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Tragedy on Lake Victoria

Marine safety concerns raised again as over 30 die on unsafe cruise boat Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME AND FLAVIA NASSAKA | On the evening of Nov. 24, news filtered through about a boat that had sunk on Lake Victoria. Nothing unusual, it appeared, since tiny rickety fishing vessels sink often on Ugandan …

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UIA’s revolving door

Investment agency is hunting for a new ED as it waits for IGG report on restructuring Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | After making a detailed presentation about investment licensing at a breakfast meeting, Basil Ajer, the Acting Executive Director of Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), held his breath and said he …

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New effort against HIV/AIDS law

Activists target media in fight to repeal sections of prevention and control Act Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Rosemary Namubiru, a nurse, was in 2014 sentenced to three years in jail for criminal negligence over what seemed a potential infection of a baby with HIV the virus that causes AIDS. …

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New app to boost market women

Busy customers will no longer have to drive to markets for foodstuffs Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | A new app to be launched next month will boost the fortunes of market women who operate in areas like Nakawa, Kalerwe, Ntinda and Nakasero. The app is meant to eliminate the role …

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DFID report shows equality of learning at Bridge schools in Nigeria

Study says child’s background does not affect performance in school Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | A new report by UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in Nigeria shows full equality of learning in Bridge schools’ classrooms, regardless of a child’s socioeconomic background. The report was based on Bridge schools in …

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URA, Japan agency boost South Sudan taxman

AfDB hires Commissioner General to implement tax reforms in war-wrecked nation Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | South Sudan is a young nation beset with many troubles especially the continuous outbreaks of war. But that has not deterred Africa’s newest nation from building its institutions, with the National Revenue Authority being …

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