Recently, we introduced SMS diplomacy, allowing Foreign Affairs ministers to text one other and agree in under an hour to meet the next day. If we need the heads of state to convene, we can do the same in a short time. In the past few months, there has been an upsurge in refugees to over 1.3 million, and Uganda may no longer afford to accommodate them. Imagine the burden on northern Uganda, where the refugee population is now higher in some of the towns than that of the locals.
By Dicta Asiimwe and Raymond TamaleThe increase in coffee prices has contributed to higher returns and a narrowing of Uganda's current account deficit. A report released in August by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) shows that the country has so far made Ush1.2 trillion ($327.4 million) this year. This is just Ush157.8 billion ($44.3 million) short of the amount Uganda made out of coffee export earnings the whole of 2016.
Kassim Omar, the chairperson of the East African Business Council (EABC), has died. The Ugandan businessman died on Tuesday at the Nakasero hospital in Kampala where he was undergoing treatment. Mr Omar had been elected to chair the region's trade lobby, EABC, in June this year. He was also the chairman of the Uganda Clearing Industry and Forwarding Association.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".