UN warns teen pregnancy costing economic progress in Uganda

Child marriages and teenage pregnancies are costing Uganda’s social and economic progress and are not conducive to the country’s wealth creation and prosperity, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Uganda Country Representative Mary Otieno said Monday. As the world commemorated World Population Day on Monday, experts and agencies gathered in the eastern Ugandan […]

Uganda urges UN refugee agency to support environmental protection drive

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday urged the United Nations to support the country’s environmental protection efforts by providing refugees with alternative means of energy for cooking instead of wood fuel. Museveni made the appeal while meeting with outgoing UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Country Representative Joel Boutroue, according to […]

Uganda to launch first satellite in September

Uganda will launch its first-ever satellite into the low Earth orbit from the International Space Station this September, a senior official said. Matia Kasaija, the minister of finance, planning and economic development, said on Tuesday that the launch will be in collaboration with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Kasaija said a ground […]

Uganda suspends mass Covid-19 vaccination amid shortage of vaccine

Uganda has suspended mass vaccination against COVID-19 as the country waits to receive more vaccines from different sources, an official said on Tuesday. Emmanuel Ainebyoona, spokesperson of the ministry of health told Xinhua by telephone that the mass vaccination would resume when the new orders arrive. “For now mass vaccination is suspended as […]