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World Bank warns Africa on poverty levels

The World Bank has warned that Africa risks turning into a destination for the world’s poor people if it does not improve its poverty levels. According to the latest World Bank Pulse report measuring the economic growth of Africa, indicators of Africa’s economic growth like tourism have dwindled. Factors attributed to this poverty and inequality include, over concentration on a few commodities for export such as oil, metal, and minerals. The World Bank Group Vice President for Africa Makhtar Diop says poverty and inequality in African countries remain unacceptably high and the rate of reduction is unacceptably slow. The report says that Africa’s poverty levels reduction will be reduced by 2030.  

Uganda marks 51 years of Independence

It is 9th October, the Day when Uganda attained her independence from colonial rule. Today the country marks 51 years of independence and the national celebrations are to be held in the western district of Rukungiri. Rukungiri is the home district of former Forum for Democratic Change leader Kiiza Besigye who is also expected to be in attendance. Mozambique’s President Armando Guebuza is in the country as guest at the celebrations to be presided over by President Yoweri Museveni. This year’s national Independence Day celebrations are to be held under the theme “Re-energizing Uganda’s Development Potential: Middle Income Status Achievable”. Anti-corruption activists are not taking part in the Independence Day celebrations. The executive director Anti-corruption Coalition Uganda Cissy Kagaba says independence …

Uganda needs leaders not politicians, Monroe

Uganda needs leaders not politicians to take it through the next 50 years. Visiting International preacher Myles Munroe says leaders influence a country with their hearts but do not focus on money and power. Speaking during the national prayer breakfast held in Kampala today, Monroe said leaders should be willing to hand over power and raise other leaders for the good of the country. Meanwhile, speaking at the same breakfast meeting President Yoweri Museveni urged religious leaders should lead the country into social economic transformation rather than just focusing on spiritual development. He says it is the religious leaders that have helped Europe transform in the last 500 years and this can be emulated by Ugandans. He also asked Christians …

Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah apologises

Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah

 The Deputy Speaker of Parliament has apologized. Addressing the house this afternoon, Jacob Oulanya has apologized for the stand-off that resulted from the disagreements between him and the suspended MPs. He however said that he only did it for the sake of peace after thorough consultation with the Leader of the Opposition. Oulanya also maintained that rules of procedure must always be followed. Making a statement on the flow of parliament shortly after the Deputy Speaker allowed the suspended MPs back into the house, the Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi said some members behave in an unruly manner. He added that the conduct of some members of parliament must be checked. Mbabazi also revealed that he plans to move a motion …

President Armando Guebuza jets in tomorrow

President Armando Guebuza of the Democratic Republic of Mozambique is expected in the country for a four day state visit. He is expected to be the chief guest at Uganda’s 51st Independence Anniversary celebrations. He arrives in the country tomorrow ahead of the event that will take place in Rukungiri district on Wednesday. On his arrival, President Guebuza hold a bilateral meeting with his host President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe. The two leaders will thereafter hold a joint press briefing.  On Thursday, President Guebuza will deliver a lecture to senior officers and commanders at the Senior Command and Staff College Kimaka, Jinja.