• AfDB Boss Adesina a deserved 2017 World Food Prize winner

    Dr. Akinwumi Adesina’s efforts to modernise Africa’s agriculture have been recognized Few Ugandans would recognize Akinwumi Adesina if they met him. But at the continental level, the suave bow-tied gentleman is better known as the President of the African Development Bank. Now, his star is set to shine even brighter after he was recently named […]

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  • US Donald Trump has come under fire for taking U.S out of Paris Climate deal that offered to keep emissions below 2 degrees

    Trump ‘shames America’ with move to quit Paris Climate Deal

    World Leaders have expressed outrage and condemnation for United States President Donald Trump’s decision to pull his country out of the Paris Climate Change Deal reached last November. The Chancellor of German Angela Merkel, newly elected President of France Emanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni released a joint statement in which they pledged […]

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  • Economists offer new perspectives on optimising benefits of Nile Basin

    L-R NBI Executive Director Eng. Innocent Ntabana, Uganda’s Commissioner for International and Transboundary Water Affairs in Uganda Jackson Twinomujuni, GIZ’s GIZ Head of Projects, Transboundary Water Cooperation Dr. Malte Grossmann at the Forum ENTEBBE, Uganda – Renowned economists from within and beyond the Nile Basin this week met in Entebbe, Uganda for a two-day forum, […]

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  • China’s inflammable ice mining to spark an energy revolution

    Success in mining inflammable ice offers ‘best replacement’ for oil and natural gas China has announced it has succeeded in mining combustible ice in the South China Sea, a development that has been described as a major breakthrough that may lead to a global energy revolution. This is China’s first success in mining flammable ice […]

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  • U.S extends funding for Uganda’s infectious diseases research

    Ambassador Deborah Malac and Uganda Ministry of Health PS Dr. Diana Atwine exchanging the agreement. Looking on is the Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng The United States government has renewed its funding support towards research in infectious diseases as well as health-related training in Uganda. The U.S Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac signed the […]

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  • Seed shortage; a hidden crisis undermining Uganda’s prosperity

    Only 15 percent of Ugandans use improved seed due to poor perceptions, lack of information, and government weaknesses The ongoing rains in most parts of the country will likely go without being optimally used because farmers are unable to access sufficient quantities of quality seeds for the important staple foods like maize, beans, bananas, cassava […]

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  • Many across the world are spending the greater parts of their time with gadgets

    Constant exposure to social media increases stress – study finds

    Will Ugandans fall into a similar trap as the Americans? Over-exposure to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp has been found to be a major source of stress among people. A 10-year study by the American Psychological Association (APA) has found that since the emergence of smart phones, people who report heavy […]

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  • Private company set up to boost quality of seed in Africa

    Despite last yearś prolonged drought Mr. Joseph Ssekandi, a maize farmer from Mpigi, central Uganda, managed to get some harvest thanks to improved drought tolerant maize A private company has been established to produce foundation seed and avail it to seed companies across Africa with the view to enabling smallholder farmers to increase yields, improve food […]

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  • Bird flu strain weaker than earlier feared – says health ministry

    The ministry of health says it has brought the bird flu outbreak under control Laboratory tests conducted by experts at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) have revealed that a weaker version of the avian influenza (H5N8) killed domestic as well as wild birds along the shores of lake Victoria in recent weeks. The revelation […]

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  • Double happiness as new technique kills two maize pests at once

    The maize stem borer was particularly menacing during last year’s prolonged dry spell in most parts of Uganda. Now Kasese leaders have vowed to push government to release the resistant variety after four years of successful trials. An experiment meant to evaluate the effectiveness of a resistant maize variety against the devastating maize stem borer […]

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