Elias Biryabarema

Uganda's SafeBoda ride-hailing service hopes to expand across Africa

11 Oct 2018

KAMPALA, Oct 11 A ride-hailing app for motorcycle taxis that is transforming public transport in Uganda aims to expand to at least 20 other African cities, its co-founder says.

UPDATE 2-Uganda central bank raises key lending rate to 10 pct

03 Oct 2018

KAMPALA, Oct 3 Uganda's central bank raised its key lending rate by 100 basis points to 10 percent on Wednesday, the first hike in three years, amid worries among policymakers over rising inflationary pressures.

Ugandan musician turned MP vows to continue 'fight for freedom' against government

21 Sep 2018

KAMPALA Ugandan pop star turned opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi pledged on Thursday to continue what he calls a fight for freedom for millions of oppressed fellow citizens, after returning to his country from the United States.

UPDATE 7-Ugandan musician turned MP vows to continue "fight for freedom" against government

21 Sep 2018

* Kyagulanyi addresses cheering supporters after return home (Re-casts, adds context)

UPDATE 1-Uganda bans rallies by supporters of opponent of Museveni

19 Sep 2018

KAMPALA, Sept 19 Uganda on Wednesday banned rallies to welcome a prominent opponent of President Yoweri Museveni home from the United States where he received treatment for injuries he said were sustained during torture by security forces.

Uganda to require telecoms firms to list on local bourse

18 Sep 2018

KAMPALA Uganda will introduce a requirement for all telecoms firms to list shares on the local bourse as a condition for obtaining a licence to operate in the country, a government statement said on Tuesday.

Uganda warns against interference as pressure mounts on U.S. to cut military support

10 Sep 2018

KAMPALA Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday warned against foreign interference in the country's politics days after an opposition call for the United States to suspend military aid over the government's human rights record. | Video

Ugandan lawmakers appeal law allowing Museveni re-election bid

05 Sep 2018

KAMPALA A group of Ugandan legislators have petitioned the supreme court to overturn a lower court decision that upheld a constitutional amendment allowing long-serving leader Yoweri Museveni to seek re-election.

Ugandans protest after lawmakers detained at airport

01 Sep 2018

KAMPALA Protests erupted in the Ugandan capital on Friday after police detained two lawmakers at the international airport as they prepared to travel abroad for medical care, witnesses said. | Video

MTN Uganda bets on music streaming as voice business slows

31 Aug 2018

KAMPALA Telecom firm MTN Uganda is betting on a new music streaming product to boost revenue and counter declining voice call sales, its chief marketing officer said in an interview.

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Trump says Saudi prince denies knowing what happened at consulate

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday Saudi Arabia's crown prince denied knowing what happened in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where Jamal Khashoggi vanished two weeks ago even as a congressional ally of Trump accused the prince of ordering the prominent journalist's death.