• Grandeur at Agricultural Biotechnology Journalism Awards 2017

    Science Technology and Innovation Minister Elioda Tumwesigye addresses guests It was all glamour and grandeur last night at the Agricultural Biotechnology Journalism Awards 2017 ceremony at Hotel Africana in Kampala.   On the cool night, journalists, scientists, science communicators and their friends gathered to recognise the best agricultural biotechnology reporters in the country. The event […]

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  • Enter the 2017 Population Media Awards

    The National Population Council has issued a call for the 2017 Population Media Awards Deadline for submission is October 15, 2017 Details of the call are contained in PDF Advert HERE:     Henry Lutaaya Henry Lutaaya is The Editor of The Sunrise, a Weekly Publication with a bias towards covering stories of social, economic […]

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  • Enter the OFAB Agri-Biotech Journalism Award 2017 to win cash and other prizes

    The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) has for 10 years been enhancing knowledge sharing and awareness creation on agricultural biotechnology in seven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. To commemorate this feat in Uganda, the AATF, in partnership with the UNCST and the Uganda Science Journalists Association (USJA) is organizing the OFAB Agricultural Journalism Award 2017. […]

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  • 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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  • “You feed refugees as Karimojong die!”

    From their largely remote enclaves in north eastern Uganda the Karimojong are coming out fighting. They can’t tolerate anymore a situation akin to a mother feeding visitors while her children starve. A Member of Parliament (MP) from Karamoja has accused the Uganda government of neglecting its own people, instead looking after refugees while the Karimojong […]

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