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Uganda’s Tourism Minister Sparks Controversy over Curvy Women Contest  VOA News

Uganda's junior minister for tourism this month sparked controversy by suggesting that curvy women could be promoted as a tourist attraction. Uganda earns ...

VOA News
The Brexit process could learn a lot from slow-paced Uganda  Telegraph.co.uk

I am in a remote part of northern Uganda, where we are officially three hours ahead of the UK, but in reality about five hours behind.

Telegraph.co.uk
First Israel Flight to Uganda Brings Back Memory of Entebbe  Breaking Israel News

It's been more than 40 years since the IDF operation to free hostages at the Ugandan Entebbe airport. Now, an Israeli commercial flight has landed for the first ...

Breaking Israel News
Uganda's economy seen expanding at 6.3% in 2018/19 - IMF  IOL

INTERNATIONAL – Uganda's economy is expected to grow 6.3 percent in the 2018/19 (Jul-Jun) fiscal year, slightly higher than the 2018 rate, helped by robust ...

IOL
Ugandan minister wants "curvy" beauty pageant to boost tourism  CNN

An online petition is calling on Uganda's Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities to scrap its plans for a "Miss Curvy Uganda" beauty pageant.

CNN
Uganda only tolerates women’s bodies when there is money to be made  The Guardian

This tourism ministry's 'celebratory' Miss Curvy pageant jars with the way we are usually treated in our own country.

The Guardian
Ebola infects 4 more in DRC as death prompts testing in Uganda  CIDRAP

In the latest developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ebola outbreak, the health ministry reported four new cases, as details emerged ...

CIDRAP
School of Architecture alum leads 'African Modernism' exhibition in Uganda  Yale News

With “African Modernism: Architecture of Independence,” Doreen Adengo and her collaborators are highlighting the spirit of postcolonial African identities.

Yale News
Uganda Sees First Oil Pushed Back To 2022 | OilPrice.com  OilPrice.com

Uganda expects to start pumping oil in 2022, later than a previous target for 2021, because of lack of infrastructure and disagreements over taxes and plans with ...

OilPrice.com
Uganda welcomes Israeli tourists since raiding on Entebbe Airport  East African Business Week

Uganda Tourism Board on Tuesday welcomed a contingent of over 250 Israeli nationals who are in the country for a 3-day tour of Uganda. The tourists came ...

East African Business Week
As It Happened: Uganda Today Wednesday February 13  New Vision

The health ministry says there is no confirmed Ebola virus disease case in Uganda and that active case search continues in all communities, health facilities and ...

New Vision
Uganda: Why Poor Storage and Handling Are to Blame for Uganda's Poor Quality Seed  AllAfrica.com

Analysis - The quality of purchased seeds, such as maize, groundnuts and others, is a major concern in Uganda.

AllAfrica.com
'Momentous' footage of rare giant pangolins captured by Chester Zoo in Uganda  BreakingNews.ie

Researchers at Chester Zoo have captured “momentous” footage of rare giant pangolins, sometimes known as scaly anteaters for their protective armour, ...

BreakingNews.ie
What Arab countries can learn from Uganda's humane approach to neighbouring refugees  The New Arab

Analysis: Uganda embraced its role as home away from home for over a million African refugees, who have access to healthcare, their own land, and freedom to ...

The New Arab
As It Happened: Uganda Today Tuesday February 12  New Vision

Biggest News Source for News in Uganda and the East African Region ,Breaking news in Uganda and Daily news and the latest from Uganda.

New Vision
Uganda revises first oil production to 2022  Daily Monitor

Uganda expects to begin producing oil in 2022, its energy minister Irene Muloni said on Wednesday, indicating a slight delay from the country's revised target of ...

Daily Monitor
Uganda gives shoot-to-kill order against Kenyan rustlers  Daily Nation

Moses Kizige says their peace is threatened by armed Pokot and Turkana cattle rustlers.

Daily Nation
Over 230 Israelis Arrive in Uganda on Tourism Excursion  softpower.ug

Atleast 230 tourists from Israel have Wednesday arrived in Uganda on a trip to visit the country's numerous attractions, the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has ...

softpower.ug
BBC journalists freed in Uganda  BBC News

A team of BBC journalists has been freed on bail following their arrest in Uganda. The journalists were looking into the illegal sale of government drugs and ...

BBC News
Uganda domestic violence study: public service announcements worked  Vox.com

As a kid who watched a lot of cheesy educational videos in school growing up, I used to be of the opinion that they were just pointless. No one pays attention ...

Vox.com
Museveni: Uganda’s Position on Israel-Palestine Conflict Shaped by Biblical Positioning  softpower.ug

President Yoweri Museveni has met with a group of representatives from 53 Jewish organizations based in the United States of America. The meeting was held ...

softpower.ug
Uganda: Tourism Minister Sparks Controversy over Curvy Women Contest  AllAfrica.com

Uganda's junior minister for tourism this month sparked controversy by suggesting that curvy women could be promoted as a tourist attraction. Uganda earns ...

AllAfrica.com
Uganda FGM ban: 'Why I broke the law to be circumcised aged 26'  BBC News

Sylvia Yeko decided to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) three weeks ago at the age of 26 - even though the practice, which used to be performed on ...

BBC News
Uganda deports MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte  Daily Nation

Uganda has deported MTN Chief Executive Officer Wim Vanhelleputte, a Belgian. In a letter signed by Internal Affairs Minister Jeje Odongo on Thursday, the ...

Daily Nation
Ugandan Bobi Wine’s Nonviolent Resistance Echoes America’s Civil Rights Struggle  VOA News

In 1982, the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., an icon of the U.S. civil rights movement, was about to launch a career in politics that would encompass two presidential ...

VOA News
Seeta High Students Represent Uganda in U.S Debate Competition  softpower.ug

Seeta High School green campus is representing Uganda in the National High School Debate tournament at Harvard University, in the U.S.. The school's debate ...

softpower.ug
7 Best Places To Safari In Uganda  Forbes

Uganda is a destination ripe with adventure-from gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park; watching Golden Monkeys jump from branch to branch in the ...

Forbes
MPH students learn public health practice in Uganda - SOURCE  Source

At some point in a 20-minute nature walk that ended up being a 10-kilometer trek around Uganda's Lake Bunyonyi, Hillary Smith had a public health epiphany: ...

Source
Uganda: The life of a 17-year-old in Kampala  BBC News

We spend a day with Joy as he shows us what it's like being 17 in Kampala.

BBC News
Uganda slams MTM's Belgian boss persona non-grata  African Daily Voice

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – The Belgian boss of MTM Uganda has been slammed a persona non grata status over “circumstances of national security”, ...

African Daily Voice
Besigye enrols stranded Northern Uganda PLE star to Namagunga  Daily Monitor

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) stalwart Dr Kizza Besigye has offered to pay part of the school fees of Deogloria Virtue Ejang, a girl who emerged best in ...

Daily Monitor
Ugandan shilling steady; forecast to weaken due to importer dollar demand  Reuters Africa

The Ugandan shilling was little-changed on Friday but was expected to weaken due to some limited demand from merchandise importers. At 0955 GMT ...

Reuters Africa
Northern Uganda PLE star fails to join secondary school  Daily Monitor

Deogloria Virtue Ejang scored aggregate 4 in the exams but her parents, who live in Otuke District, say they are too poor to support her education.

Daily Monitor
Uganda orders main independent news website shut  Daily Nation

Country's communications regulator says Daily Monitor failed to register under data rules introduced in 2018.

Daily Nation
Uganda Seeking to Arrest 18 Vietnamese Over Ivory Trafficking  Bloomberg

Uganda is seeking to arrest 18 Vietnamese nationals over the smuggling of 750 ivory pieces and thousands of pangolin scales seized last week, the nation's tax ...

Bloomberg
Beccles business twins their toilets with loos in Uganda | Beccles and Bungay News  Beccles & Bungay Journal

A Beccles funeral home has twinned their toilet with loos in Uganda and Malawi to raise awareness on poverty and environmental sustainability.

Beccles & Bungay Journal
Uganda: Nyamityobora Coach Mwebaze Walks Away  AllAfrica.com

Asaph Mwebaze ended his 78 days as the Nyamityobora coach on Wednesday, taking charge of 11 league games and two Uganda Cup ties earning the team ...

AllAfrica.com
Ebola: Uganda quarantines 13 after contact with corpse  The Punch

Ugandan authorities on Tuesday quarantined 13 people, who picked up a corpse, suspected to have died as a result of Ebola in eastern Democratic Rep...

The Punch
Electronic single window pushes up Uganda’s exports  Daily Monitor

Between 2017 and 2018, the value of formal and informal exports from Uganda to EAC countries rose by 9 per cent from Shs5.1 trillion to Shs5.5 trillion.

Daily Monitor
Journalists detained in Uganda released  defenceWeb

Ugandan police released three journalists working for the British Broadcasting Corporation, after detaining them overnight on suspicion of illegally possessing ...

defenceWeb
Uganda Cup: Blunt Tooro United crash out to Wakiso on penalties  Futaa

Tooro United bumbled out of Uganda Cup after failing to replicate their round of 32 heroics against KCCA when they faced Wakiso Giants in Jinja. The Fort ...

Futaa
Centenary Bank Rewards Customers in Valentines Campaign  softpower.ug

Centenary Bank has rewarded five customers who took part in the Cente Visa promotion with Shs 200,000 each for their participation in a Valentine's promotion.

softpower.ug
Kenya lags behind Uganda, Ethiopia in coffee production  Business Daily

Barely two decades ago, the coffee sector in Kenya was beaming with success. Production volumes were satisfactory and rising and so were prices and ultimate ...

Business Daily
HTA Student Sends Uganda Girls To School  OkotoksOnline.com

The generosity of community residents has helped a Holy Trinity Academy student send 110 less fortunate girls in Uganda to school. 17-year old student, ...

OkotoksOnline.com
South Sudan to host 2019 international fixtures in Uganda  BBC Sport

South Sudan's Football Association (SSFA) has announced that the country's national teams will host all their 2019 international matches in Kampala, Uganda.

BBC Sport
Uganda To Host 2019 Cecafa Challenge Cup  New Vision

Uganda last hosted the competition in 2012 where they won 2-1 against Kenya in the final staged at the Namboole Stadium. Aaaaaaaabig 703x422. Uganda ...

New Vision
Uganda Seeks to Regulate Fish Maw Trade  VOA News

Nile perch's body part known as swim bladder, thought by some to act as aphrodisiac, turning huge profits for traders, but not fishermen.

VOA News
Delay in SGR Project good for Uganda, says economist  Independent

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Stanbic's East African economist Jibran Qureishi has said the delays as Uganda bids to borrow from China to finance ...

Independent
Uganda: Pastors Petition Museveni Over New Law On Churches  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Pastors heading different Pentecostal churches in Uganda have petitioned President Museveni to reject the proposed law to regulate faith-based organisations.

AllAfrica - Top Africa News
Uganda president orders ban on sports betting  africanews

President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has ordered a ban on sports betting in the East African country, a minister has disclosed over the weekend.

africanews
'Miss Curvy Uganda' pageant draws backlash online  CTV News

A beauty pageant in Uganda that purports to promote local women's "curves" has outraged critics who say it demeans the dignity of women.

CTV News
BBC World Service - Focus on Africa, Row over Uganda 'curvy women' tourism plan  BBC News

Uganda's tourism minister has suggested showcasing curvy women to boost tourism.

BBC News
Resettlement camps overwhelmed as 500 Congolese refugees enter Uganda  Daily Monitor

*Fresh* clashes broke out on Saturday night between the Lendu and Bagegere displacing thousands of people from the areas of Thuruges, Mkpi, Jo and ...

Daily Monitor
Uganda to raise funds by selling government securities through mobile phones  Ventures Africa

Ugandans can now purchase government securities through a mobile money platform. This was approved during a cabinet meeting on Monday.

Ventures Africa
Uganda records fastest private sector credit growth across EA  Daily Monitor

Ugandan banks are said to be lending more to the private sector than their counterparts in the region despite.

Daily Monitor
'It kills within hours': two die as cholera outbreak spreads in Ugandan capital  The Guardian

Health officials battle to stop disease spreading in Kampala slums with lack of toilets and poor sanitation made worse by heavy rains.

The Guardian
Crypto Meets Wakanda: A Story of Transformation in Uganda  Crypto Briefing

Crypto isn't just about getting rich. This article introduces $Dala, a new coin bringing faster payments in Uganda and other African nations.

Crypto Briefing
New era as Airtel Uganda announces countrywide 4G connectivity  pmldaily.com

KAMPALA – Airtel Uganda, the country's second-largest telecom network has announced the availability of nationwide 4G connectivity following the complete ...

pmldaily.com
Celebrating Africa-China love in Uganda as Valentine's Day arrives - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Cathy Gong (R) and Blaise Armand Nzojiyobiri sit and share their love stories in Kampala, Uganda, Feb. 12, 2019. (Xinhua/Zhang Gaiping). KAMPALA, Feb.

Xinhua
Ugandan woman raped during alleged bank robbery  IOL

Johannesburg - Ugandan police in the capital Kampala are investigating an alleged robbery, during which a female employee was also allegedly raped. Police ...

IOL
Online gambling: Are Ugandans hooked?  BBC News

A Ugandan minister has warned that online sports betting is causing serious problems.

BBC News
Uganda: Takeover of Municipality Roads By Govt Is Welcome  AllAfrica.com

Editorial - Government is considering taking over the tarmacking of roads in the 41 municipalities in order to ease accessibility and improve socio-economic ...

AllAfrica.com
Police arrest 19 people over FGM gang attacks on women in Uganda  The Guardian

Critics say police should have acted earlier on reports of forceful mutilation of more than 400 women in a month by armed groups.

The Guardian
Cattle rustling: Kenyans laud Ugandan minister's shoot-to-kill order  The Star, Kenya

A Ugandan minister was praised on Monday for giving a shoot-to-kill order against Kenyan cattle rustlers. The State Minister for Karamojong Affairs, Moses ...

The Star, Kenya
Uganda's Bobi Wine says he is 'seriously considering' running for president  CNN

(CNN) Pop star turned MP Bobi Wine is making plans for a bigger political stage in the country and says he has launched a grassroots movement for young ...

CNN
Uganda deports two MTN executives  Business Day

The two executives have been accused of planning to compromise national security.

Business Day
Slovenia opens consulate in Uganda  Daily Monitor

The country's consular general, Ms Meera said the opening of the mission marks “the beginning of the significant diplomatic relation between two countries"

Daily Monitor
Soyinka, Falana, Femi Kuti, others petition against Uganda's censorship law  Premium Times

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, are among the activists who have petitioned the Ugandan government, demanding a halt ...

Premium Times
Uganda orders 'Daily Monitor' website shut  The East African

Regulator accuses the main independent news website of providing an online *service* illegally.

The East African
Uganda’s electoral reform dilemma  Daily Monitor

All signs show Uganda will not take the road less travelled on the question of electoral reforms ahead of the 2021 general elections. It will be the usual business.

Daily Monitor
Ugandan police officers convicted over stoning of president’s motorcade incident  Citizen

Kampala, Uganda - February 2006: One of the several hills that make up the terrain which surrounds Kampala City, Uganda. Image: iStock ...

Citizen
As It Happened: Uganda Today Thursday February 14  New Vision

All is set for the biggest farming expo in Uganda - Harvest Money Expo 2019. Three exciting days ahead for farming enthusiasts at Namboole Stadium, starting ...

New Vision
Uganda police release BBC journalists  The East African

Police in Uganda have released a team of BBC journalists following their arrest on Wednesday night in the capital, Kampala. The journalists --two Ugandans ...

The East African
Snowboarder Revives Goal of Representing Uganda at Olympics  VOA News

Thrown off course for 2018 Winter Games, Brolin Mawejje aims for 2022 competition.

VOA News
Museveni Happy With Security Situation In Uganda  New Vision

Biggest News Source for News in Uganda and the East African Region ,Breaking news in Uganda and Daily news and the latest from Uganda.

New Vision
Uganda: 3-year-old girl loses 'genital' in UK  africanews

Spells and curses intended to deter police and social workers from investigating were found in her UK apartment, the trial heard.

africanews
Uganda: Government Opens Cancer Centre in Arua  AllAfrica.com

Ms Neria Driwaru, 70, a resident of Awupi Village in Ayivuni Sub-county in Arua District, has since 2015 been living with cancer of the liver.

AllAfrica.com
Uganda's social media tax is leaving people disconnected — and failing to meet revenue targets  Global Voices

The number of people using the internet in Uganda has dropped by more than 12 percentage points since July 2018, when the country's so-called “social media ...

Global Voices
Conflict between brothers splits Uganda's thriving Abayudaya Jewish community  Religion News Service

MBALE, Uganda (RNS) — During a recent Shabbat *service* here, Rabbi Gershom Sizomu led dozens of worshippers in a prayer for unity. Women sang psalms.

Religion News Service
Museveni, GE officials meet in Addis over Uganda’s healthcare system  Daily Monitor

President Museveni Saturday met senior officials of General Electric (GE) Africa, promising that the government will continue partnering with them in a bid to ...

Daily Monitor
Uganda's Museveni bans foreign sports betting companies  Quartz

All they do is accumulate money from Ugandans then ship it out of the country,” president Museveni said.

Quartz
Kenyan cattle rustlers to be shot if they enter Ugandan territory  Citizen

Armed Kenyan cattle rustlers will be shot if they enter Uganda on the orders of Ugandan State Minister for Karamoja Affairs Moses Kizige, the East African ...

Citizen
Kenya says Tanzania, Uganda are distorting maize market  The East African

Kenyan farmers have raised the alarm on the saturation of the cereals market with maize from Uganda and Tanzania, causing a glut and denying them income.

The East African
Plascon Launches Campaign to Avert Malaria in Schools  softpower.ug

The State Minister for Health, General Duties, Sarah Opendi has appreciated the drive by Kansai Plascon, the leading paint producing company, to paint schools ...

softpower.ug
Fire guts Uganda-South Sudan border market  Daily Monitor

More than 60 traders lost valuables worth millions of shillings and are currently stranded.

Daily Monitor
Amuru Farming Community to plant 10,000 Acres of Coffee  East African Business Week

Coffee exports from Uganda are expected to increase in the coming years as more farmers in Northern Uganda start embracing commercial coffee farming in ...

East African Business Week
Kenyan views on Uganda's 'Miss Curvy Uganda' competition  NTV

Ugandan Tourism Minister Godfrey Kiwana is causing outrage for not only creating a 'Miss Curvy Uganda' contest, but for referring to Ugandan women as.

NTV
Uganda: Trial of Murdered Columbia Varsity Student in Final Stage  AllAfrica.com

The trial of two suspects accused of murdering a Columbia university student in 2015 in Kampala has entered into its final stages.

AllAfrica.com
As It Happened: Uganda Today Friday January 18  New Vision

The Public Parliament was chaired by Wasswa Kassim Ssensalo, as legislators debated on *service* delivery in local governments. ROLLING NEWS ...

New Vision
Did President Museveni get his facts right about Uganda's development?  Africa Check

President Museveni, in power since 1986, recently had a message for the people of Uganda: one of steady progress. But does the evidence support his claims?

Africa Check
Emma Mugisha New Head of CIB Stanbic Uganda  PC Tech Magazine

Emma Mugisha has on Friday 15th, February 2019 appointed as the new head of Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) at Stanbic Bank Uganda.

PC Tech Magazine
'Cardboard Piano' at TimeLine is set in a war zone in Uganda, with a teen couple trying to live and love  Chicago Tribune

“Cardboard Piano,” the current show at the TimeLine Theatre, begins with a carefully planned sexual encounter between two teenagers in a church. On New ...

Chicago Tribune
Come hell or high water: Jerry Grant's Uganda journey  Engineers Journal

Following a recent trip to Uganda, former Irish Water managing director Jerry Grant is working with GOAL and Ireland's water engineering community to put a ...

Engineers Journal
2018 Results: BAT Posted Shs 13Bn Profit, Performance Attributed to Infrastructure  softpower.ug

British American Tobacco (BAT), a company involved in the sale and distribution of cigarettes in Uganda, has reported a profit of Shs 13bn while announcing its ...

softpower.ug
Eagle Crest Elementary supports Ugandan students through schoolwide effort  Longmont Times-Call

Eagle Crest Elementary's halls were filled with global food and African student art on Monday to raise money to help Ugandan students.

Longmont Times-Call
Community Based Surveillance - Uganda  ReliefWeb

Using Community Based Surveillance to improve early detection of Ebola outbreak in western Uganda. There is no one who understands a community better ...

ReliefWeb
Uganda: UNHCR Operational Update, December, 2018 - Uganda  ReliefWeb

During the month of December 2018, 3,637 persons from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi arrived in Uganda, with the majority ...

ReliefWeb
Uganda: Man Kills Son Over Meat  AllAfrica.com

Police in Manafwa District have arrested a 43-year-old man over killing his son.

AllAfrica.com
On an accidental safari, a park in Uganda boasts a wealth of wildlife  Minneapolis Star Tribune

I was holding on for dear life in the passenger seat of a Toyota van as it careened across Queen Elizabeth National Park in southwestern Uganda. In the dry ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune
 

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Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Uganda), is a landlocked country (except for its borders with Lake Victoria and Lake Albert) in East-Central Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate.Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country, including the capital Kampala. The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country.Beginning in 1894, the area was ruled as a protectorate by the UK, who established administrative law across the territory. Uganda gained independence from the UK on 9 October 1962. The period since then has been marked by intermittent conflicts, including a lengthy civil war against the Lord's Resistance Army in the Northern Region led by Joseph Kony, which has caused hundreds of thousands of casualties.The official languages are English and Swahili, although "any other language may be used as a medium of instruction in schools or other educational institutions or for legislative, administrative or judicial purposes as may be prescribed by law." Luganda, a central language, is widely spoken across the country, and several other languages are also spoken including Runyoro, Runyankole, Rukiga, Luo and Lusoga.The president of Uganda is Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who came to power in January 1986 after a protracted six-year guerrilla war.