Whose hands were “oiled”?
Serious corruption accusations have been leveled against government bigwigs concerning oil bribes. Some… [read more]
Lessons from 50 years of independence. Independence for a nation unprepared
By Timothy Kalyegira The colonial territories of Africa at the time of the first wave of independence… [read more]
Uganda and Rwanda in the eye of the UN’s storm
By Timothy Kalyegira. A United Nations report,leaked to the Reuters news agency in the middle of October,… [read more]
High Population Growth Rate: A Threat to food security Initiatives in Africa.
By Moses Hategeka. My son, had I known before, the negative effects of having many children, I would… [read more]
Is Uganda at it again? A disturbing UN Dossier.
By Edward Ronald Sekyewa. A leaked copy of the October 12, 2012 report compiled by the United Nations… [read more]
Iranian Agricultural suppliers impress at trade fairWith 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
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
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]