Twaweza advises as spectre of poor quality early education stalks Uganda

Twaweza advises as spectre of poor quality early education stalks Uganda

As one of the recommendations to address the quality of education, experts are calling on the government to set up  reception classes. The Advocacy Manager, Twaweza Uganda, Violet Alinda, says the foundation basics like the alphabet, counting and socialization need to be addressed.. She reckons that reception centres would help address the lack of early […]

Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba mourns as Mogadishu bombing death toll rises to more than 300 people

Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba mourns as Mogadishu bombing death toll rises to more than 300 people

The death toll from a truck bombing in Mogadishu is now over 300, Major General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Uganda’s Senior Presidential Adviser for Special Operations has condoled with the victims of Somalia’s deadliest attack in a decade. The toll has steadily risen since Saturday, when the blasts – for which no organisation has claimed responsibility – […]

Sentamu’s Albanian redemption, scoring goals again

Sentamu’s Albanian redemption, scoring goals again

After a torrid spell last season and temporarily out of the Uganda Cranes setup, European-based footballer Yunus Sentamu has regained his goal scoring mojo back. The former AS Vita (DR Congo) striker who broke to prominence after the CHAN 2014 tournament in South Africa was on target for his tier side FK Tirana in their […]

Court convicts Police, spy agencies of torturing Ugandans

Court convicts Police, spy agencies of torturing Ugandans

Judge Margret Oguli Oumo has on Thursday ordered that the 22 tortured suspects in the murder of former police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi, be compensated Shs80 million each. Justice Margret Oguli ruled that the said suspects were badly tortured while in custody and their rights violated. This follows the suspects’ lawyer Ladislaus Rwakafuzi filed an […]

Work continues on Entebbe airport expansion

Work continues on Entebbe airport expansion

As traffic numbers continue to swell at Entebbe International Airport, a year and a half after the expansion project was commissioned, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said it impressed with the pace of the main contractors China Civil Construction Company (CCCC) and Seyani Brothers. The two firms are undertaking the five year expansion project […]

UTL signs deal with tech firms to boost its income

UTL signs deal with tech firms to boost its income

Uganda Telecom (UTL) was placed under an administrator in April 2017 after a fall-out with majority shareholders in Libya. Libya owned 69 per cent while Uganda owned 31 per cent. In February, Libya recalled its directors, leaving Uganda with the burden of keeping the company afloat but the good news is UTL has made a big […]

Health ministry’s first ever social marketing conference on

Health ministry’s first ever social marketing conference on

For the first time in Uganda, the Ministry of Health is running its annual Uganda Social Marketing Conference (USMC) from 12th to 13th October, 2017 at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala. A big deal in the West and East Asia, these conferences bring together stakeholders from the public, private and commercial sectors, funders, practitioners, academicians, […]

Ugandans feel the squeeze as inflation rises to 5.3 %

Ugandans feel the squeeze as inflation rises to 5.3 %

Inflation rose slightly in September 2017 to 5.3 percent from 5.2 percent in August, according to the Consumer Price Index released this morning by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Vincent Musoke Nsubuga, a principal statistician at UBOS says the increase in inflation was driven by services inflation which rose from 3.3 percent in August […]

VIDEO: Opposition MPs thrown out of Parliament by security operatives

VIDEO: Opposition MPs thrown out of Parliament by security operatives

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has suspended 25 legislators opposed to the scrapping of Article 102 (b) from the Constitution that bars people who are above 75 years from contesting for president. In an unexpected turn of events, Hon. Kadaga gave orders to the rowdy group to exit the house immediately. TheUgandan understands that the MPs in […]

Police besiege ActionAid Uganda office

Police besiege ActionAid Uganda office

As tensions escalated with possible clashes between the promoters of the lifting of the presidential age limit and those opposed to it, Police has surrounded a prominent civil society organization, ActionAid Uganda offices Kansanga in Kampala. This website can confirm their office internet has been switched off and over 60 Police involved in the operation […]

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