Yellow Abiriga ‘thumped’ inside Parliament for supporting the lifting of age limit 

Yellow Abiriga ‘thumped’ inside Parliament for supporting the lifting of age limit 

Arua municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga has Tuesday afternoon been physically assaulted at Parliament by Ayivu County MP Bernard Atiku. The ‘ungentlemen’ from West Nile have been spotted scuffling a few minutes after 4pm. Abiriga is one of the MPs supporting the lifting of age limit while Atiku does not. An eyewitness said they started by having a […]

NRM wins Iganga woman MP election

NRM wins Iganga woman MP election

It is another routine win for the ruling National Resistence Movement (NRM) party as Brenda Asinde swept the Iganga District woman parliamentary by- election on Thursday. NRM’s Asinde garnered 4197 votes to beat her closet rival, FDC’s Mariam Nantale Naigaga who got 2477 votes from 383 polling stations.  Asha Babirye, Olivia Kwagala and Aziza Kakerewe […]

Declining fish stocks in L. Victoria; Local researchers, EPRC find solution

Declining fish stocks in L. Victoria; Local researchers, EPRC find solution

A new study has recommended floating cage fish farming to be promoted across Uganda’s lakes and rivers as an alternative to declining fish stocks. The study by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) and National Fisheries Resources Research Institute says if properly utilised, cage fish farming could increase jobs in the fisheries sector as well as […]

CAA pat Joshua Cheptegei’s back

CAA pat Joshua Cheptegei’s back

Team Uganda members at the just concluded 2017 IAAF World Championship in London  received a grand welcome upon their arrival at the Entebbe International Airport here this week. Among them was early bird Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei who settled for a silver medal behind world champion Mohamad Farah of England. He set a personal best time […]

Uganda’s world champion David Emong returns home

Uganda’s world champion David Emong returns home

After winning the T46 1500m race at the World Para Athletics Championship in London, Uganda’s 2016 Paralympic silver medallist David Emong has returned to the motherland. Emong who on Saturday night run his personal best ever time of 3:58:36 minutes to beat his arch-rival and 2016 Olympic champion Samir Nouioua of Algeria touched down today and […]

OUR DAY OUT! World Refugee Day run in Nakivale gets Africell bow

OUR DAY OUT! World Refugee Day run in Nakivale gets Africell bow

Refugees of over 11 nationalities proved they know how to throw a party as they took part in a fun run in spectacular style in the annual World Refugee Day in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Lebanese-owned telecom Africell Uganda as part of their corporate social responsibility, joined the hundreds of refugees in the Nakivale Refugee […]

‘A war of the people of Kyadondo’ firebrand Bobi Wine speaks out as hunt for votes begins

‘A war of the people of Kyadondo’  firebrand Bobi Wine speaks out as hunt for votes begins

Six candidates have been nominated for the Kyadondo East parliamentary by-election in Wakiso district. The seat fell vacant after the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the High Court decision nullifying the election of Apollo Kantinti. Court ruled that there was non-compliance with election rules during the February 18, 2016 elections, including disfranchising the […]

Uganda national boxers stranded as Africa Championship are postponed

Uganda national boxers stranded as Africa Championship are postponed

The national boxing team, Bombers will remain in camp ahead of the 2017 Africa Boxing Championship that has been postponed. “We received communication on Tuesday that the Championship has been pushed to June 17-25,” Fred Kavuma, the publicity secretary of the Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) said. He said the world governing body, AIBA advised the […]

National security at threat as Minister Mbayo cuts ISO budget

National security at threat as Minister Mbayo cuts ISO budget

Legislators on the Presidential Affairs committee of Parliament have queried the reduction in funding towards the Internal Security organization. While meeting Esther Mbayo, the minister for the presidency who oversees the organization the committee requested for a response to the apparent funding gaps the security organization is facing. ISO faces a funding gap of 21.8bn […]

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