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IMAGE Dr Florence Kata-Understanding Uganda's Export Sector
By Dr.Florence Kata Former Executive Director of Uganda Export Promotions Board-UEPB   UPEB: Coffee exports fall as dollar gainsRecords show that there was a drop both in volume and value of Uganda’s coffee exports, a time when the dollar is strengthening.The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) report showed that the country exported 290,475 60-kg bags of coffee down from 310,829 exported. Former Executive Director Uganda Export Promotions Board (UEPB) The report further showed, the... Read More...
IMAGE Understanding Uganda's Agriculture
Uganda is a landlocked country bordered by Sudan, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Republic of Tanzania and Rwanda. Uganda’s population has being growing at an average rate of 2.5 percent per annum, increasing from 12.6 million people in 1985 to 22.2 million in 2000. About 80 percent of the country’s total land area is arable, although it is estimated that only 30 percent is being productively utilized. The vegetation is mainly composed of savannah grasslands, woodlands,... Read More...
IMAGE More agricultural products sold throughout the world; exports increase to more than 82 billion euros
THE HAGUE,THE NETHERLANDS 2nd May 2016 In 2015, the Netherlands again exceeded the previous year’s exports of agricultural products. Total exports in 2015 amounted to 82.4 billion euros. Compared to 2014, this is an increase of 700 million euros ( almost 1 percent). Within the European Union, Germany continues to be the most important trading partner. This was announced by the Minister for Agriculture, Martijn van Dam, at the Grüne Woche international agricultural fair in Berlin. The figures... Read More...
IMAGE President Museveni to Attend Inaugural 'Giants Club' Summit to Tackle the Elephant Poaching Crisis in Nairobi
ENTEBBE   President Yoweri Museveni is to participate in an unprecedented gathering of African Heads of State, Global Business Leaders, and A-list celebrities, to plot a new African-led path to ending poaching on the continent from 29th-30th April 2016.   The event, in Kenya on April 29th and 30th, is the first of its kind. It is being convened by Kenya's President H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta as part of his membership with the presidents of Uganda, Gabon, and Botswana of the Giants Club. The Giants... Read More...
IMAGE Uganda's Envoy to UAE Named Permanent Representative to IRENA
ABU DHABI   Uganda's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, H.E. Irene Florence Persis Wekiya, has been appointed as the country's Permanent Representative to the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Uganda's Amb. Irene Florence Persis Wekiya and Dr Adnan Z. Amin, Director General of IRENA, at the credentials ceremony in Abu Dhabi   Ambassador Irene Wekiya formally presented her credentials as Uganda's Permanent Representative to Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of... Read More...
IMAGE Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow reaffirms support for Ukraine at Kyiv Security Forum
Speaking at the Kyiv Security Forum on Thursday (14 April), NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow focused on NATO’s response to Russia’s aggression and on the Alliance’s support to Ukraine’s efforts to reform its defence forces and democratic institutions. The Deputy Secretary General underlined that NATO “will never accept Russia’s military occupation of Crimea”. “NATO stands by Ukraine and its right to be an independent, sovereign nation”, Mr. Vershbow said. He... Read More...
IMAGE NATO stands with Ukraine
Remarks by NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow at the Kyiv Security Forum, Kyiv, Ukraine (As prepared)   2014 was a year of crisis for Ukraine, and for European security.  Russia’s annexation of Crimea was the first time that a European country had taken part of another by force since World War II, and Russia continues to violently destabilise Eastern Ukraine.  Today, I’d like to talk about what NATO is doing in response to Russia’s aggression; and how we are... Read More...
IMAGE EU extends Iran sanctions citing human rights situation
Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 12:58 pm | Updated: 1:15 pm, Mon Apr 11, 2016. Associated Press | 0 comments BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it has extended sanctions against 82 Iranian officials until 2017 because of the human rights situation in the nation. The 28-nation bloc has had asset freezes and travel bans in place against Iranians since 2011 because of perceived violations of human rights.   The measures came despite a recent improvement of relations linked to a nuclear... Read More...

Top Sustainable Development Agencies in the World

IMAGE SBI International Holdings AG Uganda
SBI International Holdings AG Uganda. In 2000, SBI registered its branch in Uganda as part of the group’s expanding of operations and its capabilities to diversify its capabilities and expertise to developing countries. Since then, the branch has developed an impressive track record in Uganda as one of the largest and stable construction... Read More...
IMAGE Africa Queens Uganda Limited
Africa Queens Uganda Limited is a winner of the 2015 Uganda Sustainable Development Award and Listed as a TOP50 Sustainable Development Agency in Uganda. The company was awarded for its contribution towards sustainable development of Uganda through provision of quality products,respect for rights of workers,supporting productive corporate social... Read More...
IMAGE FICA Seeds Uganda Limited
  FICA Seeds Uganda Limited is a winner of the 2015 Uganda Sustainable Development Award and listed as a TOP50 Uganda's Sustainable Development Agencies. FICA seeds is the only seed company in Uganda which promote and uphold international best practices and stands such respect for rights of workers, provision of quality products,environmental... Read More...
IMAGE Sino-Hydro Uganda Limited
  Sino-Hydro Uganda Limited is a winner of the 2015-2016 Uganda Sustainable Development Award. SINO-HYDRO was awarded in appreciation and recognition of its contribution towards attainment of the Uganda National Development Plan and United NATIONS Sustainable Development Goals( UN SDGs). SINO-Hydro is a unique Chinese company in Uganda which is... Read More...
IMAGE Bemuga Fowarders Limited
BEMUGA FORWARDERS LIMITEDwas voted as a Top 50 Sustainable Development Agencies and winner of the Uganda Sustainable Development Award as a top reputable and fastest growing companies in the freight management industry in Uganda and East Africa at large. Bemuga Forwarders Limited is the most specialized company in handling and clearing Oil and gas... Read More...

Inspiring Personalities & Opinions

IMAGE Who is Yukiya Amano-Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency
  Yukiya Amano is Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The IAEA, an intergovernmental organization based in Vienna, is the global centre for cooperation in nuclear applications, energy, science and technology. Established in 1957, the Agency works with its Member States and... Read More...
IMAGE Who is General Pavel Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
General Pavel was appointed Chairman of the NATO Military Committee on 26 June 2015. From July 2012 to May 2015 General Petr Pavel served as Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, the highest ranking officer in the Czech Army and the principal military adviser to the... Read More...
IMAGE Adama Dieng, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide
Adama Dieng, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide On 17 July 2012, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Adama Dieng of Senegal as Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Mr. Dieng replaced Francis Deng, to whom the... Read More...
IMAGE Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations On 2 March 2012, Jan Eliasson was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He took office as Deputy Secretary-General on 1 July 2012. Mr. Eliasson was from 2007-2008 the Special Envoy of... Read More...
IMAGE Marlene M. Johnson
    Marlene M. Johnson has served as executive director and chief executive officer of NAFSA: Association of International Educators since 1998. Under Johnson’s leadership, NAFSA has become the leading advocate on behalf of international education, actively participating in the public and... Read More...
IMAGE Gen.Curtis Michael "Mike" Scaparrotti
Curtis Michael "Mike" Scaparrotti (born March 5, 1956) is a four-star general in the United States Army, and is the current Commander of United Nations Command, R.O.K.-U.S. Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea and the designated 18th Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) of NATO Allied... Read More...
IMAGE Ali Soufan
Ali Soufan is the Chief Executive Officer of The Soufan Group. Mr. Soufan is a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent who investigated and supervised highly sensitive and complex international terrorism cases, including the East Africa Embassy Bombings, the attack on the USS Cole, and the events... Read More...
IMAGE Mark Green-CEO of KGlobal
Mark Green currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zenetex, LLC, one of the fastest growing professional support services company in the metro Washington DC area and parent company of kglobal as well as the CEO of kglobal. Since Zenetex's purchase of kglobal in October 2012,... Read More...
IMAGE H.E Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma,Chairperson of Africa Union
Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma - Profile H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma is an undisputable trailblazer in the upliftment and empowerment of women across the African continent. Her career as a struggle activist and politician is testimony to her indestructible and courageous spirit. She was born on... Read More...

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