Uganda

Uganda: Government Plans to Restore Old Railway at $205 Million

Uganda will invest $205 million in restoring an old railway line linking Kampala to Malaba on the Kenyan border following delays in securing funding for the standard gauge railway.The upgraded meter gauge railway line is expected to boos...

Joburg Post·5 months ago

East Africa Tightens Travel to Contain Yellow Fever Spread

It may soon be harder to cross the border into any East African country without a yellow fever certificate if a new policy to reintroduce the stringent measures of old is adopted.According to the new guidelines, East Africans planning to...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

Second Person Dies from Ebola in Uganda After Outbreak Crosses border

A second person infected with the Ebola virus has died in Uganda, the health ministry said Thursday, after a family exposed to the disease quietly crossed the border from Congo.The first cross-border cases in this Ebola outbreak -- the s...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

How Africa’s Porous Borders Make it Difficult to Contain Ebola

More than 2000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since last August. Now, despite authorities’ efforts – such as screening millions of travellers moving between the DRC and its neighbours – th...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

Tanzania on “high alert” After Ebola Cases in Uganda

The Tanzanian Minister of Health issued an “alert” on Sunday following the outbreak of Ebola cases this week in Uganda, a country with which Tanzania shares a long border.“I would like to alert the public to the existence of a threat of ...

Neo Sithole·4 months ago

Kenya Responded Fast to Ebola Scare, but Cross-Border Risk Remains High

The second largest Ebola virus disease outbreak on record is currently raging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with over 2,000 cases and more than 1,400 deaths recorded. Uganda, which shares a long and porous border with DRC...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

How Museveni has Twisted Uganda’s Constitution to Cling to Power

For a period of time between 1986 and the early 2000s Uganda was considered to be a country committed to democratic reform. But in recent years the democratic space has shrunk dramatically.In a recently published journal article I argue ...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

Ugandan Govt Offers Chinese Various Tax Incentives in Key Priority Sectors

Government has said it will offer Chinese companies and individuals investing in Uganda various tax incentives and free land offerings to help mitigate job creation and youth unemployment.The incentives, among them 10-year tax holiday fo...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

American Woman Accused of Causing Death of Babies Speaks Out

Representatives of an American woman accused of causing the death of unspecified number of children from Busoga, Bugisu and some parts of Buganda sub-regions, have for the first time spoken out on the allegations.Ms Renee Bach, 28, came ...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

Ebola Case Confirmed at South Sudan Border

Authorities have confirmed an Ebola case not far from the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) border with South Sudan, a country with a healthcare system weakened by years of civil war, making it vulnerable to the potential spread o...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

Uganda Women MPs Joined Forces with Men to Make Their Voices Heard

Uganda’s female parliamentarians are challenging the country’s male-centric political system. They are doing so by collaborating with, among others, fellow male parliamentarians. Changing the patriarchal nature of Uganda’s political syst...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

Why Uganda Needs New Laws to Hold Police in Check, and Accountable

In May this year Uganda’s Constitutional Court made a ruling that offered a welcome development for domestic justice for victims of police violence, as well as an opportunity for police reform. The Court declared a provision of the Ugand...

Sylvie Namwase·3 months ago