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UGANDA: HOTELIERS OUTSIDE KAMPALA IN FRESH PUSH FOR TAX WAIVER
august 1 2017

A  DRYING CLIMATE THRETENS AFRICA’S COFFEE, BUT HOPE REMAINS
august 2 2017

EXPATS CHOOSE UGANDA OVER “SUNNY SOUTH AFRICA”
august 2 2017

UGANDA:  JINJA BRIDGE 40 PERCENT COMPLETE
august 4 2017

UGANDA’S CHEPTEGEI HAS THE LAST LAUGH IN LONDON
august 5 2017

UGANDA HAS ONLY 40 EYE SPECIALISTS
august 9 2017

UGANDA: OIL REFINERY, PIPELINE DEALS SET TO TRANSFORM REGIONAL OUTLOOK
august 9 2017

UGANDA GETS NEW RADIOTHERAPY MACHINE
august 13 2017

UGANDA DECLARED FREE OF BIRD FLU
august 20 2017

RED CROSS CHIEF VISITS REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS IN UGANDA
august 21 2017

UGANDA RISKS LOSING SKILLED HEALTH WORKERS
august 22 2017

UGANDA, I DRONI CONSEGNANO SANGUE E MEDICINALI NELLE ZONE PIU’ IMPERVIE DEL PAESE
26 agosto 2017

OVER A MILLION REFUGEES STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE IN UGANDA
august 27 2017

UGANDA TO HOST CONFERENCE ON FOOD SAFETY
august 30 2017


UGANDA: HOTELIERS OUTSIDE KAMPALA IN FRESH PUSH FOR TAX WAIVER
august 1 2017

Uganda hoteliers are back to the drawing board to lobby the government to cut tax on upcountry hotels and lodges citing rise in operating costs amid low occupancy rates.
Parliament turned down a presidential directive that the facilities be exempted from the 18 per cent value added tax, which would have been reflected in the new budget.
The chairperson of the Uganda Hotel Owners Association Susan Muhwezi, said the facilities remain unoccupied most of the year, but the operators still have to meet overheads like electricity, water and staff salaries.
The association’s data shows that hotels outside Kampala are operating at 28-30 per cent occupancy, and safari lodges in game parks at 7 per cent, and only rising to 17 per cent in peak seasons.

read more: allafrica.com – Julius Barigaba

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A  DRYING CLIMATE THRETENS AFRICA’S COFFEE, BUT HOPE REMAINS
august 2 2017
Uganda is pinning its hopes on its most valuable crop, though climate change is an obstacle to overcome.
Uganda – Sam Massa doesn’t drink coffee. Like many Ugandans, he prefers milky spiced tea. Yet, like many Ugandans, he says, “we are part of the coffee, and the coffee is in our blood.”
Massa lives at the top of an extinct volcano that straddles the border between Uganda and Kenya, in a small mud-brick house at the center of a grove of coffee trees. Some of the trees were planted here by his great-grandfather more than 100 years ago. Like his ancestors, Massa is a coffee farmer, and derives nearly all of his annual income from the produce of those trees, some of which ends up in the cups of coffee drinkers in the U.S. and other distant lands.
read more: news.nationalgeographic.com – Tim McDonnell

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EXPATS CHOOSE UGANDA OVER “SUNNY SOUTH AFRICA”
august 2 2017
Malta‚ Costa Rica and Cyprus‚ Morocco and Spain are the top five countries of choice for sun loving expatriates.
Uganda is the only African country to make the top 10: South Africa – where expats are concerned about political instability‚ personal safety and the economy – ranked 12th.
South Africa – where expats are concerned about political instability‚ personal safety and the economy – ranked 12th.
The InterNations Expat Insider 2016 Survey‚ which looked at the insights of 14‚000 expats from over 191 countries abroad‚ disclosed the sun-seekers rankings on Wednesday.
The weather is a key aspect of expats’ choice of destination‚ because 67% of expats surveyed said the climate in their new home was a factor to consider before moving abroad.

read more: timeslive.co.za –  Ernest Mabuza

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UGANDA:  JINJA BRIDGE 40 PERCENT COMPLETE
august 4 2017
The new Jinja bridge construction is now 40 percent complete, the Japanese contractors, Zenitaka and Hyundai, have said.
The 525-metre cable bridge is the first of its kind in the country and will offer an alternative connection between Kampala and eastern Uganda along the planned Kampala-Jinja Expressway route.
The only connection present is that along the Owen falls dam, constructed by the British colonial government in 1954.
The new bridge is expected to be complete by June 2018 and has a projected lifespan of 120 years. The bridge is 22.9 metres wide with provisions for walkways and carriageways.

read more: allafrica.com – Jonathan Kamoga

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UGANDA’S CHEPTEGEI HAS THE LAST LAUGH IN LONDON
august 5 2017
At the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala last March, Joshua Cheptegei was the talking point.
But for all the wrong reasons after his infamous collapse from gold medal prospect to an also-ran, after a tactical blunder that almost destroyed his running career.
Leading by miles midway the race, Cheptegei seems to have broken lose from Kenya’s defending champion Geoffrey Kamworor before he disintegrated and faded away so badly that Kenyan fans joked that he was “running backwards” or “running in italics.”
But the 2014 world junior 10,000 metres champion took it in his stride and bounced back in spectacular fashion to win the silver medal in Friday’s 10,000 metres final won by the unbeatable Briton Mo Farah.
read more: nation.co.keBernard Rotich

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UGANDA HAS ONLY 40 EYE SPECIALISTS
august 9 2017
The doctors, under their umbrella organization of Uganda Ophthalmology Society, appealed to the executive and parliament to increase funding to their sphere of health sector.
The ophthalmologists from both public and private hospitals made the remarks Tuesday during their sensitization and eye screening undertaking for the staff and Members of Parliament which was inaugurated by the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga who was also screened.
The Uganda Ophthalmology Society president Dr. Grace Ssali Nsibirwa said, “Eye healthcare is neglected by our government. That is why in the ministry of health, eye care was not given its own department but it was put under the unit for disability and it is headed by someone who is not an ophthalmologist.”
read more: newvision.co.ugMoses Mulondo

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UGANDA: OIL REFINERY, PIPELINE DEALS SET TO TRANSFORM REGIONAL OUTLOOK
august 9 2017
The laying of the foundation stone for the construction of the world’s longest heated crude oil export pipeline from Hoima to the Tanzanian port of Tanga, on the day Uganda also announced that it had agreed project terms for an oil refinery, is a huge step in turning the region into an oil frontier.
The two projects, with a combined value of more than $8 billion, could turn around the investment outlook of the region, attracting capital into different industries.
On Saturday, President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni set the stage for the construction of the pipeline, which, according to a press statement, is “a landmark event in the history of both countries.”
On the same day, Uganda’s ministry of energy issued a statement where it noted: “The government of Uganda has agreed core project terms for the Uganda Refinery Project with the Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium (AGRC) for the development of a greenfield oil refinery.”
read more
: allafrica.com – Jeff Mbanga

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UGANDA GETS NEW RADIOTHERAPY MACHINE
august 13 2017
A new cancer machine has finally been shipped to Uganda, to be set up at the country’s main cancer unit in the capital, Kampala after the only and oldest one broke down in March 2016.
Following the failure of the country’s one radiotherapy machine at the Uganda Cancer Institute, where at least 40,000 new referrals are recorded every year, patients who needed radiation were left with the option of travelling to Kenya for the treatment if they could afford.
For the last 17 months, most of the patients suffering from cancer were put under chemotherapy or had surgery performed instead.
Uganda acquired the new radiotherapy machine from the Czech Republic at 800,000 dollars, but a delay in the renovation of the banker where it will sit had dragged the process of getting it into the country.
read more: africanews.com

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UGANDA DECLARED FREE OF BIRD FLU
august 20 2017
“Uganda is free from the highly pathogenic bird flu” declares Christopher Kibazanga, the minister of state for agriculture.
Uganda has been declared free of bird flu after tests of samples from poultry and wild birds proved negative, according to Christopher Kibazanga, the minister of state for agriculture.
The minister, who was accompanied by Dr. Noeline Nantima, assistant commissioner in charge of animal disease control, made the declaration at the Media Center in Kampala.
“Uganda is free from the highly pathogenic bird flu,” said Kibazanga in a brief address.
In January, Kibazanga led a team that announced the outbreak of bird flu and this was followed by a total ban on importation of products from Uganda by neighbouring Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and DR Congo. South Sudan did not put a ban.
The minister said they have been undertaking surveillance with their Kenyan counterparts and that Kenya has relaxed the total ban to a partial ban.
read more:
newvision.co.ug – Gerald Tenywa 

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RED CROSS CHIEF VISITS REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS IN UGANDA
august 21 2017
More than a million refugees from the world’s youngest nation have fled to Uganda since factional fighting broke out in 2013.
The number of refugees flocking into Uganda from South Sudan continues to worry the authorities charged with taking care of them.
More than a million refugees from the world’s youngest nation have fled to Uganda since factional fighting broke out in 2013.
The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, has been to several refugee settlements in northern Uganda to get a sense of the situation the refugees are living in and also to lobby for more donor support.
fonte: www.ntv.co.ug

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UGANDA RISKS LOSING SKILLED HEALTH WORKERS
august 22 2017
Civil Society Organizations and Service beneficiaries have decried the low absorption of PEPFAR-funded healthcare workers, saying Uganda is at risk of losing critical, well-trained and committed health workers if government doesn’t regularize already-trained PEPFAR-supported staff.
Uganda currently has a human resource gap of over 25,000 healthcare workers.
At a high level stakeholder’s dialogue meeting held in Kampala, service beneficiaries emphasized the urgent need to absorb the PEPFAR-funded health workers in the government system else the gains made in the fight against HIV would be lost.
The meeting was organized by the Ministry of Health in partnership with the International Community of Women living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA) and supported by USAID/PATH/Advocacy for Better Health (ABH).
The support was aimed at scaling up HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment interventions in light of the rising HIV prevalence in the country.
fonte: newvision.co.ug – Elvis Basudde, Juliet Waiswa

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UGANDA, I DRONI CONSEGNANO SANGUE E MEDICINALI NELLE ZONE PIU’ IMPERVIE DEL PAESE
26 agosto 2017
Presto succederà anche in Tanzania. I dispositivi volanti riescono ad arrivare un po’ ovunque e possono salvare migliaia di vite.
Se nei paesi occidentali un efficiente drone ha il compito di consegnare la pizza calda direttamente a casa, in Africa questi dispositivi cominciano a essere utilizzati per scopi decisamente più nobili. Se in una parte del mondo la tecnologia viene impiegata per migliorare il quotidiano, diciamo effimero, del cittadino ricco, dall’altra pare, quella meno fortunata, quella stessa tecnologia, viene sfruttata per salvare vite umane.
In Uganda e, presto anche in Tanzania, i droni vengono impiegati per il trasporto di sangue e medicinali. Zipline è la startup statunitense che ha sviluppato e gestisce la rete di dispositivi volanti per conto del governo ruandese.
read more: repubblica.it – Maria Luisa Prete

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OVER A MILLION REFUGEES STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE IN UGANDA
august 27 2017
Uganda is hosting around 1.5 million refugees who have fled civil war in neighbouring countries. Most of these refugees cannot find jobs easily or afford basic necessities.
Uganda is hosting around 1.5 million refugees who have fled civil war in neighbouring countries.
About 100,000 of them live in cities, where the UN refugee agency says they often miss out on organised relief and other forms of support from both the government and the donor community.
And now, they are worried about what the future holds for them as the country’s unemployment rate is soaring.
read more: www.trtworld.com

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UGANDA TO HOST CONFERENCE ON FOOD SAFETY
august 30 2017
Uganda is a member of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, an international food standards body formed by FAO and WHO.
Uganda is set to host a four-day international conference on food safety, focusing on standards for some of the country’s most important horticultural exports.
The Codex International Meeting will attract over 200 delegates to Kampala to discuss standards for fresh fruits and vegetables including garlic, egg plants, kiwi and fresh dates.
Uganda is a member of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, an international food standards body formed by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and World Health Organisation (WHO).
Codex standards ensure that food is safe and can be traded.
Its members negotiate on aspects of food safety and quality including food hygiene, limits for food additives, residues of pesticides and veterinary drugs, and prevention of chemical and microbiological contamination.

read more: newvision.co.ug – Taddeo Bwambale

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