Prioritise Commercialisation of Agriculture to Boost Economy

[Monitor] Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda’s economy, employing more than two thirds of the population. However, most of those engaged in the agriculture sector are subsistence farmers. They consume most of what they produce and occasionally have …

[Monitor] Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda's economy, employing more than two thirds of the population. However, most of those engaged in the agriculture sector are subsistence farmers. They consume most of what they produce and occasionally have a little surplus to sell.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

First Lady Pledges Govt Backing for World Cricket League

[Monitor] Kampala -Having been a ‘victim’ of the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s security drive, with global showpieces being taken away from Uganda twice, Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) is ensuring they are not third time unlucky.

[Monitor] Kampala -Having been a 'victim' of the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s security drive, with global showpieces being taken away from Uganda twice, Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) is ensuring they are not third time unlucky.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Govt Raises Alarm Over Fake Imported Honey From China

[Vanguard] The Federal Government yesterday, raised alarm over fake imported honey from China as most of them were produced with sugar syrup which poses danger to human health.

[Vanguard] The Federal Government yesterday, raised alarm over fake imported honey from China as most of them were produced with sugar syrup which poses danger to human health.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Milton Obote Foundation, UPC Inseparable – Bossa

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC) faction leader Joseph Bossa has likened the Milton Obote Foundation (MOF) and the party to Siamese twins, saying they must work together whether they want it or not. But he also warned that MOF is a priv…

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC) faction leader Joseph Bossa has likened the Milton Obote Foundation (MOF) and the party to Siamese twins, saying they must work together whether they want it or not. But he also warned that MOF is a private entity and should be protected from destractors.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Joss Stone in Sudan and Collaborates With Unicef Ambassador Nancy Ajaj

[Capital FM] Singing about unconditional love, the multi-platinum and Grammy award-nominated Soul, R&B, Blues and Reggae singer Joss Stone continues her journey to every country in the world with this latest collaboration with Sudanese singer Nancy Ajaj.

[Capital FM] Singing about unconditional love, the multi-platinum and Grammy award-nominated Soul, R&B, Blues and Reggae singer Joss Stone continues her journey to every country in the world with this latest collaboration with Sudanese singer Nancy Ajaj.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Kenyan’s Journey to Top Five of Miss World Beauty Pageant

[Nation] Jaws drop every time Evelyn Njambi walks into a room. Statuesque, she stands a head taller than most. Favouring six-inch heels, then, even without her sash and crown, she is awesome to behold. Presence is what they call it in pageantry. And Ms…

[Nation] Jaws drop every time Evelyn Njambi walks into a room. Statuesque, she stands a head taller than most. Favouring six-inch heels, then, even without her sash and crown, she is awesome to behold. Presence is what they call it in pageantry. And Ms Njambi, 22, is well aware of the statement she makes and is used to having all eyes on her. "I am 5' 9"," with a straight face, masking the amusement in her eyes, she tells my colleague who just had to ask, "How tall are you?"

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Uganda Targets World Bank Loan Absorption By 2018

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda government says it will be able to reach 25 per cent threshold of absorbing the World Bank (WB) loans by 2018 to be at the same level with other countries accessing the bank loans.

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda government says it will be able to reach 25 per cent threshold of absorbing the World Bank (WB) loans by 2018 to be at the same level with other countries accessing the bank loans.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Nigeria and the Challenge of Ending Female Genital Mutilation

[Premium Times] “I am in my late 50s with shattered aspirations; no husband, no children or a family of my own due to the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation that was carried out on me when I was a two-year old,” says Rosaline Nkwo (not real…

[Premium Times] "I am in my late 50s with shattered aspirations; no husband, no children or a family of my own due to the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation that was carried out on me when I was a two-year old," says Rosaline Nkwo (not real names).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria