Everything you need to know about Kampala: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Kampala: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Washington, May 18 (ANI): A new, highly sensitive blood test that quickly detects even the lowest levels of malaria parasites in the body could make a dramatic difference for tackling the disease across the world.
Kampala, May 15 (IANS) Uganda's national cricket team has been invited for a tour to Sri Lanka after the east African nation put up an impressive show at the just concluded World Cricket League Division III in Bermuda.
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) He is the brain behind several world-class and award-winning buildings that include airports and hotels in the US. Several milestones and achievements later, the dream of doing something meaningful for his home country has brought Indian American architect Harshad Patel to his roots, determined to provide low-cost houses to the country's poor.
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India will provide a $450 million loan to finance the construction of a hydro-power project in Uganda and participate in oil and gas exploration, helping the East African country develop its energy sector as part of its multifaceted engagement with Sub-Saharan Africa, which the International Monetary Fund projects to replace Asia as the world's fastest growing region over the next decade.
Kampala (Uganda), April 12 (IANS) The world boxing body AIBA (International Boxing Association) has given Uganda an ultimatum of May 4 to hold elections or face disciplinary action.
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday expressed anguish at the killing of five Indian UN peacekeepers in a gunbattle in South Sudan while they were escorting a UN convoy.
Kampala, April 9 (IANS) The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) sacked the coach of their national team, Bobby Williamson.
New Delhi, Mar 26 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad met Uganda Vice President Edward Ssekandi and stressed upon the need to further strengthen and deepen bilateral cooperation between both nations.
Kampala (Uganda), Mar. 25 (ANI): The two-day executive committee meeting of Partners in Population Development (PPD) began here on Monday.
Nairobi, March 4 (IANS) Kenya is hanging on to hope it will be able to turn around the tide and clinch their first victory in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League Championship and Intercontinental Cup in Dubai next week.
Kampala (Uganda), Feb 19 (IANS) Uganda has named an 18-man squad that will defend its title when the International Cricket Council (ICC) Africa T20 tournament kicks off here Feb 23.
Kampala, Feb 8 (IANS) Hosts Uganda are set to face arch rivals Kenya in their first game when the World T20 qualifying tournament takes place here Feb 23-March 1.
Kampala, Feb 8 (IANS) Sri Lankan player Niluka Karunaratne will defend his men's singles title at the Uganda International Badminton Open Championship scheduled Feb 21-24 here.
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed director Meera Nair Friday said her latest film, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist", is her most ambitious project yet.
Kampala, Nov 14 (IANS) The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Wednesday said it plans to garner regional support to jointly host the coveted Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
London, October 15 (ANI): Christine Bleakley, who supports several charities with her fiance Frank Lampard, has revealed about her mission to Africa which she undertook to help thousands of children at risk of dying from diarrhea.
Kampala, Oct 2 (IANS) Kiboko Group, an industrial house run by Indians here, representing global giants like Philips and Proctor & Gamble, is expanding its reach from east Africa to the central and western regions, along with a warehousing facility in India to source merchandise, top officials said.
Kampala, Sep 29 (IANS) The Kiboko Group, an industrial house run by Indians in the east African region, has created a record by spreading the world's largest carpet of 300,000 medicated soaps on a vast ground here to raise awareness about sanitation and hygiene in Uganda.
Kampala, Sep 29 (IANS) The Kiboko Group, an industrial house run by Indians in the east African region, has created a record by spreading the world's largest carpet of 300,000 medicated soaps on a vast ground here Friday to raise awareness about sanitation and hygiene in Uganda.
Kampala, Sep 26 (IANS) Top African pop star and song writer Grace Nakimera has composed a corporate anthem to mark 20 years of Kiboko group, an Indians-run industrial house.
Kampala, Aug 17 (IANS) The Ugandan parliament has held a special session in honour of Olympics marathon winner Stephen Kiprotich, the country's sole gold medallist in London.
Entebbe (Uganda), Aug 16 (IANS) Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni rewarded Steven Kiprotich, gold medal winner at the London Olympics, with 200 million shillings ($81,300).
Washington, July 31 (ANI): The president of Uganda has called on people in the East African country to avoid physical contact, including handshaking and kissing, to prevent the spread of the deadly and highly contagious Ebola virus.
London, July 29 (IANS) An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has killed at least 13 people in Uganda, BBC reported.
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) An Indian company in Uganda keen to promote hygiene among children is set to create a world record by spreading one lakh pieces of medicated soap on a vast ground.
Kampala, July 3 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has carried out doping tests for body enhancing substances on Ugandan athletes heading to the Olympics in London this month.
Kampala, July 3 (Xinhua-ANI): The World Anti-Doping Agency has carried out doping tests for body enhancing substances on Ugandan athletes heading to the Olympics in London this month.
London, June 27 (ANI): Five Pakistanis have been arrested in by Ugandan Police in the country's oil dominant western region, just two weeks before the second anniversary of the deadly terror attacks in national capital Kampala.
Kampala (Uganda), June 9 (IANS) Senegal's head coach Joseph Koto is confident his team will pick three points against Uganda Saturday when the two teams clash in a 2014 World Cup qualifier at Namboole Stadium on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala.
Panaji, June 6 (IANS) Trade and commerce apart, aggressive and sustained promotion of India's ancient medicinal science Ayurveda in Africa could help promote the 54-nation continent's "holistic development", a former Ugandan diplomat and educationist said here.
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) India needs to pull up its socks in the race with China for investments in the resource-rich African continent, a former Ugandan diplomat said Tuesday.
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) India and Africa should both ride on their religious, cultural and colonial linkages to forge an even stronger bond for collective development and prosperity of the South-South region, African and Indian intelligentsia and policy makers have suggested.
Kampala (Uganda), April 26 (IANS) Embattled president of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) Rogers Ddungu has been suspended by his Executive Committee which has accused him of abuse of office.
Kampala, Apr 24(ANI): A female opposition leader in Uganda was groped by a police officer after being pulled out of her car. The incident has angered the public.
Maryland (US), Jan.10 (ANI): A former U.S. Army soldier and recent convert to Islam has been charged with attempting to join an al Qaeda-linked terrorist group in Somalia.
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A team of Ugandan and French scientists has discovered a partial skull of a tree-climbing ape dated to around 20 million years ago in Uganda's Karamoja region.
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Prof. K.V.Thomas, will represent India in the swearing-in ceremony of Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at Kampala on May 12.
Washington, March 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the standard approach to re-treating tuberculosis (TB) in low and middle-income settings is failing.
London, Dec 9 (ANI): The president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, is suing the rappers who mixed his renditions of Ugandan folk songs to create a hugely popular rap song.
London, Nov 06 (ANI): Uganda President Yoweri Museveni's rap song has become a hit, with many bars and nightclubs across the country playing it.
London, Sept 21 (ANI): There seems to be a growing concern in the western world, especially after the arrest of a British man on terrorism charges on his way to Entebbe, that al-Qaeda may have expanded its East African operations into Uganda.
New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): An Indian delegation led by Ministry of External Affairs Secretary (West) Vivek Katju participated in the Executive Council Session of the 15th Summit of the African Union held in Kampala, Uganda.
London, July 25 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown insists he is "very cheerful" as a backbench MP and has "quite quickly", realised it was the "end of an era" when he lost the May 6 general elections and had to exit from 10, Downing Street.
Mogadishu (Somalia), July 15 (ANI): The spiritual leader of the radical Islamist group in Somalia which claimed responsibility for the deadly Sunday twin attacks in Ugandan capital Kampala, said the assault was "just a prelude."
New York, Jul 13 (ANI): The killing of Nate Henn, an American aid volunteer along with 74 people in Uganda bomb blast, has raised new concerns about Al Shabaab's intent to attack the US homeland.
New York, July 13 (ANI): Sunday's devastating bomb blast in Ugandan capital Kampala, which killed over 70 persons, including an American aid worker, has worried the United States, as it fears that the attack marks the emergence of a local Islamic terror group on the world stage.
Kampala (Uganda), Feb 19(ANI): A Ugandan Minister, who screened same-sex pornography in a church here to try to bolster support for proposed anti-homosexuality legislation, has been condemned by several gay rights groups.
London, Jan. 31 (ANI): If a proposal by the International Criminal Court is passed, those involved in a "crime of aggression" or "illegal wars" would be tried and punished in the Hague.
Kampala (Uganda), Jan 28(ANI): Visiting Indian Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora on Thursday said that the Government will offer all possible assistance in the development of oil and gas sector of Uganda right from upstream to downstream.
Washington, August 29 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have found that infections with a particular subtype of HIV increase people's likelihood of developing dementia, compared to infections with other subtypes.
London, Aug 25 (ANI): Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma has been appointed as the new chancellor of the Queen's University Belfast (QUB).
London, Aug 4 (ANI): After being regionally extinct for 28 years, the first baby rhinoceros has been born in Uganda and is being called Obama because his father is from Kenya while his mother was born in the US.
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): Two pioneering sustainable energy schemes in India will join finalists from the UK, US/China, Africa and Latin America in competing in the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy 2009.
London, Mar 26 (ANI): Circumcision not only protects heterosexual men from HIV, but it also helps prevent two other sexually transmitted infections - herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the cause of genital herpes, and human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cancer and genital warts, says a new study.
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) The body of Ugandan footballer Alex Katete, who died after a heart attack in Silchar in West Bengal eight days back, would be flown to his country Thursday, a senior official said Wednesday.
Kampala, March 9 (DPA) Eleven people died Monday when a Russian-made cargo plane carrying supplies for the African Union (AU) peace keeping mission in Somalia, burst into flames and crashed into Lake Victoria soon after take-off from Uganda's Entebbe international airport, a government statement said.
Kampala, March 9 (Xinhua) Seven people were killed Monday when a cargo aircraft crashed at the international airport near here, a Ugandan air force spokesman said.
Kampala, March 9 (Xinhua) A medium sized plane crashed at the international airport near Uganda's capital, a radio station said Monday.
Kampala, Dec 29 (DPA) The Ugandan rebel group Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has massacred 45 people in a church in the north-east Congo, Uganda's government-backed New Vision newspaper reported Monday.
Kampala (Uganda), Dec 27 (DPA) Ugandan rebel outfit the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), currently facing a regional military offensive in the north-east of Congo, killed 43 civilians and abducted others in deadly attacks around Christmas, military officials said Saturday.
Nairobi/Kampala (Uganda), Dec 15 (DPA) Uganda, Congo and South Sudan have attacked the base of Ugandan rebels holed up in the jungles of eastern Congo, military officials said Monday.
Kinshasa, Dec 11 (Xinhua) Half a million people in Congo have been displaced internally in the past four months as a result of fighting in the eastern part of the central African country, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.
Kampala, Dec 4 (Xinhua) The Ugandan government and humanitarian agencies Thursday said the war-ravaged country needed international assistance worth $225 million to meet the most urgent humanitarian needs of some 1.6 million people.
London, Dec 1 (ANI): The Nobel prize-winner VS Naipaul was recently offered a chance by an African witch doctor to put a curse on his biographers, who described the novelist in an unflattering way.
Ahmedabad, Nov 24 (IANS) On a mission to spread the message of spiritual brotherhood in Kenya, Acharya Purshuttompriyadas, a Swaminarayan sect leader based here, has met Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga as well as a large number of ethnic Indian followers.
Kampala, Nov 18 (DPA) An agreement expected to end two decades of civil war in the north of Uganda is expected to be signed Nov 30, now that the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has finally agreed to peace, Ugandan officials said Monday.
Kampala, Oct 23 (DPA) At least 20 people died after a brake failure caused an overcrowded bus to crash into a row of taxis late Wednesday in Kampala.
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) With global financial crisis having ripple effects the world over, Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma Tuesday discussed with Indian leaders ways to cushion developing countries from the adverse fallout of the meltdown.
New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today.
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma Sunday arrived here for talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his senior ministers on developments in South Asia and issues relating to the 53-member grouping of former British colonies.
Kampala, Oct 18 (DPA) At least 20 people, many of them children, were killed Friday night when three vehicles collided near the Ugandan capital, according to radio reports and witnesses.
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Minnesota has found that cerebral malaria is associated with long-term cognitive impairment in one of four African kids.
New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs has expressed its regret over a statement issued by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers on Jammu and Kashmir.
The stormy nights are not yet over for Benazir Bhutto, as in a fresh order by Pakistan authorities on Monday, Bhutto will be kept in detention for seven days. This step has been taken to stop her from leading a planned protest rally this week