive boutiques. A cashmere sweater at one of these upscale hangouts costs 1.2 million Ugan...
Feb 23rd, 2012
Chinese state media say one of the country’s largest national oil companies is in negotiations to invest in Uganda’s first ever oil refinery. The China Daily said Thursday that the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) plans to invest in the project, which will be located i...
Feb 9th, 2012
Last Friday (4th Feb), the Ugandan government finally signed Production Sharing Agreements with UK based Tullow Oil. The deal has been in waiting for months as a bargain was struck on the one hand between the government and the oil companies, and on the other between government officials and the Ugan...
In East Africa
Feb 7th, 2012
Kampala – A lawmaker in Uganda is re-introducing an anti-gay bill that received wide condemnation, including from President Barack Obama. The bill was re-introduced on Tuesday by David Bahati, the bill’s primary backer. It was originally introduced in 2009 but has never come before the fu...
May 19th, 2011
In an article, “Ugandan president apologizes for stoning of Nigerian president’s car on inauguration day”, appeared in The Washington Post of May 17, Uganda’s President reaffirm, the Nigerian presidential convoy was stoned, but the Nigerian government had earlier denied reports that Presi...
Apr 29th, 2011
KAMPALA, Uganda – Army troops and police fired live bullets at rioting demonstrators Friday, and at least two people were killed and 120 wounded in the largest anti-government protest in sub-Saharan Africa this year. Rioters burned tires in downtown streets as security forces fired tear gas and guns,...
In East Africa
Apr 23rd, 2011
Police are patrolling the streets of Uganda’s capital, Kampala, in an effort to prevent an escalation of opposition led protest across the east Africa country. Leading opposition leaders are due to spend the Easter holidays in jail after being refused bail or deciding to refuse bail and stay in priso...