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Uganda starts first oil drilling, eyes production in 2025

Nairobi, Jan. 24 -- President Yoweri Museveni Tuesday commissioned Uganda's first of four oil rigs to start drilling at the Kingfisher field on the shores of Lake Albert as the country eyes production... Read More


Uganda, Tanzania SGR line clear as Kenya derailed

Nairobi, Jan. 15 -- Uganda this week formally terminated the contract of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to build the country's first phase of the standard gauge railway (SGR), a 273-km line ... Read More


Entebbe Airport 'exposure' was Museveni SGR turning point

Nairobi, Jan. 15 -- Uganda's engagement with China has often seen officials from Kampala troop to Beijing for loans, resulting in a rising debt situation with the Asian giant over the last decade. Ug... Read More


Uganda cancels $2.2bn SGR contract with Chinese firm, signs with Turkish company

Nairobi, Jan. 12 -- After eight years of non-execution, the Uganda government has terminated the contract of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to build the country's first phase of standard gau... Read More


Confusion mars Uganda bid to cap school fees

Nairobi, Jan. 7 -- Just weeks before the new school year begins, uncertainty has gripped Uganda's education sector, after the government proposed to cap fees and service charges. This week, private o... Read More


Ugandan army captures rebel ADF leader

Nairobi, Jan. 4 -- The Ugandan military has captured the leader of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) terrorist group that crossed from the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and attacked villages i... Read More


Ugandans still face threats from ADF terrorist group

Nairobi, Dec. 31 -- Uganda is facing a resurgent threat from the terror gang Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), more than a year after it launched a joint operation to pursue the group in the eastern Dem... Read More


Ugandan forces kill 15 ADF rebels near border with DR Congo

Tanzania, Dec. 14 -- Uganda's military on Tuesday confirmed that at least two civilians have died in the latest attack by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group, while 15 militants were killed... Read More


Ugandan forces kill 15 ADF rebels near border with DR Congo

Nairobi, Dec. 13 -- Uganda's military on Tuesday confirmed that at least two civilians have died in the latest attack by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group, while 15 militants were killed ... Read More


Why Britam backed out of Uganda, Tanzania oil pipeline insurance deal

Nairobi, Nov. 27 -- Insurance firm Britam has backed out of a deal to underwrite the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (Eacop) after the firm's own internal environmental and social risk assessment reve... Read More