Elias Biryabarema

Coronavirus-induced border bottlenecks slow food deliveries in East Africa

30 May 2020

KAMPALA/NAIROBI Bottlenecks at borders as government screen lorry drivers to contain the new coronavirus are putting the delivery of vital food supplies in East Africa at risk, the U.N.'s World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Friday.

Ugandan shilling firms on weak importer demand

28 May 2020

KAMPALA, May 28 The Ugandan shilling traded firmer on Thursday from the previous session, with dwindling appetite for hard currency from importers helping offer support.

Heavy rains may mar quality of Ugandan coffee crop: official

27 May 2020

KAMPALA The quality of Uganda's coffee crop may decline in the coming months as heavy rains across the east African nation have reduced the amount of sunshine necessary for bean drying, an industry official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Rwanda genocide suspect Kabuga arrested in France after decades on the run

16 May 2020

PARIS/KAMPALA Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, who is accused of funding militias that massacred about 800,000 people, was arrested on Saturday near Paris after 26 years on the run, the French justice ministry said. | Video

'Madness' to hold Uganda vote if virus persists - Museveni

12 May 2020

KAMPALA Uganda's long-serving President Yoweri Museveni has said it would be wrong to hold a presidential election expected for early next year if the coronavirus persists, signalling for the first time a possible delay.

Kenya and Uganda hit by power blackout, electricity back in most of Kenya

09 May 2020

NAIROBI/KAMPALA Kenya and Uganda were hit by power blackouts on Saturday, and Kenya Power said the outage on its grid was caused by a fault on a high voltage line but that it had restored supply to most parts of the country.

Ugandan hospital, Somali town washed away by East Africa floods

08 May 2020

NAIROBI/KAMPALA Flooding washed away roads, bridges and a hospital in Uganda and an entire small town in Somalia as torrential rain across East Africa compounded problems for governments struggling to respond to the new coronavirus.

Uganda calls on creditors to cancel Africa's debts as coronavirus wrecks economies

06 May 2020

KAMPALA, May 6 Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has called on international creditors to cancel all of Africa's debts to ease the economic distress caused by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Lake Victoria's surging water levels threaten hydro dams: Uganda

01 May 2020

KAMPALA Lake Victoria's water levels have surged to their highest level in more than half a century after about eight months of relentless downpours, posing a threat to Uganda's hydropower plants, the country said on Friday.

U.S. tech company Vonage bets on digital health care in Uganda

01 May 2020

KAMPALA U.S. cloud services company Vonage is partnering with social enterprise CTI Africa to pioneer video-linked healthcare in Uganda, where good hospitals and qualified medical personnel are scarce.

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