Penal Code Review – Provision on Mercy Killing Ignites Debate

[New Times] Should family members of a terminally ill patient who is going through a lot of pain have a right to end the patient’s life? Should it only be legal if the terminally ill patient authorises it in writing?

[New Times] Should family members of a terminally ill patient who is going through a lot of pain have a right to end the patient's life? Should it only be legal if the terminally ill patient authorises it in writing?

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Govt Dismisses Kutesa Bribery Allegations

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has dismissed reports of a multimillion dollar bribery scheme at the UN allegedly involving minister Sam Kutesa, saying all engagements he had with a named China Energy Fund C…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Uganda's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has dismissed reports of a multimillion dollar bribery scheme at the UN allegedly involving minister Sam Kutesa, saying all engagements he had with a named China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC), were official activities.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Rwanda Women’s Network – the Ladder Propelling Women to Greater Heights

[New Times] It is a story of hope and perseverance for Chantal Uwanyirigira and her colleagues. However, the bigger story is not about the success they have achieved, but how they started out. It is a story of how they were given a shoulder to lean on …

[New Times] It is a story of hope and perseverance for Chantal Uwanyirigira and her colleagues. However, the bigger story is not about the success they have achieved, but how they started out. It is a story of how they were given a shoulder to lean on and see far beyond their dream.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Sanlam Finally Announces Lion Assurance Acquisition Deal

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -On Nov. 21, Sanlam Emerging Markets Proprietary Limited (SEM) announced that its subsidiary, Sanlam General Insurance Uganda Limited (SGIU), had successfully concluded the acquisition of close to a 100% interest in the …

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -On Nov. 21, Sanlam Emerging Markets Proprietary Limited (SEM) announced that its subsidiary, Sanlam General Insurance Uganda Limited (SGIU), had successfully concluded the acquisition of close to a 100% interest in the share capital of Lion Assurance Company Limited (LAC) in Uganda, from Trans Industries Proprietary Limited and some minority shareholders for an initial purchase price of US$6.5 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Magufuli, Museveni Sign Big Business Deals

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -If holding hands, beaming smiles, and signing piles of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) is a measure, then Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli’s visit to Uganda from Nov.9 – 11 was a total success. The brotherly ro…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -If holding hands, beaming smiles, and signing piles of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) is a measure, then Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli's visit to Uganda from Nov.9 - 11 was a total success. The brotherly romance between the 58-year old Magufuli and his host, 73-year old Yoweri Museveni was encouraging to observe. It was even more significant following years of less-enthusiastic leadership on regional issues from Tanzania under Magufuli's predecessor, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

High Court Asked to Order Govt to Produce Kaweesi Suspects

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Relatives of the four Kaweesi suspects who were recently arrested by security operatives, after being granted bail by Nakawa Magistrates Court, have asked the High Court in Kampala to issue a writ of habeas corpus. This…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Relatives of the four Kaweesi suspects who were recently arrested by security operatives, after being granted bail by Nakawa Magistrates Court, have asked the High Court in Kampala to issue a writ of habeas corpus. This would compel government to produce them.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Testing and Treating HIV

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -July 11, 2012 is memorable for Joseph Lukwago. It is the day the 47-year old started taking Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. He had tested HIV positive in 2010. And back, he says, thought he had only a short time to live.

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -July 11, 2012 is memorable for Joseph Lukwago. It is the day the 47-year old started taking Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. He had tested HIV positive in 2010. And back, he says, thought he had only a short time to live.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda