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It was a busy month for Uganda and for all of Africa.

It was a busy month for Uganda and for all of Africa.

April 17th, 2013 at 12:04 am
From the famous oil debate to Gaddafi’s killing. By Timothy Kalyegira. The Parliament of Uganda in session. In October 1980, two months before the Ugandan general election,...
  • Whose hands were “oiled”?
    Serious corruption accusations have been leveled against government bigwigs concerning oil bribes. Some ruling party legislators want the accused to step aside,...
    on April 16th, 2013 at 11:04 pm
  • Somalia is on the path to recovery.
    By Pamela Ankunda In Somalia today, you will see women police officers manning check points, the former Al-Shabaab revenue collection centre- Bakara Market...
    on April 16th, 2013 at 10:04 pm
  • UGANDA @ 50: ARE WE FOOD SECURE?
    By Moses Hategeka. As Uganda, celebrates the Golden Jubilee on 9/10/2012 we need to reflect back and assess how far the country has travelled in its agricultural...
    on April 16th, 2013 at 07:04 pm

Politics»

Rubaramira Ruranga is the epitome of a stone-age politician

Rubaramira Ruranga is the epitome of a stone-age politician

April 16th, 2013 at 05:04 pm
Rubaramira Ruranga By Albert Gomes Mugumya. Sectarian politics have bedevilled this country since time immemorial. The narrow issues of religion, tribe and “it’s our turn...
  • 50 Years of Independence.
    Despite the economic, social, political and environmental challenges, the commemorative events spark both negative and positive reactions.                                                                                                                                  ...
    on April 16th, 2013 at 03:04 pm
  • Is Museveni losing it?
              It is just over a year since Uganda held its general election of February 18, 2011. Much has happened in the 12 months that...
    on March 12th, 2012 at 01:03 pm
  • Army General speaks out on corruption
    His office is neat. With a Tarehe Sita calendar hanging on the wall, a big table with several books including an Oxford dictionary, newspapers and a novel...
    on December 12th, 2011 at 07:12 pm

Business»

Traders cry foul at fluctuating dollar-based rents

Traders cry foul at fluctuating dollar-based rents

April 17th, 2013 at 07:04 pm
Property owners are taking advantage of the battered shilling to charge exorbitant rental fees Two of Kampala's property moguls, Godfrey Kirumira and Kasiwukira. By Sam...
  • Iranian Agricultural suppliers impress at trade fair
    With state of the art agricultural inputs, this firm is here to revolutionize the sector in Uganda. Better food storage facilities are key to halting the skyhigh...
    on April 17th, 2013 at 05:04 pm
  • Local Government’s bicycles arrive
    Permanent secretary vows to recover money from this deal, which has been clouded in controversy. Workers opening one of the cartons containing the bicycle parts By...
    on April 17th, 2013 at 05:04 pm
  • What is happening with Rift Valley Railways?
    News coming in from the company entrusted with running Uganda’s railway sector is not pleasant and workers have called upon government to repossess Uganda...
    on January 13th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Culture & Lifestyle»

Not the job for me?

Not the job for me?

April 17th, 2013 at 06:04 pm
Both men and women in Uganda are venturing into professions that were formerly taboo By Lindsay Kunkunda. It used to be easy to define jobs in Uganda along gender lines. Secretaries...
  • Homes at the edge of the world.
    Mount Elgon’s residents are faced with a choice: stay or go? But both options have serious consequences. By Andrew Green A home in Bulambuli District...
    on April 17th, 2013 at 01:04 am
  • Embracing the diversity of African cultural heritage through work of art.
    For ages, amidst all odds and challenges of life, artists dedicate their skills and talent in pursuit of refreshing and maintaining the gradually fading traditions...
    on April 15th, 2013 at 05:04 pm
  • Emergence of Cross-Cultural Relations
       By Nancy M. Babalanda. Which better country to use as the foil for discussion on cross cultural relationships than Uganda? A country to the west of Kenya,...
    on April 15th, 2013 at 04:04 pm

Technology»

The magic of mapping

The magic of mapping

April 17th, 2013 at 01:04 am
By Daniel Stern I was so excited by my first mapping expedition, you might have thought I’d just gotten back to Earth from mapping the far side of the moon. I had been charting...
  • Learning entrepreneurship from the pros
    Hope Achiro and her mentor Daniel Stern (Courtesy of Mara Foundation) Young entrepreneurs who are lucky enough to qualify for this yearly programme will find...
    by on January 13th, 2012 at 12:01 pm
  • Review: Does Google+ add up?
    I must admit that I never really understood how Ugandans use Facebook. First of all you all will ‘friend’ basically anyone who requests it. A colleague...
    by on October 4th, 2011 at 06:10 pm
  • Top 100 Ugandans on Twitter
    Compiled by Timothy Kalyegira Soon after I signed up for Twitter last July, I began compiling a list of the top Ugandans on Twitter, which I have followed...
    by on July 22nd, 2011 at 08:07 am

Recent Articles

Traders cry foul at fluctuating dollar-based rents

Property owners are taking advantage of the battered shilling to charge exorbitant rental fees By Sam Simba Ntale On average Jimmy Mugira, a designer operating in Printers’ Arcade along Nasser Road has been paying $1,025 monthly for the two roomed (5sq meters) premise on the second floor. “The previous quarter of May, June and July, […]

Not the job for me?

Both men and women in Uganda are venturing into professions that were formerly taboo By Lindsay Kunkunda. It used to be easy to define jobs in Uganda along gender lines. Secretaries were women, for instance, while men were drivers or lawyers. The winds of change have been quietly sweeping through our streets. Women ventured into […]

Iranian Agricultural suppliers impress at trade fair

With state of the art agricultural inputs, this firm is here to revolutionize the sector in Uganda. Better food storage facilities are key to halting the skyhigh food prices that affect African countries when production dips, whether because of harsh climate conditions or crop failure. In a few years, Uganda will have less storage problems […]

Local Government’s bicycles arrive

Permanent secretary vows to recover money from this deal, which has been clouded in controversy. By Savio Kyambadde A few weeks after parliament’s investigation into the failed supply of 70,000 bicycles, the first batch of 1,200 bicycles has finally arrived in the country. The bicycles were delivered by Four Ways Group and shown to officials […]

The magic of mapping

By Daniel Stern I was so excited by my first mapping expedition, you might have thought I’d just gotten back to Earth from mapping the far side of the moon. I had been charting the areas around Ggaba town on the edge of Lake Victoria. The job involved marking points of interests and taking photos […]

Homes at the edge of the world.

Mount Elgon’s residents are faced with a choice: stay or go? But both options have serious consequences. By Andrew Green The rains that have pounded Mount Elgon these past three months have devastated Mike Wogigona’s neighborhood in eastern Uganda’s Bulambuli District. A tree perched on a hill above his neighbor’s house slid down an embankment […]

It was a busy month for Uganda and for all of Africa.

From the famous oil debate to Gaddafi’s killing. By Timothy Kalyegira. In October 1980, two months before the Ugandan general election, Brig. Moses Ali, the late Suleiman Kiggundu, former President Godfrey Binaisa and President Yoweri Museveni flew to Libya to meet Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. They sought and received Gaddafi’s support for the guerrilla war they […]

Whose hands were “oiled”?

Serious corruption accusations have been leveled against government bigwigs concerning oil bribes. Some ruling party legislators want the accused to step aside, although the President thinks otherwise.      By Edward Ronald Sekyewa The decision to recall parliament from recess on October 10th to discuss oil matters did not come easy. But when it came to pass, […]

Somalia is on the path to recovery.

By Pamela Ankunda In Somalia today, you will see women police officers manning check points, the former Al-Shabaab revenue collection centre- Bakara Market re-opened, young boys playing a previously banned sport – football – on the open streets, press from all over the major houses reporting from the terrorists’ previously held training ground, Ugandan police […]

UGANDA @ 50: ARE WE FOOD SECURE?

By Moses Hategeka. As Uganda, celebrates the Golden Jubilee on 9/10/2012 we need to reflect back and assess how far the country has travelled in its agricultural transformation attempts to become a food secure country and a regional food basket. The country is blessed with fertile soils, good climate, cool temperatures, green vegetation, and receives […]