Uganda suspends top officials following stolen ivory scandal


Uganda’s wildlife authority has suspended five top officials after a tonne of seized ivory worth over one million dollars vanished from government strongrooms, its chief said on Tuesday. Interpol has been called in to aid in investigating the incident, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) chief Raymond Engena said, following calls from the president to catch the culprits. “We have suspended five officials to allow investigations into … Continue reading Uganda suspends top officials following stolen ivory scandal

Small beer: Farmers unable to grow enough barley, wheat, rice to supply agro-processors


In a small village in Arsi in Oromia Region, 180 kilometres from Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, Meti Feyisa grows wheat, barley and beans on three and a half hectares. About four months ago, Meti received 62.5 kilogrammes of barley seed from Diageo, one of the four leading breweries. Diageo bought Meta Brewery from the Ethiopian government a few years ago. A few kilometres from Meti’s … Continue reading Small beer: Farmers unable to grow enough barley, wheat, rice to supply agro-processors

Bunge team begins work on CAG report


Dodoma. A parliamentary team today begins to dissect the voluminous report by the Controller and Auditor General (CAG) on the Tegeta escrow account scandal following the official release of the document by the Office of the Speaker. Members of the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) scrutiny of the anxiously-awaited report will facilitate the unravelling of how Sh306 billion in taxpayers’ money was withdrawn from the Bank … Continue reading Bunge team begins work on CAG report