South Sudan Minister Defects To Rebels

South Sudan Minister Defects To Rebels A South Sudanese minister has resigned from the country’s unity government to rejoin the rebel movement led by the former Vice-President Riek Machar. He has resigned today morning citing frustration with the unity government’s inability to tackle the country’s problems. “I have officially resigned from the position as the Minister of […]

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My Love For Radio Is In-born – Juice Fm’s Dr. Kats

My Love For Radio Is In-born – Juice Fm’s Dr. Kats As many business moguls continue to invest in broadcast/radio business, many youths in Uganda have gotten opportunities to showcase their passion for radio presentation and production. This website has managed to interact with Najib Kibuuka aka Dr. Kats, a renowned radio presenter and producer […]

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Too Late To Include the 400 Students On Graduation List – Dumba

Too Late To Include the 400 Students On Graduation List – Dumba By Serestino Tusingwire The Makerere University vice chancellor Prof John Dumba Ssentamu has said that it is too late for the university to add the names of students who are missing on the gradation list. This follows the student’s guild council announcing that […]

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FIFA President, Infantino Confirms His Visit to Uganda

FIFA President, Infantino Confirms His Visit to Uganda The president of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA),  Gianni Infantino has confirmed a two-day visit to Uganda. Infantino who was elected to office in 2016, has embarked on meeting FIFA Member Associations around the globe to share ideas on football development projects. The invitation was […]

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CAR: Rebel group ‘killed 32 civilians’

CAR: Rebel group ‘killed 32 civilians’ Rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) killed 32 civilians last December after clashes with a rival faction, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says. The Union for Peace in the Central African Republic (UPC) is said to have rounded victims up and executed them. HRW says it is concerned UN […]

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Angola Vice-President Manuel Vicente ‘To Face Portugal Corruption Charges’

Angola Vice-President Manuel Vicente ‘To Face Portugal Corruption Charges’ Portuguese state prosecutors are bringing corruption charges against Angola’s vice-president Manuel Vicente. The attorney-general’s office says that Vicente paid $810,000 (£650,000) in bribes to shut down corruption investigations that he was facing. The alleged bribes were made to Portugal’s former public prosecutor Orlando Figueira, who also […]

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Kasese Mps Condemn Government’s Treatment Of Mumbere

Kasese Mps Condemn Government’s Treatment Of Mumbere Members of Parliament from Kasese district have questioned the continued security deployments in and around the home of Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere in Kampala. The king was recently released from prison on bail with some conditions attached. According to Winnie Kiiza, the Kasese district woman MP who […]

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Burundian Refugees Vow not to Return Home

Burundian Refugees Vow not to Return Home Burundians who fled their country to Uganda in 2016 due to unrest that was in Burundi have vowed not to return home saying the country is not yet safe. On Thursday, the refugees that are camping in Nakivale in Insingiro district staged a simple demonstration after receiving reports […]

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Makerere’s 67th Graduation Schedule Released

Makerere’s 67th Graduation Schedule Released The Office of the Academic Registrar at Makerere University has released the graduation schedule and the lists of graduands for the university’s 67th graduation ceremony. The ceremony will be held from Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th February 2017. The Schedule for the four day ceremony will run as follows; Tuesday, 21st […]

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Anne Kansiime Refutes Arrest Claims

Anne Kansiime Refutes Arrest Claims Uganda’s renowned comedian Anne Kansiime has refuted claims viral allover social media platforms that she has been arrested in UK trying to smuggle drugs. The Metro-uk website this afternoon broke the news that Kansiime has been arrested at London Heathrow Airport with 2kgs of cocaine which she was trying to […]

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Ethiopian Olympic protest runner Feyisa Lilesa reunited with family

Ethiopian Olympic protest runner Feyisa Lilesa reunited with family Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lilesa, famous for his protest at the Rio Olympics, has been reunited with his family for the first time since going into exile. He crossed his wrists over his head as he took silver in the marathon in a gesture against the Ethiopian […]

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Kenyan Couple Treated To Lavish Party After $1 Wedding

Kenyan Couple Treated To Lavish Party After $1 Wedding A Kenyan couple who spent just $1 (£0.80) on their wedding renewed their vows in a lavish Valentine’s Day ceremony funded by well-wishers. News of their budget wedding last month went viral on social media and many Kenyans offered to help. At their first wedding, Wilson […]

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DFCU Receives $50 Million Loan From ‘Arise’ To Boost Banking Sector

DFCU Receives $50 Million Loan From ‘Arise’ To Boost Banking Sector   Following its crane bank take over recently, DFCU bank has received a loan of $50 million (Shs179.25 billion) from Arise, an investment company based in Cape Town. Dfcu Bank recently concluded an agreement with the Bank of Uganda to purchase the assets and […]

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Kadaga Petitioned Over High School Fees Charges

Kadaga Petitioned Over High School Fees Charges A non-profit organisation has petitioned the speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga challenging the high tuition charged by government aided schools. The Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) collected signatures from over 100 Ugandans both at home and abroad before petitioning parliament. It has urged parliament to make […]

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Nigeria Loses Up to $100 Billion in Revenue as Attacks Cut Oil

Nigeria Loses Up to $100 Billion in Revenue as Attacks Cut Oil Nigeria said it lost out on as much as $100 billion in revenue last year as attacks by militants in the oil-rich Niger Delta cut crude output to a record low. Production fell by 1 million barrels a day to 1.2 million a […]

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Congolese soldiers kill Over 100 in militia clashes – U.N

Congolese soldiers kill Over 100 in militia clashes – U.N Soldiers targeting the Kamwina Nsapu militia group in central Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 101 people between Feb. 9 and Feb. 13, including 39 women, the U.N. said on Tuesday. The soldiers fired indiscriminately with machine guns when they saw the militia fighters, who […]

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Sembabule Council Wants UPE Schools Privatised

Sembabule Council Wants UPE Schools Privatised By Moses Batte Sembabule District councillors are mooting a proposal to have all run down Universal Primary Education (UPE) schools privatised to improve academic standards. During a council sitting on Monday, the councillors detasted the poor state of some UPE schools in the district such as pupils studying under […]

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UPDF Starts Hunt for Congo Rebel Leader

UPDF Starts Hunt for Congo Rebel Leader By Andrew Cohen Amvesi    The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has announced plans to kick start strategic investigations into alleged claims of Congolese rebel groups operating in West Nile region. Lt. Ahmad Hassan Kato, the UPDF 4th Division Spokesperson told this website in a telephone interview on […]

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Uganda Receives Shs90 Billion in Refugee Support

Uganda Receives Shs90 Billion in Refugee Support The government of Uganda has received Shs90 billion from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to address the refugee crisis currently in the country. The minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, Hillary Onek said that Uganda receives at least 4,000 South Sudan refugees daily. Minister Onek made […]

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No Money for Sanitary Pads – Janet M7

No Money for Sanitary Pads – Janet M7 By Serestino Tusingwire The minister for education and sports, Janet Museveni, has said there is no money to provide sanitary pads for girls in schools. It should be remembered that while campaign in Lango sub-region in 2015, president Museveni pledged that if re-elected, his government will provide […]

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