Uganda reverses ban on second-hand clothes

Posted by - May 9, 2020

Uganda has decided to allow imports of used clothing, reversing a previous decision introduced last month, to ban second-hand garments and footwear, amid fears they could spread coronavirus. The ban was welcomed by textile and clothing manufacturers as a boost to the Ugandan industry. But traders of used garments complained, saying goods that were already

Uganda to press charges against Chinese quarantine escapees

Posted by - April 21, 2020

Authorities in Uganda are set to press charges against half dozen Chinese nationals who escaped from institutional quarantine about a month ago. In all, there are six Chines and two Ugandan co-conspirators expected to be arraigned before the Nakawa Magistrates court according to a local journalist, Mujuni Raymond. The suspects are: Huang Haigiang, Li Chaochyan,

Locust Swarm Invades Uganda

Posted by - April 7, 2020

A new swarm of locusts has invaded parts of the north-eastern and eastern regions of Uganda, putting at risk June’s harvests. Largely made up young locusts, it arrived four days ago in a district bordering western Kenya and has since gone inland to other areas. The country’s commissioner in charge of crop protection, Byantwale Tibejuka,

UN Predicts Famine in East Africa over Locusts Infestation

Posted by - February 26, 2020

The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Agency on Tuesday warned of a “major hunger threat” in East Africa, as a small group of desert locusts entered the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the first time the voracious insects have been seen in the Central African country since 1944. Kenya, Somalia and Uganda have been

Uganda Frees Nine Rwandans Arrested for Espionage

Posted by - January 9, 2020

In what could be a sign of easing tensions between the two east African neighbors, Uganda on Wednesday released nine Rwandan nationals. They were being accused of spying and political meddling in Kampala’s military court. Kigali has repeatedly said that Kampala was holding hundreds of its citizens without charge. Uganda’s foreign ministry said in a

Ugandan Police Detain Bobi Wine

Posted by - January 6, 2020

Police in Uganda have fired tear gas and prevented the musician and opposition MP, Bobi Wine, from holding a public meeting near the capital, Kampala. He was due to outline his manifesto for next year’s election when he intends to run for president. The MP, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was taken to a

Uganda Government Debunks Plan for ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill

Posted by - October 14, 2019

The government of Uganda has denied reports that there are plans to re-introduce the anti-gay bill to parliament after a court ruling prohibiting it. According to the report by The Observer, the bill was first introduced in 2009 drawing worldwide condemnation for gay rights activists because of the tough penalties including death for aggravated homosexuality, defilement and

Uganda Lawmakers Move to Pass ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill

Posted by - October 11, 2019

Uganda announced plans on Thursday for a bill that would impose the death penalty on homosexuals, saying the legislation would curb a rise in unnatural sex in the East African nation. The bill – colloquially known as “Kill the Gays” in Uganda – was nullified five years ago on a technicality and the government said

Ugandan Becomes First Black Woman to Tour the World

Posted by - October 9, 2019

Uganda’s Jessica Nabongo has become the first black woman to visit all 195 countries in the world. Nabongo, whose Ugandan parents emigrated to the United States, was born in the Detroit City of Michigan state. She uses both her Ugandan and American passports. Having started travelling at the age of six, Nabongo who is now