Isis-Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) is hosting the Kampala Know How Conference 2002 from 23 - 27 July 2002 in Kampala, Uganda. Isis-WICCE is now hiring a Conference Manager for the period June 2001 - October 2002 to lead the process of organising the conference. Skills and qualifications: experience working in Africa, managing groups and budgets, interest in women and human rights. Contact details: Isis-WICCE Attn. The Director Tel: +256-41-543-953.

The human rights organisation Amnesty International has called on governments sending monitors to the Ugandan parliamentary elections, scheduled for 26 June, to ensure that human rights concerns are fully addressed.

The government of Uganda has announced that the closed Rwenzori Mountains National Park bordering the strife ridden Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will reopen on July 2. The opening will pave the way for mountaineers to have access to Africa's third highest peak - the scenic 5,100 meter (16,575 foot) Mt. Margherita.

Africa's first major treatment and training centre for HIV/AIDS is scheduled to open in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, early next year, according to a press statement on Monday from the Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa.

The ministry of Internal Affairs finally released the voluminous report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into corruption in the police force yesterday, more than one year after it received it from the Commission. Key among the many recommendations of the Commission, which was chaired by Lady Justice Julie Sebutinde, is that the Scotland Yard be brought in to investigate the three interdicted former senior officers in the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).