• UN employee dies of Ebola

    A UN employee infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa has died after arriving in Germany for treatment. Local health officials said last week that the patient was a Sudanese doctor who had arrived in Germany from Liberia on Thursday. Germany has previously treated two other Ebola patients infected

  • 58 CSOs calls for action on food production

    A consortium of 58 Civil Society Organizations calls for actions which will increase the country’s food production hence improving food security. In a statement ahead of the World Food day to be commemorated on Thursday this week, under their umbrella organization “Farm Power 2014”activists  indicate that 17 million Ugandans are

  • Cost of Standard gauge railway project tripled-MPs

    Mps who petitioned parliament to investigate the standard Gauge railway project say they have obtained new documents indicating that the cost of the project has tripled and that it will now cost Uganda 11.4 billion dollars and not the 8.5 billion dollars they had earlier indicated. The documents obtained by

  • Another suspected Marburg patient dead

    The ministry of health has taken samples of another man suspected to have died of Marburg in Mityana district yesterday. Last month a health care worker at Mengo hospital died of Marburg hemorrhagic fever. The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Dr. Asuman Lukwago says the patient was from Mpigi and

  • MUK mourns Prof. Mazrui

    Makerere University mourns the fallen renowned Scholar and political writer Professor Ali Mazrui who died this morning in the United States. Mazrui was an academic, professor, and political writer on African and Islamic studies and North-South relations. Upon completing his education at Oxford University, Mazrui joined Makerere University where he served as head

  • Production phase of oil long over due

    Pressure mounts on government to fast- track the commercial or production phase of Uganda’s oil sector with experts saying the wait has been long enough. The New Managing Director Total Uganda Francoise Rhe-fah says expectations of Ugandans should not be delayed further noting that this could result into anxiety. His