Elias Biryabarema

Uganda's cash-strapped cops spend $126 million on CCTV from Huawei

16 Aug 2019

KAMPALA A forest of slender white poles topped with dark, unblinking eyes is quietly sprouting on the rubbish-strewn, potholed street corners of the Ugandan capital. | Video

Uganda says malaria prevalence surges, cites climate change and refugees

14 Aug 2019

KAMPALA Uganda said on Wednesday it had recorded a 40% surge in the incidence of malaria, attributing the increase to a range of factors including a refugee influx, climate change and a decline in the use of protective nets.

Ugandan says starts its largest-ever Ebola vaccine trial

08 Aug 2019

(This story correct headline to say Uganda, not Ugandan in August 5 story.)

Uganda to register, monitor social media influencers

08 Aug 2019

KAMPALA Influencers on Ugandan social media and others with large, commercialised online followings must henceforth register their activities for monitoring by the state, the country's communications regulator said on Thursday.

Ugandan presidential hopeful says ally dead after abduction, torture

06 Aug 2019

KAMPALA A Ugandan musician-turned-legislator who is seeking to challenge veteran President Yoweri Museveni said on Monday a supporter and fellow singer had died after being abducted and tortured, in what police are treating as a homicide.

Ugandan academic jailed for 18 months for critcising Museveni on Facebook

02 Aug 2019

KAMPALA A Ugandan court jailed a prominent academic on Friday for 18 months on cyber harassment charges stemming from a Facebook post that included sexually explicit criticism of long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni.

Rights activists criticise Uganda for academic's conviction

02 Aug 2019

KAMPALA, Aug 1 Rights activists on Friday accused the Ugandan government of using electronic communications laws to stifle dissent, after a prominent academic was convicted for cyber-harassment over a Facebook post critical of President Yoweri Museveni.

Uganda to start new vehicle production by June 2022

29 Jul 2019

KAMPALA Uganda is aiming to start assembling new vehicles by June 2022, with an initial production capacity of 5,000 units per year, a top official of the state-owned Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) told Reuters on Monday.  

Africell to spend $100 million on mobile infrastructure, fintech in Africa

26 Jul 2019

KAMPALA African telecom firm Africell plans to spend part of a $100 million U.S. credit line on expanding its infrastructure and fintech services, its chief executive said on Friday.

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