IGAD Meeting Kicks Off in Kampala

[Shabelle] Delegates from South Sudan, the latest entrant into the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), jetted into the country ahead of discussions on the ratification of the free movement of people protocol by member states.

[Shabelle] Delegates from South Sudan, the latest entrant into the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), jetted into the country ahead of discussions on the ratification of the free movement of people protocol by member states.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Organised Crime Threatens Uganda’s Thriving Gold Trade

[ISS] Gold has become one of Uganda’s top exports, but multiple questions surround this glittering trade. On 20 February, Uganda celebrated a year since it officially launched East Africa’s first gold refinery. Inaugurated by Ugandan President Yoweri M…

[ISS] Gold has become one of Uganda's top exports, but multiple questions surround this glittering trade. On 20 February, Uganda celebrated a year since it officially launched East Africa's first gold refinery. Inaugurated by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in the lakeside town of Entebbe, the US$15 million African Gold Refinery has since elicited a number of concerns.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

350 Jobs Up for Grabs As Govt Restructures Broadcaster

[Monitor] Kampala -Some 176 jobs at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) have been slashed and the remaining 349 tossed up for grabs as the long-awaited revamp of the public broadcaster starts.

[Monitor] Kampala -Some 176 jobs at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) have been slashed and the remaining 349 tossed up for grabs as the long-awaited revamp of the public broadcaster starts.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Cost of Air Tickets Must Be Affordable, Says Airline Boss

[Monitor] With the cost of airline travel almost out of reach for most Ugandans, it is relieving to see that Ugandan now have a low budget airline. Eronie Kamukama had a chat with Willem Hondius, the Jambo Jet chief executive officer to understand how …

[Monitor] With the cost of airline travel almost out of reach for most Ugandans, it is relieving to see that Ugandan now have a low budget airline. Eronie Kamukama had a chat with Willem Hondius, the Jambo Jet chief executive officer to understand how the airline operates and it plans to change Ugandan skylines.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Nothing Is Delightfully Common About the Commonwealth

[Monitor] I only got seriously aware of the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) in London when I saw a photo of two of the Heads of State attending the biennial meeting, soundly sleeping through the speech of HM Elizabeth II, The Quee…

[Monitor] I only got seriously aware of the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) in London when I saw a photo of two of the Heads of State attending the biennial meeting, soundly sleeping through the speech of HM Elizabeth II, The Queen of United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.

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Museveni Splashes Millions on Kenya-Beaters

[Nairobi News] Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will pay a monthly salary of up to Ush5 million to each athlete who bagged the country medals in the just concluded Commonwealth games.

[Nairobi News] Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will pay a monthly salary of up to Ush5 million to each athlete who bagged the country medals in the just concluded Commonwealth games.

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Why Freeze On USE Funding Has Kept Hundreds From School

[Monitor] Busoga -The number of students joining Senior One in schools across Busoga Sub-region has gradually dropped following the phasing out of Universal Secondary Education (USE) in private schools early this year, a Daily Monitor mini-survey has r…

[Monitor] Busoga -The number of students joining Senior One in schools across Busoga Sub-region has gradually dropped following the phasing out of Universal Secondary Education (USE) in private schools early this year, a Daily Monitor mini-survey has revealed.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda