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Uganda news and media consists of the various media channels that provide news to the people of Uganda.

Uganda News: Business Travel Headlines

See the Latest Business Travel News

During your business trip to Uganda, you will have a good range media from where to access important local business travel news.

As a business traveler, you're also interested in understanding the Uganda Media so that you can plan how you will advertize your business.

We give you a brief analysis of each of the major media houses in Uganda to help you quickly make an informed decison on which news channel would best reach the target clients for your business.

Print media forms one of the oldest and most significant part of Uganda news and media being utilized by most Uganda businesses to advertize their services.

Uganda Radio channels along with T.V channels make up the electronic aspects of media and news in Uganda. These channels broadcast in various languages including English for the convenience of the natives of the country, the elite of Uganda and foreigners. These are the most popular sources of news in Uganda today.

Uganda online news and media is also growing rapidly in the recent past.

This multimedia channel has become a popular form of news and media in Uganda especially among university students, Ugandans in the diaspora, young corporates, and investors.

Uganda media houses are governed by the Ministry of Information and Technology (ICT) whose operational level is composed of telecommunications, postal, information technology and broadcasting with the affiliated bodies being Uganda Communications Commission , Broadcasting Council, Uganda Posts Limited, Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology and The Uganda National Information Technology Authority.



Using this Uganda News Guide

On this Uganda news and media guide you will find summaries of important business travel news articles from Uganda online news, Uganda FM Radio news, Uganda TV news, Uganda Newspaper news and how the news events can affect your business and your travels in Africa.

We have included top business travel stories, tenders, important government announcements, public company press releases, Consulanties and Job posts.

We have included some information to help you start a Uganda Multi media related business.

You also have the chance to comment on each one of the featured business travel news stories in this Uganda Media guide.

You will be able to follow a particular business news story from start to finish.

We try to help you understand how the business news affects your African business venture.



Uganda Daily Newspapers

The Uganda news papers are largely the commonest sources of information for business Travelers and they include:

The Newvison Newspaper - One of the leading Uganda Daily Newspapers, the Government of Uganda has some stake in this Uganda Newspaper

The Monitor Newspaper - This Uganda Newspaper quite Independent and can therefore publish news which the Newvison would not publish.



Weekly Uganda Newspapers

The East African Newspaper

The Weekly Observer Newspaper

Business Week



Uganda Newspapers in Local Languages

Rupinyi

Etop

Orumuri

Bukedde

Edoboozi

Ngabo



Uganda Radio News Stations

CBS FM Radio - This radio station was recently closed and re-opened by the Government of Uganda.

Sanyu FM

Capital Radio FM

Power FM

Top Radio

90 FM a.k.a aKaboozi Ku biri

Radio Maria

BBC Radio

Radio Uganda

On most of these Radio stations you will be able to get the news when you tune in at the top of the hour.



Uganda TV News Channels

DSTV TV news

While in your Uganda hotel room you will be able to keep upto date with International News through DSTV. Through DSTV you will be able to watch CNN News, BBC News, Sky News, and Algezira News. DSTV is a prepaid satelite TV service.

Free Local TV stations

UBC TV - Government Owned TV Station with mainly good for local news

NTV - Privately Owned station and also good for local news

WBS TV - Yet another privately owned TV station and here you will also be able to get some local news.

Bukedde TV - A subsidiary of the New Vision Media Group, largely in local language

Urban TV - A subsidiary of the New Vision Media Group, targeting teens.



So, what business travel story is making headlines in Uganda news Today?

In this section of the Africa Uganda Business Travel news guide we digest for you the latest business and travel news stories in Uganda.

Use the information in these Uganda news stories to understand some of the real world dynamics of the industry you are planning to establish your African venture.

You also have the opportunity to comment on each and every news article posted on this page so that your opinion can be heard regarding the issues at hand.



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Ugandan motorists have to are not about to get any reprieve from rising petrol prices, a situation that is likely to push commodity prices up and slow …

Uganda to invest heavily in infrastructure: SWIFT Africa Regional Conference at the Serena Hotel Not rated yet
President Museveni has said that Uganda has had slower economic growth than Asia due to policies that repelled foreign investment adding that the government …

Tullow Oil to spend up to $750 million jointly with partners in exploration and further drilling in Uganda Not rated yet
Eoin Mekie, Tullow's Uganda country manager, said the firm also expects to get its first production licence by the close of this year as they proceed with …

Uganda coffee exports dropped 20 percent Not rated yet
Uganda coffee exports dropped 20 percent in April from the same month last year as a drop in prices made farmers reluctant to sell their stocks, but volumes …

Routes Africa 2012 Brochure Out Not rated yet
The Official Brochure for Routes Africa 2012 has been released and it is set to increase the number of delegates to this aviation, airline and tourism …

Uganda Flower exports dip as operating costs rise Not rated yet
The escalating cost of doing business has eaten into the volume and value of Ugandan flower exports, making the commodity less competitive in the region. …

Eritrean Airlines land its flight to Cape Town International Airport, Will stops over at Entebbe Airport Uganda... Not rated yet
Eritrean Airlines launched its first flight at Cape Town today. The flight landed from Asmara in Eritrea at 16h40 to a traditional water canon salute from …

Kenya's first oil find may dwarf discoveries in Uganda Not rated yet
Kenya's first oil find may dwarf discoveries in Uganda, U.K. wildcatter Tullow Oil PLC (TLW.LN) said Monday, boosting the East African nation's prospects …

IFC, MasterCard partner in Africa microfinancing: Uganda Mobile Money Telecoms could benefit Not rated yet
The World Bank partner devoted to developing the private sector and a major credit card company will spend millions of dollars so more impoverished Africans …

Investment Potential in Africa highlights need for sound public policy Not rated yet
The rise of the middle class and the increase of wealth in private hands in Africa signal great opportunities for growth for the continent and investors. …

Fish Farming: Growing a non- traditional Uganda Export Not rated yet
Sylvester Adia, a resident of Kajjansi off Entebbe Road, defied unemployment by venturing into commercial fish farming at his home. He has no regrets …

European Union to Lead UN Energy Initiative in Uganda Not rated yet
The United Nations has designated the European Union to be the lead agency for an ambitious new initiative that see all Ugandans get access to affordable …

Air Uganda Continues to Grow in the East Africa Region Not rated yet
With its first flight launching in November 2007, Air Uganda will be celebrating its five year anniversary later this year. In that time, Air Uganda has …

Documenting the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Track Record  Not rated yet
Investors who are interested in the African private equity and venture capital space will soon be able to draw lessons from past successful deals sealed …

So, which South African Based Firms are thriving in Uganda Not rated yet
When you move to Forest and Lugogo Mall buildings, you can’t help, but notice a number of investments on the building. There is Shoprite and Game supermarkets, …

Free Uganda Rural Power Connections Starts July 2012 Not rated yet
Kanyekiro Ssemutundu Is a resident of Nyamambo village in kiruhura with a desire to connect electricity to his premises house, commercial building with …

Steady Growth Expected in the Sub-Saharan Africa Economies in the Next 2 years : Standard & Poor Not rated yet
The economies of rated sub-Saharan African (SSA) sovereigns should continue to grow solidly over the coming two years, says Standard & Poor's Ratings Services …

African airspace Demands more Airline Companies Not rated yet
When all is set for airline and aviation executives from across the world to meet in Seychelles for the Routes Africa 2012 forum, Africa is looking for …

Launching the USD45.14m Bujagali interconnection project in Uganda Not rated yet
President Yoweri Museveni is set to launch $45.14m Bujagali interconnection project increasing access to less expensive and more reliable electricity supply …

Uganda Civil Aviation in Nigeria for lessons on Airport Certification Not rated yet
A three member management team from Uganda's Civil Aviation Authority have arrived Nigeria to understand the process which the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority …

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High Oil Prices a Challenge to Uganda  Not rated yet
Uganda’s oil import bill has continued to grow, threatening the central bank’s effort to curb soaring inflationary pressures. According to data released …

African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Not rated yet
A general consensus has emerged around the key role that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can have in reducing poverty and achieving the MDGs in African …

MARASA AFRICA ACQUIRES SILVERBACK LODGE TO OFFER TOP-VALUE, ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME GORILLA EXPERIENCE Not rated yet
KAMPALA, Uganda (05/2012) The Madhvani Group, one of the largest diversified private-sector investors in Uganda, has recently acquired (on 1st April 2012) …

Africa foreign investment more than doubled since 2003, 875 new projects in 2011 Not rated yet
A survey of over 500 international business leaders in 38 countries showed a 73% improvement in Africa's attractiveness three years hence. But strangely, …

How Tullow Oil Navigated the Uganda Curruption Allegations Not rated yet
When Tullow Oil PLC was confronted with allegations of bribery in Uganda, it did what few companies have done under similar circumstances, it defended …

Uganda wildlife Authority seeks 20.9 Billion in Budget Support Not rated yet
The Uganda wildlife Authority is in need of 20.9 Billion shillings to fund the 4 priority areas it is to focus on next financial year. Appearing before …

Uganda hires UK experts to assess Jinja Dam Not rated yet
Dam experts and engineers from Bridgezone Limited, a United Kingdom based company, have started a two-week inspection of the 60-year-old Nalubaale (Owen …

East Africa’s insurances to harmonize rules. Your Take Home... Not rated yet
The East Africa Insurance Supervisors Association (EAISA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding allowing for a peer review for the insurance sector …

East African Community Execution of Common Travel Document Hits Snag of  Not rated yet
Lack of equipment to read national identity cards has put a mass regional identification project on a halt, The New Times has learnt. Of the five partner …

South African Airways Celebrates 5th year of its Popular New York - Jo'Burg Round Trip Not rated yet
South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, is celebrating the first year of its popular round-trip nonstop service between New York and …

New TransAfrica Indo-Africa freight corridor service to Easy Sea Cargo Shipment to Uganda Not rated yet
In a major development for cargo movement between India and the African continent, the Indo-Africa freight corridor branded, TransAfrica service was launched …

How you could start charging your phone with Firewood in Uganda Not rated yet
To address this challenge, Power Practical, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has developed the PowerPot, a thermoelectric generator that doubles as a cooking …

Uganda Government and Norway Sign USD54 Million Power Deal Not rated yet
Uganda and the Norwegian government have signed a $54 million (Norwegian Kroner 300 million) financing agreement for the construction of the Nkenda -Hoima …

The Nation Media Group of East Africa has appointed New Directors Not rated yet
Nation Media Group (NMG) picked two new directors to join its board during the company’s annual general meeting held on Friday. Dr Simon Kagugube, …

Hima Cement Uganda looks at Alternative Energy to Save Costs Not rated yet
Hima Cement, is looking to use alternative sources of energy to power its manufacturing plant in Uganda. The cement firm is a subsidiary of Kenya’s …

Uganda Cooking Oil Demand Outwits Local Production  Not rated yet
Even as Uganda’s vegetable oil production registers tremendous growth demand for the product has continued to outstrip supply, forcing the country to rely …

Director of London listed African Barrick Gold plc in Uganda for Gold and Oil mining Investment Opportunities Not rated yet
President Museveni was today meeting Hon. Nathaniel Philip Victor James Rothschilda British-born financier and a scion of the prominent Rothschild family …

Turkish investors In Uganda for business forum Not rated yet
Over 200 Turkish businessmen are to participate in a four-day business forum starting 28-April-2012 in Kampala. The forum aims at linking the buyer to …

Arabian countries eyeing Uganda for Investment Not rated yet
Uganda is set to host a number of Arab companies looking to partner with local firms in the cotton, dairy, meat, tourism, energy, fruit and vegetables …

UAP posts Sh1.2 billion in profits for 2011 , Uganda Subsidiary Contribution Significant Not rated yet
Financial services company UAP Holdings profits for the year ended 31 December 2011 rose by 53 per cent to Sh1.21 billion in 2011 up from Sh790 million …

Uganda Social Security Fund to Acquire Biggest Stake New Local Re-Insurance Company. Not rated yet
Uganda National Social Security Fund (NSSF), the largest non-bank financial institution in Uganda, will become the biggest shareholder when the new re-insurance …

Uganda Business School Now Independent  Not rated yet
Makerere University Business School will now be known as Metropolitan Universal Business School and will be autonomous from Makerere University. Metropolitan …

Uganda To Promote Tourism At Rio+20 Summit Not rated yet
Uganda is set to showcase its tourism potential at the forthcoming UN environmental conference dubbed Rio+20 due to take place in Brazil’s Capital Rio …

Volunteer and Learning Travel Opportunities to Uganda - 2012 Not rated yet
Skip Cancun for a Summer Volunteer Trip to Uganda As the college semester comes to an end, some students begin the search for something meaningful …

Eskom to spend 640m on Uganda Power Dam Inspection Not rated yet
Eskom Uganda will spend Shs640 million (£160,000) on an underwater inspection of the Nalubaale Dam in Jinja. According to a communication received by …

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Ruslan operates series of An-124 flights to Uganda Not rated yet
Ruslan International, which manages Volga Dnepr’s and Antonov Airlines’ combined Antonov An-124 fleets, has completed a series 15 cargo flights to Entebbe, …

Hilton Hotel Group to Open 13th hotel in Africa in Uganda at the end of 2012.  Not rated yet
Global hotel companies have set their sights on what might be the last frontier for the hotel sector: Africa. Jalil Mekouar, managing director for the …

Rwandan Companies Seek Business Opportunities in Uganda Not rated yet
Executives from nine "carefully" selected Rwandan manufacturers arrived in Kampala, Uganda on April 22 as part of a high level sales mission organised …

Uganda Could Revive National Airline  Not rated yet
Political stability and enabling business conditions have triggered an increase in the growth of Uganda’s aviation industry. This has attracted numerous …

Uganda to Export Bananas  Not rated yet
Bananas are a big deal in Uganda. The average person in this East African nation of 33 million consumes 660 pounds of the fruit annually, the highest rate …

Uganda Exports Fish for Restocking lakes in Rwanda Not rated yet
Rwandan Government is in the process of replenishing inland lakes as well as fish ponds with three million fingerlings as it attempts to reduce the importation …

East & Central African Countries to Undertake USD 400M Electricity Grid Interconnection Project Not rated yet
Plans to interconnect electricity grids within Eastern and Central Africa are failing due to lack of funds necessary to finance the implementation of projects …

Uganda National Oil Company Could be in Offing.... What is your take? Not rated yet
Tindimubi Ow'ruhanga (not real name) is one of the highly respected petroleum scientists who confirmed commercial oil deposits in Uganda's Lake Albert …

Uganda Oil Sector Development threatens Tourism Activities in the Rwenzoris Not rated yet
Citizens in the Rwenzori sub-region of Uganda are wary that wildlife in the area will be disrupted with the development of the Uganda oil sector. According …

Africa Insurance Sector Grows  Not rated yet
In the aftermath of hyperinflation, there has been an increase in insurance take up rates with policies rising, although most of them are on minimum covers. …

African Travel, Inc. Supports Earth Day Awareness for Endangered Uganda Gorillas and Chimpanzees Not rated yet
GLENDALE, Calif., Apr 19, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- On April 22, more than one billion people around the world will participate in the 42nd annual …

Political tensions in Sudan threaten Ugandan trade interests Not rated yet
Tensions and war threats between Sudan and Southern Sudan is worrying Ugandans trading in Southern Sudan as well the government of Uganda. The traders’ …

Big hotel brands push hard into emerging markets Not rated yet
Hotel operators Marriott International and Hilton Hotels & Resorts both announced this week that they are about to embark on major new property investment …

Air Uganda passengers grow by 39percent  Not rated yet
Air Uganda has increased its regular service on the direct Mombasa to Entebbe route. The carrier will now fly five times weekly from Tuesday through …

Uganda Wild Life Authority Boosts Local Tourism  Not rated yet
When the Uganda Wildlife Authority decided to take a couple of opinion leaders for a trip to tourist areas during the Easter season of 2010, the aim was …

Brandenburg Signs LOI to Acquire EA Gold of Uganda amidst Licence disputes Not rated yet
Vancouver, BC: Brandenburg Energy Corp. (TSXV:BBM) ("Brandenburg" or the "Company"), is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent ("LOI") …

Uganda Coffee Exports Show Early Signs of Recovery Not rated yet
Coffee - Uganda’s lead export continues to show signs of recovery as trends for both value and volumes improve. The latest report from Uganda Coffee …

East Africa gets KSh100 Million Boost for Fish Farming Not rated yet
19-April-2012 The World Bank has released Sh100 million to enhance productivity and competitiveness of fish farming in three East Africa countries. …

Uganda Considering to Revamp National Airline Not rated yet
With tourism now officially recognized as second largest source of foreign exchange after remittances from Ugandans working abroad, the Ugandan government …

Uganda Government pays Bujagali contractor 2Billion as commissioning bonus Not rated yet
16-April-2012 The government has paid Bujagali Energy Limited, the consortium constructing Bujagali power plant, about Shs2 billion ($796, 008) as an …

Attorney General and Tullow Uganda Limited agree on Case Withdral Not rated yet
16-April-2012 THE Attorney General (AG) and Tullow Uganda Limited have agreed on an out-of-court settlement with one Hamada Mulumba to withdraw a law …

Uganda Coffee Exports projected to increase in April Not rated yet
16-April-2012 Coffee exports from Uganda, Africa’s second-biggest producer, may climb 2.5 percent this month because of an improved crop, the Uganda …

Uganda named among the first beneficiary Countries of UK jobs fund Not rated yet
16-April-2012 The UK government's attempt to use the private sector as an engine for development will move up a gear this week when the international …

Uganda in Advanced stages to Build a USD 1 Billion Oil Pipeline Not rated yet
15-April-2012 The government is set to construct two hubs within the Albertine region to feed the proposed oil refinery in Buseruka, Hoima district. …

Uganda Commissions New Coffee Processing Plant in Rukungiri Not rated yet
15-April-2012 The plant will machine-dry the coffee cherries as soon as harvested and process them for export to USA and Japan. Tobias Kibuuka, 49, …

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TOTAL Oil Exploration in Murchison Falls National Park a Potential risk to Uganda wild life  Not rated yet
14-April-2012 The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has revealed that Total E&P (Exploration and Production) are set for a nine month seismic study of the Murchison …

Uganda 3rd in Ease of Doing Business in East Africa Rankings Not rated yet
14-April-2012 In the East African Community (EAC) Rwanda came first, Kenya was second, Uganda third, Tanzania fourth, and Burundi fifth. Last week …

Uganda’s tourism wins at the 2012 International Tourism Bourse Berlin Not rated yet
13-April-2012 It was all smiles for Uganda at the 2012 International Tourism Bourse held in Berlin in Germany, where it appeared among the winners for …

Uganda set to profit from prevailing Global Market Fish Shortage Not rated yet
13-April-2012 Uganda is likely to earn big from Nile Perch exports as its closest competitor- Pangasius a fish species from Asia dwindles at the global …

TOTAL To Spend USD300 Million On Uganda Exploration Activities in 2012 Not rated yet
13-April-2012 Total Exploration and Production Uganda Ltd., a unit of Total SA (TOT) is planning to spend at least $300 million on exploration and appraisal …

China to construct Chinese teaching school in Uganda Not rated yet
11-April-2012 The Chinese government is set to construct a modern multi million Chinese School in Uganda, the Chinese ambassador Zhao Ya Li disclosed …

Uganda Aviation Industry Grows  Not rated yet
10-April-2012 According to recent reports from Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Uganda, passenger traffic grew by 7.5 per cent from 1,041,000 to 1,119,000 …

Uganda Wildlife Population on the Decline - Report Not rated yet
10-April-2012 A new audit of wildlife populations in game parks shows that the number of animals is on a sharp decline, raising fears of a possible …

Rig shortage delays oil drilling in East Africa  Not rated yet
9-April-2012 A worldwide rig shortage is delaying oil drilling in east Africa, which is slowing growth and pushing up costs in one of the industry's …

Katongole Emmanuel: The Uganda Businessman who profits from Making Drugs Not rated yet
Emmanuel Katongole's pioneering efforts in Uganda have turned him into a successful businessman making money from producing affordable life-saving drugs …

Kenyan Airline Eyes Uganda Tourism Sector in Expansion Plan  Not rated yet
5-April-2012 Kenyan airlines are increasingly spreading their wings in the region by setting up subsidiaries to duplicate their commercial operations. …

Uganda coffee exports fall in March , Harvest Tailing off  Not rated yet
5-April-2012 Uganda exported a below-target 187,595 60-kg bags of coffee in March compared with 223,099 bags a year earlier as the harvest drew to an …

Uganda Loadshedding to reduce to two hours per day as Bujagali commissions another 50Mw to the Grid Not rated yet
5-April-2012 The 250-megawatt Bujagali hydropower plant that started supplying electricity to the national grid in February added another 50 megawatts …

Uganda to start exporting fresh matooke to USA Not rated yet
4-April-2012 Uganda will soon start exporting fresh peeled bananas (matooke) to the United States under the Banana value chain project, New Vision has …

Uganda to Benefit from USD389bn Infrastructure Fund Approved by the Islamic Development Bank Not rated yet
3-April-2012 The Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has approved an additional $389.3 billion to support development …

ACHELIS Uganda eyes investments in Mini Hydro power Projects  Not rated yet
3-April-2012 ACHELIS Uganda, a subsidiary of Achelis International, plans to invest in the construction of small hydro power stations to boost the country's …

Uganda Community Tourism Association (UCOTA) and USAID host Cultural Tourism Festival Not rated yet
2-April-2012 Uganda has held a tourism festival, aimed at promoting the importance of cultural and community tourism in conservation. The festival, …

Rift Valley Railways in Uganda hires local firm for repair works  Not rated yet
1-April-2012 Ugandan engineering firm Multiplex Ltd has secured a Sh406.7 million tender from Rift Valley Railways (RVR) to repair nine culverts between …

Tullow Oil Uganda to Get Production Licence  Not rated yet
2-April-2012 Following recent media reports that oil explorers Tullow Oil expects to start oil production in its Ugandan fields on a small scale late …

Uganda Bans Timber Exports, prices go up Not rated yet
02-April-2012 On a busier day Bashir Mutebi, a timber dealer, would be negotiating deals to sell timber to Sudanese and Kenyan traders, and retailing …

IMF Downgrades Uganda GDP to 4 percent Not rated yet
2-April-2012 With about three months to the end of the 2011/2012 financial year, a senior economist at the Uganda Bureau of Statistics has said Uganda …

Prolonged Drought Affects Uganda Coffee Yield  Not rated yet
30-March-2012 The prolonged drought that has struck Mount Elgon zone and the neighboring districts of eastern Uganda is taking a toll on Arabica coffee …

UAP Insurance Uganda to De-merge as group expands on the African Continent Not rated yet
31-March-2012 UAP Insurance Uganda to de-merge to give rise to UAP life Assurance company Uganda in the next few months. UAP Group has announced …

Uganda to get USD 1.4 Million to Remove Regional Non-tarriff Trade Barriers Not rated yet
31-March-2012 Uganda's ministry of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives has received a $1.4 million grant from TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) to remove non-tariff …

4 Uganda Oil feilds could be Up for Grabs in 2013 Not rated yet
29-March-2012 Uganda is likely to auction four blocks for oil exploration early next year, the chairman of the Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum …

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Protea to Open 3 More Hotels in Uganda as Group drives Expansion into Africa  Not rated yet
29-March-2012 In Uganda Protea Hotel Entebbe with 70 rooms is scheduled to open in April 2012 and two more hotels are to open under the Protea Hotels …

Uganda Gorilla Permitting Fees set to raise  Not rated yet
06-April-2012 From its top to its tail, Uganda is rife with national parks. Chimpanzees play in the shadow of the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains, elephants …

Tullow Oil expects to start production of oil in its Ugandan fields this year Not rated yet
27-March-2012 London-listed Tullow Oil expects to start production of oil in its Ugandan fields on a small scale late this year and will drill 20 wells …

Postal businesses Opposed to New Uganda Media Bill Not rated yet
27-March-2012 Private postal operators have questioned the motives of the Uganda Communications Regulatory Authority Bill, arguing that it will negatively …

Norway to strengthen its business in Uganda  Not rated yet
27-March-2012 Business companies from Uganda and Norway will be partnering to share business ideas to develop and expand their business activities in …

Emissions Tax Endangers Aviation Sector in Africa Not rated yet
27-March-2012 Namibia and the national airline are yet to speak out on the unilateral decision by the European Union to charge heavy carbon taxes on …

Kenya Joins Uganda in Oil Discovery  Not rated yet
26-March-2012 President Kibaki on Monday announced the discovery of oil in Turkana county, located in the country's arid north-western region. The …

Renown Uganda Journalist Hailed in The Routes Africa Conference 2012  Not rated yet
26-March-2012 The Routes Africa 2012 forum in the Seychelles will bring airlines, civil aviation authorities, and tourism boards together to see how …

Museveni commisions Electricity Transmission Line in Kayunga Uganda  Not rated yet
26-March-2012 President Yoweri Museveni has promised that his government will intensify efforts to extend electricity to rural areas in Uganda. …

Why Uganda Food Exports are Thriving Not rated yet
25-March-2012 Alex Sejjuta, acting head of marketing at the cereal foods company Maganjo Grain Millers Ltd, is overseeing a delicate balancing of the …

Foreign retailers flooding Uganda market Not rated yet
24-March-2012 The battle for control of Uganda’s retail market is set to intensify as foreign megastores roll out expansion plans. With foreign direct …

Uganda Projects Low Coffee Earnings in Anticipation of Brazil's Bumper Harvest Not rated yet
24-March-2012 Uganda is projecting lower earnings from coffee exports despite a 3.1 per cent surge in production as the international coffee market …

Uganda Loadshedding to persist despite Bujagali's 50MW on the Grid Not rated yet
23-March-2012 As the parliamentary ad hoc committee on energy concluded its probe into the energy sector Thursday, the Uganda Electricity Transmission …

Qatar Airways from Kigali to Operate Directs Flights to Dubai Not rated yet
23-March-2012 Qatar Airways is expected to start direct flights to Dubai if the company's future plans succeed in the country, Akbar Al Baker, the airliner's …

Uganda Coffee Export Prices 22-March-2012 Not rated yet
22-March-2012 The Uganda Coffee Development Authority today quoted indicative prices for exports of robusta, which accounts for 85 percent of the country’s …

Ricochet supplies Recording and Replay Technology to Uganda's Entebbe International Airport Not rated yet
23-March-2012 Unified Recording supplier Ricochet will deliver a redundant system for recording analogue and VoIP audio sources, monitors and radar …

Bujagali Energy Limited Confirms Delivering 50MW on Uganda's National Grid  Not rated yet
23-March-2012 KAMPALA UGANDA: Bujagali Energy Limited (BEL), the owner and operator of the Bujagali Hydroelectric Power Plant (Bujagali) today confirmed …

Qatar Airways Continues to Expand in the East African Region Not rated yet
22-March-2012 Qatar Airways, the state's national carrier, is set to begin daily flights to Rwanda Kigali International Airport on March 21, Qatar News …

Uganda Oil Exploration Company Finds Empy Well , Looses Millions Not rated yet
18-March-2012 Imagine investing $50m (sh125b) in a business venture and after seven years there is nothing to show. This is what happened to Neptune …

Ugandan Management Hands Over Libyan Bank  Not rated yet
17-March-2012 The return of Tropical Bank Ltd has once again raised questions about the fate of the Libyan-owned companies taken over by Uganda last …

Uganda SME's Demand Special Oil Fund  Not rated yet
13-March-2012 Sections of Uganda's small and medium enterprises want government to set up a special fund from the oil revenues to offer trade finance …

Tullow Advances in $10 Billion Ugandan Project With Total, Cnooc Not rated yet
14-March-2012 Tullow Oil Plc (TLW) said it’s advancing together with Total SA (FP) and Cnooc Ltd. (883) in an oil field development in Uganda after …

Uganda Tourists Expected at a Record 1.5 Million for the year 2012  Not rated yet
13-March-2012 KAMPALA, UGANDA- The Lonely Planet, an internationally respected travel magazine last year voted Uganda the world's top tourist destination …

Uganda Tourists Expected at a Record 1.5 Million for the year 2012  Not rated yet
13-March-2012 KAMPALA, UGANDA- The Lonely Planet, an internationally respected travel magazine last year voted Uganda the world's top tourist destination …

Tullow Oil To Deliver Record FY Earnings after Significant Progress in Uganda Not rated yet
13-March-2012 Tullow Oil, the independent oil and gas company, expects significant progress in Ghana and Uganda for the FY 2012 and is scheduled to …

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TOTAL to Expand in East Africa After Project Start in Uganda Not rated yet
13-March-2012 Total SA (FP), Europe’s third-largest oil company, may expand in East Africa after it started a project in Uganda, said Chief Executive …

Former British Airways Finance Manager in Uganda appointed Airline's East and Central Africa Area Manager Not rated yet
13-March-2012 British Airways has appointed George Mawadri as the new area commercial manager for East and Central Africa. George brings a vast amount …

Local SMEs n Uganda warned on oil fortunes  Not rated yet
12-March-2012 An official of the Uganda Investment Authority told a story of a local poultry company that was contracted to supply 200 chicken a week …

Uganda to Demarcate Land for Oil Refinary  Not rated yet
12-March-2012 KAMPALA, Uganda - The demarcation of land proposed for an oil refinery in Uganda is set to start within two weeks, as the East African …

Uganda to Explore Oil in Karamoja Region Not rated yet
12-March-2012 KAMPALA, UGANDA- The government has said it will explore for oil in the semi arid Karamoja region of north eastern Uganda. The Mineral …

Tullow Oil Concludes USD2.9 Billion Ugandan Oil-Asset Sale Not rated yet
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 KAMPALA, UGANDA - After over six months of haggling, exploration company Tullow Oil inked an agreement to transfer part of …

Breasts in a Uganda Cave: Amabeere Ga Nyinamwiru a Kabarole Tourist Site Not rated yet
29-Feb-2012 When I came to work in Kabarole about two years ago, I was told of all sorts of stories about amabere ga nyina mwiru, the famous stalagmites …

Uganda Hydro power dam at Bujagali switched on but not commisioned yet Not rated yet
6-Feb-2012 KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda on Thursday added 50 megawatts to its grid, after the first of five turbines at its Bujagali hydropower dam on …

Two Ugandan firms awarded for quality Coffee Not rated yet
26-Jan-2012 Two Ugandan coffee firms have scooped awards for trading quality coffee at the 2012 National Taste of Harvest Competition, an annual event …

Municipalities sign on with Taylor Biomass Energy USA Not rated yet
24-Jan-2012 At least seven Orange County municipalities have now signed 20-year contracts to truck their household trash to Taylor Biomass Energy once …

Fifth Endangered White Rhino Born in Uganda Africa  Not rated yet
12-Jan-2012 Another baby Rhino has been born at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary bringing the number of the formerly extinct white rhino born on Ugandan soil …

Uganda Insurance Industry Performance for 2010 Not rated yet
Uganda Insurance Industry Performance 2010 During the year 2010, insurance premium income written rose to Ushs. 239.99 billion from Ushs 202.05 billion …

Uganda government to save USD600Million in Oil Imports Not rated yet
25th-Sept-2011 Uganda will save up to UGX1.7 trillion (USD600million) per annum on oil imports when the country starts oil production, according to …

Uganda Finance ministry finally releases draft SMEs policy  Not rated yet
Monday, 24th October 2011 The small-and-medium size enterprises (SMEs) draft policy is ready, but awaits Cabinet?s consideration, stakeholders were …

Uganda Government sells its shares in Kinyara sugar factory Not rated yet
Thursday, 29th September, 2011 Uganda Government on Wednesday concluded the sale of 19% shares in Kinyara Sugar Works Limited to Rai Holdings Limited …

860 exhibitors for Uganda Trade fair Not rated yet
Wednesday, 28th September, 2011 Over 865 local and international exhibitors are expected to participate in the fifteenth Uganda International Trade …

Uganda Government to intensify tourism marketing Not rated yet
Wednesday, 21st September, 2011 The Uganda Government will soon start rigorous campaigns to market the country’s tourist and conservation sites. …

Uganda earns sh11b from coffee exports Not rated yet
Wednesday, 21st September, 2011 Uganda’s coffee export earnings in 11 months of the 2010/2011 (October to September) season rose 64.3% from the same …

Uganda Government to construct sh30BN science park  Not rated yet
Tuesday, 20th September, 2011 The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology is to build a science park to enhance scientific and technological …

Uganda starts producing milk from soy seeds Not rated yet
Wednesday, 21st September, 2011 UGANDA’S food production industry has achieved a new milestone with the introduction of milk produced out of soy seeds, …

East African Community Business summit set for November Not rated yet
Tuesday, 20th September, 2011 The forthcoming East Africa business summit hopes to find mechanisms of overcoming the challenges affecting businesses …

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Freight gets $1m training Not rated yet
Thursday, 8th September, 2011 The freight forwarders fraternity recently signed a $1m funding deal with TradeMark East Africa to professionalise the …

Could it Be time to Invest in the Uganda Beef Industry?  Not rated yet
The future of Uganda?s meat processing industry is bleak because of the high rate at which the population of animals, especially cattle, is declining. …

Uganda August coffee exports up Not rated yet
Uganda, one of Africa's leading exporters of coffee, said on Wednesday exports of the beans rose in August compared to a year ago following good rains …

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Uganda Fuel Deport in Jinja to be reopened Not rated yet
Monday, 5th September, 2011 The Uganda fuel storage facility at Jinja is expected to be operational by the end of the year, Rev. Frank Tukwasibwe, …

Uganda Sugar Factory not to blame for sugar scarcity Not rated yet
Thursday, 1st September, 2011 The shutdown at Kinyara Sugar has been partly to blamed for the scarcity of sugar in the market, a development which has …

The genesis of the Uganda sugar crisis Not rated yet
Thursday, 1st September, 2011 By Paul Busharizi JUST as we were beginning to feel some relief as sugar prices went down, they shot up again. But …

Exporting Nile perch to the west leaves Ugandans eating bones Not rated yet
Thursday, 1st September, 2011 "Madam, buy Nile perch fish today because it might be the last time you eat it," Kalyesubula, a fish monger in Kaame …

Uganda First oil production date not known Not rated yet
Tuesday, 30th August, 2011 It has been postponed thrice. But now Tullow Oil Uganda has come out openly, saying they do not know when Uganda will start …

Uganda coffee exports to soar Not rated yet
Monday, 29th August, 2011 Uganda expects its coffee exports in 2011/12 (Oct-Sept) to edge up to about 3 million 60-kg bags from an estimated 2.8 million …

Tullow sees key Uganda deal complete Not rated yet
Wednesday, 24th August, 2011 British oil firm Tullow Oil said it expected to conclude a long-awaited deal in Uganda in September as it posted soaring …

What next for the over USD370M Libyan Investments in Uganda? Not rated yet
Wednesday August 24, 2011 The fate of several Libyan investments in Uganda is still unknown after rebels fighting to topple Muammar Gaddafi’s four decade …

Indian Investors Pledge to Invest over USD2 Billion in Uganda Agriculture Not rated yet
Tuesday, 23 August, 2011 Northern Uganda has offered Indian agricultural investors land to carry out commercial farming. This offer will be under …

Uganda gets New USD6M Water Plant Not rated yet
Tuesday, 23rd August, 2011 The IFTRA Group, an emerging international food supply chain conglomerate, has injected $6m (about sh17b) into a new mineral …

Uganda Insurance watchdog seeks to raise paid up capital to sh5b Not rated yet
Monday August 22, 2011 The Uganda Insurance Commission (UIC) is proposing to raise the paid up capital for insurers and brokers by up to four to five …

Roofings Uganda targets $350m in turnover by 2013 Not rated yet
Monday August 22, 2011 ERITREAN leader Isaias Afwerki has hailed Uganda’s progress over the years, describing the changes since his last visit as “quite …

Uganda Sugar Imports to Increase after Sugar Tax Removal Not rated yet
Monday, 22nd August, 2011 Within days after President Museveni announced that the Uganda Government would allow importation of tax-free sugar, the …

Uganda improves business reforms Not rated yet
Friday, 19th August, 2011 Uganda is ranked second in East Africa in terms of improving its business regulatory environment in the last five years. …

Uganda Roast Coffee Prices Shoot up in the East Not rated yet
Thursday August 18, 2011 Despite the reduction in prices of Arabica coffee parchment at the start of the harvest season early last month, the prices …

Municipalities try to overcome Taylor concerns Not rated yet
Thursday August 18, 2011 A group of municipal representatives gathered in Walden Wednesday for what could be their final push to contract for garbage …

Uganda Auditor General’s office block to cost sh44b Not rated yet
Thursday, 18th August, 2011 The Construction of an ultra-modern Audit House, the headquarters for the office of the Uganda Auditor General, has started. …

Uganda Capital to get over 500 buses for public transport Not rated yet
Thursday, 18th August, 2011 Pioneer Easy Bus Company that won the tender to run Kampala city public transport is to import over 500 buses, City authorities …

East African Community to formulate uniform oil and gas policy Not rated yet
Wednesday, 17th August, 2011 An oil and gas policy that is binding to all the East African Community (EAC) member states is in the offing, a top official …

Uganda Ministries, districts get sh1,650b Not rated yet
Sunday, 14th August, 2011 The Uganda Government has released over sh1,656b to the cashstarved ministries and districts for the first quarter of …

Uganda quarry boosts Hima Cement output Not rated yet
Monday August 15, 2011 A new quarry, Dura limestone quarry in Kamwenge district Uganda has boosted Hima Cement production capacity from 350,000 metric …

Workers in Uganda jittery over new pension reforms Not rated yet
Thursday, 11th August, 2011 AS the pension market opens up, there are concerns over inadequate stakeholders’ consultations and transparency in the manner …

PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT SURVEYS (PSIS 2010) Not rated yet
The annual private sector investment survey (PSIS) was established to address the data constraints by providing accurate and timely annual information …

Kenya scrambles for Uganda maize Not rated yet
Tuesday, 9th August, 2011 Kenyan traders have invaded Bugisu, Bukedi and Sebei regions to purchase maize following food shortage in neighbouring countries. …

African Trade Insurer tapped to insure $250 million landmark financing facility Not rated yet
Wednesday August 10, 2011 African Trade Insurer ATI took part in the signing of a historic deal on Monday on Monday 8 August, 2011. The deal is a $250 …

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Uganda Electricity Regulator Tightens on Distributor  Not rated yet
Tuesday, 9th August, 2011 The Uganda Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) is to tighten the grip on power distributor, Umeme, by setting new performance …

Uganda revises 2010/2011 coffee exports up by 5 pct Not rated yet
Monday, 8th August, 2011 KAMPALA-Uganda lifted its coffee export forecast to 2.8 million 60kg bags for 2010/2011 on expectations for good harvests, …

Uganda Kenya Rail investors pledge efficiency Not rated yet
Monday, 8th August, 2011 The securing of $164m (about sh440b) to revamp the aging Uganda-Kenya railway line underscores investors’ confidence in the …

Pieces continue to fall into place for the Taylor Biomass project Not rated yet
Tuesday August 2, 2011 MONTGOMERY – The building is up, but not much visible activity was happening in the immediate vicinity of what James Taylor …

Uganda Sugar Traders Rip Big in Crisis Not rated yet
Friday, 5th August, 2011 PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has said the Uganda Government will allow controlled sugar imports of up to 40,000 tonnes for six …

Four Uganda beef processing plants in the offing to improve quality Not rated yet
Friday, 5th August, 2011 FOUR Uganda beef processing plants will be constructed across the country to improve the quality of meat on the market, animal …

Diana, Taylor reach trash deal Not rated yet
Saturday August 6, 2011 GOSHEN — Orange County Executive Ed Diana and Taylor Biomass Energy CEO Jim Taylor have reached a 20-year agreement committing …

Fertiliser firm to start in Uganda  Not rated yet
Thursday, 4th August, 2011 The Government is in talks with an investor, Eagle Eye Africa, to manufacture organic fertilisers within the country to increase …

Regional aviation costs rising Not rated yet
Thursday, 4th August, 2011 Rising fuel costs is affecting all aspects of life, sending prices soaring. Regional aviation operations and other major …

African business confidence grows Not rated yet
Wednesday, 3rd August, 2011 A Uganda Newspaper has reported that the Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for July shows growth in both manufacturing …

RVR gets sh434b to repair Kenya Uganda railway Not rated yet
Wednesday, 3rd August, 2011 Nairobi-IFC, a member of the World Bank, and six leading international finance institutions have extended $164m (about sh434b) …

The future of global economy is in Africa Not rated yet
Wednesday, 27th July, 2011 PERHAPS for the first time in modern history, the future of the global economy lies in the hands of poor countries. …

Uganda Sugar prices skyrocket Not rated yet
Friday, 22nd July, 2011 A combination of low production and increased regional demand has conspired to push Uganda sugar prices up despite the 50% reduction …

Kenya-Uganda rail network earns Big at year closing Not rated yet
Friday, 22nd July, 2011 The Rift Valley Railways Investments (RVRI), the managers of the Kenya-Uganda rail network, earned $674,000 in the year ending …

Batwa trail to boost Uganda’s trourism Not rated yet
Thursday July 21, 2011 The Batwa Trail is a new form of tourism product expected to boost the volume of tourists destined to Uganda. For $80 one …

Why your Flight to Nairobi Was Directed to Entebbe Airport in Uganda Not rated yet
Tuesday July 19, 2011 Flights were on Monday evening redirected to other airports including Mombasa, Entebbe and Kigali. When contacted by Nation, …

USD100m UN project to boost Lake Victoria Clean up  Not rated yet
UN-HABITAT last week announced a $110 million grant from the African Development Bank for the second phase of Lake Victoria cleanup project which starts …

Turkey Industrialist discusses Uganda Business Opportunities Not rated yet
Tuesday July 19, 2011 On May 9-13, Turkey hosted the forth UN conference on least developed countries.Isaac Omoding had an online interview with Dr. …

Uganda Exporters break new ground Not rated yet
Tuesday July 19, 2011 Ugandan exporters are breaking new ground in previously unchartered markets like Kenya bringing in millions of dollars in sales. …

Uganda Firm attains accountancy milestone Not rated yet
Tuesday July 19, 2011 The global Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has offered a platinum employer accreditation to Johnson & Johnson …

Uganda Coffee Authority Participates in Workshop on Zipping Agricutural Finance in Africa Not rated yet
Tuesday July 19, 2011 Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) participated in a one-day workshop organized by Bank of Uganda and AU’s Comprehensive …

Uganda coffee exports up - July 2011 Report Not rated yet
Tuesday July 19, 2011 Coffee exports from Uganda, one of Africa's leading exporters of the beans, is expected to rise by 20.2 percent in July from the …

U.S. GOVERNMENT INVESTS IN UGANDA’S MEDICAL EDUCATION Not rated yet
Friday July 15, 2011 The United States is investing $130 million over five years to transform and improve African medical education and dramatically …

East African Community Chief moots SME funding Not rated yet
Friday July 15, 2011 The East African Community (EAC) will partner with the East African Development Bank to extend loans to small and medium enterprises …

Remittances to Africa hit USD40b Not rated yet
Thursday July 14, 2011 IN Africa, migration is a vital lifeline for the continent and African migrants play a big role in the development of their home …

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13 years and counting - Taylor Biomass Gasification Project Not rated yet
Tuesday July 12, 2011 New technology can always be a target for doubt and debate. Charles Babbage, Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers would probably …

Ugandans cautioned on the Bank of Rwanda IPO  Not rated yet
Tuesday July 12, 2011 BANK of Rwanda is offering 3,000,000 shares at sh550 each in an initial public offer (IPO), which closes on July 29. The instutition …

Umeme halts repairs to minimise power cuts Not rated yet
Tuesday July 12, 2011 UMEME has suspended all network maintenance works in order to limit power outages during the emergency load shedding period announced …

Uganda Power Distributor - Umeme relaxes power rations Not rated yet
Tuesday July 12, 2011 WORKS on the maintenance of the national electricity distribution network has been suspended to reduce power rationing, Umeme …

Uganda Coffee farmers get sh7b EU deal Not rated yet
Tuesday July 12, 2011 Coffee farmers, under the Ankole Coffee Producers Co-operative Union, have secured a contract to supply over 1,000 tonnes of coffee …

Uganda Artists told to exploit local demand to expand market Not rated yet
Monday July 11, 2011 LOCAL artists must stop looking at foreign tourists as the main source of market for their products, a top official advised last …

UK firm pledges to boost Uganda Insurance coverage Not rated yet
Monday July 11, 2011 The UK-based Britam Insurance Company has launched on the Ugandan market. The firm’s entry comes amidst low penetration of …

Uganda coffee exports soar Not rated yet
Friday July 8, 2011 KAMPALA, (Reuters) - Coffee exports from Uganda, one of Africa's leading exporters of the beans, rose by 58 percent in June compared …

Uganda Social Security Fund to save sh50m annually as it unveils SMS platform Not rated yet
Friday July 8, 2011 THE National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has launched an SMS service dubbed “NSSF GO” to allow members access their savings through …

Animal populations surge in Ugandan national parks Not rated yet
Friday July 8, 2011 The number of animals in Uganda's national parks and game reserves has soared over the past decade, the Uganda Wildlife Authority …

Uganda Wildlife Authority announces discounted rates for Gorilla permits Not rated yet
Friday July 8, 2011 Uganda Wildlife Authority has announced promotional sale of gorilla permits covering May, October and November. The promotional …

Two new Gorilla Babies Born in Bwindi Not rated yet
The planned launch of Oruzogo mountain gorilla group for tourism has got a boost following the birth of two new babies in the family last week. Tibirikwata …

Habinyanja Black Back Killed by poachers Not rated yet
Friends of critically endangered Mountain Gorillas are mourning the brutal death of Mizaano (meaning playful) on Friday June 17 2011, of Habinyanja Family, …

Buganda Queen routes for increased investment in tourism Not rated yet
THE Queen of Buganda, Nabagereka Sylvia Naginda has urged central and local governments to scale up investments in tourism by uplifting our heritage sites …

Buganda Tourism Expo 2011 Not rated yet
Buganda Kingdom through the ministry of Tourism is preparing to host the 3rd Tourism Expo. In an effort to promote the tourism industry in Buganda and …

Uganda Wild Life Authority announces new Park Entry Tariffs JULY 2011-JUNE 2013 Not rated yet
Friday July 8, 2011 Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has new tourism tariff for tourists visiting the National Parks which will take effect on 1st July …

Kalangala Oil Palm Growers Trust to pay out 1.4bn.to Farmers Not rated yet
Thursday July 7, 2011 FOR the first time since the BIDCO oil palm out-growers started harvesting in May 2010, this last April 2011 we paid out sh100m …

Uganda Prime Minister assures investors of government support Not rated yet
Wednesday July 6, 2011 The Uganda government is committed to enacting policies that will attract investments into the country, the Prime Minister Amama …

A Uganda Study on investments launched Not rated yet
Wednesday July 6, 2011 A study, which will assess the actual value of investments in the country and the jobs created, has been launched. Maria Kiwanuka, …

Tullow Oil rises after positive update as FTSE edges higher again Not rated yet
Tuesday July 5, 2011 As the market edges higher again, Tullow Oil is in the spotlight after a well received trading update. The oil explorer said …

US Based Delta Airlines opens First Office in Kampala Uganda  Not rated yet
Monday July 4, 2011 DELTA Airlines, one of America’s biggest carriers has joined the competition for passengers flying in and out of Entebbe. In a code-share …

Uganda’s economy on track – IMF Not rated yet
Thursday, 30th June, 2011 THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has endorsed Uganda’s Policy Support Instrument (PSI), saying it aims at maintaining …

Uganda Trade Ministry to build 70 new warehouses for Farmers Not rated yet
Tuesday June 28, 2011 The Government is to build 70 warehouses across the country to boost the Warehouse Receipt System (WRS). The move is expected …

East African Community Project seeks to develop cross-border markets Not rated yet
Tuesday June 28, 2011 The East African Community (EAC) is planning to formulate a project to support development of local markets across borders, a …

New Vision cover price up to sh1,500 effective July 1 Not rated yet
Tuesday June 28, 2011 New Vision Newspaper will raise its cover price by a modest sh300, from the current sh1,200 to sh1,500 starting this Friday, July …

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Uganda in top 10 investment destinations Not rated yet
Tuesday June 28, 2011 Uganda is the 9th best country to invest in Africa in 2011, according to a new survey. The survey by business professionals in …

Sh700m Uganda power line starts Not rated yet
Tuesday June 28, 2011 The building of a sh700m power line extension project for Wakisi sub-county in Buikwe district Uganda has started. The project, …

Bank of Africa Uganda to venture into mortgages Not rated yet
Monday June 27, 2011 Bank of Africa (BOA) is to venture into low cost mortgage financing to consolidate its presence in Uganda and the East Africa, …

More pain in sight for East African Community Currencies Not rated yet
Friday June 24, 2011 The Kenyan and Ugandan shillings are likely to remain under pressure against the dollar next week after falling through a series …

Uganda Printing material prices surge by 8% Not rated yet
Friday June 24, 2011 The high cost of production has forced the newspaper and print industry into a corner. This implies that advertising rates …

Overcoming the Barriers of Commercial Biomass Gasification Not rated yet
Progress in the U.S. Both Taylor Biomass and ICM are also working on international projects. Childress says that while interest is growing among …

Taylor Biomass Energy: Overcoming the Barriers of Commercial Biomass Gasification Not rated yet
Thursday June 23, 2011 Development of large-scale biomass gasification in the U.S. is in between demonstration and commercial scale, but a few companies …

Airlines want a single East African Community entry Visa Not rated yet
Wednesday June 22, 2011 Airline representatives want a single destination visa for tourists visiting the East African region, its chairman, suggested …

Kampala to host $20m India-Africa institute Not rated yet
Thursday June 16, 2011 THE Indian government will fund a $20m pan African institute to be hosted in Kampala that will serve as a premier skills development …

Uganda Coffee May exports jump to 43 percent Not rated yet
Wednesday June 15, 2011 KAMPALA, (Reuters) - Uganda's coffee exports beat expectations to jump 42.8 percent to 253,270 60-kg bags in May from a year …

Uganda’s new link to the sea is the best Not rated yet
Thursday June 16, 2011 THE photograph of an overweight former President Idi Amin riding a tiny bicycle with his bespectacled passenger and witty adviser …

Uganda maize farmers in Busoga get equipment Not rated yet
Monday June 13, 2011 Five Uganda farmer associations in Luuka district have been boosted with post-harvest handling equipment to improve the maize value-chain. …

Kampala Uganda Pension Towers to quench demand for office space Not rated yet
Monday June 13, 2011 The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) board is satisfied with the progress on the construction works of its Pension Towers in …

Uganda Banks beat capital deadline Not rated yet
Monday June 6, 2011 All the 23 licensed commercial banks have complied with the new Bank of Uganda (BOU) statutory requirement to raise minimum capital …

Uganda Oil, Tourism to Drive Aviation Growth Not rated yet
Thursday June 2, 2011 The discovery oil, impending production phase and the evolving tourism sector will be a key driver of the aviation industry for …

The East African Community Eyes Better Railway and Roads Not rated yet
Tuesday May 31, 2011 Citizens of East Africa can expect increased economic activity that should improve their per capita income and wellbeing following …

Uganda Clays gains, turnover low Not rated yet
Wednesday, 25th May, 2011 AFTER several weeks of inactivity, Uganda Clays (UCL) made gains on Tuesday, moving one million shares at an average sh30 …

Why Uganda will delay to issue more oil licences Not rated yet
Wednesday, 25th May, 2011 THERE has been growing interest from international companies to take part in the oil-rich Lake Albert rift. According …

Uganda Weather insurance policy mooted Not rated yet
Wednesday, 25th May, 2011 LION Assurance Uganda and Uganda Centenary Rural Development Bank have partnered to offer weather index insurance to farmers …

The Common Market For East and Southern Africa (COMESA) turns focus to leather sector Not rated yet
Wednesday, 25th May, 2011 The leather tanning industry in the COMESA region is being reviewed with help from international agencies with the idea of …

Neptune on third oil test in West Nile Uganda  Not rated yet
Wednesday, 25th May, 2011 NEPTUNE Petroleum, the firm exploring for oil and gas in the West Nile has commenced operational arrangements to drill a third …

Uganda to earn $100M from fisheries Not rated yet
Sunday May 29, 2011 THE Government has laid down ambitious and shrewd interventions geared at turning-around the fortunes of the overtly fading fisheries …

Bank of Uganda, UBOS to collect date on real estate Not rated yet
Saturday May 28, 2011 THE Bank of Uganda has teamed up with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) to collect data on the prices of real estate to bolster …

Uganda Power subsidies jump to sh300b Not rated yet
Friday May 27, 2011 POWER subsidies will jump three-fold in the next financial year ahead of the commissioning of the first 50MW from the 250MW Bujagali …

Uganda's next Budget and Your Business Not rated yet
Thursday May 26, 2011 Once again, it is that time of the year when the business community is awash with concern and anxiety as to whether this year’s …

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Uganda Arabica coffee at almost 4.2 US Dollars in Bugisu Not rated yet
Wednesday May 25, 2011 The price for premium Arabica coffee parchment has hit sh10,000 (USD4.24565) per kilogramme and is expected to rise further as …

The East African Community could get long-term funding options Not rated yet
Wednesday May 25, 2011 Ugandan businesses, especially in agriculture, that want to spread across the East African Community (EAC) have another chance …

Uganda Shilling appreciates marginally Not rated yet
Monday May 23, 2011 The shilling appreciated against the US dollar during the week closing at 2382/87 compared to the previous close of 2390/95. “The …

Uganda Infrastructure Fund in Offing Not rated yet
Monday May 23, 2011 THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its local partners have selected Deloitte Consulting to undertake …

East African Common market protocol gets $10m Not rated yet
Monday May 23, 2011 The East African Community (EAC) has allocated an estimated $10m for the effective implementation of the common market protocol. …

Uganda Health Insurance Sector has growth potential  Not rated yet
Monday May 23, 2011 As Uganda prepares ground for a solid national health insurance scheme, emphasis should be directed towards provision of better …

Samsung and Kenyan University Sign Technology Development Deal Not rated yet
Thursday May 19, 2011 Strathmore University in Kenya has signed a three year research and development memorandum of understanding (MoU) with electronics …

Uganda Export Promotion Board and The International Trade Center Review The Uganda Coffee Export Strategy Not rated yet
Thursday May 19, 2011 THE Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB) together with the International Trade Centre (ITC) is reviewing the coffee export strategy. …

Source of Nile vantage point to get Shs2.5 billion facelift Not rated yet
Thursday May 19, 2011 One of the most attractive tourist destinations in the Uganda, the Source of the Nile vantage point in Jinja is to get a Shs2.5 …

Direct foreign investment to Africa to hit $150b Not rated yet
Thursday May 19, 2011 Afro pessimism is fading out across the African continent as citizens lead direct investments on the continent with capital investments …

Uganda Institutions adopt New Mobile Banking  Not rated yet
Sunday May 15, 2011 Stiff competition in Uganda’s financial sector is forcing institutions into adopting new forms of technology to reduce the costs …

Uganda Museum redevelopment bidding process starts Not rated yet
Thursday May 12, 2011 The bidding process for the redevelopment of the Uganda Museum into an ultra-modern building, the East African Trade Centre, has …

Uganda Launches a 5million Dollar Plastics Raw Material Factory Not rated yet
Monday, 9th May, 2011 Uganda will start manufacturing pre-form, the main ingredient in the production of plastics. Presently, most of the ingredient …

Uganda Clays makes sh3b loss Not rated yet
Monday, 9th May, 2011 UGANDA Clays recorded a sh3.8b loss last year due to a rise in the cost of production and financing, the company’s 2010 audited …

Stanbic Bank to offer 4.2 billion Extra Shares Not rated yet
Monday, 9th May, 2011 STANBIC Bank has proposed an extra bonus share for every share held by existing shareholders, a bank statement has indicated. …

Uganda could earn from the rising global Copper prices Not rated yet
Sunday May 8, 2011 UGANDA has failed to earn money from the high copper prices after prolonged efforts to seek investors to manage, revive and operate …

Nothern Uganda Town: Hotel Industry Growing  Not rated yet
Sunday May 8, 2011 Although devastating memories still resonate in the minds of people in northern Uganda for suffering a two decade rebel insurgency, …

Mobile Monday Kampala Uganda -How Do We Create an Enabling Ecosystem for Developers and Industry Leaders? Not rated yet
Thursday, May 5th, 2011 Mobile Monday Kampala is pleased to announce that its next meeting, on the theme, How Do We Create an Enabling Ecosystem for …

IMF happy with Uganda oil plan Not rated yet
Tuesday, 3rd May, 2011 UGANDA’S plan to handle petroleum revenues is ‘sensible’ and promotes transparency and accountability, the International Monetary …

Uganda Advertisers defy inflation Not rated yet
Monday, April 25, 2011 THE growth of media and increasing competition in the telecom sector drove advertising expenditure to sh97b from sh79.5b in the …

Bank of Uganda kicks off household survey on remittances Not rated yet
Thursday, April 21 2011 Bank of Uganda in partnership with the Uganda Bureau of Statics is conducting a household survey that seeks to collect data …

World Bank honours Uganda’s innovation Not rated yet
Sunday April 24, 2011 UGANDA received an honorable mention amongst contestants from six continents in the just concluded World Bank’s first-ever “Apps …

Nigeria firm to improve Bankom Uganda Services Not rated yet
Monday, 18th April, 2011 INTERSWITCH Nigeria has acquired a 60% stake in Bankom Uganda, a move aimed at accelerating the firm’s market penetration and …

Tullow Uganda Tax Cash to Build Karuma Dam Not rated yet
Sunday, 17th April, 2011 UGANDA will use tax payments by UK oil explorer Tullow Oil to finance construction of the Karuma dam, a ministry of finance …

Central Bank of Uganda to target core inflation at 5% Not rated yet
The central bank of Uganda could reduce the amount of money in circulation if by June the inflation situation in the country persists According to the …

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African Investment Forum in Dar Not rated yet
Wednesday, 13th April, 2011 THE 2011 African Investment Forum (AIF) schedule to take place in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania April 17-19 will focus on the …

Khartoum embraces East African Common Market Not rated yet
Wednesday, 13th April, 2011 NORTHERN Sudan has assembled a number of goods deemed suitable for export into the huge East African community and the wider …

Uganda National Water launches an e-water payment system Not rated yet
Wednesday, 13th April, 2011 THE recent decision by the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) to close its cash offices and launch an e-water …

Uganda’s financial market in optimism Not rated yet
Wednesday, 13th April, 2011 HERE is growing optimism in the financial market as institutions approach the end of April deadline for publishing their …

Tullow clears $469m disputed Uganda Tax Not rated yet
Tuesday, 12th April, 2011 TULLOW Oil has paid $469m into Bank of Uganda as capital gains tax from the sale of petroleum assets in blocks 1 and 3A in …

Fisheries sector gets sh11.5b for 11 projects in the East African region Not rated yet
Wednesday, 6th April, 2011 ABOUT sh11.5b (three million euros) has been allocated to implement 32 national and regional fisheries projects in the East …

Uganda Mobile money, SACCOS deny banks clients Not rated yet
Wednesday, 6th April, 2011 SOPHISTICATION of commercial bank documents, high bank charges, intermittent income inflows and a poor saving culture is …

Ugandan art and crafts get market abroad on internet Not rated yet
Wednesday, 6th April, 2011 A GROUP of women who have been chiseling rocks at the Kireka stone quarry, Kampala for the last two decades have become soldiers …

East African Community Plot for joint commodity Trading Platform Not rated yet
Wednesday, 6th April, 2011 UGANDA, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi need a unified currency and commodity exchange to offer local platforms for investors …

Uganda Fuel Marking and quality Monitoring Programme (FMP).  Not rated yet
Wednesday, 6th April, 2011 THERE is a ray of hope as far as improving Uganda’s petroleum sector is concerned; following the Government’s effort in the …

East African Common market at crossroads: what is the way forward? Not rated yet
Wednesday, 6th April, 2011 THE signing of the East African Common Market Protocol on July 1, last year, received overwhelming support across the five …

Low call rates expected to drive Uganda Teledensity by 20% Not rated yet
Wednesday, 6th April, 2011 Uganda Teledensity should grow by between 15-20% or another seven million people should get connected in 2011 if operators …

Uganda Coffee industry to benefit from online marketing Not rated yet
Wednesday, 6th April, 2011 EFFORTS are underway to help Uganda’s coffee industry players integrate modern information communication systems to widen …

Japan to fund $135M Bridge on Uganda's Nile River Not rated yet
Monday, 4th April, 2011 CONSTRUCTION of the new bridge on River Nile in Jinja will officially start in August 2012, works and transport minister Eng. …

Uganda shilling extends gains against American dollar Not rated yet
Monday, 4th April, 2011 THE Uganda shilling continued its recent resurgence on Monday, expanding its gains against the dollar and traders said the unit …

Revenue from Uganda Insurance brokers grows by sh9b Not rated yet
Monday, 4th April, 2011 THE insurance premium contributed by insurance brokers grew by sh9b to sh78b last year, from sh69b the previous year. “This …

Uganda Sugar industry to invest $195m  Not rated yet
Monday, 4th April, 2011 UGANDA'S three main raw sugar producers are planning to invest $195m over the next two years to expand cane processing and power …

Sh50b needed for Uganda rural power Not rated yet
Monday, 4th April, 2011 The Uganda Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is seeking a $21m loan (about sh51b) from the Arab Bank for Economic Development …

Bujagali dam Uganda near completion Not rated yet
Friday, 1st April, 2011 CONSTRUCTION of the 250MW hydropower dam at Bujagali falls has entered its final phase. On Friday engineers started diverting …

Uganda Food prices drive inflation to 11% Not rated yet
Friday, 1st April, 2011 KAMPALA-Rising food prices helped drive Uganda’s year-on-year inflation rate up for the fifth month in a row in March to 11.1% …

Centenary Bank Uganda Profits up sh29b Not rated yet
Thursday, 31st March, 2011 CENTENARY Bank posted a rise in net profits of sh29b in 2010, up from the sh26b earned the previous year. The performance …

Uganda Arabica coffee prices skyrocket Not rated yet
Friday, 1st April,2011 THE price of premium parchment Arabica coffee in Bugisu has hit an all-time high of sh8,500 per kilogramme. Premium parchment …

Uganda annual banking, finance, insurance exhibition slated for April 14 Not rated yet
Friday, 1st April, 2011 THE 3rd annual banking, finance and insurance expo is scheduled to run from April 14 to16 at the Lugogo Main Exhibition Hall …

Ugandan wins Organic Farming Award Not rated yet
Friday, 1st April, 2011 A UGANDAN exhibitor scooped the Best Organic Africa Pavilion award at the just-concluded 2011 World Organic Trade Fair (BioFach) …

Uganda in tourism finals Not rated yet
Tuesday, 29th March, 2011 UGANDA is in the finals of the tourism for “Tomorrow Awards” organised by the World Travel and Tourism Council of London. …

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New rules for Uganda Tour operators in the offing Not rated yet
Tuesday, 29th March, 2011 THE Government of Uganda is in the process of amending the Uganda Tourism Act to ensure regulation of the tour and travel …

MTN Uganda and UTL Interconnectivity fee wars Not rated yet
Thursday, 10 March 2011 Giant telecom company MTN Uganda maintains that it is going ahead with the termination notice of its interconnectivity agreement …

MTN Uganda Sues UTL Over Interconnection Fees Not rated yet
Thursday, 25 February 2011 MTN Uganda is suing Uganda Telecommunications Ltd (UTL), seeking UGS7.2 billion (USD3.55 million) for unpaid interconnection …

Britain offers 20 million pounds for Norther Uganda Small Businesses Not rated yet
Monday March 28, 2011 Britain has announced that it will provide a grant to help the small and medium scale enterprises in Northern Uganda recover from …

Uganda Banks opt for government securities and foreign Assets Not rated yet
Monday March 28, 2011 Local banks in Uganda are shifting their investments from credit to investing in foreign assets and risk- free government securities. …

Mobile Monday Kampala Uganda -Financial inclusion through mobile money: The role of banks, mobile operators and developers Not rated yet
Monday March 28, 2011 Mobile Monday, or MoMo, is a global network of mobile industry professionals, visionaries, developers and entrepreneurs, in over …

Sh367b biomass power project to be set up Not rated yet
Monday, 7th March, 2011 A 40-mega watt biomass power project is to be set up at Namungoona in Kampala district. The $160m (about sh367b) project is …

6.6MW Ishasha Hydro Power Dam to Boost Uganda Grid Supply Not rated yet
Monday, 21st March, 2011 ISHASHA Hydro Power Station in Kanungu has improved electricity supply by 6.6MW after engineers successfully switched it on …

Uganda - German Technology Transfer Expor Not rated yet
Monday, 21st March, 2011 THE Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI) and Brussels Airlines will send a business delegation to this year’s …

Understanding the Impact of Uganda Oil Operations on Tourism  Not rated yet
Wednesday, 16th March, 2011 IN the sun baked plains around Lake Albert stands a newly created tourist camp at Kyehoro, Buseruka Sub County in Hoima …

World Bank annonces new strategy for Africa Not rated yet
Wednesday, 16th March, 2011 THE World Bank has advised Uganda to aggressively mobilize domestic resources to build infrastructure that will make the …

East African Community States to Promot Regional tourism Not rated yet
Monday, 7th March 2011 THE Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is upgrading Masindi, Kisoro, Arua and Kasese airports to improve air transport, boost tourism …

Uganda Investment Climate Improves - World Bank  Not rated yet
Thursday, 3rd March, 2011 UGANDA has moved up seven places to the 122nd position out of 183 economies in the overall “Ease of doing business” rankings, …

Uganda Hosts the 5th East African Petroleum Conference Not rated yet
Uganda is playing host to the 5th east Africa petroleum conference that will mainly tackle petroleum issues. This time the regional meeting …

Tight US dollar inflows hit Uganda shilling again Not rated yet
Tuesday, 1st March, 2011 THE Ugandan shilling fell against the dollar on Tuesday, dragged lower by tightening US currency inflows and traders saw it …

Uganda Agro-Machine Fabricators Eye Regional Market  Not rated yet
Tuesday, 1st March, 2011 MAKERS of agro-processing machines have shifted their focus to the regional market. Fred Kavuma, the technical director …

Libya Uprising and Uganda Banking  Not rated yet
Tuesday, 1st March, 2011 TROPICAL Bank has a strong financial stand and will not be affected by the crisis in the parent country Libya, the Central …

Swiss firms take over Shell in Sub-Saharan Africa  Not rated yet
Monday, 21st February, 2011 SWISS joint-venture firms, the Vitol Group and Helios Investments, have taken over Royal Dutch Shell’s majority shareholding …

Bujagali first 50MW ready in Oct Not rated yet
Monday, 14th February, 2011 THE River Nile will for the second time in three years undergo a landmark diversion as construction of the 250MW Bujagali …

Uganda and Tanzania Plan US$ 2.7b Investment at Dar es Salaam port Not rated yet
Wednesday February 9, 2011 UGANDA and Tanzania are in talks on a $2.7b joint investment to develop infrastructure on the Dar es Salaam port. The …

Roofings Uganda Secures USD 25Million from IFC  Not rated yet
Wednesday February 9, 2011 THE International Finance Cooperation (IFC) has extended a $25m loan to Roofings Rolling Mills as the firm pushes to complete …

Uganda Investment Up-date 2010 - Minister of Finance  Not rated yet
Let me start by wishing you all a Happy New Year and pray that 2011 will be a fruitful year for all of us. As we have done in the past years, the Uganda …

Uganda Hosts East Africa Petroleum Conference  Not rated yet
Thursday, 03 February Uganda is playing host to the 5th east Africa petroleum conference that will mainly tackle petroleum issues. This time the regional …

Kampala-Lira route to get more buses Not rated yet
Monday February 7, 2011 THE Transport Licencing Board has urged bus operators on the Kampala-Lira route to welcome new operators and embrace healthy …

New Kenyan Firm to Get Cross listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange  Not rated yet
Friday February 4, 2011 THE impending entry of Centum Investments on the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE) is expected to provide some relief to the …

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Uganda Electricity demand to triple by 2023 Not rated yet
Wednesday February 2, 2011 UGANDA'S electricity demand is expected to triple in the next decade assuming economic growth trends continue, paving way …

2010 Uganda Investment Report released Not rated yet
Friday, 07 January 2011 Uganda Investment Authority reports an improvement in local investment in 2010, representing 59% of the total investments. …

Uganda Plans 10b Citrus fruit factory in Teso Region Not rated yet
Tuesday February 1, 2011 AMID growing fears that a fruit factory in Teso sub-region will never be constructed, the Government is moving closer to …

Uganda Poised to Reap From Education Exports  Not rated yet
Tuesday February 1, 2011 AS Uganda solidifies plans to become a regional education hub, the Uganda Exports Promotion Board (UEPB) has started discussions …

India to Build East Africa Business Institute in Uganda  Not rated yet
Tuesday February 1, 2011 INDIA plans to set up international trade and investment institutes in selected African countries, including Uganda. The …

Western Uganda to get 20 Billion Shilling Tea Factory  Not rated yet
Sunday January 23, 201 FARMERS in the newly-created Buhweju district are set to benefit from a sh20b tea factory, which has been established in their …

Uganda eyes 4m bags of coffee Not rated yet
Monday January 24, 2011 UGANDA expects good coffee prices to support the Government’s aim of boosting output to a targeted 4.5 million 60-kg bags of …

Disagreements could derail source of Nile investment Not rated yet
Sunday January 23, 2011 THE blocking of a multi-million dollar investment in a zoo at the world-famous Source of the Nile has generated a fresh debate …

Unmet demand persists at Uganda stock market Not rated yet
Monday January 17, 2011 A huge unmet share demand on the local financial counters charecterised the market in the first two days of trading this week. …

Uganda's oil to flow in 2012  Not rated yet
Monday January 17, 2011 TULLOW Oil has said it will start oil production in Uganda in 2012 rather than its previous target of 2011 due to the complexity …

How Kenya’s financial inclusion experience can help ugandans Not rated yet
Monday January 17, 2011 LAST month, the Governor Central Bank of Kenya Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u delivered an insightful lecture on the state of affairs …

Uganda poised to lead East and Central Africa in Steel Production Not rated yet
Saturday January 15, 2011 THE Uganda Steel Rolling Mills has embarked on the construction of an iron ore smelting plant in Jinja district that will …

Uganda Cement price expected to drop with new plant Not rated yet
Monday, January 10 2011 Cement prices are expected to drop following the commissioning of a new plant by Hima Cement. The plant in Kasese District is …

Uganda Oil Boosts Local Real Estates Industry  Not rated yet
THE price for land and house rent in Hoima and Buliisa districts has more than trippled in the past six years. The development is attributed to the increasing …

Partnerships between Local and International Contractors deemed to win Uganda Oil Tenders Not rated yet
Thursday January 13, 2011 AS Uganda’s nascent oil sector prepares itself for commercial oil production next year, it presents a lot of business opportunities …

Uganda Farmers Benefit from Rising Cocoa prices Not rated yet
Wednesday January 5, 2011 THE political crisis that has gripped Ivory Coast since November’s disputed presidential election has created a spike in …

Uganda Electricity Consumer Tariffs to Remain UNCHANGED  Not rated yet
Thursday December 23, 2010 Electricity consumers have reason to celebrate after the government handed them an early Christmas present. Government …

East African Community Stops Double Taxation Not rated yet
Monday December 06, 2010 East Africa Community heads of state have agreed to remove double taxation for investors whose companies operate in two or …

The $144m Business Opportunity in Uganda Insurance Not rated yet
Monday December 27, 2010 While some investors might perceive Uganda as having a highly risky business environment given the country's political history …

International Printing Companies To Reap Big from Uganda's 2011 General Elections Not rated yet
Friday December 24, 2010 Sunshine or rain, there's always some profitable business being done in Africa Uganda. While most Ugandans are being bombarded …

Uganda Tourism Earnings Up to US$600 million  Not rated yet
Monday, 13th December, 2010 Tourism earnings increased from $165.3m in 2001 to over $600m by 2009, making the industry a robust source of foreign exchange, …

East African Community to get Single Tourist Visa Not rated yet
Sunday 3RD October , 2010 The much-touted single tourist visa for the East Africa partner states will take sometime to materialise, industry sources …

Tullow Oil to invest in social sector in Bunyoro Not rated yet
In a bid to improve social services delivery, Tullow Oil Plc is to invest in Corporate Social Responsibility projects in the oil rich region of Bunyoro. …

GOU seeks investor for 700 MW Karuma Dam project. Not rated yet
Government of Uganda is seeking a private investor to construct the Karuma hydropower project. This comes after a twist of events when the power firm contracted …

Murchison National Park to get Golf Course  Not rated yet
Friday, 19 November 2010 President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has cleared Madhivani group of companies to develop a golf course in Murchison national park.The …

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Nakumatt Uganda MD reveals Business Strategy  Not rated yet
Thursday, November 18 2010 Mr Bernard Mutua is the Nakumatt Uganda country manager; he spoke to Smart Money about the supermarket’s recent expansion. …

700 million Barrels of Oil Discovered in Uganda  Not rated yet
Monday, 20th July, 2009 The 700 million barrels of discovered oil are enough for Uganda, Tim O’Hanlon, the Tullow Oil Group vice-president, has disclosed. …

Uganda Discovers Oil  Not rated yet
October 2009 After years of painstaking exploration, Ugandans heard what they have been longing to hear - the discovery of oil in their country. The …

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