2 hrs ago
Suicide vests seized in Kampala
Police in the Ugandan capital Kampala seized "substantial amounts of explosives" and suicide vests in raids on a suspected al-Shabaab cell that was planning an imminent attack, a Ugandan official said in an interview on Sunday. Police arrested 19 people in the operation on Saturday, and Information Minister Rose Namayanja urged the public to "remain vigilant" as Uganda continues its investigation into the planned attack.
7 hrs ago
Church House tops agenda ahead of provincial
KAMPALA: Museveni on Monday could have caused a stir in an NRM parliamentary caucus meeting when he quoted two biblical teachings. Addressing the MPs at State House, Entebbe, the President referred to the book of Daniel 5:25-28, which talks of writings which appeared on the wall as King Belshazzar was wining away: The words puzzled King Belshazzar for days but were later interpreted by Daniel to mean that God had numbered the days of his reign and brought it to an end.
13 hrs ago
Uganda: Uganda to Invest U.S.$20 Billion Into Oil
Oil industry top officials believe that Uganda must look for between $15 billion to $20 billion if it wants to become an oil producing country. Jimmy Mugerwa the Tullow Uganda Country Manager said the total investments required for Uganda's oil to come out of the soil is approximately $20 billion, which is almost the country's GDP.
21 hrs ago
Uganda: Airport Managers Can Do More About These Fraudsters
On Friday The Observer led with a story about a scam involving sale of fake yellow fever immunization cards at Entebbe international airport . This information first came to our reporters from first-hand accounts of victims of the fraud.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Uganda seizes explosives, suicide vests from suspected terrorist cell
Police have seized "substantial amounts of explosives" and suicide vests in raids on a suspected terrorist cell in the Ugandan capital of Kampala. Nineteen people were arrested in the operation against a suspected Al Shabaab group on Saturday, and a Ugandan official said the action prevented an imminent attack.
EAC boss decries non-tariff barriers within Community
East Africa Secretary General, Richard Sezibera addressing the press with the guest of honour, Tarsis Kabwegere after opening the 3rd East Africa Community SGs Forum with Private Sector, Civil Socity and other interst groups at Imperial Resort Beach Entebbe on Sept 12, 2014. Photo/Peter Busomoke By Raymond Baguma There is still slow progress in the removal of Non-Tariff Barriers in the East African Community despite efforts in implementing commitments made in the customs union and common market protocol .
Sat Sep 13, 2014
The Daily Breeze
Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism
In this photo taken Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, people look out to the ocean as the sun sets over the promenade in Cape Town, South Africa. Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenyaís pristine Indian Ocean beaches but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent, with tour operators across Africa saying they face difficulties as the Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 2,400 people in four countries, continues to defy international efforts to control it.
Uganda foils Al Shabaab 'imminent attack' - US
Ugandan security forces have stopped a cell of Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents apparently "planning for an imminent attack," the US embassy said Saturday. "Ugandan authorities reported the discovery of an Al-Shebab terrorist cell in Kampala," it said in a statement.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Fallen water ministry director to be buried on Sunday
Eng. Shillingi Mugisha died last week after losing a battle with liver cancer at St. Apollo Sagha Hospital in India's capital New Delhi. At the time of his death on Wednesday, he had been serving as the director of Water Resources Management at the ministry in Entebbe.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Uganda: Yellow Fever Scam Exposed at Entebbe Airport
A sophisticated racket of workers at Entebbe International airport is minting millions of shillings daily from unsuspecting travellers to China by extorting money from them ostensibly to process a yellow fever vaccination certificate, an investigation by The Observer has revealed. China does not require travellers from Uganda to carry along this certificate, two officials at the Chinese embassy in Kampala confirmed to The Observer this week.
Soldier's family laments recurring accident deaths...
Family members of the late Capt. Geoffrey Burashana, the fallen Military Police spokesperson, have asked church to pray for them to break the curse of accidents which has become synonymous with fatalities in the family.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
WHO: Ebola death toll rises to at least 2,296 - Ga. hospital receives third American Ebola patient
A doctor works in a laboratory on collected samples of the Ebola virus at the Centre for Disease Control in Entebbe, about 37 km southwest of Uganda's capital Kampala, August 2, 2012. REUTERS/Edward Echwalu The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak in history has jumped by almost 200 in a single day to at least 2,296 and is already likely to be higher than that, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Uganda: Mbabazi to Museveni - Pay My Girl or Be Sued
Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi used Monday's NRM caucus meeting at State House, Entebbe to warn that his daughter Nina would sue the party if the Shs 3bn accumulated loan she borrowed on behalf of NRM is not cleared. The Entebbe caucus meeting was called to discuss two reports; one on Museveni's sole candidacy and the 2010 NRM primaries.
Ferry breaks down 30 minutes into journey
Kalangala. MV Amani, one of the ferries that ply the Entebbe-Kalangala route on Monday broke down 30 minutes into the journey, causing anxiety among travellers.
UCC set to commission digital migration project next month
What digital migration involves. Rolling out digital migration will require broadcasters to shut down their analogue TV transmitters and adopt digital TV signals.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Who killed Pastor Herbert Ssebunya?...
Three weeks ago, Pastor Herbert Ssebunya's body was found in a car. It had been burnt beyond recognition.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Hundreds displaced as rains pound Albetong
ALEBTONG. Heavy rains have destroyed crops and displaced hundreds of former Internally Displaced Persons in Alebtong District.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Viboyo's behind-the-scenes Ekitoobero video shoot
Ugandan musician Viboyo, whose real names are Moses Nsubuga has lately been busy shooting a video to his new song Ekitoobero . So far, the Swangz Avenue-based artist has been in the local music industry for a decade, and has, to his name, songs like Nyumirwa ft.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Ministry of Water's director succumbs to cancer...
By Agnes Nantambi & Juliet Waiswa The Ministry of Water and Environment has lost one of its longest serving engineers. Shillingi Mugisha has been serving as the director of Water Resources Management at the ministry in Entebbe.
Suspected robbers find security guard dozing, take his gun and beat him to death
According to Namaye, the suspects will be arraigned in court and charged with murder. The deceased's body was taken to Mulago Hospital for a postmortem as investigations into the case continue According to police, the guard only identified as Benson Ochan, attached to Aim Security Services, a private security firm was attacked at Excel Super Market in Bwebajje, along Entebbe Road where he had been deployed and beaten to death by the suspects in the wee hours of Thursday morning.