MUKONO, Uganda Three maiden doctoral and two deceased students are among the 1,024 people set to graduate at Uganda Christian University (UCU)’s nineteenth graduation ceremony. They include 554 (54%) female and 470 (46%) males. 31 students will graduate with first class degrees at ceremony scheduled for Friday July 6th, 2018 at UCU main campus in Mukono. The three doctoral students include the first PhD graduand in the history of UCU; Maturu Milly Erema who will graduate with a doctoral of philosophy. Two other students; David Goobi Kataate and Selugo James will graduate with doctor of ministry. Dr. Benon Musinguzi, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs said the doctoral graduates means increased ability by the university to offer higher education, “we have been steadily
JINJA, Uganda Participants at this year’s Command Post Exercise Justified Accord 2018 have been urged to continue working together to strengthen their mandate in peace keeping missions, most especially the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). “Uniting for a purpose and creating partnerships will create and sustain peace and stability in Somalia and beyond,” said Lt Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi. These remarks were made by the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) Deputy Chief of Defence Forces and Inspector General of UPDF, Lt Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi, on behalf of the Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi, while officiating at the closure of the military Command Post Exercise Justified Accord 2018, at Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre (URDCC), Gadaffi Barracks in Jinja Dis
GENEVA, Switzerland Reporting to the Human Rights Council, the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi delivered its findings based on more than 380 interviews, in addition to 500 testimonies collected last year. The dossier compiled by the three-member panel encompasses events surrounding the national referendum last month on constitutional reform which could extend President Pierre Nkurunziza’s term in office well beyond 2020. Noting a presidential declaration made in support of his successor after the referendum, the report reiterates the view of some observers that Mr. Nkurunziza’s comments were “by no means a clear and firm commitment not to run” in future elections himself. It also notes “difficulties” faced by international media outlets in covering events in the country amid t
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of AmericaMore than three million Tanzanians in rural areas will be connected to safe water supply, while another four million people will gain access to improved sanitation through a new IDA credit for a Rural Water and Sanitation Program-For-Results approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors. The new $350 million Sustainable Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program aims to increase access to rural water supply and sanitation services in 17 administrative regions and support the Government in building strong institutions to sustain access to rural water supply. “The quality and strength of Tanzania’s human capital is critical, especially as it aspires to become a middle-income country,” said Bella Bird World Bank Country Director f
NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s progress in the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) has earned praise from regional Heads of State who now want Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan to follow suit. The Heads of State who attended the 14th Summit on the Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP) were particularly impressed by Kenya's commitment to the implementation of a modern railway network having completed and launched the first phase of the SGR from Mombasa to Nairobi and gone a step further to initiate the second phase from Nairobi to Naivasha. “The Summit lauded the completion and commissioning of Mombasa — Nairobi section of the SGR in 2017 which is already transporting increasing number of passengers and cargo,” the leaders noted in a joint communique released at the close
JINJA, Uganga Participants at this year’s (2018) military Command Post Exercise (CPX) codenamed ‘Justified Accord 2018’ at the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre (URDCC) have been urged to cooperate and develop a shared understanding of the peacekeeping mission in Somalia. This remark was made by the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) Commander Land Forces Maj Gen Peter Elwelu as he officiated at the flag-off ceremony for the Command Post Exercise Justified Accord 2018 at Gaddafi Barracks in Jinja. “It is good to share ideas with the Partner States about the complex security situation in Somalia,” he said. Maj Gen Peter Elwelu on behalf of the Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi commended the US Government, European Union, Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) to
GENEVA, Switzerland The World Health Organization is supporting 9 countries bordering the Democratic Republic of the Congo to scale up their national emergency preparedness and response capacities. According to WHO, the ongoing Ebola outbreak poses a significant risk of spread to these countries on the basis of proximity to the current outbreak and the current capacity of their health systems to cope with the disease. The 9 countries are Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Based on the IHR assessment and status of core capacities implementation in countries, the plan lays out WHO’s recommendations to ensure that these countries are operationally ready to prevent the importation of cases, implement ri
KAMPALA, Uganda Former speaker of the East African Legislative assembly has warned local politicians against intrigue which is costing good service to the voters. This follows last Fridays ruling in Arusha where Zziwa won a case in which she challenged her removal from office. Court ruled that Ms. Zziwa was illegally removed from office and should be awarded 140,000 USD in costs (549m shs) with legal costs of six percent of 200,00 USD (747m shs) and that all legislation passed in her absence as speaker for two years was null and void. Margeret Zziwa is urging politicians to focus on the fullfillment of thier manifestos than engaging in actvities that may cost thier countries money.