Fufa Elections – Is It a Choice Between Lesser of Two Evils

[Monitor] Betrayal is to Ugandan football what sex was to nineteenth-century Vienna: everybody does it and nobody talks about it. Held quadrennially, the Fufa elections always strip the sport of its vague appeal to common decencies. This year’s polls a…

[Monitor] Betrayal is to Ugandan football what sex was to nineteenth-century Vienna: everybody does it and nobody talks about it. Held quadrennially, the Fufa elections always strip the sport of its vague appeal to common decencies. This year's polls are no exception. Betrayals of common decency continue to run rife barely weeks into a process that does not hit a crescendo until August.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

A Day in the Life of a Call Doctor

[Monitor] Dr Yvette Wibabara walks into the offices of The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG) in Rubaga at about 1pm to begin her 10-hour shift at the call centre. She is the image of courteousness, even though she is an hour late. She is pursuing a Master…

[Monitor] Dr Yvette Wibabara walks into the offices of The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG) in Rubaga at about 1pm to begin her 10-hour shift at the call centre. She is the image of courteousness, even though she is an hour late. She is pursuing a Master's in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and has to attend class.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

How Ugandan Hostility Drove Rwandan Refugees Into Rebellion

[Monitor] When Idi Amin took power in 1971, there was drastic change in relationship between the refugees and authorities. The new regime saw the refugees as a source for recruitment in the armed forces.

[Monitor] When Idi Amin took power in 1971, there was drastic change in relationship between the refugees and authorities. The new regime saw the refugees as a source for recruitment in the armed forces.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Foreign Investment Declines

[East African] East Africa’s investment climate is facing a litmus test following the decline in foreign direct investment, faltering intra-regional trade and continued poor performance of listed companies, which have left shareholders with reduced or …

[East African] East Africa's investment climate is facing a litmus test following the decline in foreign direct investment, faltering intra-regional trade and continued poor performance of listed companies, which have left shareholders with reduced or no earnings at all.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

About 160,000 Sudanese, South Sudanese in Abyei Need Aid

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -According to the UN Secretary-General’s most recent report on Abyei, the humanitarian situation has remained relatively stable. Nevertheless, the people in the contested area, claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan, are in need…

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -According to the UN Secretary-General's most recent report on Abyei, the humanitarian situation has remained relatively stable. Nevertheless, the people in the contested area, claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan, are in need of assistance.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Kiir Reaches Out to Opposition

[East African] South Sudan President Salva Kiir is reaching out to the opposition after intense pressure from the international community to prove that the National Dialogue he initiated last December is real and is capable of saving the country from t…

[East African] South Sudan President Salva Kiir is reaching out to the opposition after intense pressure from the international community to prove that the National Dialogue he initiated last December is real and is capable of saving the country from the escalating violence.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Deadly Ambush, ‘Foreigners Bussed-In’ in North Darfur’s Gallab

[Radio Dabanga] Gallab -A displaced woman was killed, her sister was injured, and five others went missing in an ambush in Gallab near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, on Friday. A number of African families reportedly arrived in the area on Thursday.

[Radio Dabanga] Gallab -A displaced woman was killed, her sister was injured, and five others went missing in an ambush in Gallab near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, on Friday. A number of African families reportedly arrived in the area on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

‘End of Joseph Kony Hunt Breeds Frustration and Fear’

[Radio Dabanga] Radio Dabanga -Uganda and the USA have ended a six-year search for warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Yet the failure to “kill or capture” Kony could see the insurgency rebound, media venture IRIN said in a report…

[Radio Dabanga] Radio Dabanga -Uganda and the USA have ended a six-year search for warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Yet the failure to "kill or capture" Kony could see the insurgency rebound, media venture IRIN said in a report on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Supersport Rugby Challenge Continues to Thrill

[News24Wire] Visiting teams ruled in the second weekend of the SuperSport Rugby Challenge with no less than five of the travelling teams winning their matches, with only Western Province able to win at home.

[News24Wire] Visiting teams ruled in the second weekend of the SuperSport Rugby Challenge with no less than five of the travelling teams winning their matches, with only Western Province able to win at home.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa