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Where the Air is Sweet unveils little-known story of Ugandan expulsion

Where the Air is Sweet unveils little-known story of Ugandan expulsion

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Visits: 5

Tasneem Jamal HarperCollins Canada In August 1972, when Idi Amin came to power, he ordered the expulsion of thousands of Ugandans of South Asian descent. Most had lived in the country for generations, many having come in the 19th century to help build the British railroad. The dictator gave them 90 days to leave. In […]

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How US evangelicals are shaping development in Uganda

How US evangelicals are shaping development in Uganda

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Visits: 14

There has been widespread criticism of the role that US evangelical groups had in influencing Uganda’s recent draconian anti-gay legislation, But what is less known is how foreign faith-based, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are shaping many aspects of my country’s development to suit their religious agenda. I grew up in rural western Uganda where I learned […]

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Indian Flag Upside Down in Commonwealth Games 2014 Official Song Video

Indian Flag Upside Down in Commonwealth Games 2014 Official Song Video

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Visits: 20

The Commonwealth Games 2014 has kicked up an early storm as the official song video appeared to have projected the Indian flag in an upside down manner. Indian fans across social media platforms have expressed their outrage over Commonwealth Games’ error. Indian Chef de Mission Raj Singh has said that he will write to the […]

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Kick Fails To Beat Chennai Express Record

Kick Fails To Beat Chennai Express Record

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Visits: 25

Salman Khan’s much-talked about movie Kick is a remake of Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja’s Blockbuster Telugu film with the same name. Telugu audiences are eagerly waiting to watch the movie. The Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer is slated to release in a large number of screens in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on July 25. […]

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Cheptegei excels: Kenyans Cheboi, Kosimbei strike silver and bronze as Ugandan improves country’s gold reserves in Eugene

Cheptegei excels: Kenyans Cheboi, Kosimbei strike silver and bronze as Ugandan improves country’s gold reserves in Eugene

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Visits: 135

  Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei wins the 10,000m at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene. He beat Kenyan duo of Elvis Cheboi and Nicholas Kosimbei to silver and bronze.Just months after Stephen Kiprotich conquered Kenya’s egos at the Olympics, his heir apparent Joshua Cheptegei rubbed the salt in the wound by beating Kenyans to […]

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Ugandan rugby team want to be new kings of Scotland

Ugandan rugby team want to be new kings of Scotland

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Visits: 166

On a pristine field 30 minutes’ drive east of Glasgow, one of Australia’s opponents in this weekend’s rugby sevens are being put through their paces. On the pitch next door the Scottish Premier League football team Motherwell are training ahead of a Europa League qualifying match in Iceland. Professional footballers in their midst, barely a […]

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Vision 2040 is a reality for Uganda’s strategic plans

Vision 2040 is a reality for Uganda’s strategic plans

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Visits: 123

Uganda has adopted a series of national development programmes aimed at transforming the economy. Previous plans have included the Structural Adjustment Programs (SAP’s) and the Ten Point Programmes that included Plan for Modernisation of Agriculture (PMA).In 2007, a Comprehensive National Development Planning Frame work (CNDPF) was promulgated that would later be a spring board for […]

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Ugandan shilling steady, may firm on foreign inflows

Ugandan shilling steady, may firm on foreign inflows

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Visits: 152

The Ugandan shilling was steady on Wednesday, supported by scarce local currency liquidity, and could trade firmer in coming days as foreign investors seek Ugandan debt. At 1226 GMT commercial banks quoted the shilling at 2,630/2,640, little changed from Tuesday’s close. “Most players don’t have enough shillings to buy dollars because there’s significant liquidity tightness […]

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Uganda: Report Pins Police On Child Abuse

Uganda: Report Pins Police On Child Abuse

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments | Visits: 199

A new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) reveals that children on Ugandan streets face unspeakable, physical and sexual violence. Most of this violence is meted out on children mainly by police, the report says. Titled, “Where Do You Want Us to Go? Abuses Against Street Children in Uganda”, the report was released on Thursday. […]

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Shelter Afrique $9m Loan To Address Uganda’s Housing Deficit

Shelter Afrique $9m Loan To Address Uganda’s Housing Deficit

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments | Visits: 212

VENTURES AFRICA – Housing and real estate financier, Shelter Afrique has agreed a $9 million loan with National Housing and Construction Company (NHCC) in Uganda to boost the availability of affordable housing in the country. Acting Managing Director of the pan-African lender, Mr. Yekini Olayanju, who signed the agreement on behalf of Shelter Afrique described […]

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