Home Topics Uganda

Uganda

Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nigeria's Alex Iwobi and Egypt's Mohamed Elneny have been in Arsenal's 24-man squad for the Uefa Europa League final.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alex Iwobi make Arsenal’s Europa League final squad

Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nigeria's Alex Iwobi and Egypt's Mohamed Elneny have been in Arsenal's 24-man squad for the Uefa Europa League final.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda: Rwandan troops crossed border, killed two men

Kampala and Kigali traded accusations Saturday after Ugandan police accused Rwandan soldiers of entering the country and killing two men, further stoking tensions between the two countries.
Smile Telecoms

Smile Telecoms appoints new Group chief executive officer

Smile Telecoms, a Pan-African telecommunications group with operations in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has announced the appointments of Mr. Ahmad Farroukh as Group Chief Executive Officer and Ms. Irene Charnley as Deputy Chairman, respectively, effective 1 June 2019.

Kunle Afolayan decries segregation in filmmaking in Africa

Kunle Afolanya, veteran Nigerian filmmaker says there is so much segregation in filmmaking between the Francophone and Anglophone countries in Africa.
Ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, the official mascot of the tournament has been unveiled by the Local Organizing Committee and it is called The child “Tut”.

In Pictures: AFCON 2019 official mascot ‘Tutankhamun’ unveiled

Ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, the official mascot of the tournament has been unveiled by the Local Organizing Committee and it is called The child “Tut”.
Police on Monday said that 17 people are feared dead after heavy winds overturned a boat carrying local football players and their fans on a lake in Uganda, police said on Monday.

17 football players, fans feared dead in Uganda boat accident

Police on Monday said that 17 people are feared dead after heavy winds overturned a boat carrying local football players and their fans on a lake in Uganda, police said on Monday.
Bobi Wine

Uganda media in court after Bobi Wine coverage

Media groups are challenging a decision by the country's communications regulator to remove dozens of senior journalists from their news management roles over coverage of music star turned politician Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.
Abdullahi Godah Barre

Somalia cancels national exams after vast social media leaks, students protest

National secondary exams in Somalia have been cancelled by authorities after papers were leaked on social media platforms, the Minister of Education confirmed late Monday.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB to receive $61.8m from ‘We-Fi’ for women empowerment programme in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB), says Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved $61.8 million funding allocation for its Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) programme.
Mohamed Salah scored Liverpool’s second goal against Porto (Getty)

Liverpool’s Mo Salah shifts focus to Champions League final

After Liverpool were beaten to the Premier League title by Manchester City, Mohamed Salah shifted his focus to their Uefa Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid on June 1.
The 18th “Chinese Bridge’’ competition, an annual Chinese proficiency contest for foreign college students, was on Saturday concluded in Kampala, capital city of Uganda.

Uganda holds Chinese language competition for college students

The 18th “Chinese Bridge’’ competition, an annual Chinese proficiency contest for foreign college students, was on Saturday concluded in Kampala, capital city of Uganda.
At least 639 people have died from Ebola since August in DR Congo in what is now the second deadliest outbreak in history [Samuel Mambo-Reuters]

WHO warns Ebola could breach DRC’s borders unless attacks stop

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned it may not be possible to contain the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) latest Ebola outbreak to two affected provinces in the country's east if violent attacks on health workers and treatment centres continue.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

Ibrahim Magu: Moneybags should not determine election results

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said that the anti-graft agency intervened in the recent general elections in Nigeria, in order to checkmate and prevent the moneybags from determining the emergence of leaders arising from the polls.
Samuel Chukwueze

Samuel Chukwueze finally dumps Flying Eagles’ World Cup for Super Eagles’ AFCON

Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze will not be included in Nigeria’s squad for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.
Mohamed Salah

Liverpool’s Mo Salah wins PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has won the PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Month for April award.
Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has revealed his concern moments after colliding with Mohamed Salah during their 3-2 loss to Liverpool.

Martin Dubravka: Newcastle United were scared with Mohamed Salah head injury

Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has revealed his concern moments after colliding with Mohamed Salah during their 3-2 loss to Liverpool.
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel scored his first Championship goal and DR Congo's Britt Assombalonga was also on target as Middlesbrough defeated Rotherham United 2-1 in Sunday's Championship fixture.

John Obi Mikel, Britt Assombalonga score as Middlesbrough end season with a win

Nigeria's John Obi Mikel scored his first Championship goal and DR Congo's Britt Assombalonga was also on target as Middlesbrough defeated Rotherham United 2-1 in Sunday's Championship fixture.

Child trafficking: ILO executes £28 million project in five African countries

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has begun a 28-million-euro project, sponsored by the Netherlands, to accelerate the fight against child labour in Nigeria and four other African countries.

Recent Stories

Professor Biodun Ogunyemi

Biola Ogunyemi: Hold academics, not ASUU responsible for any electoral irregularities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has absolved itself from any electoral irregularities associated with academics involved in elections in Nigeria.
Ahmed Yusuf Fresh

Niger FA chief vows to improve youths football

Chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation Technical and Development Committee, Ahmed Yusuf Fresh has been re-elected as the Chairman of Niger State FA.
Logo of the World Health Organization [WHO]

WHO: 24 million Nigerians at risk of mental disorder

The World Health Organisation yesterday warned that over 24 million Nigerians may suffer from various mental illnesses, a situation worsened by the dismal number of health institutions and professionals.
Ahmad Lawan

Senator Lawan: Zamfara APC judgment a setback but we shall triumph

Leading contender for the President of the Senate in the 9th Assembly, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, yesterday described the Supreme Court judgment which voided all votes cast for the All Progressive Congress in Zamfara State as a huge setback for the party.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Elections: Some PDP governors worked with APC – Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Saturday alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) collaborated in a bid to take over the state.