The evening of 10th July 2019,marked another milestone in terms of improving the welfare of Soldiers’ spouses. The spouses UPDF-AF SACCO received six thousand (6000) chicks from NAADS Secretariat. The received 6000 chicks came along with feeds for three months. The UPDF-AF spouses SACCO was started for purposes of improving the welfare of soldiers’ wives so as to supplement on the income of their husbands. The SACCO has 70 fully paid up members and they have their administrative structures fully monitored and supervised by Air Force Administration . The Director…

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The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces’ (UPDF) medical team is in the Republic of Rwanda to participate in the rotational Second Edition of the Eastern Africa Community (EAC) Armed Forces Civil Military activities from 28th June to 4th July 2019. Both the UPDF and Rwanda Defence Forces’ (RDF) medical teams, are operating at Nyamata District Hospital and offering general medicine, Ear-Nose-Throat surgery, dental and eye treatment, anaethesia, orthopaedrics, general surgery, and gynaecology, among others, as part of their contribution to this year’s free one-week civil military activities in Rwanda. Medics from…

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The Democratic Republic of Congo Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) 2019-2020 – Revised in June 2019

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In 2018, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) drastically worsened, spreading to previously unaffected areas in DRC, and had a negative impact on the Great Lakes region. The ongoing conflicts across much of eastern and central DRC continue to cause significant displacement, damage to property and tragic loss of human life. While the majority of displaced people remain within DRC, tens of thousands of new refugees have fled across borders since the beginning of 2019. Refugee flows to Burundi, the Republic of Congo, Uganda and Zambia…

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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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Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa arriving at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala recent  The controversial MP, who doubles as chairperson of the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) was desperate to launch a fresh probe into BOU with aim of extorting BOU officials to let them off the hook but he was repulsed by the speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga not to ever think about it. Munyagwa is a city boy who became Member of Parliament through similar fraudulent ways, he staged his own kidnap to gain…

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UN health agency identifies 5-year-old Congolese boy as first confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda


The World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health, confirmed on Tuesday the first case of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda, stemming from the nearly year-long current outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Despite numerous previous alerts in Uganda, this is the first instance in which the virus has been identified outside DRC during what has become the worst-ever outbreak in its history. A five-year-old Congolese boy travelled across the Ugandan border on Sunday, through the Bwera Border post. While seeking medical care at Kagando hospital,…

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MTN Staff Address The Muslim Faithful before the Donation (1)

As Ramadan enters its third week, Muslim faithful in the country are still receiving alms as part a joint Ramadan campaign by MTN Uganda and Salam TV. In two separate ceremonies this afternoon, MTN Uganda and Salam TV has today donated items to Kasana Health Center IV & Bagalana Masjid Mosque in Luwero District, Central Uganda. The items donated included sugar, rice, prayer mats, Islamic tunic/garbs, cooking oil, wheat flour, bar soap, fruit juice, Qurans and salt. MTN Staff with Muslim Faithful before the Donation MTN Uganda released the following statement at the handover: “Fasting…

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Employment Opportunities Critical to Uganda’s Economic Growth


(AMBROSE BYAMUGISHA MUHOOZI- Students Support Officer @ VICTORIA UNIVERSITY, KAMPALA) Creating quality jobs is a challenge for the Ugandan government, but by implementing policies to ensure inclusive growth will help the country reach middle income status Agriculture is the core of the economy and the primary source of employment; creating better jobs on the farm and promoting agribusiness are critical to improving productivity The Coming Budget for June 2019 should focus on the importance of jobs in the context of Uganda’s economic growth. As it is for other countries around…

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Jailed activist Stella Nyanzi wins human rights award


Social activist Dr Stella Nyanzi has been awarded by Solidarity Uganda for being a consistent human rights defender. The award was received by Dr Nyanzi’s daughter Bah Baraka on behalf of her mother who is currently detained in Luzira Prison for allegedly using electronic communication to disturb the peace of President Museveni. While giving out the award on Monday, Jane Asinde, the programmes manager at Solidarity Uganda noted that Dr Nyanzi has embodied the essence of a brave activist, adding that she is not afraid to stand alone against any…

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MTN Uganda hosts Muslim community to a special Ramadan dinner


By Nicholas Shawn Mugarura MTN Uganda in conjunction with Salam TV Uganda hosted a special Ramadan dinner for their Muslim clientele, partners and media on Tuesday, 07 May 2019 at Hotel Africana and Convention centre to commemorate the start of the holy month of Ramadan. MTN Uganda acting CEO, Gordian Kyomukama said that they were pleased to spend time with the Muslims as they begin the holy month of Ramadan. On behalf of MTN Uganda, he wished the Muslims the very best during the Ramadan season since it is a…

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