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Uganda, Zimbabwe, Eritrea Are Cool Places To Visit In 2019

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Uganda and South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province are the African destinations named in National Geographic Traveler’s ‘Cool list’ for 2019.

Uganda, Egypt Strike Deal On River Nile

AFRICANGLOBE — President Museveni and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi yesterday agreed on the plan to make Nile river a transportation highway to the Mediterranean Sea to reduce import-export costs.

Israel Seeking ‘Friends’ In Africa For UN Votes

AFRICANGLOBE - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to four countries in East Africa has paid off, as Tel Aviv is now counting on the support of much of Africa when it comes to votes at the United Nations. Highly placed officials in the Uganda government revealed that on the sidelines of a counter- terrorism summit attended by PM Netanyahu and seven Heads of State that Israel’s foreign policy was one of the main reasons for the prime minister’s visit, and that he would “gain something from this tour.”

It’s Official: Indians Now Back In Control Of Uganda’s Economy

AFRICANGLOBE - Drop by an upmarket hotel, cafe or restaurant in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, and the chances are the owner will be an Asian from the Indian sub-continent. About 50,000 Asians were made to leave the country in 1972, on the orders of military ruler Idi Amin, who accused them of “milking the economy”. At the time, they ran 90 percent of the country’s businesses and accounted for 90 percent of tax revenues.

Uganda And Kenya In Race To Connect Rail Infrastructure To Juba

AFRICANGLOBE - According to independent sources, there is a quiet race between Kampala and Nairobi to develop rail connection to Juba because whoever achieves it first, effectively defers development of the other.

Good News: Uganda To Manufacture Thousands Of Hybrid Cars

AFRICANGLOBE - By 2018, Uganda's planned automotive industry will be making 7,000 hybrid cars a year, says Paul Isaac Musasizi, acting CEO of the state-run Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC). The petrol and electric car, called the Kiira SMACK, will have five seats, a top speed of 180 kilometres an hour and will be able to travel 50 kilometres using its lithium-ion battery alone.

We Are No Longer A Colony, Uganda Tells EU Envoys

AFRICANGLOBE - “Uganda is not their colony anymore and therefore, we do not hold elections for their satisfaction,” Mr Ofwono Opondo, the government Media Centre director, said in an interview Monday. A government spokesperson said on Monday that the country’s electoral laws have been improved over time and can deliver a credible election despite misgivings by EU envoys, opposition politicians and the civil society.

Introducing The ‘Made In Uganda’ Electric Car

AFRICANGLOBE - In 2006 students from 25 universities and colleges across the world took part in a project to design a plug-in electric hybrid vehicle. At the end of the three year Vehicle Design Summit they had produced four hybrid cars run by solar, biofuels, and human power. Among participants in the exercise, headed by the famed US-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), were students from Uganda’s Makerere University.

Three Countries Renew Push For EAC Political Federation By 2016

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have renewed their push to fast-track the East African Community Political Federation Protocol under the Northern Corridor Infrastructure Projects initiative.

Ugandan Military Deny Buildup Along Sudan Border

AFRICANGLOBE - Ugandan troops based in South Sudan are not massing along the Sudan border, Ugandan military officials said on Tuesday, after Sudan's state news agency reported 16,000 Ugandan soldiers were due to arrive near the frontier.

Russian Firm Wins Contract To Build Uganda’s First Oil Refinery

AFRICANGLOBE - Russian company RT Global Resources is set to be announced as the winner of the lucrative contract to build Uganda’s first oil refinery.

S. Africa’s Zuma Arrives In Uganda For Regional Security Talks

AFRICANGLOBE - South African President Jacob Zuma is currently visiting Uganda for talks with Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on regional peace and security. "He [Zuma] arrived this afternoon at 2pm and is currently locked up in a meeting with the president,"

Buganda: Uganda’s 1,000-Year-Old Kingdom

AFRICANGLOBE - In southern Uganda lies a kingdom whose history stretches back far longer than that of the country's modern republic. The Kingdom of Buganda, from which modern Uganda derives its name, is one of the oldest traditional kingdoms in East Africa, with a history that dates back some 1,000 years or more.

New Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill In Advanced Stages

AFRICANGLOBE - Drafting of a new Ugandan Bill which could broaden the scope of anti-homosexuality legislation to include promotion of the practice is in advanced stages, sources said Wednesday. The Bill is expected to replace the Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was signed by President Yoweri Museveni in February, but expunged off Uganda’s law books by the Constitutional Court, claiming Parliament lacked a quorum when it was passed.

South Sudan Defends Security Deal With Uganda, Seeks Air Defense System

AFRICANGLOBE - While insisting the agreement did not allow Uganda to buy arms on behalf of South Sudan, Juuk also said that his government was looking into establishing an air defense system to defend itself from attacks emanating from neighboring Sudan.

North Korea Seeks Anti-Western Alliances In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - It is often said that politics can make strange bedfellows. In no arena is this more true than international relations, where often the mantra, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” is taken to extremes. This has been on full display over the past weeks as North Korean diplomats worked to strengthen ties between the Asian “Hermit Kingdom” and countries throughout East Africa.