SABC News - Uganda


Kenya's Equity Bank looks to telecoms to boost growth

Thursday 17 April 2014 15:23

Equity Bank of Kenya will launch a telecoms services arm in a bid to grow its market share in the fast-growing mobile phone-based financial services market, it said on Thursday.


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill allowing for repeat homosexual "offenders" to be jailed for life in February
SA respects Uganda's anti-gay laws: Zuma

Wednesday 9 April 2014 07:45

South Africa respects Uganda's anti-homosexual laws, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.


Uganda arrests US funded health project staffer over gay law

Saturday 5 April 2014 07:15

A United States (US) funded health project in Uganda has suspended operations after police arrested a staff member on suspicion of promoting homosexuality


 Mara aims to transform the Zimbabwe banking industry through  money injected in BANCABC.
Zimbabwe's banking industry gets multi-million dollar cash injection

Friday 4 April 2014 20:15

Ugandan born billionaire, Ashish Thakkar, plans to pour more than 260 million dollars in the Southern African Institution, BANCABC.


Investors look beyond anti-gay law and stick with Uganda

Tuesday 1 April 2014 20:35

Fuzzy guidelines on ethical investing and donors' timid response to Uganda's new anti-gay law have reassured fund managers and private equity firms about continuing to invest.


Activists determined to overturn Uganda anti-gay law

Monday 31 March 2014 15:43

Gay rights activists in Uganda filed a legal petition against a new Anti-Homosexuality Act which calls for tougher penalties against gay persons.


 Up to 28% of all child deaths are associated with malnutrition.
Poor nutrition in Africa leads to catastrophic consequences: Report

Saturday 29 March 2014 07:29

Poor nutrition within the first two to three years of a child's life is leading to catastrophic consequences in Africa.


Police say that they estimate about 150 people were on the boat and that they expect no more survivors.
Boat accident death toll in western Uganda rises

Monday 24 March 2014 18:46

One hundred and seven people have died after a boat capsized in a lake along the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ugandan police said on Monday after recovering more bodies.


US sending more forces to find Uganda warlord Kony: report

Monday 24 March 2014 05:37

The Obama administration is sending about 150 Special Forces troops along with military aircraft to Uganda to help in the search for warlord Joseph Kony, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.


The Ebola disease has killed 59 people in Guinea
Guinea confirms fever is Ebola, has killed up to 59

Sunday 23 March 2014 06:40

Guinea has received confirmation that a mysterious disease that has killed 59 people in the West African country, and may have spread to neighbouring Sierra Leone, is the haemorrhagic fever Ebola.


Uganda first discovered crude deposits in the Albertine rift basin along its border with Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006 and reserves are estimated by the government at 3.5 billion barrels.
Uganda to announce oil refinery investor in July

Thursday 13 March 2014 14:29

Uganda will announce the lead investor and operator for its planned oil refinery in July and expects to conduct a licensing round for its vacant petroleum exploration acreage next year.


Cyril Ramaphosa undertook the visit to South Sudan to familiarise himself with the unfolding events.
Ramaphosa concludes fact finding mission in South Sudan

Wednesday 12 March 2014 20:25

The Special Envoy to South Sudan, Cyril Ramaphosa concluded his visit to South Sudan and some countries that are part of the IGAD.


Aid agencies warn that fighting could lead to food shortages.
Aid agencies warn of possible humanitarian crisis in S Sudan

Tuesday 11 March 2014 21:01

Aid agencies working in South Sudan are warning of a possible humanitarian crisis if fighting in the country prevents people from moving to their farms


Ugandans petition court over controversial anti-homosexuality law

Tuesday 11 March 2014 18:10

Ugandans opposed to a new anti-homosexuality law that punishes gay sex with long jail sentences have filed a constitutional petition alleging that the law violates fundamental rights.


He said at least five soldiers were killed in the fighting sparked by some soldiers.
Clashes erupt at army base in tense South Sudan

Thursday 6 March 2014 06:30

At least five soldiers were killed in fighting between soldiers over delayed salaries at a barracks in South Sudan's capital on Wednesday.


 The march is aimed at promoting awareness about the Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender community.
Gay Parade shows solidarity for Uganda homosexuals

Saturday 1 March 2014 20:46

Thousands of people have marched through Cape Town Saturday afternoon in the city's annual Gay Pride Parade.


 South Africa in a leading position as a major producer of biotech crops.
85% of basic foods produced in SA genetically modified

Friday 28 February 2014 20:21

Eighty five percent of maize, cotton and soya produced in South Africa are genetically modified.


Uganda central bank sells dollars after anti-gay law hits shilling

Friday 28 February 2014 16:58

Uganda's central bank said on Friday it was selling foreign currency, the third day this week it has intervened to support the shilling which has weakened by around 3 percent.


Tutu accuses Museveni of going back on his word

Friday 28 February 2014 07:27

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has accused Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni of going back on his word by signing the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.


Uganda’s anti-homosexual law is health violence: Doctor

Friday 28 February 2014 06:53

Dr Andrew Tucker writes that homophobia is a form of health violence that can lead to increased HIV infection rates and increased burdens on health systems for all.


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