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Rwanda to host 2022 Africa ICT conference

By Daniel Bakalangudde. The 15th International Conference on ICT for Education, Training & Skills Development, which will take place in Kigali, Rwanda from 11 – 13 May, 2022. A unique event, Africa’s largest conference and exhibition on technology supported learning and skills development, eLearning Africa is a network of experts, professionals and investors, committed to […]

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Business

Uganda Airlines makes maiden trip to Dubai

By Our Reporter. Uganda Airlines on October 4, 2021 made its maiden flight to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, marking the first intercontinental flight for the national carrier since it was revived two years ago. Currently the revamped airline plies other regional routes to Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kilimanjaro, Mogadishu, Zanzibar and Mombasa.  Uganda airlines […]

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LABOUR

Teachers demand for Ushs 20b covid-19 recovery funds

By Yawe Araphat Uganda celebrated this year’s International Teachers  Day on October 5, 2021 virtually with all the Labour unions in the Educational sector organizing their low key activities. Professional Science Teachers Union (UPSTU) said in their statement that World Teachers’ International Day is held annually on 5th October to celebrate all teachers around the […]

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POLITICS

Uganda at 59: Can there be a peaceful transition?

By Our Reporters. Uganda turns 59 on October 9 2021, but is still dogged by the question of a peaceful transfer of power, having exchanged eight Presidents all through violent regime change. Former colonial power Britain granted independence to Uganda at the Kololo historical airstrip more than five decades ago. The British colonial  union flag […]

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LABOUR

PSI unions want gov’t to expedite ratification of ILO C190

By Clement Wangira. Trade Unionists, women rights’ activists and the academia have urged Uganda government to expedite the process of ratification of Iinternational Labour Organisation Convention 190 on ending Gender Based Violence and sexual harassment in the world of work. This was during the stakeholders meeting for trade unionist, civil society and government officials on […]

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LABOUR

Probe of 500 ghost workers at Moi hospital

By James Wafula in Nairobi. There have been at least 500 ghost workers appearing on payroll earning regular salaries since 2013 at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret. According to EACC, and DCI detectives the syndicate was uncovered following a thorough audit and head count conducted independently. Now both present and past directors, […]

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POLITICS

Opposition walkout inconsequential, says Hon Baryomunsi

By Sarah Achen Kibisi. The minister for Information and National Guidance, Dr Chris Baryomunsi, has said that the ongoing Opposition MPs boycott of plenary sessions will not disrupt parliamentary business. Baryomunsi said that the ruling NRM has enough numbers to raise quorum.        They announced that they will never set foot in parliament again until their […]

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Business

Museveni bans importation of fully built buses as demand grows to 10 million

By  Zurah Nakabugo. African development Bank has projected that the African market will move from 1.2 million vehicles, in demand annually in 2017, to 10 million vehicles demanded annually by 2030, mainly due to population growth. “It’s against this background, that we envisage to have a sustainable motor vehicle industry that will produce 500,000 vehicles […]

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SPORTS

Uganda@ 59: Medals won at olympics since 1956

By  Our Sports Reporter. Ugandan athletes put up the best  ever performance at the Olympics at Tokyo 2020 Olympics since the country made a debut at the Melbourne 1956  world games. It was a rare occasion for the “Pearl of Africa”, as was christened by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill as the country won […]

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SPORTS

Kenyans win Zambia ARC rally

By  Frank Serugo  in Lusaka. Zambian crew of Leroy Gomes and wife Urshilla Gomes had a better planned strategy prior to going for the last two stages of the Sarago Zambia Internatial rally. Leroy in lighter conversation with Carl Tundo at service confessed to the latter that though he had closed in his time gap […]