Mufti Mubajje ‘stole’ Mbale prime land: court

Mufti Mubajje ‘stole’ Mbale prime land: court

The leader of Muslims in Uganda, Supreme Mufti Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje has been named in a fresh land grabbing scandal in the eastern district of Mbale, a court says. In the case before Mbale Magistrates Court, the Mufti is accused in a dossier of repossessing 11 acres of prime land  located at  Mile Four on […]

Two NRM leaning MPs returned despite bribery

Two NRM leaning MPs returned despite bribery

Hood Katuramu and Wilson Norkrach have been re-elected as Members of Parliament (MP) to represent Persons with Disabilities from Western and Northern region respectively. In the results that were announced by Apollo Musinguzi the Returning Officer for by-elections of Representatives of PWDs in Parliament 2017, the two won with 30% and 26% apiece. Katuramu and […]

Uganda’s prisoners go hungrier: Johnson Byabashaija

Uganda’s prisoners go hungrier:  Johnson Byabashaija

Each prison inmate will feed on less than a half kilogram of maize flour daily starting next month. This is as a result of Uganda Prisons food budget cuts. The inmates feeding food ratio reduces from 680 grammes to less than 500 grammes in which each prisoner shall eat one cup of porridge a day […]

Govt selling HIV testing kits at Shs35,000

Govt selling HIV testing kits at Shs35,000

The Government of Uganda has launched a new oral HIV test kit which is put in the mouth and a swab taken on the gums before giving results in 20 minutes. The self-test oral fluid kit from researchers working with The Aids Support Organisation (TASO) is called OraQuick HIV kit, which costs $10 (about Shs35,000) […]

Uganda speaks out on ‘list of 23 on death-row in China’

Uganda speaks out on ‘list of 23 on death-row in China’

The head of public diplomacy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mrs Margret Kafeero, has quashed a list of 23 Ugandan prisoners said to be on death row over drug trafficking offences circulating on social media , terming it as ‘ unsubstantiated information and misleading’. Mrs. Kafeero (pictured up) shared a statement released on Monday clarified that the […]

BUBU policy extended to drugs, Uganda increases tax on imports

BUBU policy extended to drugs, Uganda increases tax on imports

The Ministry of Health, like other Government Agencies, under the presidential investor Round Table has been tasked to support domestic pharmaceutical manufacturers in doing business in Uganda, Health minister Sarah Opendi has revealed. The new development is meant to supporting domestic production of human and veterinary medicines and health care products will reduce reliance on […]

Museveni dying to model Ugandans on ‘Ssebaana craftiness’

Museveni dying to model Ugandans on ‘Ssebaana craftiness’

President Yoweri Museveni urges youths to emulate John Ssebaana Kizito who died on Monday for the country’s future development. Museveni last evening visited Late Sebaana Kizito’s family to condole with them. He eulogised Sebaana as an astute politician and businessman. “I have also come her to express condolences but also to pay testimony to the […]

Seals gala attracts 300 swimmers from East Africa

Seals gala attracts 300 swimmers from East Africa

At least 300 swimmers across East Africa have confirmed participation at the third edition of the Seals Invitation swimming gala, which started today, (Thursday, 6 July) at Kampala Parents School. This was confirmed by the Seals Swim Club president, Tefiro Sserunjogi. “This gala has attracted almost 300 swimmers from clubs in Kenya and Uganda, which […]

Kajjansi women jailed 35 years for murder

Kajjansi women jailed 35 years for murder

Entebbe High Court Judge Joseph Murangira has condemned 10 people to 35 and a half years in jail over theft by use of violence, especially when armed with weapons and murder. Delivering the judgment on Monday, Justice Murangira convicted Zainabu Nassanga, Faith Jurua, Irene Mutebi alongside Mohamed Ssemakula, Joseph Ssuuna and four others on 17 […]

Soroti hosts EADB medical training for cancer

Soroti hosts EADB medical training for cancer

The East African Development Bank in partnership with the British Council and the Royal College of Physicians have concluded yet another medical training of selected medical practitioners in Eastern Uganda. The training which took place in Soroti, is part of a medical training programme that EADB is carrying out across four East African countries aimed at […]