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HARARE, Zimbabwe The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) says it is closely monitoring the political situation in Zimbabwe as it rolls out an initiative which will mobilize more than $1 billion to projects that support transportation, communications, and value chains in Africa over the next three years. “We are following that (developments in Zimbabwe) very closely,” said Ray W. Washburne, the President and CEO of OPIC. adding “We currently have two projects in Zimbabwe, the last deal we did – the mortgage company – was in 2016, so we’ve been there recently, but we are studying the political situation there very closely.” Washburne was addressing journalists across Africa via telepress conference on Wednesday where he fielded questions about his impending visit to A
KAMPALA, Uganda Hundreds of Uganda's have lined up in different polling stations to vote for their respective Local Council (LC) leaders in various districts across the country. However, in Ganda Village, Kyebando Parish in Wakiso sub county, the electoral commission has postponed the elections following the unfortunate death of one of the nominated candidates for LC 1 Chairperson, the late Kizza David which occurred on 8th July 2018. A new date will be communicated in due cause; and all inconveniences caused to the concerned parties are regretted.
ENTEBBE, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has received his South Sudan counterpart President Salva Kiir Mayardit at State House, Entebbe. During the meeting that took place this morning, President Museveni and his guest discussed areas of mutual cooperation between South Sudan and Uganda. President Kiir thanked President Museveni for facilitating the tripartite Summit meeting that took place on Saturday at State House Entebbe that was geared towards finding peace in South Sudan. The tripartite Summit that was hosted by President Museveni, was attended by Presidents Omar el Bashir of Sudan and Salva Kiir of South Sudan. The leader of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition, Mr. Riak Machar and other representatives of the opposition, were
KOLOLO, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has implored all Ugandans cutting across all age groups to accustom their bodies to physical fitness through regular exercises in order to shade off unnecessary body fat. He said that the practice helps in keeping the body healthy and prolongs one’s life span. “I have been called here to show you that this country has moved a step ahead in health sector. For the first time, many people no longer die of immunizable diseases. Instead, people die more from Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs),” he said. The President made the remarks while launching the National Day for Physical Activities at the National Independence Ceremonial Grounds in Kololo in Kampala. The theme of the event was ‘My Health is My Responsibility.’ The event is
NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan Simba's beat Uganda Cranes 38-22 to bag their third win of the Africa Gold Cup during the match that was played on Saturday July 7th. Kenya beat the neighbors 38-22 to bag their third win of the Africa Gold Cup. Kenya scored five converted tries and one penalty against Uganda's four tries and one conversion. For the win, Kenya picks four points in the Africa Gold Cup to stay second with 12 as Namibia leads with 15. Kenya's five tries were scored by winger Jacob Ojee, captain Davies Chenge, half-back Samson Onsomu, winger Felix Ayange and prop Moses Amusala with Darwin Mukidza converting all. Kabras Sugar winger Philip Wokorach scored two tries with centre Michael Wokorach and fly-half Ivan Magomu also getting on the score-sheet. Returnin...
KYOTERA, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has called on the people of Kyotera and Uganda in general to embrace government's initiative of wealth creation through commercial agriculture and the four-acre production plan so that they are able to fight household poverty. “Development does not mean wealth. Masaka - Mbarara to Kabale road has been tarmacked since independence but don't you find poor people along this road?" he asked. The President was speaking at Kalisizo Community playground in Kalisizo Sub-County of Kyotera district during the commissioning of the youth who attained skills in tailoring, carpentry and Joinery, welding and weaving, among others. He launched Kasolo Foundation; a private initiative started by the area Member of Parliament and State Minister f