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NARO launches three new disease-resistant coffee varieties

This was revealed on Saturday during a farm clinic at the National Coffee Research Institute (NaCoRI) in Kituuza, Mukono district. Speaking at the function, the Uganda Coffee Development Authority Executive Director, Dr Emmanuel Iyamulemye Niyibigira said in the 1990s, farmers throughout the country faced a problem of coffee wilt but

NEWS

NARO launches three new disease-resistant coffee varieties

This was revealed on Saturday during a farm clinic at the National Coffee Research Institute (NaCoRI) in Kituuza, Mukono district. Speaking at the

Government scrap law against gays

Gossip

Irene Ntale vows to dump bonkmate if He doesn’t Propose

Days after Rema’s boyfriend Hamza visited the singer’s family in Naguru, many women claim to have been inspired by her move. Former Swangz

Sports

Kipchoge’s INEOS 1:59 Challenge time confirmed

The INEOS 1:59 Challenge will start at 9:19 am East African Time, Organisers confirmed on Friday. Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge will be attempting to become the first athlete to go below two hours in a marathon in his INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna on Saturday. “The #INEOS159 Challenge will begin at

Goat around the corner

Business

The government in search of new Uganda Airlines boss

Government is in the process of recruiting a substantive chief executive officer for Uganda Airlines, The process, which is still in early stages, will see the Ministry of Works and Transport engage a consultancy, which will then place adverts to invite interested candidates and later conduct interviews for the position.

World

Peru president dissolves parliament, calls fresh elections

Peru’s president dissolved parliament and called for fresh elections Monday, prompting a vote by lawmakers to suspend him, deepening a long-running institutional crisis. The announcement by President Martin Vizcarra came after he warned Congress he would dissolve the body if it continued to block a raft of anti-corruption reforms and

Factory fire kills 19 in east China

Health

Ebola virus now squeezed into ‘corner’ of DR Congo: WHO

Efforts to halt an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo have made “significant progress”, with the virus now contained to a far smaller and mainly rural area, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. “We have put the virus in the corner,” Michael Ryan, the executive director of

Life Style

A new metallic ladder connects Sironko mountain residents

There is a great sigh of relief to the people living in the mountainous parts of Sironko District as the government completes the construction works of the metallic ladder bridge.The 347-metre ladder bridge was constructed by Mount Elgon Labour-based Training Centre (MELTC) under the Ministry of Works and Transport at

TECH

UCC installs equipment to detect fake phones

The executive director of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Mr Godfrey Mutabazi, has said they have installed equipment to detect counterfeit phones on the market.“We have already installed equipment, which is going to detect counterfeit phones so that at the point of purchase, you check it with a telecom company

INTERNATIONAL

9 injured as Kenyan plane veers off runaway

An aircraft flying 55 people from Kenya’s capital to tourist attraction Lamu island veered off the runway during takeoff, skidding into some trees and leaving two injured, authorities said Friday. The plane, operated by domestic airline Silverstone Air, was to make a stop at port city Mombasa before heading to

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