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Breakthrough as NARO develops anti-tick vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists at the National Agriculture Research Organization-NARO have made a breakthrough in developing an anti-tick vaccine which is expected to give a long-lasting solution to the tick problem affecting farmers. According to NARO’s Director-General Dr Ambrose Agona, the new vaccine has been developed by a …

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Experts weigh in on the ‘green’ URA Tower

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts in the architecture and construction industry have said the defects on Uganda Revenue Authority-URA tower are not severe and peculiar and can be addressed. Architect Enock Kibbamu, the chairman of the National Buildings Review Board (NBRB), said parties that put together the building …

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Iran refutes US accusations over Saudi oil attacks

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iran on Sunday dismissed US accusations it was behind drone attacks on Saudi oil installations, suggesting the United States was seeking a pretext to retaliate against the Islamic republic. “Such fruitless and blind accusations and remarks are incomprehensible and meaningless,” foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi …

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Nordics- East Africa seek better business ties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nordic and East African countries have held the first ever business expo and conference aimed at opening up investment opportunities in the two world economic regions. Organized by Ferrum Capital, Debridge, Uganda Embassy to the Nordic Countries and Uganda Urban Expo, the three …

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Sam Kutesa to lead Ugandan delegation to Rwanda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa will lead Uganda’s delegation to the first meeting with Rwanda as per the recent Luanda memorandum of understanding aimed at resolving ongoing disputes between the two nations that has led Kigali to closing the border. According to a …

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