French Air Force General commends UPDF for Continental Peace Missions


The Commander of French Airforce based in Djibout Maj Gen Eric Gernez has commended UPDF for an excellent role played in keeping peace on the African Continent. General Gernez said this during a courtesy call to UPDF Leadership at the MODVA headquarters at Mbuya hill. Gen Gernez applauded the forces for the good work executed by UPDF in all their deployments in the region. “thank your for your tireless endeavors towards the peace in Africa” he observed. The French two star General also pointed out that the mutual relationship between…

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Uganda takes over leadership of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Council


New WCO Chairperson Uganda’s Commissioner for Customs, Dickson Kateshumbwa Uganda’s Commissioner for Customs, Dickson Kateshumbwa has been elected today as the Chairperson of the WCO Council ahead of the Russian contender Ruslan Davydov during the annual WCO Council session that just ended at the WCO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Kateshumbwa takes over from Uruguay’s Enrique Canon who has been the Council Chairperson for the last 2 years. The WCO Council is the highest supreme body of the World Customs Organization shaping the global customs and international trade agenda. The council…

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UN To Support Ugandan Rural Women With Entrepreneurship Skills

Brenda Kifuko Malinga the national program coordinator Uganda Women Entrepreneurship program in the ministry of gender labour and social development

Brenda-Kifuko-Malinga-the-national-program-coordinator-Uganda-Women-Entrepreneurship-program-in-the-ministry-of-gender-labour-and-social-development By PEACOCK KAWEESA The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development in partnership with UN Women to implement capacity building for  women entrepreneurs in Karamoja,Teso and Northern Uganda.  This initiative is to support women vulnerable groups for entrepreneurship development and wealth creation at household level. This was revealed by the Honorable Minister Janet Mukwaya  at the closure of the  5days training of trainers workshop  at the Imperial Golf Hotel in Entebbe. The  minister said that rural women have been lacking entrepreneurship skills  to improve their income levels and contribution to economic development. The national training…

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Vice Chancellor’s Book Trends On Amazon


The book authored by Victoria University Vice Chancellor, Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma, Tuesday trended on global online retail shopping platform Amazon. The book which was launched recently at the University was number seven among thousands of similar books. The book is titled ‘Advanced Techniques in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy’. “I am humbled to share that my latest book ‘Advanced Techniques in Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy’ has become the seventh bestsellers in Occupational Therapy category on,” Prof. Krishna said in a message to journalists. Buy the book HERE. Prof.…

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La Cabana Gets TripAdvisor Excellency Certificate


La Cabana Restaurant at Speke Apartment on Wampewo Avenue in Kampala, Uganda’s capital has won itself the prestigious Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The certificate of excellence is in recognition of their good services rendered to and recommended by customers. TripAdvisor an American travel and restaurant Website Company providing hotel and restaurant reviews, accommodation bookings and other travel-related content. TripAdviser says the Certificate of Excellence honors hospitality businesses that deliver consistently great service across the world. Hotels, Lodges, Inns, restaurants, attractions, and vacation rentals worldwide are eligible to receive a…

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MP Jaguar arrested over threat to foreign traders


  Starehe Member of Parliament Charles ‘Jaguar’ Kanyi was arrested yesterday over claims of inciting his voters against foreigners. This is even as Kenya officially wrote to Tanzania to disown xenophobic remarks attributed to Jaguar. Kenya’s High Commissioner to Dar es Salam Dan Kazungu yesterday confirmed that his mission had been contacted on Tuesday after the issue was discussed in Tanzania parliament. “We got contacts from senior officials of the Tanzania government seeking a clarification and Kenya’s position on the unfortunate remarks made by MP Jaguar which border on xenophobia…

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URA Distances Self From BoU Currency Saga


                          Dickson Kateshumbwa at the press conference The currency printing and importation saga rocking Bank of Uganda (BoU) has sucked in Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). But Saturday morning URA distanced itself from the saga saying they did their job right leaving the rest to the central bank. “When a privately chartered plane arrived in April and as normal practice for sensitive cargo customs facilitated clearance of the currency at the tarmac in presence…

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Jumia celebrates Anniversary of eCommerce revolution in Uganda


The leading eCommerce platform in Uganda, JUMIA, will celebrate its  anniversary starting this June in a  celebration running from June 24th to July 14th 2019, with mind-blowing discounts on all products. In commemoration of its anniversary to mark major milestones achieved over the period of its operations in Uganda, Jumia is holding a mega birthday sale that will see customers get up to 77% discount on all products. Jumia’s activities in Uganda may have only started in 2014, but the company has made great strides in the e-commerce scene. Growing…

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Kadaga Says Munyagwa In Breach Of Rules Of Procedure


The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has told the chairperson of Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, State Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) Mubarak Munyagwa that he is breaching parliament’s Rules of Procedure in trying to probe Bank of Uganda afresh. Kadaga, who has so far received two petitions to stop Munyagwa from wasting taxi payer’s money with a new probe, told Munyagwa that his committee has a lot of work to do other than redoing work which was completely done by the same committee under his predecessor Abdul Katuntu and awaits implementation…

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3 Officials Re-arrested In Second Nakalema BoU Raid


Three bank of Uganda officials have been netted on Wednesday evening by police and State House anti-corruption unit. According to sources, the three officials include Mr. Simon Peter Zaribugire from the currency department, Mr. Milton Opio, the director of Security and Ms. Caroline Nankabirwa from the procurement department. On Wednesday last week, the State House Anti-Corruption Unit and police arrested several BoU officials in charge of currency, procurement and security and officials from the Customs Department, airport police officers and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) staff. “Our key point is why…

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