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Kiprotich, Cheptegei Headline Uganda’s Final Squad for World Cross Country Championship

The final squad that will represent Uganda at the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country championships has been named by the technical committee. A committee of… (Read More)


IAAF Moves to Stop Athletes Poaching

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has frozen and further proposed a move to stop the transfer of allegiance in the sport. A lot… (Read More)

Analysis

Rwenzori Killings: How a Rape Case Ignited a Tribal Firestorm in Kabarole

On September 8, a Mutooro man reportedly raped a Mukonzo woman at Butara B village in Kabonero Sub County in Kabarole District. The grisly incident… (Read More)


Bigirimana Shines Spotlight on Uganda’s National Youth Policy

Pandemonium broke out on Dec. 16, 2016 when enraged youth disrupted the launch of the Uganda Youth Policy in Kampala. It was a horrible spectacle… (Read More)


Tumwebaze: Trump’s Victory a Crushing Defeat of Media Propaganda

Information and ICT Minister Frank Tumwebaze has spoken out on the stunning rise of Donald Trump to the highest political seat in United States, saying… (Read More)

E. A. Live News

IGAD Council of Ministers Appeal for International Support to Combat Famine

The IGAD Council of Ministers have appealed to the International community for support in tackling the already severe famine affecting about 10 million people in… (Read More)


Worry as Partner States Fail to Remit Contributions to EAC

Article 132 L of the treaty for establishment of the East African Community provides that there shall be budget for EAC organs and institutions to… (Read More)


UPDF Commandos Secure UK Minister Boris’ Somalia Visit

Heavily-armed UPDF commando units provided tight security for UK’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as he made his first visit to Mogadishu on Wednesday ahead of… (Read More)

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Victoria Academy Partners with Inzikuru to Nurture Young Talent

Victoria Academy has today launched a partnership with the World’s athlete champion Dorcus Inzikuru aimed at aspiring young children at the school with a dream… (Read More)


Rio 2016: Final Blow for Uganda as Medal Hopeful Kiprotich Finishes 14th

Uganda’s hopes of earning a medal at Rio Olympics were completely shuttered as 2012 and 2013 gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich failed to defend his crown… (Read More)


Athletes Arrive for 2016 Afrika Mashariki Half Marathon

Participants from Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia have started trickling in the country ready for the upcoming second edition of the Afrika Mashariki Fest (AMF) half… (Read More)


Kipyeko Leads Uganda to 2nd Place in Africa Cross Country

Uganda men’s team bagged a silver medal after emerging second at the 4th edition of the African Cross Country Championship held in Cameroon’s capital of… (Read More)


Kiprotich Finishes 4th in Tokyo Marathon

Ugandan Marathoner Stephen Kiprotich has failed to replicate his 2015 form where he ended second in the Tokyo marathon this time finishing 1 minute and… (Read More)


Kiprop Finishes Eighth in Mumbai Marathon

Ugandan star marathoner Jackson Kiprop failed to impress at the 13th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon held on Sunday after finishing in a… (Read More)


3 Officials Suspended as Anti Doping Corruption Rocks Kenya Athletics

In an extension of dramatic series of recent corruption and anti-doping scandals that have bewildered the world athletics, the international governing body IAAF has stretched… (Read More)


Athletics: Legendary Haile Gebrselassie Retires ‘Again’

Ethiopia’s and world running legend Haile Gebrselassie has officially called it quits for competitive races. Selasie is the biggest name in athletics across the region… (Read More)


Kipsiro Wins the Great South Run in Portsmouth

Ugandan marathoner Moses Ndiema Kipsiro added another accolade in his cabin after claiming the top prize in the 25th annual he Morrisons Great South Run… (Read More)

Ben Siwa Finishes Second in Perkins Half Marathon

On-form Ugandan Marathoner, Ben Siwa has scooped the second best prize at the 2015 Perkins Great Eastern Run Half Marath... (Read More)

Ben Siwa Wins Cardiff Half Marathon

26 year old Ugandan marathoner, Ben Siwa put up a personal best performance of one hour two minutes seven seconds to ove... (Read More)

Kenyan Wins Double in Berlin Marathon

Kenya’s elite marathoner, Eliud Kipchoge has continued his successive exploits in the road races when he won the 2... (Read More)

Kenya Wraps up Beijing Tour with 7 Gold Medals

With seven gold, six silver and three bronze medals, Kenya has broken the jinx, becoming the first African country to em... (Read More)

IAAF Beijing Marathon: Mutai Picks Bronze as Kiprotich Stumbles

Defending world and reigning Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich failed to live to the expectations of many local and glo... (Read More)

Clean Sweep for Uganda at the Inaugural Mashariki Marathon

Thousands of participants from the Eastern Africa region graced the successful inaugural edition of the Airtel Afrika Ma... (Read More)

Wemali Faces Fresh Charges of Aggravated Rape

More trouble looms for embattled Athletics coach Peter Wemali’s as police are planning to open up three new cases of d... (Read More)

Rwandans to Jet in For Inaugural Airtel Mashariki Marathon

Rwanda athletics Federation has confirmed their participation in the upcoming inaugural Airtel Africa Mashariki Fest Hal... (Read More)

UAF Acquits Coach Wemali of Sexual Abuse

Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) has cleared the crenelated former police athletics coach, Peter Wemali, of any counts ... (Read More)

Airtel Finalizes Preps For Kabaka Run

Today, Airtel Uganda handed over the Kabaka Run marathon kits to the Buganda Kingdom at a press conference that was held... . (Read More)

Slow Start For Uganda At World X-try

As the 101 runners from 28 countries stormed off for first race of the day, Uganda’s senior women settled for a  ... (Read More)

Kipsiro Boycotts As Uganda Cross Country Team Leaves For China

Go into the world and show them that the Equator nation is so talented. That was the message the national cross country... (Read More)

Chepetagai Wants Gold in Ethiopia

Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei, the only junior to run faster than 28 minutes since last year, one of the 6 athletes to com... (Read More)

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Kayihura, Tumukunde Blocking Bodaboda Registration – Lukwago

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has daubed security officers Lt. Gen. Henry Tum... (Read More)

On-Form Okwi, Sserunkuma to Lead Uganda Against Kenya

FIFA international friendly Kenya vs Uganda Jomo Kenyatta stadium, Machakos Thur... (Read More)

EC Urged to De-register Dormant Political Parties

Makerere University Professor, Dr. Salli Simba has Wednesday advised the Elector... (Read More)

S4 Student Drowns in Lake Bunyonyi

A senior four student of St Andrews Secondary School in Rubanda District has dr... (Read More)

Ongwen Trial: Combative Witness Raises Questions about Witness Preparation at the ICC

By: Tom Maliti Earlier this month a prosecution witness testifying in the trial ... (Read More)

Two Remanded for Recruiting Ghost UPDF Pilot

Makindye General Court martial has charged and remanded two people for causing M... (Read More)

Micho Optimistic Ahead of Kenya Friendly

FIFA International friendly game Kenya vs Uganda Jomo Kenyatta stadium, Machakos... (Read More)

Vipers Shift Focus to Uganda Cup as They Take on Kiboga Young

Uganda Cup Vipers vs Kiboga Young St. Mary’s stadium, Kitende After suffer... (Read More)

Youths Concerned with ‘Insignificant’ Political Participation

Africa is considered to have the biggest population of young people but statisti... (Read More)

MP Nsereko Summoned for Defaming FDC’s Ingrid

Kampala High Court has issued summons for Kampala Central Division MP Muhammad N... (Read More)

Politics

Rugunda Hails ‘Inspirational” Obote Minister Dr Nkwansibwe

The Prime Minister Dr David Livingstone Ruhakana Rugunda paid a moving tribute ... (Read More)

 

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Around 2010, East African leaders realised that infrastructural bottlenecks were... . (Read More)
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