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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for a Terrorist Attack in Kampala

The U.S. Embassy has received information regarding a specific terrorist threat to Kampala.  The threat information indicates that a group of attackers is possibly in place and ready to strike targets inside Kampala in February or March.  There are indications that the Ugandan National Museum is one of the potential targets.  As potential targets can ... Read More»

U.S. Mission Pledges 50 Million Ugandan Shillings to Support Entrepreneurship Project Led by Young African Leadership Initiative Alu

Kampala–On February 3, 2014, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan signed a grant worth approximately 50 million Ugandan Shillings.  This grant, funded by the American people, is awarded to alumni of President Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) to support youth entrepreneurship efforts in Uganda. Entitled Empowering Youth Entrepreneurship ... Read More»

World safer when CDC works with other countries to fight infectious diseases

According to an article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pilot projects between CDC and Uganda and CDC and Vietnam have resulted in improvements in disease detection and response that may serve as a model for increasing global health security in the rest of the world. Global ... Read More»

Ugandan Youth Internship Program Starts Second Round

KAMPALA —On January 24, 2014, U.S. Mission Uganda launched the second six-month YouthMap internship opportunity for young university graduates to improve their employment prospects and contribute to the country’s broader economic development efforts. The YouthMap Program is a four-year initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented in partnership with ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Swears In 42 New Peace Corps Education Volunteers

On January 22, 2014, U.S. Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi presided over the swearing-in ceremony of forty-two U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers at his residence in Kampala. This newest group of Peace Corps Volunteer Literacy Specialists brings the total number of Peace Corps Education Volunteers serving in Uganda to eighty-three.  Five of the new volunteers hold doctoral ... Read More»