Uganda, Kenya To Harmonise Work Plans For SGR Construction

Uganda, Kenya To Harmonise Work Plans For SGR Construction Uganda and Kenya have set July 2017 as the timeline to conclude harmonizing their construction plans for the Nairobi – Kampala section of the standard Gauge Railway and to thus receive financing from Chinese Exim Bank. This harmonization has been a major obstacle to Uganda against […]

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Demand For Crocodile Penis Drives Egyptians to Poaching

Demand For Crocodile Penis Drives Egyptians to Poaching A demand for crocodile penis is driving people in Egypt to illegally poach and traffic Nile crocodiles writes Peter Schwartzstein in National Geographic. Former hunter Assad Ibrahim told him that some Egyptians – and people in East Africa – eat the crocodile penis crushed up with honey and […]

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Exert Pressure On South Sudan If Refugee Crisis Is To Reduce – Malac

Exert Pressure On South Sudan If Refugee Crisis Is To Reduce – Malac The Unites States Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac has asked all donor communities to exert pressure on worrying parties in south Sudan if refugee crisis is to reduce. Speaking during the ongoing solidarity summit on refugee at Munyonyo, Malac said that even […]

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Police Accused of kidnaping Three FDC Youths 

Police Accused of kidnaping Three FDC Youths By Stuart Yiga On Friday evening police sealed off the Forum for Democratic Change- Kampala offices, found at City House William Street and allegedly kidnapped a group of youths including; Robert Mayanja, Ayub Kigongo and Abudallar Kizza Bakasambe before they were driven to unidentified place. It is alleged that […]

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Police Blame Kisenyi Fire On Radiation

Police Blame Kisenyi Fire On Radiation Fire on Friday morning gutted a number of cassava and maize mills in Kisenyi, down town Kampala destroying property worth billions of shillings. According to director fire and rescue services in Uganda police, Joseph Mugisa the fire started from make shift structure that houses the mills and spread to […]

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Former Employee Drags Mercy Corps Uganda To Court Over Inhumane Treatment

Former Employee Drags Mercy Corps Uganda To Court Over Inhumane Treatment By Milton Emmy Akwam LIRA: A former staff of Mercy Corps Uganda has sued the organisation for violation of her right and breach of contract. Felina Lodia Vicky dragged her former employer to Soroti High Court under Civil Suit No. 17 of 2017, seeking […]

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Ex Ambassador, Abura Living In ‘State of Anguish’

Ex Ambassador, Abura Living In ‘State of Anguish’  By Milton Emmy Akwam LIRA: Calling it a betrayal from National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party leaders in Lira district, a Uganda former Ambassador designate is currently living in state of anguish and remorseful thought. Lolo Abura Kawa, 55, a former Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) party supporter was […]

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Ministry Of Lands Official Arrested for Issuing Land Titles in Wetlands

Ministry Of Lands Official Arrested for Issuing Land Titles in Wetlands Lwera Atalo Bwogere, a senior registrar of titles in the ministry of lands and urban development, has today been arrested on the orders Justice Catherine Bamugemeire (land commission of inquiry chair)for issuing titles in the wetlands. Atalo who was appearing before the seven commission members, was […]

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EU Commits €85 Million To Help Uganda Deal With Refugee Crisis

EU Commits €85 Million To Help Uganda Deal With Refugee Crisis The European Union has announced €85 million commitment to Uganda that is meant to assist the country manage the increasing influx of refugees. The EU funding will help meet the needs of the rapidly surging number of South Sudanese fleeing to Uganda. Uganda is now […]

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Kasaija To Be Grilled Over Arrogance Towards Parliamentary Committees

Kasaija To Be Grilled Over Arrogance Towards Parliamentary Committees Parliament has committed the minister of Finance Matia Kasaija to the committee on Rules, Discipline and privileges over contempt. The directive by the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga follows several complaints from members about the minister’s supposed arrogance towards parliamentary committees and the institution of parliament as a […]

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CPJ Warns Uganda On Journalists

CPJ Warns Uganda On Journalists Ugandan authorities should cease investigation and intimidation of privately-owned daily newspaper Red Pepper editor Ben Byarabaha and four other publications, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 15, Uganda’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) summoned Red Pepper Chief Editor, Benard Byarabaha in relation to an article in Red Pepper on the health of Uganda’s Inspector General […]

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Schoolgirls Who Give Birth Should Not Be Allowed Back To School – Magufuli

Schoolgirls Who Give Birth Should Not Be Allowed Back To School – Magufuli Tanzanian President John Magufuli has said that under his presidency, schoolgirls who become mothers will not be allowed to go back to school after giving birth. The president was speaking at a public rally in Chalinze town, about 100km west of the […]

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City Tycoon, Ntaganda On Spot Over Land Grabbing

City Tycoon, Ntaganda On Spot Over Land Grabbing City tycoon Ephraim Ntanganda has been accused by a 79 year old man of stealing his forest amounting to five hectares found in Wakiso district. Dezidelio Kasujja revealed this while appearing before the land commission of inquiry being chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemeire. He has told the commission that Ntanganda connived […]

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MPs Warn on the Impact Of Refugee Influx In West Nile

MPs Warn on the Impact Of Refugee Influx In West Nile The chair­per­son of the Par­lia­men­tary Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Ac­counts Com­mit­tee Hon. Rea­gan Okumu has ex­pressed wor­ry­ing con­cerns over the in­flux of refugees on so­cial ser­vice de­liv­ery in host dis­tricts. The Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment com­mit­tee is currently in Arua dis­trict where it is in­ter­act­ing with ac­count­ing officers of […]

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MPs Question Gov’t Over Constitutional Review Commission

MPs Question Gov’t Over Constitutional Review Commission A sec­tion of Members of Parliament have tasked government to ex­plain its de­lay to ap­point a Con­sti­tu­tional Re­view Commission to oversee an overhaul of amendment of the Con­sti­tu­tion. Bu­li­isa County MP, Stephen Muk­i­tale Bi­rahwa, while rais­ing a mat­ter of na­tional im­por­tance dur­ing to­day’s ple­nary sit­ting, told the House […]

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Land Probe Commissioners Get Cars, Police Bodyguards and UGX 0.5m Monthly Fuel Allowance

Land Probe Commissioners Get Cars, Police Bodyguards and UGX 0.5m Monthly Fuel Allowance Government has leased cars for members of the commission of inquiry investigating land matters and also enhanced their personal security. Each of the seven commissioners, the lead counsel and two investigators, were each allocated a Mitsubishi Pajero from a car dealership in Kampala. The […]

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Court Gives Kabaka Reprieve Over Petitioner In Land Case

Court Gives Kabaka Reprieve Over Petitioner In Land Case High court Judge Patricia Wasswa Basaza has granted permission to the Kabaka of  Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II to appeal her orders to disclose particulars of his bank accounts and the names of all those occupying the Kingdom’s land to one of his subjects Male Mabirizi […]

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New Stock Of Passports To Arrive In July – Internal Affairs

New Stock Of Passports To Arrive In July – Internal Affairs Internal Affairs Minister Jeje Odongo has told Parliament that the new stock of ordinary passports is expected to arrive in a month’s time. Minister Odongo’s revelation on Wednesday followed a heated debate on his statement to parliament communicating the low stock levels of ordinary […]

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UN Chief To Visit Imvempi Refugee Settlement Camp Today

UN Chief To Visit Imvempi Refugee Settlement Camp Today The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is set to visit Imvepi refugee settlement camp in Arua district. The Secretary General is in the country to Co-host the Uganda Solidarity Summit on refugees with President Yoweri Museveni which opens in Kampala today with a number of side […]

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‘e2 Young Engineers Uganda’ Announces Second Holiday Package

‘e2 Young Engineers Uganda’ Announces Second Holiday Package By Allen Nanyonjo The e2 Young Engineers Uganda has announced the commencement of a new holiday programme for children especially those on the International School Curriculum. The Programme starts on July 3rd, 2017 and ends on August 26th, 2017, announced the e2 Young Engineers Uganda Deputy MD, […]

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