NGO, government fight over child sex education

NGO, government fight over child sex education

A local NGO has dragged government to court challenging the Parliamentary ban on comprehensive sex education in schools. The NGO is also complaining about government delay to issue a policy on sex education in schools across the board including primary schools. The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development wants court to throw out the […]

Uganda SFC commandos takeover disputed Migingo Island

Uganda SFC commandos takeover disputed Migingo Island

President Museveni has deployed The Special Forces Command (SFC), a specialized component of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) tasked with carrying out specialized missions to guard Migingo Island on Lake Victoria which has been previously guarded by Uganda Police Marines. Police Spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi says the changes in deployment comes after fishermen […]

Uganda gov’t yet to account for 750 of 1,375 missing ex-M23 combatants

Uganda gov’t yet to account for 750 of 1,375 missing ex-M23 combatants

At least 750 of 1,375 ex-M23 combatants, including their leader Sultani Makenga, are missing from Bihanga Military Training School where they were taken for demobilization. The M23 rebels have been living in the army barracks located  in Ibanda District after suffering defeat by the Congolese and UN troops in 2013. Sources say there is a […]

Mityana woman dies during child birth after failing to pay Shs5000

Mityana woman dies during child birth after failing to pay Shs5000

A middle-aged woman on Monday died during childbirth after medical workers at Mityana Regional Referral Hospital refused to attend to her for failure to raise Shs5,000 to pay for a polythene sheet called mackintosh to deliver on. Moments after the incident there was chaos at the hospital. The situation is now so dire that angry residents stormed […]

President Museveni orders for the killing of rapists

President Museveni orders for the killing of rapists

Following several cases of rape in the country, President Yoweri Museveni has said that rapists deserve to be killed because they are responsible for the spread of deadly diseases such as HIV AIDS. Just the other day TheUgandan reported a story in which a headmaster of a nursery school was arrested and detailed after police […]

Langi leaders attack Museveni over Tarehe Sita fete in Obote district

Langi leaders attack Museveni over Tarehe Sita fete in Obote district

President Museveni is presiding over national celebrations of Tarehe Sita that are ongoing but the former freedom fighter is facing questions over his choice of venue – Apac, the home town of former President Apollo Milton Obote. Terehe sita is marked on 6th February every year to mark the National Resistance Army’s first attack on Kabamba […]

Muhwezi group fight Makobore High School’s intake of girls

Muhwezi group fight Makobore High School’s intake of girls

A prominent group of former Makobore High School old students led by former minister Maj Gen Jim Katugugu Muhwezi have pushed though an a protest vote objecting the Diocese of North Kigezi’s decision of making institute mixed (open to both girls and boys). READ: Controversy as Makobore boys’ High School admits females The illustrious school’s board […]

Dr. Margaret Mungherera dies in India

Dr. Margaret Mungherera dies in India

Senior consultant psychiatrist Dr. Margaret Mungherera has succumbed to cancer in an Indian Hospital, according to the Uganda Medical Association. Uganda Medical Association Dr Fred Biso  said she only flew out of the country on Thursday this week direct from Nsambya Hospital where she had been admitted for a week. She had travelled to continue […]

Justice Kavuma faces jail time over using UPDF to steal land

Justice Kavuma faces jail time over using UPDF to steal land

If there is a public official in Uganda who has been in the news for the wrong reasons, then it is Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma, there is no doubt about that. Justice Kavuma has for instance has been in the news for issuing unpopular directives and orders. The most recent ones include the “stupid” […]

Hundreds lose jobs as Dfcu closes off several Sudhir banks

Hundreds lose jobs as Dfcu closes off several Sudhir banks

Dfcu has vigorously rebranded all strategic branches, days after officially taking over tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia’s Crane Bank. Although Dfcu may become the biggest bank in the country after receiving regulatory approval to take over the bank, which at one point was the third largest in the market, it will be a matter of time since […]