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Uganda: President’s convoy attacked, MP’s driver shot dead

Ugandan Police and Special Forces Command (SFC) have started investigations after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s car came under attack by opposition supporters in the town of Arua, where a by-election is to be held on Wednesday. According to the presidential press secretary Don Wanyama, “President Museveni was in the convoy” when it was “attacked by […]

EU Announces New €2 Million Assistance for Refugees, Host Communities in Uganda

The European Union’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO) confirmed last week fresh funding worth €2 million to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support refugees and host communities in western and northwestern Uganda. The UN Migration Agency will use the funds to deliver life-saving interventions on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) […]

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Clothing market: Trump suspends duty-free status for Rwanda

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday suspended Rwanda’s ability to ship apparel products duty-free to the United States due to a trade dispute between the two nations. The trade dispute began in 2015, when Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Burundi announced their intention to phase out imports of second hand clothing and shoes from western […]

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Uganda: court upholds age limit removal to let Museveni extend rule

Uganda’s constitutional court on Thursday endorsed the parliament’s decision to remove the presidential age limit of 75 years that could allow President Yoweri Museveni to extend his three-decade rule. Yoweri Museveni, a former guerrilla commander, is vying to run eternally the landlocked country, Africa’s biggest coffee exporter, which is planning oil production in two years. […]

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Congo Brazzaville becomes Africa’s 7th OPEC Member

The Ministry of Hydrocarbons for the Republic of the Congo has announced that the country has become the fifteenth member of the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Congo’s membership was approved during OPEC’s 174th ordinary meeting in Vienna. As the fourth-largest producer of oil in sub-Saharan Africa, Congo wants to increase its oil production […]

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Ugandan general arrested over police spokesman’s killing

Former Ugandan police chief, General Kale Kayihura has been arrested for questioning, the military spokesperson has confirmed. General Kale Kayihura was taken into custody on Wednesday morning the military said. According to army spokesman Brig Richard Karemire, General Kayihura, still a serving soldier of Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces was asked to report to the military […]

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Uganda bans importation of old vehicles

The Ugandan parliament last weekend passed legislation banning the importation of cars older than 15 years. The policy will help combat environmental pollution and reduce road accidents, blamed on older cars, the government said. The Traffic and Road Safety Act 2018 amendment bill according to the Works and Transport Minister Monica Azuba is meant to […]

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Ugandan parliament approves Mobile Money & social media tax bill

Uganda’s parliament on Wednesday approved a law that imposes new taxes on social media services and mobile money transactions. Human rights activists and critics of the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill 2018 had argued that the move is another attempt by President Yoweri Museveni to stifle freedom of expression and quash dissent to his 32-year-rule. The […]

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Cuban doctors ready for Ugandan jobs, Gov’t yet to approve recruitment

In Uganda, the controversial proposal to replace Ugandan doctors with Cubans might not take effect soon as it awaits Government’s approval. Responding to queries during a debate on the health sector ministerial policy statement for the 2018/19 financial year, Uganda’s Minister for Health, Dr. Ruth Aceng, said the cabinet has not yet made a final […]

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African Commonwealth Games athletes seek asylum after going missing

Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton has warned African athletes who went missing during the Commonwealth Games to comply with visas or face deportation. At least eight athletes from Cameroon, two from Uganda and a Rwandan para-powerlifting coach went missing in April during the Commonwealth Games in Australia. According to Australia’s Home Minister Peter […]

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