Chocolate Flavour: $1.5 million Investment Boosts Chocolate Industry

By Red Pepper Online Uganda cocoa farmers will smile all the way to the bank after value addition on the crop has been taken to another level on the crop by Stephen Sembuya a 34 […]

World Bank Chief Economist Backs Merger Of Agencies

The policy direction to reorganize government agencies will have meaning if it leads to effectiveness and efficiency of government in delivering public goods and services, according to the World Bank’s Chief Economist for Africa Albert […]

VP Ssekandi Flags Off 100 For Middle East Jobs

By Our Reporter Uganda’s Vice President, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi Thursday flagged off 100 Ugandans mostly youth to work in Middle East countries. They are going through Uganda’s leading labour exporting agency, Middle East Consultants Ltd […]

Car Importers Petition Speaker Over Inspection Fees

By Molly Kyakuhaire Car importers have petitioned parliament over the exorbitant car import inspection fees charged by Uganda National Bureae of Standards (UNBS). In a petition presented to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, the […]

Tanzania Wants To Pump Natural Gas To Uganda

Tanzania intends to build a pipeline to pump natural gas to Uganda according to the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation. The pipeline will run from Dar es Salaam, pass through Tanga port on the India Ocean […]

Zimbabwe Polls: Top MDC Official Arrested

A senior member of Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC Alliance, Tendai Biti, has been arrested at the border with Zambia, his lawyer is quoted as saying. Police had issued a search warrant for Mr Biti, accusing him […]

POSTBANK Delights Teso Fire Victims 

Following a fire outbreak that gutted Bukedea Life Line Primary School in Teso sub region, PostBank Uganda led by the Managing Director, Stephen Mukweli, has donated mattresses and scholastic materials to the schools. The handover […]

Gaagaa Buses Set To Resume Operations

Several Passengers today rushed to Gaagaa bus terminal in Arua town to book for travel to Kampala while others came ready to travel following the removal of the ban on operations of the company buses […]

Police Reopens Anti-Narcotic Offices

The Police and Advisory Committee (PAC) cleared the reopening of the Anti-Narcotic Department offices at the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) headquarters in Kibuli and Entebbe Airport eight on Wednesday last week eight months after they […]

Govt Set To Intervene In Maize Market Over Low Prices

Government is to buy 500,000 metric tonnes of maize from farmers at a minimum price of shs500 to address the low prices currently on the market. This follows concerns raised by Members of Parliament over […]

UPDATE: Cabinet Decisions On National Issues

BRIEFING TO THE MEDIA ON CABINET DECISIONS TAKEN DURING THE MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 30TH JULY, 2018. Cabinet sat on Monday July 30, 2018 at Office of the President, Kampala and; Approved the appointment of […]

Ugandan Girl Quits Gay Lifestyle, To Get Married

Val Kalende, a female Ugandan gay rights activist has quit the gay lifestyle, telling her church in Kampala that she was tired of living a life of “same sex sin”. Kalende was so into the gay […]

Iran To Respond In Kind If U.S. Blocks Oil Exports

Iran will react with equal countermeasures if Washington tries to block its oil exports, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, while the Islamic Republic’s armed forces chief said U.S. threats would draw an “unimaginable and […]

Online Petition On To Get Nobel Prize For Raila Odinga

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga have launched an online petition to have him nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. The petition, which has 1,888 signatures so far, says Mr Odinga “saved Kenya from turning […]


PRESS BRIEFING: CABINET DECISIONS ON ISSUES OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE MONDAY 16TH JULY, 2018 AT STATE HOUSE, ENTEBBE Cabinet sat yesterday Monday16th July 2018 at StateHouse Entebbe under the Chairmanship of the President H.E Yoweri Kaguta […]

Ntagali Asks Gov’t To Ease Taxes On Non-Profit Universities

The Chancellor Uganda Christian University and Archbishop Church of Uganda The Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali has asked government to exempt non-profit making education institutions from taxes such as income tax. Speaking during the 19th graduation […]

Chinese Tycoon Dies After Falling Off A Wall In France

The co-founder and chairman of the giant Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has died after a fall off a wall in southern France. His company has confirmed that Wang Jian, 57, “accidentally fell” in Provence, while […]

Cabinet Stops Tax On Mobile Money Deposits

Cabinet has directed telecom companies to stop taxing people depositing cash on their personal mobile money accounts. The State Finance Minister, David Bahati, disclosed this during the cabinet presser at Uganda Media Centre today. On […]

South Sudan Proposes Bill To Extend President’s Term

South Sudan’s government proposed a bill to extend President Salva Kiir’s term for three years, undermining peace talks with opposition forces who condemned the move as illegal. The bill seeks to amend the constitution to […]

Kayihura Ally Ndahura Charged In Army Court

Col. Ndahura Atwoki has today been charge in an army court with interfering with the process of law. The former police Crime Intelligence Commander, who was arrested two weeks ago alongside several allies of disgraced […]