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France’s new look at Uganda

Stephanie Rivoal, the new French Ambassador to Uganda presented her credentials to President Yoweri Museveni on Oct. 21. She later spoke to the press at her residence in Nakasero on Nov. 18 about France’s ties with Uganda. This is Rivoal’s first posting as a diplomat and, she says, it is …

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HIV rates still high

Rate at which girls in the age bracket of 14-24 are getting infected alarming When it comes to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, Uganda is classified as a high burden country by UNAIDS, the international agency that is at the helm of mustering a joint response to the disease. High numbers of …

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LUWANDAGGA: Missing voice of Uganda football

Tribute: Andrew Patrick Luwandagga When Uganda’s national football team, the Cranes, lined up against the Congo Republic’s Red Devils on Saturday, Nov. 12, in a World Cup Group E second round fixture at Mandela National Stadium, a well-known voice Ugandan football fans had grown accustomed to for decades, was conspicuously …

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Nuclear to the rescue?

Uganda, Russia reach understanding to harness huge Uranium deposits to produce thousands of mega watts from nuclear energy It’s now official; Uganda’s plan to develop nuclear as a source of electricity is on course. On Oct. 13, a Russian government delegation was in Uganda to meet President Yoweri Museveni.  The …

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Inside Mubende’s golden villages

Artisanal miners make a killing from ‘illegal’ gold mining as district authorities, government cry out for more revenue From a distance, “Saigon City” in Lubaali— Kayonza, Kitumbi Sub-County in Mubende District, resembles a desperately crowded refugee camp. Here, hundreds of congested makeshift tents and lodging structures are mostly dressed or …

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Uganda’s locked up mineral wealth, fortunes

Locked up mineral wealth, fortunes: President Museveni, mineral experts, policy makers exchange ideas on way forward for Uganda’s dormant mineral industry prospects Early this month, Uganda hosted the fifth Mineral Wealth Conference, which was organized by the Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum (UCMP) under the theme, “Attracting Exploration Investment …

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