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Elias Biryabarema

Uganda to make new telecoms investors share infrastructure

6:28am EST

KAMPALA, Nov 20 Uganda will force new investors in telecommunications services to rent capacity from existing fibre optic cables, rather than lay their own, to stem infrastructure duplication and lower internet access costs, the sector regulator said on Tuesday.

Ugandan soldiers to guard Chinese businesses after rash of robberies

Nov 14 2018

KAMPALA Ugandan soldiers will be deployed shortly as security guards for businesses of mostly Chinese investors that have suffered a spate of robberies, the military said on Wednesday.

U.S. firm to assemble phones in Uganda

Nov 09 2018

KAMPALA U.S. firm CTI Africa plans to invest $10 million in Uganda to build a plant to assemble low-end smart mobile phones and manufacture phone components, its chief executive said on Friday.

Uganda to finalise China loan for new railway by year-end

Nov 02 2018

KAMPALA, Nov 2 Uganda said on Friday it expects to finalise a $2.2 billion loan deal with China's Exim bank by the end of the year to pay for part of a railway line to connect Kenya's Mombasa seaport with Kampala.

Uganda begins Ebola vaccinations amid Congo transmission fears

Nov 02 2018

KAMPALA Uganda says it will start to vaccinate some of its health workers against Ebola on Monday, amid fears that the viral haemorrhagic fever could spread from Democratic Republic of Congo which is battling an outbreak.

Tax byte: Africans fear trend towards levies on data, services

Oct 18 2018

KAMPALA/JOHANNESBURG The brisk business Julius Kirya did from his cash transfer kiosk in the Ugandan capital has slowed right down with a new tax on mobile money. Many of his customers have returned to sending banknotes by hand, in some cases via motorbike taxi.

Uganda's SafeBoda ride-hailing service hopes to expand across Africa

Oct 11 2018

KAMPALA, Oct 11 A ride-hailing app for motorcycle taxis that is transforming public transport in Uganda aims to expand to at least 20 other African cities, its co-founder says.

UPDATE 2-Uganda central bank raises key lending rate to 10 pct

Oct 03 2018

KAMPALA, Oct 3 Uganda's central bank raised its key lending rate by 100 basis points to 10 percent on Wednesday, the first hike in three years, amid worries among policymakers over rising inflationary pressures.

Ugandan musician turned MP vows to continue 'fight for freedom' against government

Sep 20 2018

KAMPALA Ugandan pop star turned opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi pledged on Thursday to continue what he calls a fight for freedom for millions of oppressed fellow citizens, after returning to his country from the United States.

UPDATE 1-Uganda bans rallies by supporters of opponent of Museveni

Sep 19 2018

KAMPALA, Sept 19 Uganda on Wednesday banned rallies to welcome a prominent opponent of President Yoweri Museveni home from the United States where he received treatment for injuries he said were sustained during torture by security forces.

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