The World Cup was meant to be a celebration of a new Brazil -- powerful, prosperous and jubilant. When the ball starts rolling in three days the world may instead view images of violence and inefficiency.
East African tea producers lobbied their governments to scrap value-added tax on domestic sales to help stimulate prices through increased consumption after higher output pushed auction rates to the lowest in 13 years.
Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and the United Nations are planning a joint operation against two Ugandan rebel groups operating in Congo, New Vision reported, without saying where it obtained the information.
Slovaks voted today as Premier Robert Fico sought to overcome his toughest challenger in a bid to fortify his grip on power by winning the presidency as his popularity shrinks after a failure to boost job creation.
Uganda stopped Huawei Technologies Co., China’s biggest maker of phone equipment, from laying fiber-optic cables valued at $106 million in the East African nation, New Vision Online reported, citing a letter from the National Information Technology Authority.
General Mustafa Adrisi died today at Mulago, the nation’s main hospital in the capital, Kampala, where he was being treated for hypertension, diabetes and a leg fracture, state-run New Vision says on its Twitter page. *Adrisi served as VP from 1977-1978: Vision *NOTE: Idi Amin, who ruled Uganda from Jan. 1971 to April 1979 died in exile in Saudi Arabia in 2003 *NOTE: Amin’s govt is accused of killing at least 300,000 people
Citadel Capital Corp. ’s Taqa Arabia unit entered into a $1 billion partnership with a Ugandan company to build small- and medium-sized power plants in the East African country, the New Vision reported.
Uganda begins the trial today of 19 suspects linked to last year’s twin bombings in which 76 people were killed while they were watching the final of soccer’s World Cup, the New Vision reported, citing the police.