The eco car branded Kiira EV was test driven at the university premises as students gathered to witness the landmark occasion. The Kiira EV car is the first environmentally friendly car to be designed in Uganda and it's the brainchild of Professor Stevens Tikocdri who says the car can run for eighty kilometers on a full battery.
This Ugandan teen girl who played chess for food becomes global chess prodigy. She grew up in one of the poorest spots on earth. She couldn't read or write. As a child, she scrounged for food each day for herself, her mother, and her brother. Today her story grabbed the world’s attention, making children across her home country become even more interested in the game of chess also her story will be told as a protagonist in a future Disney movie.
In Kalangala, Uganda, John Muyisa woke up one day to find bulldozers clearing his land to plant oil palms. John and his community have preserved their forests and lands for generations. Now their way of life is at risk. Support John. Join Friends of the Earth International, and take action to stop land grabbing in Uganda http://www.foei.org/landgrab
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People would probably rather not think about it, but the waste produced when animals are slaughtered - including blood and faeces - needs to be disposed of in a way that does not damage the environment.
In Uganda, that has been a particular problem, with waste from an abattoir in the capital Kampala seeping into Lake Victoria.
However, there is now a novel solution, as Catherine Byaruhanga reports.
He’s only 22 and already a billionaire – at least in Uganda where he lives. IT student Abdu Sekalala has made a fortune designing mobile phone Apps. His applications have rivalled some of the world’s most popular platforms in downloads………Wordbook is among the most successful. It earns him 1.25 dollars everytime it’s downloaded. So far that’s over 300,000 times – making him some 375,000 U.S. dollars.
In Uganda, malaria is diagnosed via either the microscopic examination of blood films or a rapid diagnostic test.
The microscopic diagnosis usually takes about 30 minutes or longer and requires a lab technologist. It is considered the “gold standard” of testing, as it is the most reliable method. It reveals the presence or absence of the parasite in the blood, the parasite species and the extent to which they have multiplied in the body.
However, a rapid diagnostic test can be done anywhere and without a qualified microscopist. It usually takes about 15 minutes to get the results, though it cannot show the number of parasites as a microscopic diagnosis does.
Matibabu uses a custom-made portable device called a matiscope, which is connected to a smartphone, to do a rapid diagnostic test. The user’s finger is inserted into the matiscope, and the application uses a red light to penetrate the skin and detect the red blood cells.
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The Commercial court has ordered telecom giant MTN Uganda to pay a sum of Shs 2.3bn (about $662,000) in damages to EzeeMoney Limited for sabotaging its business.
Justice Henry Peter Adonyo on November 6, 2015 also ordered MTN to stop acting in unlawful and anti-competitive manner, which denies other businesses an opportunity to prosper.
Justice Adonyo said MTN should pay Shs 800m to EzeeMoney in general damages for loss of business. It should also pay a penalty of Shs 1.5bn in punitive damages to deter not only MTN but also warn other companies against uncompetitive business tactics.
It all started when EzeeMoney, which runs an e-money business, obtained a contract from MTN for the provision of digital transmission [E1] and 30 fixed telephone lines to carry out its mobile money business.
EzeeMoney then contracted Yo! Uganda Limited (YUL) to implement the service after Uganda Communications Commission, the regulator, approved it on December 2012, to use the 7711 short code to enable its customers to subscribe for e-money services.
But in 2013, MTN canceled the contract, saying EzeeMoney was a direct competitor to its mobile money business. Through AF Mpanga and company advocates, EzeeMoney went to court, saying MTN’s action “restricted and distorted competition.”
EzeeMoney said MTN also damaged its ties with YUL and deprived it of services of other telecommunications operators. It argued that MTN used its exclusivity agreements to stop its agents from working for any other firm with similar business, further limiting competition.
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Uganda is the latest beneficiary of Chinese investment. The country is setting up its first car assembling plant, located within the proposed $600m Uganda Liao Shen Industrial Park. The assembly plant is expected to create 10 000 jobs.
China is consolidating its investment in Africa, and Uganda is the latest beneficiary of Chinese funding, following reports that Uganda is setting up its first car assembling plant, expected to create 10, 000 jobs.
The assembly plant, which will be situated about 56km from the capital Kampala, within the Uganda Liao Shen Industrial Park, “is a venture co-invested in and managed by Zhong Da Group and Zhang’s Group,” New Vision reports.
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Uganda's state owned automobile company, Kiira Motors Corporation, is building what's expected to be Africa's first solar powered bus. The prototype is in its completion stage and will be unveiled next month in the capital Kampala.