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Uganda has ambitions to make more of its natural attractions

As the Ebola virus began its terrifying assault on west Africa at the end of 2013, half the tourist reservations in Uganda on...

Uganda’s oil reserves bring promise of work and infrastructure

The discovery of large oil reserves in Uganda in 2006 led to widespread expectations that the economy would quickly be transformed. The dream...

Pope prepares for sensitive visit to Egypt

In a video message to Egyptians ahead of a trip to Cairo this week, Pope Francis lavished praise on the north African country...

how cities can improve sanitation

Sanitation is essential to human progress. Not only does it symbolise growth and advancement, it empowers people and communities to grow and advance.According...

Uganda’s corruption crackdown aimed at attracting investors

When Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s president, heard last month from two investors that officials in the finance ministry had allegedly been soliciting bribes he...

Investing in Uganda

The government is prioritising spending to transform its rural economy into a prosperous middle income nation ...

Uganda’s open refugee policy tested by civil war in South Sudan

Hakima Qeylife’s shop in the Kisenyi district of Kampala looks unremarkable. On one side of her 8m x 3m store stacked floor-to-ceiling with...

Kenyan opposition selects Raila Odinga to contest presidential vote

Kenya’s main opposition coalition has selected veteran politician Raila Odinga as its candidate for August elections, as it seeks to unseat President Uhuru...

Uganda’s president faces jobs time ‘bomb’ as population grows

A slum girl is an unlikely national hero. But Phiona Mutesi, who was born in Kampala’s largest slum, has arguably done more for...

Uganda’s population growth puts spotlight on food

Against the clamour for more land to be handed to commercial farmers to feed Uganda’s exploding population, Bruce Robertson strikes a cautionary note....