Why People Get Conned

[Monitor] One morning, I met two young men as I was walking home after a prayer night. The men asked for directions to a radio station and I told them to continue walking straight and they would get their intended destination. As I made to continue wit…

[Monitor] One morning, I met two young men as I was walking home after a prayer night. The men asked for directions to a radio station and I told them to continue walking straight and they would get their intended destination. As I made to continue with my journey, the young men dropped their voice into a conspiratorial tone and showed me a test tube with some shinny substance which they pronounced to be diamonds.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

BBC Apologises to Emir Sanusi for Incorrect Report

[Premium Times] The British Broadcasting Corporation has apologised to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, over claims that he was under probe by anti-graft officials for alleged mismanagement of Kano Emirate fund.

[Premium Times] The British Broadcasting Corporation has apologised to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, over claims that he was under probe by anti-graft officials for alleged mismanagement of Kano Emirate fund.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

South Sudan Pound Slips Against U.S. Dollar, Uganda Shilling

[Monitor] Amuru -More than 200 currency traders at Elegu-Nimule border have reportedly quit the business following sharp depreciation of the South Sudanese Pounds (SSP) against the Uganda Shilling and US dollar.

[Monitor] Amuru -More than 200 currency traders at Elegu-Nimule border have reportedly quit the business following sharp depreciation of the South Sudanese Pounds (SSP) against the Uganda Shilling and US dollar.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Why Extending Credit to Women Critical in Spurring Household Incomes

[Monitor] One of the greatest challenges in our economy is the strain in accessing credit. It’s a quandary Ugandans generally face irrespective of the traditional gender or net-worth biases.

[Monitor] One of the greatest challenges in our economy is the strain in accessing credit. It's a quandary Ugandans generally face irrespective of the traditional gender or net-worth biases.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

4 Years Later, Acholi Restocking Project Registers Mixed Fortunes

[Monitor] Acholi -Following nearly two decades of war between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels and government troops, millions of people were caught up in the war and lost thousands of livestock to both fighting forces and cattle rustlers who to…

[Monitor] Acholi -Following nearly two decades of war between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels and government troops, millions of people were caught up in the war and lost thousands of livestock to both fighting forces and cattle rustlers who took advantage of the insurgency.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Nakumatt Eyes Shs53 Billion Savings With Branch Closure Strategy

[Monitor] Nairobi -Nakumatt Supermarkets has announced plans to close its poorly performing branches in Kenya and Uganda as part of cost-cutting measures aimed at saving the retailer KSh1.5b (Shs53b) annually.

[Monitor] Nairobi -Nakumatt Supermarkets has announced plans to close its poorly performing branches in Kenya and Uganda as part of cost-cutting measures aimed at saving the retailer KSh1.5b (Shs53b) annually.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Uganda, South Sudan One-Stop Border Project Stalls Due to Funding

[Monitor] Kampala/Juba -The construction of a one-stop border post facilities at Elegu, which was expected to be handed over to the government in February, has stalled amid reports of funding dilemma.

[Monitor] Kampala/Juba -The construction of a one-stop border post facilities at Elegu, which was expected to be handed over to the government in February, has stalled amid reports of funding dilemma.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan