Uganda's Makerere University is to lay off 900 employees this year as part of a restructuring exercise aimed at creating efficiency in service delivery. University Secretary Sam Akorimo was quoted by the Daily Monitor on Tuesday as saying that the exercise would start as soon as the government avails the 2.5 billion Ugandan shillings (about 1.25 million U.S. dollars) needed to compensate the affected staff.
KAMPALA - Uganda’s coffee export earnings fell by one third to $23.9m in March from $36.3m in the same month last year on robusta coffee, according to information from the Uganda Coffee Development Authority.
Captain Mr Phillips was freed unharmed from the Somali pirates. The US military killed three pirates who had held him hostage on a lifeboat, according to reports. A fourth pirate is in custody. Navy Lieutenant Commander John Daniels said: "I can tell you that he is free and that he is safe."
The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has increased the registration fees by 10% for all candidate classes. UNEB Executive Secretary of UNEB Matthias Bukenya says the increase is to cover operational costs during the examinations. The Uganda National Examination Board has raised registration fees with effect from this academic year, indicating an increase at the various levels.
KAMPALA, Uganda will maintain its stance against homosexuality despite increased calls by foreign governments to legalize it, an official said here on Friday. Nsaba Buturo, minister of state for ethics and integrity, said some nations at the United Nations are advocating "sexual rights" which Uganda believes will be used to promote homosexuality.
The current Global Economic Crisis is forcing governments to cut unnecessary spending and the ICT sector is not exempt from this process. This is understandable especially when it comes to African countries in sub Saharan Africa with budgets financed mainly by European donors also reeling back and forth from the global economic melt down.
Africa may hold the hope for a vaccine to combat HIV/AIDS and this hope may lie with the Ugandan people. Researchers there are saying that they may have encountered some Ugandans who actually show a resistance to HIV.
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