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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.

Uganda revamps century-old rail network after China delays funding

08 Nov 2019

KAMPALA Uganda will begin refurbishing its century-old rail network this month to boost bulk cargo transportation, after failing to secure $2.2 billion in Chinese funding for a new standard-gauge line, a senior rail official said on Wednesday. | Video

Uganda says telecoms operators must list on local bourse

30 Oct 2019

KAMPALA, Oct 30 Uganda has ordered telecoms operators in the country to list on the local bourse, part of a move to encourage local ownership of the sector, the regulator said on Wednesday.

Ugandan shilling weakens on surge in banks' demand

23 Oct 2019

KAMPALA, Oct 23 The Ugandan shilling weakened on Wednesday on the back of an upsurge in demand from players in the interbank market looking to beef up their positions.

Uganda says its economy 11% larger after rebasing

21 Oct 2019

KAMPALA, Oct 21 Uganda said on Monday its economy was 11.6% larger than earlier thought after it rebased its calculations, a move economists said was to incorporate new sectors whose output had grown in recent years.

‘All I can do is pray’: A family in limbo as U.S. slows refugee admissions

03 Oct 2019

NEW YORK/KAMPALA Somali refugee Ramlo Ali Noor will never be reunited with her 16-year-old son in her new home in Columbus, Ohio. | Video

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