‘Slay King’ Malong Sent To Prison Over Gold Scam

Lawrence Malong Lual Yor has been remanded to Luzira prison after he was charged with conning a South African businessman in a gold scam. Malong together with three other people were remanded over a charge […]

Finland Is Happiest Country In The World, South Sudan The Unhappiest

Finland is the happiest country in the world for the second year in a row, according to the latest World Happiness Report. It’s followed by Denmark, Norway, Iceland and The Netherlands. At the tail end of […]

Witness Forced To Read Out Loud Stella Nyanzi’s ‘Kandahar’ Poem

The presentation of a loutish poem allegedly written to insult the person of the president calmed tensions and caused excitement as the trial of Makerere University researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi kicked off at Buganda Road […]

MPs Want President To Sign Off Sugar Bill

Selected legislators have urged President Yoweri Museveni to reconsider his decision and assent to the Sugar Bill, 2016.In his recent address to NRM MPs attending a retreat at the National Leadership Institute in Kyankwanzi, President […]

MP Kadaga Wants Women Favored In Gov’t Contracts

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has endorsed a proposal for the review of Uganda’s procurement laws so as to ensure that 30 percent of all government contracts are reserved for women.She said deliberate action […]

Zambia Leader Praises China Trade Relations

Zambian President Edgar Lungu said that the country’s relations with China are mutually beneficial and no malicious propaganda will break the friendship. Lungu made the remarks while opening the third session of the 12th National […]

Brazil Police Seize $16m from Equatorial Guinea’s VP

More than $16m (£12m) in cash and luxury watches were seized at an airport in Brazil in the luggage of a delegation accompanying the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea, local media has reported. Teodorin […]

Ofwono Attacks EU MPs Over Threats

The European Parliament debate on the chaos that ensued in Arua and the subsequent arrest and alleged torture of suspects, was based on rumors picked from social media, the Government Spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo has said. […]

Sudan Inflation Tops 67% In August

The inflation in Sudan continued rising to an unprecedented 66.88 percent in August from 63.94 percent in July, said Sudan’s Central Statistics Bureau Sunday. The bureau attributed the rise to the decrease in the prices […]

KIU USHERS IN NEW STUDENTS IN STYLE

Kampala International University (KIU) last week officially ushered-in first year students. The university saved a whole last week for these new students to get oriented to the institution, the peak of which was a general […]

Ministry Commits To 100% Water Coverage By 2030

The Ministry of Water and Environment has re-echoed its commitment to providing 100% water coverage in the country by 2030. Eng. Ian Arebahona, the Principal Engineer at the Ministry made the reassurance last Thursday while […]

World Bank Chief Economist Backs Merger Of Agencies

The policy direction to reorganize government agencies will have meaning if it leads to effectiveness and efficiency of government in delivering public goods and services, according to the World Bank’s Chief Economist for Africa Albert […]

Airtel Opens Another Premium Shop In City

Airtel Uganda has today opened another premium shop in continuation of their efforts to provide excellent one-on-one customer care experiences to subscribers across the country. The expansion drive which came on the heels of successful […]

UBL Collects 400 Units Of Blood In Donation Drive

The national blood bank has been boosted with 433 units of blood following a successful weeklong blood drive championed by Uganda Breweries Limited in partnership with Uganda Blood Transfusion Services (UBTS). This was in response […]

Private Sector Growth In Downward Spiral

Riots resulting from the arrest and detention of MP Robert Kyagulanyi last month could have made worse a slowdown in trade registered in the last three months. Stanbic Bank’s Purchasing Managers’ Index released on Wednesday […]

Ugandans Are Most Active People In the World – Study

A report into the levels of physical inactivity across the globe has found that Uganda is the world’s most active nation. The study, published in the medical journal The Lancet, is a compilation of surveys done […]

Kiss Condoms TV Ad Draws Complains

Uganda AIDS Commission-UAC wants the Kiss condom advert airing on various televisions pulled down and recalled. The Commission accuses those behind the advert of failing to follow the right procedures before broadcasting it. Dr. Nelson […]

Bakaleke, 8 Others Charged With Defrauding Korean Investors

Assistant Commissioner of Police Siraje Bakaleke and eight others have been charged with kidnap, abuse of Office and Conspiracy to defraud. Bakaleke is accused alongside Lawyer Paul Wanyoto Mugoya, Nabeta Samuel Mulowooza, the Managing Director […]

Bobi Wine Tells His ‘Arua’ Story

Fellow Ugandans, friends and well-wishers from around the world, I am sorry, I have taken a bit long to write to you about the trials and tribulations, for which you all stood with me. It’s […]

The Police on Monday charged Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake with treason and unlawful escape from custody before releasing him on bond. The charges were read to the MP while he was on a hospital […]