• 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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  • Bird Flu outbreak confirmed in Uganda

    Hundreds of migratory birds died at Lutembe beach in Entebbe and at Bukakata in Masaka which are hot spots for migratory birds from Europe The government has confirmed the break-out of the highly virulent H5N1 Avian Influenza commonly known as Bird Flu along the shores of lake Victoria in Wakiso and Masaka districts. It is […]

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  • 2016 set to be hottest year, says WMO

    Besides food shortages, millions of people across Uganda have faced difficulties of water shortages due to drought The heat that was generated by the El Ninho effect in much of Sub-Saharan Africa has largely disappeared according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), but heat due to global warming continues to rise, an indication that climate […]

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  • FACTS about energy use in Uganda

    Lighting Majority of households (52 percent) use Tadooba (local paraffin candle) as the main source of energy for lighting. Only about 20 percent use electricity. Electricity use has more than doubled and use of Tadooba has reduced by about 20 percent. At the time of census 2014 enumeration, the Tadooba was predominantly used in the […]

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  • CLIMATE CHANGE

    Henry Lutaaya Henry Lutaaya is The Editor of The Sunrise, a Weekly Publication with a bias towards covering stories of social, economic impact with the view to transforming Uganda’s economy. He is also acting as the Treasurer of USJA He can be reached on henrylutaaya[at]gmail.com hlutaaya[at]usja.ug +256752863156 / +256787288345 http://www.usja.ug

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  • OPPORTUNITIES

    Henry Lutaaya Henry Lutaaya is The Editor of The Sunrise, a Weekly Publication with a bias towards covering stories of social, economic impact with the view to transforming Uganda’s economy. He is also acting as the Treasurer of USJA He can be reached on henrylutaaya[at]gmail.com hlutaaya[at]usja.ug +256752863156 / +256787288345 http://www.usja.ug

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Henry Lutaaya Henry Lutaaya is The Editor of The Sunrise, a Weekly Publication with a bias towards covering stories of social, economic impact with the view to transforming Uganda’s economy. He is also acting as the Treasurer of USJA He can be reached on henrylutaaya[at]gmail.com hlutaaya[at]usja.ug +256752863156 / +256787288345 http://www.usja.ug

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  • HEALTH

    This section is meant to create better understanding of health problems among journalists and communication officers in Uganda about diseases and other health conditions, as well as relevant policies and documents. In this this section we provide relevant information to journalists on some of the latest as well as vital health problems affecting or have […]

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  • ENERGY

    FACTS ABOUT ENERGY USE IN UGANDA Lighting Majority of households (52 percent) use Tadooba (local paraffin candle) as the main source of energy for lighting. Only about 20 percent use electricity. Electricity use has more than doubled and use of Tadooba has reduced by about 20 percent. At the time of census 2014 enumeration, the […]

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  • AGRICULTURE

    Uganda is predominantly an agricultural country employing over 78 percent of the population. But the sector continues to face serious challenges ranging from climate change, rampant crop and animal diseases, low levels of absorption of modern technologies which all together result into low levels of productivity. With Uganda’s rapidly growing population, it is generally accepted […]

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