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MSMEs Can Make The Difference Between Life And Death

Uganda High Commission tour of MSMEs and industrialisation in Gujarat

Jaishankar Highlights Four Pillars of Indo-African Engagement

This article was extracted from an original story by Ms Aditi Bhaduri, which was published in the Asia and Middle East International Affairs Review On-line and Print Journal 

Ms Bhaduri is also an All India Radio Correspondent


The Pearl Opens For Your Gaze, Once More

President Yoweri Museveni addressed the nation on Sunday 20th of September, on COVID-19 lockdown and the state of the virus on his country and the people.

Indian Parliament Kicks Off Express Sittings

India's bicameral legislature Houses the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha open after a long recess caused by the corona virus pandemic

New Delhi Gears For NDP III Despite Corona

New Delhi Foreign Service Officers in one of the sessions during their retreat in Agra. Ms Preeti Gupta, the Accounts Clerk (second left) attended  technical sessions

Cheptegei the Long Distance Warrior

Joshua Cheptegei, the 24-year long-distance Ugandan runner,  lived up to his warrior name yet again, on 7th October. In a flash of 26 minutes, 11 seconds and 02 milliseconds, Cheptegei in the true spirit of soldier Joshua, scooped the coveted 10,000 metres  crown in Valencia, Spain. It was a dramatic dash to victory as Cheptegei  smashed the 15-year old world record; set by Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia, by six seconds. 

Strenuous Choices At Historical Bugoma Forest

Bugoma Forest in Western Uganda is a cultural site that is a beautiful expanse of woodland most of it "naturally" grown from indigenous trees and plants. Some of it however grew from trees carefully selected and grown under the watchful eye of the strong late 19th century Omukama Chwa Kabalega II, king of Bunyoro from 1870 - 1899. During his reign the anti-colonialism war king fought many wars of resistance against domestic and foreign colonisers alike; using Bugoma forest as his war training ground. The no-nonsense-king is said to have personally imported and planted some of the tree species from different parts of his extensive  empire, including Mboga in Congo where he used to retreat once in a while. 

Today Bugoma forest is an extensive area of plant and fauna and is part of the Lake Albert ecosystem. It is on many tour agents' tourists itineraries. 

Jacob Kiplimo Sets A New 3,000 Metres Record

Jacob Kiplimo blazed the trail of athletics in Europe, smashing world records in Rome and Chez Republic. At the Chez athletic championships held in Ostrava, on 8th September, Kiplimo beat the world record holder, Selemon Basega of Ethiopia's previous 5,000 metres record of 12 minutes, 48 seconds and 63 milliseconds for the run. 

In another event held in the Italian capital city of  Rome, hardly a fortnight later, Jacob Kiplimo triumphed yet again. It was a battle of two Jacobs as the golden Ugandan teenager battled Norway's Jakob Ingerbrigsten; overtaking him on the trail. The Ugandan Jacob blazed to victory setting the new 3,000 metres world record of 7 minutes, 26 seconds and 64 milliseconds.