Business

Uganda Airlines outs another bombardier as business picks up

TORORO/KAMPALA —Uganda Airlines has on Thursday September 26 completed payment of $56 million for the purchase of another Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The signing of the agreement in Canada was witnessed by the works and transport ministry permanent secretary, Wasswa Bageya. The revived national carrier is expected to take delivery of its third aircraft in October whose arrival is expected to aid the expansion of its … Continue reading Uganda Airlines outs another bombardier as business picks up

TECHNOLOGY

Rwanda and Uganda agree to unblock news sites

Rwanda on Friday said it had agreed with Uganda to unlock online access to each other’s publications after some websites in both countries were targeted for censorship. Patrick Nyirishema, Diresctor General of Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (Rura) told The EastAfrican that consultations were ongoing with their Ugandan counterparts to resolve to issue”within a few days” Continue reading… Continue reading Rwanda and Uganda agree to unblock news sites

Sport

Women’s Rugby World Cup African Qualifiers: Uganda Draws 15-15 With Madagascar

Uganda woman rugby team played against the Makis of Madagascar during the 2019 Rugby Africa Women’s Cup, on Saturday, a qualifier for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup. In an evenly matched  game, the Lady Cranes and Madagascar played to a 15-15 stalemate. The Makis got off to a bright start against the Lady Cranes, but they failed to convert two penalties in the opening … Continue reading Women’s Rugby World Cup African Qualifiers: Uganda Draws 15-15 With Madagascar

A Rwandan’s long journey to Uganda through Tanzania

Rwandans travelling to Uganda have resorted to going through Tanzania as uncertainty shrouds the opening of the common border at Gatuna, six months after Kigali blockaded it and advised its citizens against crossing into the neighbouring country. GRUELLING JOURNEY Now, travellers use the Rusumo route in the southeast, cross into Tanzania and proceed to Kampala, a gruelling 12-hour journey. The journey through the direct route … Continue reading A Rwandan’s long journey to Uganda through Tanzania

Football

CECAFA U15: Uganda easily defeated Ethiopia 3-0

Uganda national team of U-15 kicked off their CECAFA championship with 3 points won after beating Ethiopia 3-0 in the opening group B game played on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Asmara International stadium, Eritrea. Uganda Young Cranes Winger Devis Ogwal scored the opening goal for Uganda to set an early lead, after nodding a header home from a Kaddu Caros free Kick.The first half … Continue reading CECAFA U15: Uganda easily defeated Ethiopia 3-0

Finland and Uganda are the world’s fittest countries — here’s what they do to stay in shape

Some of the world’s fittest people have homes on the Equator, while others chill in “Santa Claus Village” near the North Pole. The World Health Organization (WHO) analyzed the fitness levels of people in 168 countries from 2001 to 2016, and one made it to the top: Uganda. Among rich Western countries — where people’s jobs often require less moving around and lifting — Finland was the leader. Being … Continue reading Finland and Uganda are the world’s fittest countries — here’s what they do to stay in shape