Age limit : Reverend’s son tortured by Police

Age limit : Reverend’s son tortured by Police

Rukungiri Magistrates Court was on Wednesday awed after a Forum for Democratic Change  activist Joseph Bamushanjire Jr. claimed he was allegedly tortured by police  while in custody. Joseph, identified as  the son of renowned Canon Bamushanjire, was arrested together with other two activists while being led to court displayed blood stained clothes.  He has been held at Rukungiri […]

Equity opens Buganda Road branch to grow its business

Equity opens Buganda Road branch to grow its business

Equity Bank Uganda on Monday opened a new corporate and investment banking branch along Buganda Road dubbed the Supreme Banking. The Kenyan commercial bank is eyeing the fast growing corporate and investment banking business in Uganda. The new branch, Equity’s 32nd branch across the country has been described as ‘an exclusive banking outlet’ and targeting […]

FDC to clash with Police if Besigye is not released from cells

FDC to clash with Police if Besigye is not released from cells

The FDC party has given police and the state 24 hours to produce in court or release party members who were detained in relations to the Rukungiri violence last week. Just after 3:00 pm on Monday, party president Mugisha Muntu arrived at Nagalama police station to check on three opposition leaders who are being detained. The […]

Foot and Mouth disease kills hundreds of animals in Bugisu

Foot and Mouth disease kills hundreds of animals in Bugisu

There is a confirmed outbreak of the Foot and Mouth disease in the four districts in Bugisu Region. The affected districts are Mbale, Manafwa, Namisindwa and Bududa. Dr. Felix Odongo, the Bududa District Veterinary Officer, says the disease was first noticed in Bumasete and Bududa sub counties on Friday last week. He explains that to […]

Final o’level exams kickoff

Final o’level exams kickoff

At least 326, 149 Senior Four students are being examined for the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE)that have started today (Oct 16) as students sit for their first paper, Physics Practice and Art . The government programme, Universal Secondary Education (USE) has registered 151,894 candidates, representing 46.6 per cent of the students sitting UCE. UCE […]

Museveni replaces deceased Kyabihende with Brigadier Dick Olum

Museveni replaces deceased Kyabihende with Brigadier Dick Olum

Brigadier Dick Prit Olum has been posted as the country’s Defence Advisor in Kinshasa in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. He replaces replacing Brig. Geoffrey ‘Taban’ Kyabihende who passed away in early August this year. The Commander in Chief of the armed forces, H.E  President Yoweri Museveni has made changes in the Uganda People Defense […]

Prof. Mamdani embroiled in PHD, ‘female student scandal at Makerere’

Prof. Mamdani embroiled in PHD, ‘female student scandal at Makerere’

Fresh trouble is brewing at Makerere Institute of Social Research – MISR. Dr. James Ocita, a lecturer in the Literature Department, says the institute could crumble soon due to mismanagement.  In a six page memo emailed to all staff at the institute on September 13, 2016, Dr. Ocita accuses Prof. Mahmood Mamdani, the Executive Director […]

Late students admitted by Makerere

Late students admitted by Makerere

Coming from a difficult season, Makerere University will work out a special arrangement to ensure that about 400 students who have admitted on five degree programmes that were advertised late catch up with other first year students who reported on August 12. This follows the University releasing the new list more than six weeks after […]

Why Abiriga urinated on Ministry of Finance fence

Why Abiriga urinated on Ministry of Finance fence

The Arua Municipality Member of Parliament, Ibrahim Abiriga, has admitted urinating in public outside the Finance Ministry. “Yesterday, I was badly off. I wanted to urinate… I was urinating,” Mr Abiriga said in a television interview. Asked why he had relieved himself on the ministry’s fence, Mr Abiriga said: “Why not, why not? I was […]