Elias Biryabarema

U.N. audit finds graft and misconduct in its Uganda refugee program

30 Nov 2018

KAMPALA A U.N. investigation of its widely-praised refugee programme in Uganda has found corruption costing millions of dollars and misconduct.

Uganda boat accident death toll rises to 33 - police

26 Nov 2018

KAMPALA The death toll from a boat accident on Lake Victoria over the weekend rose to 33 on Monday, Ugandan police said, as survivors described moments of heavy drinking and raucous fun before the vessel, slammed by powerful waves, tilted and sank.

Uganda's Museveni says capsized cruise boat was overloaded, 29 dead

26 Nov 2018

KAMPALA Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said on Sunday that a cruise boat which capsized on Lake Victoria a day earlier, killing at least 29 people, was carrying more than twice its capacity of 50. | Video

CORRECTED-Uganda to make new telecoms investors share infrastructure

21 Nov 2018

KAMPALA, Nov 20 Uganda will force new investors in telecommunications services to rent capacity from existing fibre optic cables, rather than lay their own, to stem infrastructure duplication and lower internet access costs, the sector regulator said on Tuesday.

Stanbic sees June 2019 close for $2.5 bln debt deal for Uganda's oil pipeline

21 Nov 2018

KAMPALA, Nov 21 Stanbic Bank Uganda, lead arranger for the East African nation's $2.5 billion debt for a crude oil pipeline, expects the deal to conclude in June next year, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

Ugandan soldiers to guard Chinese businesses after rash of robberies

14 Nov 2018

KAMPALA Ugandan soldiers will be deployed shortly as security guards for businesses of mostly Chinese investors that have suffered a spate of robberies, the military said on Wednesday.

U.S. firm to assemble phones in Uganda

09 Nov 2018

KAMPALA U.S. firm CTI Africa plans to invest $10 million in Uganda to build a plant to assemble low-end smart mobile phones and manufacture phone components, its chief executive said on Friday.

Uganda to finalise China loan for new railway by year-end

02 Nov 2018

KAMPALA, Nov 2 Uganda said on Friday it expects to finalise a $2.2 billion loan deal with China's Exim bank by the end of the year to pay for part of a railway line to connect Kenya's Mombasa seaport with Kampala.

Uganda begins Ebola vaccinations amid Congo transmission fears

02 Nov 2018

KAMPALA Uganda says it will start to vaccinate some of its health workers against Ebola on Monday, amid fears that the viral haemorrhagic fever could spread from Democratic Republic of Congo which is battling an outbreak.

Insight: Tax byte - Africans fear trend towards levies on data, services

18 Oct 2018

KAMPALA/JOHANNESBURG The brisk business Julius Kirya did from his cash transfer kiosk in the Ugandan capital has slowed right down with a new tax on mobile money. Many of his customers have returned to sending banknotes by hand, in some cases via motorbike taxi.

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