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Global financial crisis may be an Opportunity for Open Source in Uganda

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.

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URA asked to account for 20 millions paid to the Uganda military

parliament_3.jpgThe Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises has tasked Uganda Revenue Authority boss Allen Kagina to provide accountability of 20 million shillings purportedly paid out to Military Officers guarding assorted hardware imported into the country during the 2001 presidential elections.

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Uganda Revenue Authority lays off staff


The Uganda Revenue authority (URA) has laid off 60 employees in a supposed restructuring exercise. The sacked staff are mainly from the tax investigation division which has been upgraded into a department.

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Uganda Defence Chief Nyakairima warns on LRA resurgence

aronda_nyakayirima.jpgThe Chief of Defense Forces General Aronda Nyakairima warns of a possible regrouping of the rebel Lords resistance Army, as Defense Minister Dr. Crispus Kiyonga Presents before the Parliamentary Committee on defense and Internal Affairs value for money obtained under operation lighting thunder.

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Male Circumcision Reduces Two STDs, Study

male_circumcision_1.jpgIf studies are anything to go by, there may be good news for millions who suffer from Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 and Human Papilloma Virus. According to a study published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine, not only does male circumcision reduce prevalence of HIV infection in men, but it also reduces transmission of both Human Papilloma Virus and Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2.

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