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Gen Kayihura donates Shs5 million to parents of murdered student

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 11:40
Students were told to desist from acts of violence to avoid such unfortunate incidents

Zambia arrests 150 opposition activists over poll protest

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 11:33
Zambian police said Tuesday they had arrested 150 opposition activists over protests that erupted after President Edgar Lungu was declared the winner of a highly-contested vote

Malaysia says oil tanker hijacked, taken to Indonesia

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 11:08
A Malaysian oil tanker carrying 900,000 litres of diesel has been hijacked and is heading towards Indonesian waters, a maritime official said Wednesday

Sri Lankan train kills four elephants

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:54
A passenger train hit and killed an elephant and three calves in northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday, the latest deadly accident involving the venerated animals

Indonesia sinks foreign boats to mark independence

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:52
Indonesia sank dozens of impounded foreign boats to mark Independence Day, an official said Wednesday, as President Joko Widodo steps up a campaign to stop foreign fishermen from "stealing" in its waters

Medical officer and security guard arrested over stolen drugs

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:46
Drugs that were recovered include panadol, aspirin, coartem and amoxicillin capsules.

Trump says Democrats have 'betrayed' African-Americans

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:29
Donald Trump made a pitch to African-American voters on Tuesday, saying Democrats had "betrayed" them and pledged he would revitalize impoverished urban communities

Boxing league goes to Bombo

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:00
Cobap Boxing Club take their comfortable lead in national boxing league to Bombo Town Council where they battle Kampala Boxing Club (KBC) today

Why farmers need traning in value addition

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 01:00
Most of this loss occurs mainly because majority of the farmers lack skills in treatment of their raw crops so as to improve their storage, quality and safety—otherwise known as value addition

Saul to Paul: Ex-poachers turn to garlic growing in Rwenzori

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 01:00
“For the years, I spent poaching, I never got game meat that sold for more than Shs50,000. Since I decided to grow garlic, I have been able to harvest garlic worth Shs3m in only three years” Mugisa said.

Indian firm, Nwoya farmers partner in large-scale farming

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 01:00
“We struck lease/hire agreements with land-owners, and payments were made as agreed.” Sam Kizito Otim, who hired his land to the firm, confirms the arrangements on a willing-lender-willing-hirer basis.

Is ‘attractive agriculture’ the answer to youth unemployment?

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 01:00
Abdul (not real name), has been an accountant for six years. For the last three months, the 31-year-old has been pondering how to invest his Shs10m savings. He wants to own a “big” farm. Yet, when it came to making the decision, a farm was not priority.

She left her job, competed in barista challenge, and won

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 01:00
Fortune favours the prepared so goes the saying. When Sheila Tusiime enrolled for a coffee barista challenge, she started seriously thinking of getting back in business. Her boutique business had just collapsed.

Pumpkin prices soar amid scarcity

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 01:00
A long dry spell that has persisted in most parts of the country has led to crop failure, leading to a rise in prices of some foodstuffs.

Bee venom collector shines new hope for Uganda

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 01:00
Bee venom therapy is a slowly but steadily growing trend in Uganda. In addition to honey, local bee keepers are starting to harvest bee venom more so with home grown innovations.

Bundibugyo to get 450,000 apple seedlings

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 01:00
Farmers in Bundibugyo District are to receive 450,000 apple seedlings to boost their household income.

Why your builders need to be safe

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 01:00
Bunnett Bagombeka, an engineer with Franbag Bau Uganda Limited, explains that in the Occupational Safety and Health Act 2006, Section 13, the responsibilities and obligations of employers stipulates that it is their (employer’s) duty to protect workers.

When planting a vegetable patch

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 01:00
When you talk about gardening, a number of people will only think of a flower garden and this explains why when you visit like 10 homes not more than four will have a vegetable patch somewhere.

Allocate more funds to refugee-hosting areas

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 01:00
We demand that the government promptly allocates additional resources to refugee-host districts, instead of leaving UNHCR and other partners to do the heavy lifting...

What ‘Massacre Road’ says about Ugandans

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 01:00
Death by speeding machine seems to be such a common occurrence and we have become used to these things, which brings me to ‘Massacre’ (Masaka) Road.