Africa: Rethinking Uganda Airlines

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Rethinking Uganda Airlines Analysts say the government needs Shs800bn subsidy annually to keep national carrier in the air. The good news is that if President Yoweri Museveni’s New Year 2017 pledge is implemented, Uganda could end this year with a revived national air carrier. The bad is that the revived Uganda Airlines could end up like a dove flying among […]

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Africa: Uganda abandons plans for solar-powered bus for African roads

Uganda’s Kiira Motors will not be commercially producing solar buses after all. At least not for another decade, according to state-owned company’s CEO. The company has thrice excited Ugandans and the world with motor vehicle prototypes that use renewable clean energy, now says it will be producing regular diesel engine pickup trucks. Kiira CEO Paul Musasizi tells Quartz he is […]

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Africa: How Uganda reeled out her pearls at Akwaaba

The fairy-tale of Uganda dazzles anyone who visits the country for the first time. Caught by the terrestrial lustre of this small but mighty African country, young British explorer, Winston Churchill, became quite enthused about what he saw and wrote: “For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for […]

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Aviation: Uganda to spend $500million on New Uganda Airways

The Uganda government could acquire up to six aircraft should it take up the recommendations made in an inter-ministerial report concerning the proposed relaunch of a new national airline. Quoting excerpts of the report, the Uganda Monitor newspaper said last week that Yoweri Museveni’s government may source upto UGX1.1 trillion shillings (USD331 million) from various financial institutions, one of which […]

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Uganda signs up 3 companies as Tourism Reps in America and Europe

President Yoweri Museveni today handed over marketing contracts to Tim Henshall, the managing director of Kamageo and Hanna Kleber, the CEO/managing director of KPRN at State House Entebbe. Three marketing firms PHG for North America, Kamageo for UK and Ireland, and KPRN for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, are to represent Uganda in the respective travel markets at a total cost […]

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EAC launches New Intl. E-passport, Vision 2050

To further integrate the region and foster even development among member states, Heads of States of the East African Community (EAC) have agreed to launch a new internal e-passport for the region. East African will begin using new EAC electronic passports from January next year, after Heads of State from the member countries launched the international travel document at the […]

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Kenya airways and Rwandair to benefit from open skies in East Africa

By LILIAN OCHIENG Heads of States of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan will Saturday sign an agreement bringing into play a liberalised air space, giving Kenya Airways a new lease of life. Speaking on Thursday at Northern Corridor Integration Project Summit deliberations in Nairobi, Mr Joe Nyagah who is in charge of the summit in Kenya said the sealed […]

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