Ahead of Big Refugee Meet, We Go Back to Old Buganda and Ankole

[Monitor] Next week, the world gathers in Kampala for the Solidarity Summit on Refugees. The summit isn’t happening in Uganda by accident. Today Uganda’s generous refugee policy is being hailed all over the world.

[Monitor] Next week, the world gathers in Kampala for the Solidarity Summit on Refugees. The summit isn't happening in Uganda by accident. Today Uganda's generous refugee policy is being hailed all over the world.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Journalist Released on Orders of Director of Public Prosecutions

[Nation] Nation journalist Walter Menya, who had been held in police custody for two nights, on Tuesday walked home a free man following instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) that he be released unconditionally.

[Nation] Nation journalist Walter Menya, who had been held in police custody for two nights, on Tuesday walked home a free man following instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) that he be released unconditionally.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

UN Tells Uganda to Include Value of Lakes, Forests in GDP Figures

[Monitor] Entebbe -Government should include the economic value of vital resources such as Lake Victoria in the calculation of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to provide a stimulus for renewed conservation, a senior United Nations official h…

[Monitor] Entebbe -Government should include the economic value of vital resources such as Lake Victoria in the calculation of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to provide a stimulus for renewed conservation, a senior United Nations official has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Uganda Imports Decline in 2016

[Monitor] Kampala -Reduction in volumes of imports has resulted into narrowing of Uganda’s Current Account deficit by $1 billion (Shs3.6 trillion) over the last one year, saving the country from foreign exchange outflows.

[Monitor] Kampala -Reduction in volumes of imports has resulted into narrowing of Uganda's Current Account deficit by $1 billion (Shs3.6 trillion) over the last one year, saving the country from foreign exchange outflows.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

There is A Plot to Rig August Election – Opposition Leader

[Nation] A fresh battle front between the National Super Alliance and Jubilee Party was opened on Tuesday after the main opposition flag bearer, Raila Odinga, dragged the military into an alleged government plot to rig the August elections.

[Nation] A fresh battle front between the National Super Alliance and Jubilee Party was opened on Tuesday after the main opposition flag bearer, Raila Odinga, dragged the military into an alleged government plot to rig the August elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

New Tax Measures – How They Will Affect Business

[Monitor] Kampala -In order for Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to collect the required Shs15 trillion tax revenue, Parliament approved 72 amendments on income tax, excise duty, Value Added Tax (VAT) and EAC Common External Tariff. The tax measures, acc…

[Monitor] Kampala -In order for Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to collect the required Shs15 trillion tax revenue, Parliament approved 72 amendments on income tax, excise duty, Value Added Tax (VAT) and EAC Common External Tariff. The tax measures, according to Ms Doris Akol, the URA Commissioner General, will enable the government to collect Shs400b during the financial year 2017/18. URA's collection is up from the Shs13.1 trillion in 2016/17.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Knysna Fire ‘Led to Largest Deployment of Firefighters in SA History’

[News24Wire] The recent Knysna fires led to the largest deployment of firefighting resources and personnel in a single incident in South Africa’s history, said Western Cape disaster management and fire rescue services chief director, Colin Deiner.

[News24Wire] The recent Knysna fires led to the largest deployment of firefighting resources and personnel in a single incident in South Africa's history, said Western Cape disaster management and fire rescue services chief director, Colin Deiner.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa