Tech Meets Agriculture at #Hack4Ag in Uganda

Why the Hackathon? The hackathon is part of the World Bank’s commitment to engage and empower young people to be pivotal agents for agricultural modernization through ICT. Using methods drawn from design thinking and creative problem solving, the hackathon will encourage participants to think outside-the-box and design unconventional mobile Agriculture (mAgriculture) solutions. The hackathon will […]


Uganda: Emirates adds to success of new Jenja Bridge construction

Emirates SkyCargo has flown an 84 tons load of heavy machinery and steel parts for the new Jinja Bridge being built across the Nile River in Uganda. The UAE-based passenger and freighter aircraft operator was awarded the charter by a Japanese construction company to carry the load from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to Entebbe via the […]


Former Deportee is now consul-general of Uganda in UK

The wheel has turned full circle for prominent Indian-origin businessman Jaffer Kapasi, who was expelled by dictator Idi Amin from Uganda in 1972, moved to Britain, and has now been appointed by the African country as its honorary consul-general here. Leicester-based Kapasi, 65, has been tasked with building social, cultural, educational and trade links between […]


Uganda: Electoral Candidates given new campaign Directive

Uganda’s electoral commission has issued a new directive banning all presidential candidates from campaigning in specific areas, including places of worship, markets and health institutions. In a press statement issued to all political parties and their presidential candidates, Badru Kiggundu, chairman of the electoral commission says the new directive forms part of the electoral body’s […]


Uganda signs Pipeline MoU with Tanzania for cheapest export route for Oil Exports

Governments of Tanzania, Uganda, French firm, Total E&P (Uganda) and the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a crude oil export pipeline framework. Uganda is currently undertaking a process to identify and assess the comparative merits of pipeline routing options via Tanzania to Tanga, (others are via Kenya […]