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Europe marks 60 years of Treaty of Rome   

EU head of delegation Kristian Schmidt

EU in Uganda oversees many Development Projects Two significant milestones mark this year’s Europe Day of May 9. Firstly, it marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. This event was celebrated in Rome two months ago. Also remembered is the 30 years of the setting …

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“Kyapa mu Ngalo”

He says the 1900 Agreement was laid on selfish terms, made between British officials who were keen to cement their rule indirectly through pliant collaborators, and local chiefs led by Katikkiro Apolo Kaggwa.(File photo) 1900 Buganda Agreement regents.

Why a good gesture is sparking fireworks   The latest effort by Buganda Kingdom to enhance the security of tenure of millions of people sitting on Kabaka’s land has sparked fear, panic and apprehension among the supposed beneficiaries, political leaders and indeed some ordinary members of the public. But closer …

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First step on my new limbs

A land mine survivor fitted with a new artificial limb at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital

Landmine survivors in Northern Uganda on getting their lives back with prosthetic limbs   “Move your limb, try to move it a bit. No no no, not like that. Let’s try again. Good. Take another step,” said Lucy Angee, an orthopedic therapist while teaching Justine Ojwang, an amputee how to …

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You feed refugees as we die!

Karimojong Women desperately dig their scorched ground to prepare for planting even though the anticipated rains are not forthcoming. The prolonged drought in Karamoja has left many in the subregion starving. Now their leaders say the government is not doing enough

Karimojong turn up the heat on government From their largely remote enclaves in north eastern Uganda the Karimojong are coming out fighting. They can’t tolerate anymore a situation akin to a mother feeding visitors while her children starve. A Member of Parliament (MP) from Karamoja has accused the Uganda government …

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SACCOs: Changing mindsets to enable them serve members

Collins Agabalinda

  Following our pioneering reports last week on the challenges facing the Microfinance sector in Uganda, including politicization of government contributions, week legal regime and weak supervision, there appears to be a ray of hope that the sector will experience some order in the near future. In an Interview with …

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Uganda’s failure to enact a biosafety law a setback for other COMESA countries

Dr. Getachew Belay, COMESA's Senior Biotechnology Policy Adviser,

Dr. Getachew Belay, COMESA’s Senior Biotechnology Policy Adviser, The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is a trade area comprising 19 African countries including Uganda. In 2014, COMESA member states approved and adopted the COMESA Policy on Biotechnology and Biosafety. Through its specialised agency, the Alliance for Commodity …

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SACCOs: Iyaledi defies the odds of a precarious industry

Iyadeli SACCO Manager, John Michael Ekamu, at his desk in his office

  “Save and Be Rich”. This is the motto of Iyaledi Savings and Credit Co-operative Organization (SACCO) located in Iyaledi trading centre in Katera Sub-county in the Eastern Uganda district of Serere. Starting with a membership of 27 people from four surrounding villages in 2007, the SACCO has since grown …

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Kwanga’s ambition to change lives in Amolatar

  A fortnight ago, the American Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac awarded certificates to 11 outstanding youth leaders whose business plans had been awarded US$10,000 each as seed capital to help them implement their business ideas. The successful business ideas were chosen for their potential to create jobs and improve …

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Sex at Ushs 7,000/= in Kabalagala

A night in Kabalagala, where a woman’s price is lower than a kilo of meat Kabalagala, a Kampala suburb, is awake, twenty-four hours. When I was still a University student, I used to subscribe to night clubs’ happenings in the manner of admiring Mark Twain’s saying: “Too much of anything …

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New technique kills two maize pests at once

MP Jackson Mbaju

An experiment meant to evaluate the effectiveness of a resistant maize variety against the devastating maize stem borer developed by Ugandan researchers has proved successful in controlling yet another hazardous pest, the leaf eater that had proved a menace to farmers across the Uganda especially during the dry season. According …

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