Uganda tops African countries with well-developed electricity regulatory frameworks – ERI 2020 report

Uganda has for the third time in a row emerged as the top performer in this year’s Electricity Regulatory Index Report published by the African Development Bank.The East African country, along with Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya, the other...

Five Africans from Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Liberia and Uganda make UN 2020 class of 17 young world leaders

The United Nations on Friday announced the names of the latest class of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The list includes five Africans from Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Liberia and Uganda.The five Africans on the list are...

Uganda government to license all online posts ahead 2021 elections, two years after imposing social media tax

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has ordered anyone wishing to publish information online to be licensed ahead of a October 5 deadline. Human rights groups say the September 7 public notice is the latest blow to the right to freedom...

Rights group calls on Trump administration not to deport Pastor Steven Tendo, Ugandan asylum-seeker who may face death in his country

Amnesty International on Wednesday called on the Trump administration not to deport Pastor Steven Tendo, a Ugandan asylum-seeker who may face torture and death in his home country.The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plans to deport Pastor...

Human Rights Watch urges Uganda to drop charges against 19 homeless gay and transgender people amid COVID-19 pandemic

Uganda should drop the charges against 19 people arrested while seeking refuge in a shelter for homeless youth, Human Rights Watch said on Monday in a letter to the director of public prosecutions. They were charged with committing “a negligent act likely...

IMF approves release of $491.5 million loan money to Uganda to respond to COVID-19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the release of $491.5 million loan money to Uganda to respond to COVID-19, the Fund said in a statement in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.At least 40 African nations have approached the IMF...

Ugandan opposition member Francis Zaake tortured for distributing food to hard-hit residents during pandemic

A Ugandan opposition member Francis Zaake has been tortured by police for distributing food amid coronavirus restrictions, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.President Yoweri Museveni had on March 30 directed the police to arrest politicians who distribute food after he banned...

President Yoweri Museveni’s men should respect human rights in COVID-19 response in Uganda, Human Rights Watch says

The administration of President Yoweri Museveni should respect human rights and avoid abuses as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.“Security forces have been using excessive force to enforce the government’s COVID-19 measures,” said Oryem Nyeko,...

Uganda bans all public transport for two weeks to battle coronavirus as eight-month-old baby girl tests positive for the deadly bug

The President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday announced a 14-day ban on public transport to curb the spread of the coronavirus after the number of confirmed cases jumped to 14, including an eight-month-old baby girl.Speaking to Ugandans in...

UN postpones Africa climate week in Kampala, Uganda, over coronavirus

The United Nations has put on hold the Africa Climate Week scheduled to take place in Kampala, Uganda, between April 20 and April 24, 2020, to protect participants and prevent the spread of the coronavirus which causes a potentially...

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South African President to G20: Time to double your support for Africa amid a ravaging COVID-19 economic crisis

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Ramaphosa to lead South African delegation at virtual G20 leaders’ summit

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IMF disburses $10 million to Somalia

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday completed the first review of the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement for Somalia....
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