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Elias Biryabarema

Heavy rains seen slashing Uganda 2019/2020 cotton crop by a third

13 Jan 2020

KAMPALA, Jan 13 Heavy rains that pummelled Uganda and the wider east African region in the third quarter of last year are expected to cut the country's 2019/2020 cotton output by a third, state-run sector regulator Cotton Development Organisation (CDO) said on Monday.

Uganda police disperse Bobi Wine supporters with tear gas

06 Jan 2020

KAMPALA Police in Uganda on Monday fired tear gas to disperse supporters of pop star and presidential hopeful Bobi Wine when he tried to hold a rally, underscoring the hurdles he faces in seeking to unseat President Yoweri Museveni.

Uganda plans to borrow nearly $2 billion to fund 2020/21 budget

30 Dec 2019

KAMPALA Uganda said it plans to borrow 6.9 trillion shillings ($1.89 billion) from external lenders in the 2020/2021 (July-June) fiscal year to partly finance its budget, which could come under pressure as veteran leader Yoweri Museveni seeks re-election.

Uganda's Umeme power company gets $70 mln loan for national grid expansion

12 Dec 2019

KAMPALA, Dec 12 Umeme Ltd, the Ugandan power distributor, said on Thursday it has secured $70 million in a syndicated loan to fund infrastructure upgrades and grid expansion.

Alphabet's Loon agrees airspace deal with Uganda for internet balloon service

10 Dec 2019

KAMPALA Loon, a unit of Google's owner Alphabet Inc, which uses high-altitude balloons to provide mobile internet to remote areas, has signed a key access airspace agreement with Uganda.

Uganda picks South African firm for regional mineral survey

02 Dec 2019

KAMPALA, Dec 2 Uganda has contracted a South African company to conduct a mineral survey and mapping exercise in a northeast region that may hold substantial deposits of gold, copper and other lucrative minerals.

Uganda reaches deal on tax dispute, paves way for Tullow stake sale

02 Dec 2019

KAMPALA Uganda said on Monday it had settled a tax dispute with international oil firms, clearing the way for Britain's Tullow Oil to revive plans to sell a stake in its assets and allow the firms to move to a final decision on development.

Uganda allows study of power project in Murchison Falls national park

28 Nov 2019

KAMPALA Uganda has lifted its objections to a South African firm conducting a study for a hydropower dam at a site on the River Nile where spectacular waterfalls and wild game have been a major tourist draw, the tourism minister said on Thursday.

Drone firm in talks in Uganda on medical supply delivery deal

22 Nov 2019

KAMPALA A drone service firm is in talks with the Ugandan government on a deal to deliver blood packages, drugs and medical equipment to public health facilities, an executive told Reuters on Friday.

Uganda protests police killing of two nationals in Rwanda

12 Nov 2019

KAMPALA Uganda on Tuesday protested to Rwanda over the killing of two of its nationals by Rwandan security personnel and demanded that they be punished in a further sign of fraying relations between the neighbouring states.

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