Uganda

2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens highlights: Uganda 24, Zimbabwe 10

Uganda took complete control in their 24-10 win against Zimbabwe at the Rugby World Cup Sevens.

Rugby World Cup

Tens of thousands of married women in Uganda are secretly undergoing 'the cut'

Gladys Chemtai, 27, says she felt relief after undergoing the "cut" recently.<p>That's because the procedure, better known as female genital mutilation (FGM), now gives her standing in her village of Kapchorwa in eastern Uganda.<p>“I’m very happy because I’m now a full and respected woman in this …

Female Genital Mutilation

Uganda’s government is doubling down on its controversial social media tax

Kampala, Uganda<p>After a brief review period, Ugandan regulators have decided to double down on both the decision to charge citizens a daily levy for access to social media, and the controversial reasoning behind it.<p>Since July 1, Ugandans have been paying 200 Uganda shillings ($0.05) a day to use …

Social Media

US Investing $1B in African Transportation, Communications

The U.S. government has launched Connect Africa, a program that will invest more than $1 billion in projects to improve transportation, …

Africa

Motorcyclists banned from wearing hoodies as Uganda gets tough on crime

President Yoweri Museveni moves to quell concern about rising crime with introduction of 10-point security plan<p>Uganda’s president has banned motorcycle drivers from wearing hoodies in an attempt to tackle rising crime rates in the country.<p>Figures published this week show the number of reported …

Africa

US Turns Blind Eye to Uganda's Assault on Democracy

One September evening last year, a visitor stopped by the office of 48-year-old Ugandan parliamentarian Betty Nambooze. The man was a ruling-party …

Africa

Arizona Basketball: Jordin Mayes returns from Uganda to play in Drew League

Jordin Mayes returned to the Drew League last weekend after returning to the United States after playing in Africa.<p>A professional basketball career …

College Basketball

Kenya:World Bank Appoints Felipe Jaramillo As Director for Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda

NairobiFelipe Jaramillo has been appointed as the new World Bank Country Director for Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, effective July 1, …

Africa

Uganda:American Tourist Dies On His Way to Ssese Islands

[Monitor] Masaka -Police in Masaka District are investigating circumstances under which an American tourist died on Tuesday evening while driving to …

Africa

Access denied: How Uganda’s social media tax is turning news and information into luxury goods

Ugandans took to the streets of Kampala on July 11 to demand an end to a tax scheme that has upended communication, information and payment methods …

Social Media

Uganda's Social Media Tax to Stay Despite Protests

The Ugandan government says it will keep a social media tax in place despite an uproar. Users of social media in Uganda will continue paying the …

Social Media

FROM THE FIELD: Weather reports come to aid of Uganda’s farmers

The majority of farmers in the East African country rely on rain to grow crops, but as that rainfall becomes less reliable and drought conditions …

Farming

Sport24.co.za | DRAW: World Cup Sevens - Men/Women

Schedule for opening rounds of 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens, which kicks off at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday.

Sport (South Africa)

Uganda National Airlines Company Limited Signs Firm Order for Four Bombardier CRJ900 Aircraft

<i>First operator of the new CRJ Series ATMOSPHÈRE cabin in Africa</i>July 18, 2018 – Montréal, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft<br>Bombardier Commercial Aircraft …

Flying

Airbus inks deal to sell passenger planes to Uganda

NAIROBI, July 18 (Reuters) - Airbus said on Wednesday it had signed an agreement to sell two commercial passenger planes to Uganda as part of the country’s plan to revive its national airline which has been defunct for years.<p>The government of long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni has said …

Aviation

Lake Edward dispute; DRC officials in Uganda [The Morning Call]

Following the violence over the disputed waters of Lake Edward on the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda, a delegation …

Africa

Uganda Airlines Orders Two A330neos

<b>The government of Uganda has just ordered two A330neos for an airline that doesn’t currently exist</b>.<p>Uganda Airlines was in operation between 1977 and …

Africa

FARNBOROUGH: A330-800 interest revived by Uganda deal

Uganda Airlines has placed the first commitment for the Airbus A330-800 since the backlog for the variant was wiped out when its only customers …

Farnborough Airshow

Ugandan shilling weakens as demand from energy, manufacturing firms...

KAMPALA, July 18 (Reuters) - The Uganda shilling surrendered some of its recent gains on Wednesday, pressured by a surge in demand from commercial banks and firms in energy and manufacturing sectors, traders said.<p>At 0921 GMT commercial banks quoted the shilling at 3,745/3,755, weaker than Tuesday’s …

Africa

Seek out mountain gorillas on tour of Uganda's national parks

Trek through the jungle of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in search of endangered mountain gorillas on a 10-day excursion offered by Classic Escapes.<p>Other highlights include a two-night stay in Kibale Forest National Park, known for its chimpanzees and 325 bird species, and two days of …

National Parks

Uganda Reconsidering Extra Security for Lawmakers After Outcry

Uganda’s finance minister said the government is reviewing plans to provide escort vehicles and snipers to protect about 450 lawmakers after …

Africa

Uganda: Museveni Praises French for Rejecting Injustice

Prime minister Ruhakana Rugundu with the Ambassador of France to Uganda, Stefanie Rivola, during Bastille Day celebrations in Kampala.<p>Kampala — …

Africa

Uganda: Chemutai Wins Uganda's Second Silver Medal in Finland

Uganda's Peruth Chemutai (file photo).<p>Up-coming star Peruth Chemutai won a second silver medal for Uganda at the on-going 2018 IAAF World U20 …

Africa

This Kampala chef is giving the men a run for their money

One of Uganda's few female chef's is making waves and attracting international attention

Turner Broadcasting

Use Azolla organic animal feeds to improve quality, quantity

Azolla was found to be a very nutritive and cheap organic feed substitute for dairy cattle, poultry, pig, fish etc.<p><b>By Oliver Ndegwa</b><p>Azolla is a …

East Africa

A quick food tour of two of Africa's tastiest towns

From Kenya to Uganda -- find out what some of Africa's top chefs are cooking up

Africa

Uganda: Demanding justice for women - Abuse - Women talk online

Women’s Protest Working Group (WPG) demands justice for victims and calls for security and protection for all women and children in Uganda. They …

East Africa

Uganda and Thailand looking to finish on a high

<b>Overview</b><br>Uganda v Thailand<br>VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen<br>5th-place play-off, WT20Q 2018<br>Saturday, 14 July, 13:00 BST, 14:00 Local<p>Uganda overcame …

Cricket

Uganda:Uganda Could Scrap Social Media Tax After Street Protests

Uganda Prime Minister Ruhakama Rugunda says the government could to review the recently implemented tax on the use of social media.The official spoke …

Social Media

Chinese contractors are going to keep dominating road construction in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda<p>The Chinese deputy premier, Wang Yang, was in Uganda in June to commission a 51-kilometer expressway from Kampala to Entebbe Airport. The new road, like many here in Uganda, was built by Chinese Communications Construction Company (CCCC).<p>But the road, or rather its price tag, had …

Africa