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Anticipated population boom raises benefits issue.

East African countries' populations will surge in the coming decades with Tanzania and Uganda's anticipated rates of increase so steep that they will be among the 10 countries in the world that are collectively expected to account for more than half the projected global population increase in the next three decades.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Security tight as Muslims celebrate Eid.

In Uganda, the Muslim believers across the country thronged different mosques for prayers as part of the celebrations

- Daily Monitor - UG

Museveni vows not to support hostile acts against Sudan: minister.

June 24, 2017 - The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni affirmed his country won't serve as launching pad for any hostile acts against Sudan, said Sudan's State Foreign Minister. On Friday, Sudan's Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdel-Rahman met with Museveni in Kamala on the sidelines of United Nations-backed Solidarity ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Kenya hold Uganda to win Elgon Cup.

Kenya needed a late penalty try to secure a tenth Elgon Cup after Uganda had thrown them into panic for most of the game after a shaky start

- Daily Monitor - UG

Sam Kutesa apologises to China: Shame on Uganda!.

Sabalwanyi alleged that he was informed by senior officers of the Uganda Tourism Board that two Chinese diplomats connived with Uganda Wildlife Authority officials to engage in illicit ivory trade

- Daily Monitor - UG

Reasons why Uganda's good refugee policy could change.

The shooting sides don't play by any known rules of military engagement. They kill, they rape, they maim, they abduct, they torch homes and gardens, they pillage

- Daily Monitor - UG

The evil of shirking responsibility.

Other Ugandans who know those who do evil and have responsibility to act in the national interest but do nothing are equally guilty

- Daily Monitor - UG

Let's borrow a leaf from Kenya on sanitary pads.

Kenya, like Uganda a year ago, is in the election season and is expected to go to the polls on August 8 to elect a new president

- Daily Monitor - UG

Kenya and Uganda commit to the Standard Gauge Railway.

Kenya is yet to secure funds for the construction of the Kisumu-Malaba stretch.

- Daily Nation - KE

Museveni vows to not support any hostile acts against Sudan: minister.

June 24, 2017 - The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni affirmed his country won't serve as launching pad for any hostile acts against Sudan, said Sudan's State Foreign Minister. On Friday, Sudan's Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdel-Rahman met with Museveni in Kamala on the sidelines of United Nations-backed Solidarity ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Refugee solidarity summit in Uganda raises $358m.

June 24, 2017 - The international community, at a refugee solidarity summit in Uganda, pledged $358.2 million on Friday. The pledge is part of the $2 billion aid raised to support 1.2 million refugees, 900,000 of who hail from neighbouring South Sudan. The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, who was ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Uganda Bookshop vandalised, computers stolen

Mr Emilian Kayima, Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, said police suspect there was connivance between the premises' security guard one Eric Mungu from Corporate Security Company and those who broke into the bookshop

- Daily Monitor - UG

You are a true matriarch- Museveni celebrates wife's birthday

Ms Museveni who celebrates her 69th birthday today retweeted her husband's message saying Thank you'

- Daily Monitor - UG

Uganda registers victory in African netball championships

The opening match that attracted a mammoth crowd was graced by Vice President Edward Ssekandi, who assured the netball fraternity of government support in whatever they do

- Daily Monitor - UG

News24.com | Uganda refugee crisis fundraising fall short of hopes at $358m

The international community has pledged $358 million at a fundraising summit to help Uganda tackle the world's fastest growing refugee crisis, falling well short of expectations.

- News24.com - ZA

More than $350 million pledged for refugees in Uganda

Source: UN News Service Country: South Sudan, Uganda Uganda is hosting more than 1.2 billion refugees, about 950,000 of them are from war-torn South Sudan. Humanitarian actors are all struggling to respond to this emergency.23 June 2017 – A 'Solidarity Summit' for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Kampala's refugee solidarity summit raises $358 million

The money raised in pledges is way below the $2billion that the government of Uganda expected to raise from the summit hosted by President Museveni and attended by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

- Daily Monitor - UG

Minister Otafiire pleads with State Prosecutors against strike

The Prosecutors want a minimum salary of at least Shs9 million and Shs40 million for the Director of Public Prosecutions. The decision was reached Friday following a meeting in Kampala

- Daily Monitor - UG

International community responding to Uganda's call for refugee solidarity

International community responding to Uganda's call for refugee solidarity23 June 2017Governments today pledged $352.6 million for refugees at the Uganda Solidarity Summit in Kampala.

- Oxfam International - UK

French Montana answers our most burning questions about super powers, the Kardashians

French Montana has a lot to be excited about these days. His single "Unforgettable" with Swae Lee went platinum this week and his mission to provide better health care for the people of Uganda has inspired other celebrities to pitch in.

- CNN - US

UN: Food Aid Dwindling in World's Fastest-growing Refugee Crisis

Food aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief said Friday. "Disturbing shortfalls are emerging in critical areas such as food, shelter and education," Filippo Grandi told a global summit ...

- Voice of America - US

More than $350 million pledged for refugees in Uganda; 'A good start, we cannot stop,' says UN chief

A 'Solidarity Summit' for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today.

- UN - INT

SPLA forces gain control of South Sudan's Kaya town

June 23, 2017 - South Sudanese army Friday has gained control of Kaya town in Yei River state on the border with Uganda, confirming previous reports of clashes in the area between the government forces and the fighters of Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition A high-ranking military officer who declined to be ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

More than $350 million pledged for refugees in Uganda

Source: UN News Service Country: South Sudan, Uganda Uganda is hosting more than 1.2 billion refugees, some 950,000 of them are from war-torn South Sudan. Humanitarian actors are all struggling to respond to this emergency.23 June 2017 – A 'Solidarity Summit' for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Technology: You can't stop an idea whose time is nigh

The role of the Video Assistant Referee in soccer today is as hotly debated as the Virtual Private Network, or to put it succinctly VPN, was in Uganda around February last year

- Daily Monitor - UG

Take Top 100 Business Survey to the people

The annual survey, which is increasingly becoming important in the lives of Ugandan entrepreneurs, was launched in 2009 by both Monitor Publications and KPMG

- Daily Monitor - UG

So, Mr Yoweri Museveni Sir, what is the state of the nation?

In this month, Mr Yoweri Museveni has had four occasions at which he spoke directly to the people of Uganda. There was Uganda Martyrs Day, Heroes Day, State-of-the-Nation Address and Presentation of the National Budget. Two of the four occasions offered Mr Museveni opportunities for major policy outlays. And boy, did I ...

- Daily Monitor - UG

The wonders of Kampala that never cease; what an irony!

This was a government vehicle clearly not delivering a public service - good or bad - but on a purely private errand.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Uganda: Donors pledge $352 million for refugees

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Friday appealed to the international community to assist Uganda in dealing with a surging refugee influx from South Sudan. Donor pledges have fallen way below the target.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

UNHCR chief praises Uganda's commitment to refugees

Filippo Grandi tells Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees greater efforts are needed to support refugee hosting countries and find peace in South Sudan.

- UN - INT

Uganda: Donors pledge $352 million for refugees

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Friday appealed to the international community to assist Uganda deal with a surging refugee influx from South Sudan. Donor pledges have fallen way below the target.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Boxing: Three Ugandans qualify for World Championships

Two Ugandans joined David 'The Dragon' Ayiti into that vital medal bracket, booked that ticket to the more coveted World Boxing Championships in Hamburg, Germany and can only dream for more in tomorrow's semi-finals

- Daily Monitor - UG

Single mother recounts tales of war, escape to world leaders

Yesterday, a global delegation led by head of the UN's refugee summit, Mr Rachid Beladhane, was in person to listen to sad tales of war, flight and desperation from a single mother of 11 children, who crossed into Uganda late last year when the South Sudan war broke out.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Ssebana's condition still worrying, says Katikkiro

The Katikkiro, who visited Mr Ssebana at Nakasero hospital on Friday evening, told Journalists that Ugandans should keep praying for the life of a man who served his country dearly

- Daily Monitor - UG

News24.com | Food aid dwindling in world's fastest-growing refugee crisis

Food aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief has said

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | At refugee summit, UN chief urges 'solidarity' with Uganda

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for international solidarity with Uganda at a fundraising summit to help the country deal with nearly a million South Sudanese fleeing war.

- News24.com - ZA

Wangusa: The day Yoweri Museveni read my poem, except for line on military

A chat with the veteran scholar and poet Timothy Wangusa on his life as a university administrator, an MP, a minister and his upcoming book written in Lumasaaba

- Daily Nation - KE

President Museveni's speech at Kampala's solidarity summit on refugees

"Families lost their property in their homes but let them not lose the opportunity to be educated when they come here," president Museveni.

- Daily Monitor - UG

South Sudanese Player Not Taken in NBA Draft

Peter Jok’s long journey that began in war-torn Sudan and detoured through Ugandan and Kenyan refugee camps has not landed him on an NBA basketball court — yet. Jok, a University of Iowa standout for four years, had been predicted to be chosen in the first two rounds of the National Basketball Association draft in ...

- Voice of America - US

Generation failure causes country-wide power blackout

Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited , Eskom and Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited were not readily available to explain what could have caused the generation problem

- Daily Monitor - UG

EU pledges Shs340 billion to Uganda for South Sudan refugees

Uganda is facing the world's fastest growing refugee crisis as South Sudanese pour over the border to escape more than three years of civil war in their country

- Daily Monitor - UG

LIVE: Kampala's solidarity summit on refugees underway

"Families lost their property in their homes but let them not lose the opportunity to be educated when they come here," president Museveni.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Gay friendly Madrid gears for WorldPride, Ugandan activists attend special session

A special session on people living with HIV and AIDS is also on the agenda with activists from Uganda, Armenia and Chile in attendance

- Daily Monitor - UG

Ex-minister warns govt over EAC 'mitumba' disagreement

Two days after the US Trade Representative announced that Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda risk losing access to the American market through the African Growth and Opportunity Act following plans by the East African member states to ban imports of second-hand clothes and shoes, a former Cabinet minister has asked the government ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

Uganda needs more help in world's fastest-growing refugee crisis

Uganda needs more help in world's fastest-growing refugee crisis 22 June 2017Uganda is hosting the first Refugee Solidarity Summit on 22 and 23 June. Oxfam is calling on the international community to provide funds, humanitarian aid and, crucially, to pave the way for a peaceful resolution to conflicts in neighboring ...

- Oxfam International - UK

In Uganda, UN chief meets with South Sudanese refugees, urges world to show solidarity

With Uganda hosting almost one million South Sudanese refugees “as sisters and brothers and sharing with them their land and everything they have,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged the international community to show solidarity with those that had fled their homes, as well as with the ...

- UN - INT

Why Kampala landlords are protesting property tax

Apart from property tax, owners of commercial buildings in the city pay various taxes to authorities to legalise ownership of their property.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Investment in agriculture, energy will boost incomes

Whereas Kalyegira did not have many charitable things to say about Ugandans , I agree with him that the report was well structured, clutterless, incisive and colourful. It makes for easy reading and understanding of what the US government supported

- Daily Monitor - UG

What can be done to reduce cancer deaths in Uganda?

Recently, the media carried a story of a man who was left unattended to at the Cancer Institute in Mulago and died hours later.

- Daily Monitor - UG

SMEs to get 20% of land in industrial parks

She said UIA is committed to promote local investment by introducing new and good policies for local investments so that foreign direct investment acts just as a supplement towards Uganda's national development

- Daily Monitor - UG

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